Thursday, December 2, 2010

Not much longer......

Do you remember about 2 years ago when I wrote a post about our son Mark, leaving to go to Uganda to serve a church mission?
Well, he will BE HOME in just 2 short weeks!
I know that the people of Uganda and Ethiopia will be sad to see him go, but we are sooooo excited for him to come home.
We have missed him, but have been so happy about the hard work he has been doing. We are also as proud as we can be of him!

So as the day get closer to his return, I have been staying very busy with a few things.
First of all, we have been PLANNING A WEDDING!

Our oldest daughter will be getting married after the first of the year. Makenzie met a wonderful young man and they have decided to get married.  He is so funny and very sweet to her.
He fits in the family perfectly.

They have been engaged since October but I just recently got the green light to blog about it. :):):) However, she has written this post on it!

I have also been doing quite a bit of sewing....mostly Christmas gifts, so I can't really share at the moment.

But, I finished up a few little cute things that I CAN share!

Quite a while ago, I found two sets of brand new receiving blankets at the Goodwill store. I am not really a fan of the store bought receiving blankets as they are so thin and flimsy, but bought them anyway.  I thought I would put two of them together with some batting and see how they turned out. I just machine quilted the whole thing and then bound them with some more flannel fabric.

They are so cute and cuddly!
I think they will make cute little tummy time mats.

We sort of pulled out the stops in our Christmas decorating this year.
We have a lot to celebrate with Mark's return and with adding a new member to the family.

Here's a quick photo of my Santa collection.

Funny thing is, I didn't really know I had a Santa collection until this year.
I hadn't ever grouped them all together in one place.....  :):):)

Happy December, folks!
Stay warm and be happy!


Julie said...

Squeal on both counts--sounds like your house will be full of love and joy this Christmas!!!!!--so happy for you. Have a great time with your family. :) Hugs--

Julie said...

So excited that Mark is coming home and Makenzie's getting married. Wow! So many exciting things at the same time. I bet Raegan is helping you out a ton. Can't wait to see you all in January!

Andrea said...

WOW! Talk about reasons to celebrate!! A son coming home and a daughter getting married :) Such happiness flooding your home right now. And you ARE busy! Every time I peek at your blog I am amazed at all you do. Your projects just keep rolling out. I truly admire that. And because I know you are someone that can appreciate the time that goes into cutting, piecing and sewing projects, I finished one myself!! I'm sure you could have busted it out in one season but it took me three!! I have it posted on my blog - an advent that my daughter has already asked if she can have when I die. Now if that's not a compliment, I don't know what is :)
I'll be thinking of you and your happy family!

Andrea said...

Thanks so much for the hanging suggestion! I like the idea of a cute rod to hang it on very much. I guess I'll be making a trip to Jo-Anne's. As for the sewing bug...I did not catch it :) But I sure enjoy seeing what you create!
Have a very wonderful Christmas season!