Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Renewed Spaces Part One! Sweet little Dag

(this is a stack of cubes Josh made, we just laid them on there side, it makes a perfect place for Dag to play)
It feels so good to Renew a space doesn't it?

(I just love how bright and sunny his room is)
We finally got his big boy crib set up thanks to my friend Laura who had a mattress :)

this is the name square of the little rag quilt I made him last year

The older kids and I put this shadow box together one saturday a few months back. The two little shirts a friend made for Dagnae when he was born. The giraffe was the first toy I made him, he wouldn't let go of it for the first 6 months or so. And the little Peter Rabbit patch is a scrap from his quilt.
I also thought I would hang his First Birthday Crown with the box. It just seemed to complete every thing.

Oh and last but not least this awesome little rug finishes of the room.
Can any one guess what it is made from?
Yes! those silly old ,so thick you can't stand a cup on them place mats (you the ones all our grandmas had,God rest their souls). Well I finally found a good use for them! This rug. It was great to go into my favorite thrift store and see that stack of eight blue place mats. My first thought was, Hey! those would make a great rug, and they did.

Well as I said this just part one. We have been doing a lot of space renewing around here as of late. I thinks it's due to the new season and excitement of a new baby. It seems only fitting that the inside should get a freshening up along with every thing out side coming back to life. So stay tuned for more.

Thanks for stopping by, it's always a pleasure,
Love Melly :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Inner Garden...

I have been thinking a lot lately about growth, watching things bloom in our garden and beginning plans for planting new things.
Also the growing up of my own little sprouts (the kids)
Well in these thoughts I was brought to a little reading in Celebrate The Seasons. This quote is shared by Gordon MacDonald"Bringing order to the spiritual dimension of our private worlds is spiritual gardening. it is the careful cultivation of spiritual ground. The gardener (God) turns the soil, pulls out unwanted growth, plans the use of the ground, plants seeds, waters and nourishes, and enjoys the harvest result. All of this is what many have called spiritual discipline. I love the words of Brother Lawrence, a reflective Christian of many centuries ago who used the metaphor of a chapel: "' It is not needful always to be in church to be with God.We make a chapel of our heart, to which we can from time to time withdraw to have gentle, humble, loving communion with Him. everyone is able to have these familiar conversations with God. Some more, some less-He knows our capabilities. Let us make a start. Perhaps He only waits for us to make one whole-hearted resolve. Courage! We have but a short time to live. Let us begin soon, time is short! The discipline of the spirit must begin Now'"
(Ordering Your Private World, Moody Press, 1984, pages 128-129)

I truly want to be what my loving Gardener planted me to be.
I want to live this before the eyes of my lovely little sprouts,
so that they may be encouraged to do the same.
He has put me here and equipped me with everything that I need to do what He created me for.
All I need to do is hand over my shovel, and be willing to grow and blossom.

I pray you find inspiration and encouragement in this time with me.
Love and Peace to You!

Friday, April 2, 2010

This Moment!

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Check this out it was started by Amanda over at soulemama .You can also view other peoples moments by looking at the comments. It is very fun to see these little windows into other peoples worlds.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Little Sprouts!

Trees starting to bud!

Some sprouting seeds Joziah found while we were at the park!

A growing baby, so big now I can't even look down and see my feet (smile)!
only about eight weeks left!

For us the signs of spring are bursting all around us. Our garden is getting ready to show of it's color,
our grass is turning green! We are making plans for our new flock of chicks that will come in a few weeks.
We are planing and mapping out the Biggest garden we have ever had (very thrilling).
And we are excitedly getting ready for our new baby with sewing, knitting, bassinet making and for sure some lovely things from it's 5 wonderfull siblings!

I hope you are all having a gloriously wonderfilled Spring!
Many blessings to you!