Monday, July 21, 2014

Quilt for new nephew

Our new nephew was born last week!  He's so adorable!  We will get to meet him in a few weeks :)

Here's the quilt I made him 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our old pastor went to heaven

Our first Missouri Synod Pastor, Rev Klemet Preus, went to heaven.  Here's his obituary.

He was a great man.  We were able to make it down to the cities for the visitation.  I'm so glad.  It was nice to pay our respect and see people.  His wife smiled when she saw Daughter and got to hold her.  Both she and Pastor (and all of our GOC friends) were so excited about Daughter and EA.

Pastor Preus was the one who helped us navigate through the moral issues of infertility.  He thought adoption was a wonderful idea when we eventually decided on EA.  He's also the one who gave us guidance during our losses.  We will miss him. 

He's one of the main players in Daughter's life.  He's left this world, but as he said while he was in hospice, "I am going to LIVE!".  (not sure that's ver batim, but it is the gist of what he said).

Funerals for Christians are both happy and sad.  Happy for the deceased who now gets to party with Jesus!  Sad for the family and friends left behind-there will now be a gap in their lives until they, too, get to heaven. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Don't be offended, I'm mama :)

My mom, aka grandma, was over yesterday.

She was holding Daughter and Daughter reached out for me. 

Melts my heart :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

4th fun

Our lake kid loves swimming!

We had a great weekend.  First time watching fireworks (she actually said "ooh!" several times!) and first time at Granny's.

We don't have any pics of her watching fireworks, because we were inside with the lights off. 

But here are some from Granny's :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend fun!

We had some friends from the cities come up this weekend. It was a blast!  Exhausting, but so much fun!

Both nights were late nights. The adults stayed up late Saturday playing Settlers of Catan. It wasn't even my idea!  Woot!  We played, shot, swam, ate, and enjoyed each others company. 

I've been friends with these ladies forever!  And now they're l married and their families get along great with ours :)

Great friendships make for great times. :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Quilt for our Godson

This quilt was the first time that I used minky backing and I love it!  I'm going to do it more!

Since the top is flannel, was advised by some quilt people not to use batting. It made it more difficult to quilt, but I'm glad I did it. The weight is about average as is. 

I realy like the loop design I did.  2nd free. Motion quilt with a rented long arm :)