Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ruby's Prayers

Ruby has the sweetest little prayers. I mean they aren't your typical little kid memorized prayers where they say the same thing every time. They are sincere and thought out. 
Which shouldn't surprise me one bit because that is Ruby's entire personality.
For example tonight we said a prayer with Clint....
Pretty awesome right? Cause he is in Afghanistan!!!!!
He took his iphone and he has the internet so we face time at least once a day most days it is twice. It is so awesome. It really makes a huge difference being able to see him. I think I would be losing my mind if we didn't get to.So for that I am so thankful. 
Back to Ruby's Prayer.....
Ruby has seen me at my lowest point, wanting another baby, going through invitro, getting pregnant, miscarrying, invitro again, and then nothing. She has seen the pain and suffering, so much so that any time that I cry now she automatically gets me tissue and sings me a song. Usually "You are my Sunshine" or "Edelweiss"
She will sit with me and wipe all my tears and usually tell me what makes her feel better when she is sad that she doesn't have a baby sister or brother. 
I mean c'mon is that not adorable?
So her prayers are always full of Thank You's, she even turns her wants into Thank You's 
Like this......from tonight's prayer.
"Thank you that daddy will return home safely from Afghanistan"
"Thank you that I will get a little brother or sister"
When I hear that I just think it's gotta happen somehow right?

Well it won't unless we do something more than we are doing currently. So we can't wait until Clint gets home this fall so that we can start pursuing both options of invitro and adoption and see where each path leads us. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Even though Ruby's are pretty dang cute I think we are going to need a lot more. And if you have any good info on either invitro or adoption send it our way. Mostly adoption since we have been through invitro twice I sorta know what to expect there. 

Lastly in Ruby's Prayer tonight she said
" thank you that Mama and Papa are together again."
Clint's grandpa passed away today and I'm sure he is so happy to be with his sweet wife again. 
He will be missed but from all that I have known and heard about him he was an incredible man and lived a long and happy life. 
We love you Papa

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lamp Lovin'

So this is another knock off that I did.
I had saved this image forever ago, knowing that I wanted to make this at some point, and when I had collected enough scraps of fabric that I wanted to use I got to work.

This beautiful lamp shade was originally from Anthro, but I can't find it for sale anymore so I am glad that I had saved the image.

(img Anthropologie)

And this is how mine turned out.

Pretty awesome
It was super duper easy....just time consuming. It took a couple of movie nights with Clint to get it all cut out. Once I had it cut out and it was how I wanted it I just got busy gluing those little pieces on with this product that I love. I get it at Walmart.
Aleene's Platinum Bond Adhesive Super Fabric 2 oz
So there it easy new lamp shade that is inexpensive to make.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Skinny Capri

I received this J Crew catalog in the mail this past week


And I fell in love with these immediately

The Cafe Capri

So I thought I would try it out. I had bought these old navy pants at a thrift store a long time ago and was just waiting for something to transform them. And the Cafe Capri was the perfect project.
This is what they looked like before.
Sorry for the pictures, I have to figure out where and how to take pictures at our new house and without Clint. Since he is now deployed to Afghanistan, he won't be much help to me.

Here is the after.
I like the way they turned out and for $3.00 It makes me super happy to wear them.

If you can sew a straight line you can easily do this projects.
I just grabbed a pair of my pants that I wanted the Capri's to fit like and I turned them both inside out.
then I just traced a line down the grey pants where I should stitch the seam
then I tried them on and once they fit how I wanted them I cut the extra fabric off.
And there you have it.
Super fast and easy.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Big Easy

After Clint's graduation we took a quick trip down to New Orleans. Ever since we moved to Alabama I have wanted to go.....I guess we are total procrastinators because we literally left it to the last minute. But it was so fun cause we got to take My Mom and Dad and Clint's Mom and Noah which made it fun, especially for Ruby.

On the way we stopped and checked out the USS Alabama. It really was amazing.
Those ships are like little cities.
It had a butcher shop, a bakery, a tailor and so many other things that I wouldn't have even thought of.  


The whole gang walking up to the ship I thought this thing was totally cool. It is how they would keep track of who was on the boat

  I thought this thing was totally cool. It is how they would keep track of who was on the boat. If you left the boat while it was docked you would turn your name so it couldn't be seen and that is how they would know who was aboard and who wasn't


New Orleans was pretty amazing. It is kind of unreal. Like no other place that I have ever been.
There are people everywhere. And we weren't even there at a busy time.
I loved all the buildings. The architecture and all the colors. I just wanted to take pictures of everything I saw.

I did take lots of pictures of doors. I don't know why, but I love doors. 
And New Orleans didn't disappoint. I'll spare you and just show you a few.



Look at all of these doors.


Ruby even got a mask.
She loved it and of course got the only one in the store with the fringed beads.
No surprise there.
She wore it around like that the entire night

Ruby was super excited to ride the street cars because we told her that it was the same on that Tiana rode in The Princess and The Frog.

Tulane University. It was right along the street car line and It was beautiful

The last stop we made on our way out of town was this old cemetery.
I love all the history you can see and feel in cemeteries. It's almost peaceful to me.
And this cemetery did not disappoint.
Check it out.

I think I might need to hang this one up in my house somewhere. Even though I don't do crosses. So I probably won't, but
I just love the sun peaking over the cross

My cute dad giving Ruby some lesson about the cemetery

So maybe I will choose one of these two to hang in my house.
But then again it might be a little too creepy considering it is a tomb.
But don't you think they look cool.

There was this cute little prayer room there. It looked like a miniature church.
Ruby was amazed by the whole thing.

We loved New Orleans and were so sad to only have a few days there. Especially because we knew we had to get home and finish packing the moving truck and head to North Carolina.
But we were glad we decided to go and so glad that we got to go with family and friends.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Colton in Alabama

 Colton Came to visit us in Alabama back in February. I know it has been a few months. But I wanted to post some pics of his visit. It made us so happy that he came to see us. He brought his cute girlfriend Ericka and it was fun just to hang out with them.
For those of you who don't know the relationship here.
Colton is one of the four kids that I use to nanny.
I use to always tease him that he couldn't ever have another girlfriend besides me.
Of course he was probably 10 or 12 at the time.
When Colton came home from his mission a few months early for his Dad's funeral we were so lucky that we got to have him live with us for a few years.
We loved that time that we had with him and feel so blessed that he chose to stay with us for a bit. 

It was absolutely freezing the week that they came. I felt so bad. It was a mild winter and then we had an awful week of bitter cold. 


I mean look at that adorable face. I just want to squeeze those cheeks
These were taken when I was probably 12 or 13 and first started babysitting The Lamberts.

I love how miserable Colton looks in the above pic. With 2 of his sisters. 

Colton with The Rubes
He was such a good sport about living with a little baby in the house.

Look at that cuddling

We love you Colton and are so glad you came to visit us.
We think about you all the time. Can't wait til you come to North Carolina.
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