Tuesday, October 14

Pretty Little Things, For Pretty Little Girls

Shenandoah Costume

This dress is SO lovely, I had to share it with you. It makes me want to go out and buy a sewing machine so I can practice and practice and practice, until one day I am able to make beautiful works of clothing art.

My Mother-in-Law, Diane, is a wonderful seamstress and made many a high school dress for eldest child Kiana and youngest child Mary. Diane helped me to make a very pretty skirt once, sadly it does not fit anymore, since the onset of childbearing hips.

I have been struggling to think of what to dress Claralynne as for Halloween. I will probably put her in a fluffy Carebear costume. But oh, the thought of her in this pretty jewel, sure makes a Carebear costume seem silly.

Sunday, October 12

Parenthood Makes Me Poetic

At first there was me,
then I became two.
And together we both created you.
Laughter and smiles were never so sweet,
until you came and made our family complete.

I remember the past,
and I can't help but wonder,
how my life was not completely asunder.
For today it would be an impossible feat,
to live without you,
who make my heart beat.