She’s 3!

Happy Birthday sweetheart! We love you!

Images: Alyssa minutes after birth April 2008, Alyssa hunting for eggs April 2011.

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He Lives!

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

 

 

I couldn’t say it any better if I tried. He is a Hero, the Savior of the world!

Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 ESV (verse numbers removed) Song: Abandon’s Hero. Video found on Youtube.

Death Gives Me Life

 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying,  “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink.  But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.

 

His life was given for us. Our sins were passes onto Him so we can enter heaven. He is our Passover lamb, the sacrifice so we may live.

 

And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

 

The curtain has been torn so we may enter God’s presence. What a wonderful day this is!

Scripture: Matthew 27: 45-54  ESV (verse numbers removed.)

We’d Love You Forever!

Ben, along with the rest of Antherium are in an online Battle of the Bands. If they are in the top 100 bands when voting closes they will get the chance to play at Warped 2011 here in Denver. Is there any better place for a Christian band to get their message out? I think not!

As of now they are on page 6 rankes at #92

They need all the votes they can get to stay in the top 100, and to move up the ranks! The guys would love you forever if you voted for them everyday! I have!

You can find them here:  Battle of the Bands-Antherium

Guilty Pleasure? Yes, Please!

I’ll admit it. I have a guilty pleasure, although it’s not food like most would think (although I am known for stealing Alyssa’s Fruit Rollups!). It’s not sneaking away for a day without the kid, or even the occasional mani/pedi, seeing as I’ve never had one before. It’s even one that I bet no one would have expected me to have.

My weapon of choice?

I just LOVE looking through the hundreds of pages worth of designer clothes that are oh so gorgeous!  I was looking through the March 2011 issue with Lady Gaga  on the cover when I  came across several ads for Fendi. Then I saw this dress from the spring/summer 2011 Fendi Collection.

Simply AMAZING! Wrap around skirt, empire waist, tank under an almost strapless look. I like! I must find a way to recreate this dress. It’s begging for a DIY.

Anyone else have a guilty pleasure that no one knew about?

images: Vogue logo (google search), Fendi dress

Oh The Dress!

We have a wedding to go to at the end of May, and as any woman knows, that means dress shopping. Something I hate to do because the cutest dresses are either too expensive or I can’t find one to fit me.

I had decided to sew one from a Vintage Vogue pattern. That is, until I discovered that it would cost me close to $100 for the pattern, the fabric and the closures. Not cool. I could buy one at Macy’s for that! Off I went to search for a cheaper pre-made dress. I had found one from Forever 21, but I still wanted to make my own! What’s a girl to do!

Now I have a few dresses I was going to donate. I loved the prints on them , but not so much the fit. Why donate when I can re-style them into something new!

Concept #1.

Sweetheart neckline, 2 inch wide halter strap, gathered bubble skirt, solid underskirt to add length. fabric would be from a black dress and a blue/white/black print dress. Total cost for me? Less than $10 for a zipper, thread and a ball point needle.

Concept #2

scoop neckline, A-line skirt, with a contrasting belt. Made from a black tank dress, and a green/black/yellow/grey print t-shirt dress. Total cost will be around $25, depending on the price of colored leather/other stiff fabric, belt closures, and thread.

I already know I’m going to make both, I just hae to wait for payday to get started. Hurry up Friday!

Finally!

WordPress hasn’t liked me lately. Mainly by telling me I didn’t have an account, or my password was wrong, or my email didn’t match my account. It looks like it’s been straightened out now, so I should be posting again soon!