We were able to see some friends of ours this weekend as they stopped over to pick up an order of hats AND not only that, but to drop off some stuff for our sale (don’t worry Jenney, we haven’t explored it!) 🙂 Can you tell they are pro-adoption?! My heart was full after they left for sure!!!!
So anyway, with all that said their littlest darling received one of our owl hats and I’m dying to share a photo her momma took of her… The pic doesn’t do her justice AT ALL, as she is just the most precious, happy thing (well, along with her brothers!)…but she does make the hat pretty cute! (and NOT the other way around!!!!) Can you tell I drool over this family and their kiddos?! 🙂 HA! They are another family where they believe to speak Truth into their kiddos and pray for God’s direction over their childrens lives. I LOVE getting to spend time with them! Anyway, on to the pic….
Is she not the most cutest thing ever?!?!? I told ya!!! So her brother is getting a monkey hat as well, but until the sizing of our hats are tweaked a little more you just get to be teased by this adorable one… Thanks Jenney and Matt, for sharing two of your sweet kiddos with us this weekend!!!
Amongst the fanfare and freshness Easter brings with it, we pray you will be reminded of the sacrifice our Savior made for ALL sinners. He yearns for us to run into His arms to receive the freedom He has paid for each individual who calls upon His name!
May you have a blessed Easter, filled with the love God as shown us!
So I yesterday I was reading my little 5 minute daily devotion, and the following is what I read. I just thought how appropriate it was for this time in Faith’s and my life, so I wanted to share it with you!
“Give Me Patience, Lord, Right Now!”
Most of us are impatient for God to grant us the desires of our heart. Usually, we nkow what we want, and we know precisely when we want it: right now, if not sooner. But God may have other plans. And when God’s plans differ from our own, we must trust in His infinite wisdom and in His infinite love.
As busy men living in a fast-paced world, many of us find that waiting quietly for God is difficult. But God instructs us to be patient in all things. We must be patient with our families, our friends, and our associates. We must also be patient with our Creator as He unfolds His plan for our lives. And that’s as it should be. After all, think how patient God has been with us.
Dear Lord, let me live according to Your plan and according to Your timetable. When I am hurried, Lord, slow me down. When I become impatient with others, give me empathy. Today, Lord, let me be a patient Christian, and let me trust in You and in Your master plan. Amen.
*taken from “365 Daily Devotions for Men”; Copyright 2009 Freeman-Smith LLC; Day 16
Let me take you through what our days and nights have been -and will continue to be- filled with throughout these next few weeks…..ENJOY!!!!
First step: FIND fun, crazy socks.
These were a pile from TWO stores. We’ve gotten weird stares and funny questions when walking up to the cash registers. The best is, “Man, you must really like socks!” Travis usually plays along and says, “Yes, she totally has a sock fettish”. Granted, most of them are teenagers, but we end up telling them we are making sock monkeys, they still look at us funny because they don’t know what sock monkeys are! Really?
Step two: Cut each pair of socks for 1 monkey. Place in baggies and put in bin.
Step 3: Begin sewing! Look at that concentration!!!!! He’s a pro (and better than me at sewing I might add!) 🙂
Step 4: STUFF those crazy things!!!!! I cannot even begin to tell you how many bags of stuffing we have gone through….I should go check my receipts! 🙂 We have many, many more monkeys to sew and stuff before May 7th, and seriously, we’re opening our home for some stuffing parties if anyone is so inclined! We may even try to get you behind a machine, no matter what your gender is! 🙂 HA!
Here’s a pic of one of our bins of monkeys ready to be hand stitched…
Step 5: HAND STITCH. This is the most time consuming part of the process, BUT, it is fun watching each monkey’s personality coming through with the placement of their nose, eyes, arms, and tail.
Here’s a pic of some of our “finished” monkeys. There are some with button eyes, and some that still need their eyes and mouth sewn on. All of them still need hats and scarves, but I’m sure you get the idea.
For those of you who have ordered, please do not be worried there’s still some things were are doing to the monkeys to make them “complete”. THEY ARE NOT DONE in the pic!!! 🙂
Sooo, there you have it… a little bit of our craziness. 🙂 And yes, the house is a mess and the monkeys are taking over!!!! 🙂
But it’s ALL WORTH IT! 🙂
OH! And through all of this craziness, we are piling on MORE excitement! We’re collecting for our yard sale which will be in June…. We would LOVE to have more stuff, and are more than able to come pick up whatever it is you may have cleaned out of your closets!!!!
Even if we do explore the items….
We’ve got some GREAT custom flippers!!!!!!! and who can refuse the Denise Austin arm workout belt!!!
This is how we entertain each other amidst the craziness!!!! 🙂 Won’t you come and add to our nuttiness!?
Alrighty people, we are on the move!!! First, let me give you the specifics about what is happening around here. We are STILL and ALWAYS raising funds for our adoption, therefore we are combining efforts with some amazing family members to create some special items to sell. With an overwhelming response from some loving and amazing friends, we are opening things for orders! (at this point I’m not going to open an etsy as I have some questions on how I can send some of my posters/art pages via mail. So, this avenue is what we have to work with at the moment! So let me show you some of our projects (including specs and prices).
*Note: some pictures will be changed as we begin to have models for our hats…the blue sheet isn’t cutting it for the hat and purse cuteness!
Monkey & Owl Hats: PRICE: $20
Includes Monkey with Red, Monkey with Pink, or Owl
Approximate Size Chart:
0-3 months 14″-15″
3-6 months 15″-16″
6-12 months 16″-17.5″
12-24 months 17.5″-18.5″
2T-4T years 18.5″-19.5″
Other sizes can be arranged as we would just need head measurements to have an accurate fit!
Purses: (Owl variety above & multicolors available…) PRICE: $15