Friday, November 18, 2011

Art Studio Trip & WIW

On Wednesday Evie & I took a little road trip down to Sullivan, IL, situated on the N. side of Lake Shelbyville, to visit our friend Darby who owns Underground Vintage Studio & to check out some of the other artists who have their studios set up in this awesome old warehouse pinned The Factory Art Studios. Seriously, there is way to much coolness all in one space. I could just gawk for hours, well we did pretty much stay for about 2 hrs! Darby is super sweet & an extremely talented seamstress,crafter, artist! In fact you can hop on over to my sister's blog, Marigold Road & watch for a chance to enter & win some of her goodies!

And, I was gonna try to do my first What I wore Wed. link up but failed to do so on time. :) But I thought I'd share these photos with y'all anyways. Max actually took some of them & I had some fun playing with Picnik!

Cool hoop art in photo is by Underground Vintage.

Shirt & Boots:Target', Skirt & Belt:Maurices, Tights:Marshalls, Rosette Necklace by me, Headband is actually a brooch by Darby. Evie is rockin' jeans & black onsie by Carters(we have an outlet 15 min. from our house!) & headband by me at Just Vintage. :)

And check out this amazing stuff from Yellow Dog Studio. His furniture is all handcrafted from reclaimed wood. A.Mazing.

I would like any one of these dining tables to be one of my dining tables please. Maybe for Christmas?? A girl can dream. She's gotta dream. Dream big..

And how bout this vintage patio furniture? I'd like to own it as well.
This is Darby's couch (i envy it also) & some of her fabulous pillows
And here is Darby & my baby princess.

Darby's vintage & handcrafted goodies. I think Evelyn needs the "Dream" hoop art. Seriously, I think I have a problem. Lord, help me.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Evelyn is 1!

On Nov. 8th we celebrated Evelyn's 1st Birthday! It feels like yesterday we were finally getting to bring her home from the hospital. It's hard to believe that our baby girl is already 1. We have had many emotions lately. We endured some of the most intense heartache & stress that a parent could go through and the pain of that still feels somewhat fresh. But, the gratitude, the joy, the excitement we feel far outweighs that. Not a day goes by that I am not Praising Jesus for his awesome healing power. For giving us our little miracle girl. For all of the little miracles He does in our lives. For His love & grace He pours out upon us that is beyond my comprehension. We fought the battle for our baby girl's heart & We Won!

Evelyn at 1 year she crawls, stands, walks along furniture, has 4 teeth, claps, points, says mama, dada, baba, ba, de, ya & other jibberish, pushes around Max's cars & tractors & makes "bbbbbb" sound, loves to look at babies & animals & point to their eyes. She is energetic, full of expressions, playful, social, ticklish. She sucks her thumb when she's tired & sleeps thru the night but is an early riser like her daddy

Here are some party pics!

She had her own little cake to mangle & dive into!

Max is holding her hand. He's also tired as this was at the end of the party and he was quite the entertainer. The Evelyn banner I made!

Cake was made by the local "cake lady" Teresa. It was great!

These are pics I took on Halloween. I put her in her princess costume early. I just couldn't resist!

She loves to look at our honeymoon photo album! Perhaps she's already dreaming of a Hawaiian honeymoon too. :)

She is "talking" to the framed picture of Max!
Doesn't she look like a little ballerina!

All dressed up! Max is giving us his sad face. He really was very excited though! ha

My little blue monster man

And lastly I leave you with this scripture my friend sent me on Evelyn's birthday

"have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. " Joshua 1:9