Sunday, December 26, 2010

Heavy Baby

This year, when my baby girl asked for a Heavy Baby, I knew I had to make her one! I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had making this precious doll! I spent two days with 4 wonderful women who tutored, cajoled & supported me in this adorable endeavor!

When I brought her home & lovingly showed her off to Alvin I was told that I was going to have to "let her go...and give her to her rightful Mama..." as painful as that sounds, I am happy to report that the transfer from maker to mama went smoothly! She's as loved as I had hoped!!






Of course the 1st thing on the agenda was a Newborn Portrait session...












Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Break!


This is how our family rolls during Christmas break, school holidays, long weekends, you get the idea! Sick! Hopefully, this will past quickly!! Don't they look precious though?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas in the EAV






Tonight we went to a neighborhood Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. There was a Santa of sorts, an Opa Santa, a Trash monster, a decorated tree contest (#8 won), hot chocolate and best of all...an elephant! You'll have to excuse my photos...iPhone...but you know what they say... "what's the best camera to have? The one you have with you!"



video

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sevananda


My favorite place to grocery shop is also my favorite place to pick up to-go food! Sevananda is our local vegetarian food co-op that we belong to and my go-to place for African Peanut soup...yummy! I always wonder what's on the buffet - until yesterday...when I had the brilliant idea to use my cell phone to capture this beauty!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent

This year we are trying something new...making our own advent candles. We started with some sheets of beeswax.





We placed a wick on the wax and then rolled it up!





Some folks required a little assistance...I'm not sayin' who...




Love this image!






Then we added some accoutrements to the candle sticks.






Finally, Dad carved out apples to hold our candles.








The lighting of the 1st Advent Candle "Hope"
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Viola'!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy


We just got home from our Thanksgiving trip to my parents house. This is the 1st time that we haven't stayed with my parents and instead we stayed at my sister's house. Normally, we'd be disappointed not to stay with Granna & Daddy Jim, but the fact that her "favorite" cousin lives at Aunt Jamie's house made it all better!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Caption this...



Alright, so I missed a day yesterday - come on...it was Thanksgiving!! I was in a Tofurky coma... Actually, I felt like I paced myself pretty well yesterday!




I think this is a pretty funny picture & and in honor of this hilarious website...I'm putting it out there for folks to caption. The funnier the better! I'm gonna start...


"The photographer had a gut feeling family pictures were going to be a challenge with this family."

"Even with months of intense marriage counseling - Thanksgiving wasn't going to be fun for Allen & Cathy"

"Thanksgiving always intensified the debate of Turkey vs Tofurky for Allen & Cathy"

"Allen could never forgive Cathy for her deep allegiance to Alabama during the Iron Bowl"

Your turn!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Recently a good college friend visited and truth be told...my kids were smitten with her! We were only sorry that she didn't get to spend more time with us! Lou was particularly taken with her as is evidenced in the video below... If you know Gena - you know this story!!





Wide Eyed Frog from Lindsey Lingenfelter on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday



These are the leftovers I cleaned out of my fridge...see a pattern? Guess what we eat plenty of?


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday



I am so tired tonight...this is all I can muster up! We had our 1st official Thanksgiving dinner tonight. Let the holidays begin!!

I have lots of blogs in the pipeline though...exciting news, a nephew to visit, tofurky to consume and family to spend the weekend with! I am going to make the blogging every day this month if it kills me!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

VAAL



Did I tell you? Did I tell you that I have a piece of my work hanging in a museum? Well, yes I do!! It's very exciting!! I am part of an artist group and the LaGrange Art Museum is doing a show featuring works of VAAL members. Did I tell you that it's all very exciting? There was an opening event & everything...they even had wine...very exciting! Truthfully, it was a dream come true for me!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lantern Walks






Two nights in a row we've joined our classmates & friends from school for the annual Lantern Walk. Talk about beautiful!! I was in awe in every sense!! Obviously, by the glow of the lights, but also from the precious voices singing lantern songs in the cool night as we traipsed through the woods. Ending with tasty homemade gingerbread that awaited us at the end of the walk.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Candle maker




Have I told you how much fun we had at our school's Holiday Fair? Well, in case I haven't pressed upon you how much fun was had...let me give you another exhibit to prove my case... candle dipping!! We all made our own candles!! How messy is that? I mean...How cool is that?


Monday, November 15, 2010

Love



Do you ever just have one of those moments?


Today, while sitting in Lou's class, practicing the songs for her class' lantern walk, I was completely overcome with love for my children! I have amazing, precious, beautiful children!!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pocket Lady



We had so much fun yesterday at our school's fall festival!! My kids couldn't wait to meet the pocket lady who wanders the campus in a cloak filled with goodies!! What a wonderful way to support our school and show off for the community!!



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall Festival



We're off to our schools Fall Festival! So many things to do...the enchantment shop, fish pond, candle making, pocket lady, jump rope making & lots of yummy food! Wish you could come join us!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

color



One really nice thing about moving is that we are now only an hour & some change from our cousins, which means we've been able to see them more often! A few weeks ago I had some mini-sessions in their neck of the woods and we were able to spend the weekend with the cousins! I love this picture - because it reminds me of this scene! A beautiful day, flashes of color in an already colorful location, the kids so excited because they are all together. Pure joy!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Babies



I found this cute picture today, Lou & her best pal. I can't believe how young and different they look. This picture is from Easter this past year, just about 6 months ago! Its amazing how quickly our babies change!! Some days I wish I could keep them just like they are, right at this moment. Other days...21 can't get here fast enough!!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I finally had some time to work on our Halloween video...I think it's pretty cute!



Halloween 2010 from Lindsey Lingenfelter on Vimeo.

Monday, November 8, 2010

sickie...



This poor boy is sick...running to the bathroom, throwing up, sick!! The good news in all of this, as if there is any, my kids can now pretty much make it to the bathroom on their own! This is huge!! Its dramatically cut down on sheet washing, and Mama puking as a result of cleaning up a mess!


I think he has what his sister & I had - on MY BIRTHDAY last week!! That's right, I believe this is the 3rd or 4th birthday in a row that I've been sick! I must be allergic to getting older... Next year I just wants gobs of presents, alright?

Friday, November 5, 2010

the Wilsons

Alright, so I missed a day of blogging everyday in November....will ya forgive me if I tell you I was throwing up all day? I'll try & make up for it by posting lots of pictures of precious children! Not my own, but close...my niece & nephews.