Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas morning

 Stocking time
 Peyton seems pleased
 Michael is happy with his finds
 Angry Birds from Grandma and Grandpa Rutter

 Grace is relaxing with her American Girl Doll
 Michael and Casey opening presents from Grandma and Grandpa Rutter
 Each of the kids got this shirt from Uncle Kevin...It says:
My Uncle has Down Syndrome
on the back:
I am just cool by association

 Grace opening presents from Grandma and Grandpa. Her favorite is the doggy 
pictured below. She hasn't put it down yet.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


My little girl is getting so big. Brian said she couldn't have earrings until she asked for them. Well, she started asking. We talked lots about what they did and that they pinched a little, like a shot. She still wanted to do it. Not a tear was shed or a cry heard! What a brave little girl. She loves her new pretties!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Life has been busy in our house these days. 
4 kids and a litter of 11 puppies makes for one busy mama. 
We have been enjoying having these little guys. 
Grace enjoys taking care of them.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Island Getaway!

At the end of July we headed to the islands for a weekend getaway with our friends, Calvin and Anna. 
The girls had a great time being pampered with a massage and some delicious food. 
And being escorted to the islands we wanted to go to. 
The boys got in some fishing and had most of their success crabbing. 

 The view from our room, GORGEOUS!

 Our Boat Ho running the kicker

We came prepared with our pot and propane so they could cook up the crab when they brought it in.

My WEE little model

Our good friends had their 2nd little girl 3 weeks ago. These pictures were taken at about 7 days old. 
I made the cocoon and hat for her mama and had to get some pictures of her to use for my very small
as orders come business, Stitch in Time. I love making the new creations and getting to see the babies in the pictures. 

Fair Time

 I took the kids to our local fair in August. I love the picture above. Grace loves ALL baby animals!
They had lots of fun.
 Casey above with the Dairy Goats
and Grace below with the pygmy. 
I have a special place for Pygmy Goats, since we owned and showed
them growing up!
 The Baby pigs were the highlight for the kids. 
There were two litters born the week of the fair.
They were so cute.
 We got to bottle feed some calves.
 Petting the big Draft horse!


Look at the excitement on his face!

 Peyton had a great first week at school!
Even wishes he could go every day!
Loves to ride the bus!
And is in a class with his good friend Cheyenne. 
This year is off to a great start.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Walking partner

Grace has been my walking partner lately. She is great cheerleader and keeps me going. I've dropped 7lbs in 8 days!

Monday, May 28, 2012