another project done!

I finally got another thing off my checklist--- a quilt for some friends of ours who got married. Its a funky linen patchwork quilt--it turned out better than I had expected since it was just a thought in my mind that I sketched out on paper. Anyhow, on to the next project!

Christmas has come and gone....

The past couple of weeks have been so much fun. All the preparations for the "big day" were a bit tiring but enjoyable nonetheless. I handmade alot of gifts this year which was really time consuming! Holy cow. Many quilts, pillows, coaster sets, etc....
Canaan finally got an electric guitar. He has wanted one for about a year now but Mike told him he'd have to wait until he was 7 years old. But when it came down to it, there was NOTHING else he wanted but that guitar. He was SOOOOO excited. He left the day after Christmas to go to his Nan's house for a few days. He took the guitar with him so we haven't been able to watch him in action much yet.
Here's some pics from the past week.

Life nowdays

Things here in the Smith household are going well. We're all enjoying life to the fullest. Mike and I are now the college pastors at our church ( Its going great. Tons and tons of college students come there and we are having a great time meeting and connecting with many of them.
The boys are so much fun. Canaan is almost 5 and is so full of life. Its always a joy to watch him grow and learn and have such a happiness in his life. Ezra is fantastic as well. He is 18 months old and so much fun. He is on the go NON STOP which makes mama on the go NON STOP as well.
We're all crafting in the house too. Mike is still pursuing his candle company and we'd love to see that launched in 2008. I am crafting mostly for our home or for friends and family but one day I wouldn't mind selling some things. Canaan is continually his little artistic self. He loves music and mixing music. He loves to paint and "thread" (which is embroidery :) He loves it all-just like me.
Here's a couple of things I did today. A wrist/ bracelet thing I saw on Etsy somewhere and a pillow I designed and made for a gift for Christmas.


Here is the beginnings of Christmas decorations in our home. I got the idea for the trees from another blog and they were so easy and fun to make! I had painted the gourd lady last year and last night painted this whismical nativity scene. Hope your having fun decorating your home this season too!