Welcome to our family, welcome to our blog. We are going to try and keep this current for those of you reading from afar (hey mom claire!) But we make no promises. And really, people don't want constant blog updates until there are kids. So in about 5 years this blog will really start going.
Please enjoy our sporadic posts on life as a married couple
I grew up loving Mister Rogers. And I loved when he showed you how things were made (I will always remember how crayons are made, because of him). And this article just goes to show why he was so awesome. Check it out if you have a minute!
Here are the rest of the onesies, that I have left. A few have already sold. Anyways, let me know which one you want, and I will take it off the market! And some of them have not been stitched on yet (I use a fabric glue first and then stitch the Africa), so don't be confused if it looks incomplete. It is just so you can see the colors and fabric. They will be stitched before you receive them! And like I said before, let me know if you need a different size or gender option. I can get new ones!
Pink and Teal (sorry it's flipped weird, I don't know why blogger does that!) 12-18 mos SOLD!
Green and Gold, 9-12 months: SOLD! Yay! Pink and Green, 9-12 months SOLD! Purple and green, 18-24 months SOLD! Yay! Blue and Blue, 12-18 months Green and Blue, 18-24 months
Matthew is back on staff at Trinity, again as the Praxis (college) intern. That means that we are involved in the college group activities again. This summer we are helping raise money to send Bibles to Congo. It costs $6 to send a Bible to Congo, in their native Lingala. Which is pretty sweet, seeing as some of the pastors (like 2/3's of the pastors) do not have Bibles. This is a national project of the Evangelical Free Church (union or however churches are joined by denomination) that we are jumping on. Last week, we met a pastor from San Jose who is either coordinating this whole thing, or very high up in it. He gets emails from the newly elected president of Congo, how cool is that? And sending bibles is just a small part of what the Evangelical Free Church is doing over there. There are also orphanages being built, food being distributed, textbooks being sent over, etc.
Anyways, Mark (the pastor) encouraged each of us to come up with our own, unique way to raise money. One girl designed a shirt with a sweet logo, that has become a trademark for the whole campaign that Praxis is doing. Matt made stickers, using that logo (those are $2 (or $1, I'm not sure), so they buy part of a Bible, but more importantly, they get the word out. Someone bought water bottles at Vons and then re-sold them at Huntington Beach for a donation. Another guy bought a bible for each birdie that he shot in a tournament, and his mom matched him with 4 bibles per birdie. That's 50 bibles right there! We are also collecting change, some people are turning in recycling and using that money for Bibles for Congo. I tried to think of what I could do (bake sale, make hats (which would TOTALLY copy what we did for Invisible Children), etc) and came up with an idea to reach moms, and people with friends or relatives who had babies.
Onesies! So I have sewed on a little Africa and painted on, Bibles for Congo. I will post the pictures here, let me know if you want to buy a specific one. And a little note about the sizes, they run WAY smaller than what they are. So a 6-9 would fit a newborn to like 3 or 4 months. A 10-12 fits a 6-9. etc. I have a few completely finished right now, which I will post, and then I have more (in larger sizes) which are almost done! Let me know if you need a different size and if it is for a boy or girl or one that could go either way (like the orange one). You can either leave a comment or facebook me or email me, if you know that info! Sorry the pictures are sideways, I can't figure out how to change that!
This is basically what the onesie looks like:
6-9 months (I don't know why it's not rotated): SOLD! Yay!
So exciting! Their wedding was so beautiful and wonderful and I was so lucky to be a part of it. Joel took some amazing pictures, check out clients.joelflory.com/emilyandmatt to see a slideshow! But being in their wedding made me think about weddings. And how many I have been to or in. Here's what I can think of so far, in dated order (somewhat)
Dan & Maribelle McNely (I was a flower girl) Bryan & Kelly DeGhetto Eric & Jennifer (aka Pinky) Grbich Alan & Jay Yu Brian & Cassi Nesmith Aaron & Lauren Grbich Cody & Amy Moxley John & Melody Townsend Dirk & Alicia Dallas Matt & Megan Nadalet (that's our wedding!!) Matt & Emily West (Matron of Honor)
And those to come later this year/next year: Mike & Sarah Atwood (less than 3 weeks) Bill & Jenna Clayton (September) Adam & Sarah Belknap (September or October, not sure) Eric & Shayna Bennett (October) Corwin & Mandy Wong (May 09)
So 11 so far and 5 more to come! Crazy! Did I forget anyone else?
Oh, and here are a few pics that I stole from Christine of Em's wedding. I will have mine up in a bit.
I love the Lord, my (fire)man, coffee & wine! We have two precious cats and one adorable pup. I bake, sew, crochet, & love being creative in any way.
You can find me at www.firewifey.com and www.crocheteveryday.blogspot.com
Things we like: Jesus. Our Home. Food. Walks. Wii Parties. Designing & Fixing up our House. Families. Hands of Mercy / Building Lofthouses. Solitude (Matt), Crafting & Reading & Being a Hostess (Megan)
Places we like to go: Ducks games. Baseball games (A's or Angels). Disneyland (Megan). Coast Airbrush (Matt). Prospect Park. Mexico. Home Depot. JoAnn.
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