The Nadalet Family

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cheer Reunion

If you had asked me in 2007 if I would ever cheer at a football game again, I would have laughed.  Then my alma mater started the "Return of the Cheerleaders" for Homecoming.  While we didn't don our old skirts & tops, we did wear school colors and cheer with pride.  It was fun, but I did feel a a little left out.  A few of the girls made shirts & wore leftover skirts, that 3 of us were not included in.  Kind of a bummer, but if that's the worst thing that happened, then no biggee.  For the most part, our team was inclusive, nothing like the backstabbing cheerleaders you see on Glee or Bring It On or Hellcats (yes I admit I watch the cheesy CW cheerleading tv show).

Bekah was one of my residents (well actually Christy's resident) my sophomore year.  It was fun seeing her again.  She is a sweetheart.  She's class of 2008, I'm 2007.

Max was 2006 and Geri was 1990.  It was so cool to have her join us.  Her daughter made her an adorable shirt! 

There were other girls too, but I didn't get any pics.  If I steal some from facebook, I will post them.  Thanks to Coach Danelle for putting this together again!  And -- Go Bulldogs! (I am amazed at how many cheers actually came back to me!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Give Thanks Coasters

So I go from not posting in a very long time to three posts in a week --- all having to do with my shop.   I swear I'm not selling out to etsy.  I'm just very excited! hahaha  And I want to be able to call my hobby a business.  More on that in another post!

These coasters (there are 4 sets available) feature cute little Thanksgiving icons in squares.  There are little turkeys (both a straight shot and a sideview), pumpkins, acorns, grapes, corn, and sweet little kittens on top of pumpkins. 

I wrap each set of four with yarn and attach the tag.  I really think these would be a cute hostess gift for a seasonal party.  You could put them with a mug or a bag of coffee.

It was easy to think of a verse for this one.  We studied Psalm 118 as a part of our Beth Moore study earlier this year.  Just try reading the passage without singing... haha

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!  His faithful love endures forever."
Psalm 118:1 (New Living Translation)

If you want  your own set of Give Thanks Coasters, head on over to my etsy and pick them up.  Mention this blog and you will get a little something extra in your package :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kitten Update

Can I still call them kittens?  They are over a year old this week!  Well, I call them kittens and I call skweaks girl cat, so I guess I can just do what I want. haha 

Moving on... we have had to put the cats outside (we keep them in the garage at night) because of Matt's allergies.  I miss snuggle time with these guys while we watch tv. 

And I miss nap times with the little lady too.

Well, I get a nap in... she sleeps about 50% of the time!

This weekend I was sewing in the front room and I kept hearing a little mew and seeing this sweet face in the window behind me.  Poor girl.  I finally took pity on her and brought her in for a little attention (don't worry she stayed on my lap the whole time, and then I took her back to the garage). 

But really, how can you say no to that face??

Or this tiny little tongue...

Maybe when you see the hair the shed on the couch while they sleep.  Yeah, that helps me say no... just a little bit! haha

Falling Leaves & Praising God

I named these coasters Autumn Leaves, but I keep wanting to call them Falling Leaves.  haha  I bought this fabric to make coasters for myself... like some of the others... but decided to try and sell them.  I may or may not have kept a set for the Nadalet house.  :)

I wanted to find a verse about leaves or creation.  The verses about "leaves" were all about leaving your family or whatever, and that was definitely not fitting! haha

So I did what any wise woman would do -- I asked my husband!  He helped me find a great verse which we settled on.  Psalm 96:12.

"Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!  Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise"

How sweet it is.  The verse is about the Lords return and the trees bringing forth praise.  That is something that I cannot even fathom.  Well, thanks to Lord of the Rings, I can kinda picture it now.  But as a reality, that is just crazy!

If you are interested in these coasters, please check them out on etsy.  Mention my blog and I will include a little something special in the package!

[To those who asked -- yes there will be Christmas coasters soon.  Also, I will be having a giveaway here or at CED at some point :) ]