Thursday, May 24, 2012

My sweet Samuel

What a wonderful week! Sam is growing up way too fast but the process and the adventure is still so breathtaking. He is working so hard on communicating and we are loving celebrating his accomplishments! Just in the last week he has spoken at least 5 new words!
All of sudden he will say things like bubbles, buddy, puppy, mona (spanish for monkey) and ice! He loves ice in his water! He got that from his grandma GG so cute! He loves his new house and loves to say the word house and is learning to say what his name is! When you ask him his name he first practices the word name! So cute! He really brings a lightness to our hearts through his sweet demeanor and and brightness! His favorite word is apple and he throws that one in for good measure too! 
Our next big adventure is potty training he is already working hard and comes to tell us when he is ready to be changed!

May the Lord bless you and keep you Sami, May the Lord shine his face upon you and be gracious unto you and give you peace (all the days of your life) numbers 6:24

head on over to the mob society and see what other cool boys are up too!

Gracefully Daisy

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A sweet package from a sweet friend

Proverbs 25:25
Like a cool drink of water when you're worn out and weary is a letter from a long-lost friend.

I opened it up and found these sweet treasures
although, my friend is not long-lost she does live across the Atlantic! 
so when I received this sweet package it was like a cool drink of water.

Let me begin by telling you the story of our friendship...
Anja and I met at the gym, to be exact in the restroom, I know...interesting.
We both smile at strangers all the time, so we smiled at each other and then a few days later actually spoke to each other. We attended the same work out classes and we talked some more. after a few times chatting we met for tea and after that we saw each other at the gym all the time and we started having weekly dinners together alternating homes. 
Our husbands also became good friends and that was so much fun! They had these two sweet blue eyed boys that melted your heart, David and Levi! we loved spending time with them and watching this little family grow in love and strength.
They were the strongest couple that we had ever met, they were going through some intense trials but they walked their walk with Jesus with humility. Anja and I met weekly for Bible Study as well. We discovered our strengths and weaknesses together and prayed over questions and doubts together. She challenged me to make the most of the time and always run to God when I felt I had no other place to go. 
She was the first friend I made after I moved to Dayton and my faith again was tested when it was time for them to move back. Through this the Lord shows me that he cares about that little things. He knew that they would move away and strategically began placing wonderful women in my path so that when I was worn out and weary I could have a friend. He also teaches me that distances are not meant to hinder but to empower. although it might seem impossible to see each other or talk He leads us to understand the importance of cultivating our friendships. We have shared the greatest moments in our lives and via skype we have seen our families grow and mature!
My dear friend just gave birth to a little girl Lois and what a treat to meet her via skype and watch their adoring eyes on their new baby! What a gift!
so I celebrated with her from across the world with a cup of tea and sprinkles!
My little Samuel also loved receiving this packager. He opened the package and found his first back pack! the first words out of his mouth were: "wow, wow, wow" it was so sweet to see him relish this gift! 
May the Lord bless you and keep you sweet friend and may he bring our paths together again soon!
Gracefully Daisy

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cute as a Button Baby Shower

On Saturday I hosted a baby Shower for my sister in law. It turned out to be a beautiful affair.a yogurt bar was offered full of fruit and a delicious homemade granola. 

a "sew" sweet dessert table on top of a sewing machine table given to me by the sweet Jenilee was a highlight.
Here is a little bit of where I got my inspiration
1. Invitations and thank you cards 2. Sew on and sew forth printable 3. Cute as a button printable

What a lovely time we shared alongside family and friends. The beautiful S was created from buttons by me. A dear friend and I baked the strawberry cake and cupcakes.The little buttons were made using a candy button mold. The flower pin for the mommy to be was inspired from  here

Gracefully Daisy

A Vintage Garden Baby Shower

A little taste of what I've been working on these past weeks.A few places where I gathered my inspiration

(Left) 1. An Alfresco affair 2. Mason jars for drinks and paper straws
3.Spring Cake 4. Invitations 5. flower photo display
6. vintage garden 7.i spy game 8. cake with flowers 9. pink lemonade with cucumber

Gracefully Daisy