Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Courtny's Birthday... Sorry this is late.

What can I say...Some people are so special.  Courtny is my second daughter and the middle child. ( I remember the day Courtny realized she was the middle child, she was so excited. )  Like Tom says, Courtny has one organ in her body and that is a heart!  She is loving, fun, crazy and light to all who know her.  

Courtny,  I am so proud of you and grateful for your influence in my life.  I, like most people who know you, feel better about myself when I am around you.  You truely are the "special" one.  Or is it "special one"?

Happy 23rd!

Love, Mom

Useful everyday stuff that's beautiful!

I love apartment therapy

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Calender Girl December

Due to some incredibly exciting complications in our schedule, (Christmas in Ontario!) Chloe's calender shoot was a bit early this month. Here are a few shots of my growing lil' munchkin. This idea came from... yes Ashley Ann of Under the Sycamore.. for those who haven't heard, my mom and I love her and all she shares on the blog. She found a year long desk calender to document her baby lady. Unfortunately I'm going to have to fill in a few of Chloe's first months since I started on Halloween when Chloe was 3 months but I've got three down now and it will be awesome to see them all lined up together after a whole year : )

It's fun to have these simple little moments .. so much changes in the beginning and you just can't remember it all : )

Friday, December 10, 2010

A little Project I've been working on.

For the last several months Brittny and I have been looking for a vintage quilt for her house.  They can be quite expensive and we just hadn't found the perfect one.  A few months ago I was at the Alameda Antique Faire and spotted a quilt top.  Someone had made a whole quilt top all hand sewn, but never finished it.  I quickly nabbed that quilt top and took it home to turn into a quilt for Brittny.

 I added batting and a quilt back and then decided to hand quilt the blanket.  I didn't quite finish the quilting in time for her birthday,  but wanted her to have it anyway.  So I wrapped it up as is.  Brittny took it home and wants to finish the hand quilting herself.

When I first bought the quilt top took it to a quilt shop in Berkeley and a lady there told me it was probably made in the 30's or 40's.    As I was working on the quilt I thought about the person who started it and wondered what she would have thought to know someone 70 to 80 years later finished it and loved it!  I love old things.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brittny's Birthday

26 years ago today, I gave birth to my first child and my life was forever changed.  Brittny, I am so proud to call you my daughter.  My heart just wants to explode when I think of the way you have impacted my life.  I have loved and learned so much by raising and watching you grow into the beautiful woman you are.  Here are a few memories, hope you enjoy and aren't too mad at me for posting these.  I love you.  Happy Birthday, Mom.

You are a wonderful mommy!  

Sunday, December 5, 2010

O ChristmasTree

The Debonis home smells like Christmas! Our second tree and Chloe's first and she loves it! 20 days 'til the big day!