Thursday, December 31, 2009

Almost 2010!!

Thank you Grannie and Grandpa for our hats and boots!!
"Cool Cowboy Dude"

"princess cowgirl"

click on this if you want to enlarge the photos!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ethiopian Angel and Shepherd our Christmas program at church the youngest dressed up for the Nativity scene...
our little Ethiopian Shepherd (on the left)
and our little Ethiopian Angel ( in the shiny dress and beautiful big hair!!)

Esther and Solomon sang a duet... "Away in the Manger"

Holiday festivities....

baking with 'Me-me'
Grannie and Grandpa flew in from Wyoming for our Christmas !!


A sweet fellowship together with others who have followed the call to adopt!

just photos...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa Baby

Solomon loves listening to the song Santa Baby...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Little Blessings!

Solomon Natnael ~with that goofy little smile!!
Esther Yordanos ~ always striking a pose!!
such fun this Christmas Season!!

Esther's little dress came from FaithWorks4U
hop over to her Etsy shop!!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Last Minute Christmas POPPY DIP sale!! ALL SOLD!!

ALL SOLD!!!!! wow that was fast :)

Need a quick gift.... a quick last minute outfit!! These are NEW POPPY DIPS for sale ~ the last of the holiday/winter fabric
$20 each and this includes shipping
You MUST contact me first!! (the contact button at the top of the page)

left to right....
Play Dot with Disco Dot 24 mo ( cute even for Valentines Day!!) SOLD!!
Smores for WINTER in Turquoise 2T SOLD!!!
Mittens 3 SOLD!!
Smores for WINTER in Kiwi Green 4 SOLD!!
Mittens 5 SOLD!!
Smores for WINTER in Purple 7 SOLD!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Poppy Dips...and some...


Ella Rose


Chloe, Maribel, and Marissa

Maribel, Chloe, and Marissa

Chloe and Marissa

Marissa, Zane, Maribel, and Chloe

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

POPPY DIP ALERT!! Dec. 15 - Jan. 15 a needed break!!

Just to let you know...

I'm going to stop taking POPPY DIP orders on
December 15 ~~ so you must get your orders in soon !!

I'll be getting LOTS of new fabric in and will post them in 2010~~ but REALLY have to take a break ~~ see you back January 15th!!

BUT...keep checking back.....I might just sew up another batch for another sale :)

12 POPPY DIPS 4 Christmas SALE --ALL SOLD!!

... if you see one you like, please contact me first (the button at the top)
$18 each + $3 first class shipping

Sorbet Retro Circles 24 mo SOLD!!
Holiday Stripe 24 mo SOLD!!
Riley Blake Pink Snowmen 2T SOLD!!
Fandango Peace Pink 2T SOLD!!
Smores in Vanilla 3T SOLD!!
Riley Blake Pink Snowmen 3T SOLD!!
Mittens in Red 4 SOLD!!
Holiday Stripe 4 SOLD!!
Disco Dot 5 SOLD!!
Merry Snowmen in Red 5 SOLD!!
Yule Trees 5 SOLD!!
Disco Dot 6 SOLD!!
Crisscross 7 SOLD!!

I'm going to stop taking POPPY DIP orders on December 15 - January 1
I'll be getting LOTS of new fabric in!! so be sure to look :)

KEEP checking back.....I might just sew up another batch for another sale :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

~Sweet Snowflake Shiloh~

~My adorable niece Shiloh in her PoPpY dIp!~

Little Liberian Flowers

Victoria and Julia

Monday, November 30, 2009

Lily in Bolivia!

prairie gothic bursts!!
joyful damask!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


it's just POPPY DIP cuz we're adopting too!!



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Five Kernels of Corn

For our Thanksgiving we started a new family tradition ~ even if it was just last year! My Mom (thanks Mom!!) gave our family a very neat book, "A Family Book THANKSGIVING A Time To Remember" and CD by Barbara Rainey from which we got this idea. It's a story of the Pilgrim's faithfulness and biblical thankfulness ~ which we listen to as a family together.

"The abundant harvest of corn they had so recently stored for that second winter of 1621-1622 was now not nearly enough. (after the newcomers from the ship, the Fortune, arrived unexpectedly). They began that winter cautiously with everyone getting their half ration of corn, hopeful that the men could find enough game and fish to see them through. Supplies dwindled quickly. Legend has it that at one point the food stores were so low that everyone was forced to a daily ration of only five kernels of corn. It's amazing to think that anyone could survive on so little food: yet no one died of starvation..."

So in our Thanksgiving Day table setting, we put 5 kernels of corn on each plate. Before we begin with the abundance of food and feasting, we each hold our kernels and place each one in a basket representing one thing we are thankful for this past year. Some in our family 'bucked' this crazy idea!! but in the end it was something very meaningful and looking back with written record, a journal of God's faithfulness.
And so this year
Solomon Natnael 2yr.
1. You --as he looked at his Dadddy
2. Esser -- his sister
3. Mommy
4. Gabe
5. Aunt Kathy

Esther Yordanos 4yr.
1. My family
2. Mommy and Daddy for getting me from Ethiopia
3. nice toys to play with
4. turkey dinner
5. my food and drink

Gabriel Patton 11yr.
1. My Family
2. My fish and snake
3. Wii
4. Motorbike
5. my dog

Madison Kate 16 yr.
1. My Family
2. that we're adopting again
3. good health
4. Tink and Pan
5. My Friends

Marilynn Adeline 16 yr.
1. My parents
2. My siblings
3. that we're adopting again
4. the privilege to be in dance class another year
5. our house

Sallee Denise 39yr.
1. Christ's righteousness that covers my unrighteousness /His faithfulness in my weakness
2. The heart of my Montie

3. My children~ Adeline, Madison, Gabriel, Esther, Solomon, and ??
4. That we're adopting again from Ethiopia ~ it's POPPY DIP :)
5. God's awesome power in providing every penny for little Darya to come home!!

Montie Patton 41 yr.
" This day we set apart you see
together as a family.
To lift our eyes to God for "He"
has been there in our time of need.
For those who came so far away
to found this great country, we thank this day.
They came for love of God to bring
their families here where 'freedom rings'.
Thank you God, I am so blessed beyond what I deserve
May I in gratitude and obedience ~ my life to You, I serve.
You have given me a family in whom I pour my life
and on top of that, You've given me my best friend as my wife.
How could any man be better off than where I am today?
Five great kids, a loving wife, and living in the USA.
So let us all remember ~ God let us never forget
True thankfulness is not a word, it is an act of obedience.

Ephesians 5:20
"Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."

our family with some of my family ~
Brad (eldest brother) Kathy~ Jesse ~ Kaleb