Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Let's Fly Away!!

Saturday's morning project!!

Look what 'Daddy-who can build anything!"~Esther.... built for the kids!!

Yes!! it's a BIG airplane!! look at all our friends ready to fly!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wanna Be a Cowboy Sale--sold

Wanna Be A Cowboy Sale - $25 - SOLD! thanks!

your choice of dress- pants- twirl- tunic...

contact me first as I have just enough to make a few !! calico-horseshoes-cowboys!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Poppy Dip Girlie Friends!!

Esther ~ Sienna ~ Olivia
and POPPY DIP Girlie Friend MAMAS!
and baby girl (teeny POPPY DIP!) arriving soon

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

few new fabrics posted!

Samson Jude is such a silly little guy!!

Meanwhile a few new FUN fabrics posted!! ~ was having computer issues... but up and running again!! so let the orders come in ~!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

poppy dip shoppe is open!!

new fabrics

prices on the HOME page

contact me with any questions !!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

spring is on the way...

P.S. Be sure to take a look at the new fabrics!!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


sometimes lately we all feel like this!!
Samson Jude is doing amazing...
however it's most exhausting to try to meet everyone's needs as we adjust to a new norm...

I'm so thankful the Lord blesses me with little things that make me smile....
that I don't have to talk to or instruct !!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Our first Sunday to church!
We all were ready on time!! amazing... but I guess it's easy when you get up at 4:30 am!!
Solomon ~ "I forgot how to smile" ~
YES!! he is having quite a time adjusting to his new LITTLE brother!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

our family of 8 !!

Our newest blessing!! Samson Jude Couch
Esther is a 'little mother' to her new brother!!
she is amazingly patient with him!
our precious little Ethiopians!!
loves to go on walks with Daddy!
cutest little brothers in the WHOLE wide world!!
"tent mommy tent mommy tent mommy....!!" ~ SJ
anything with wheels!!
Sol's 4th birthday ~ 2 days after we arrived home!! yes--and extra 'special' friend in the photo!
"this life is rockin my world" ~ straight from her mouth!!
"what did you say?!!"
trying to learn 'pedals'
love my Daddy!
"Ad -de- line!"
Samson Jude Couch!
Loves to ride the 4-wheeler!

all photos by our 17 yr old daughter ~ Madison!! she's amazing don't cha think?!!
we'll have to steal her camera so that SHE is in some of these photos!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Big Brother Gabe!!

loving technology already!!
naps together!! Samson was determined NOT to fall asleep...needless to say he did
but sitting up kind-a!!going to see the LIONS at the 'zoo'
who knew Addis Ababa ETHIOPIA had a zoo!! (lions-monkeys-deer-birds)
Samson's favorite was the duck that was quacking at him!!
lots of soccer in the courtyard of our guest house
silly play in the courtyard

long LONG long hours of flying --- makes for horseplay in the airport!! (DC)

ready to meet Adeline, Madison, Esther, and Solomon!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lollipops and Chai in Ethiopia!!

the housekeepers at the guest house offered 'buna'(coffee) and 'chai'(tea) every afternoon... even to our little Samson!! Yes! I was quite surprised when they poured him a cup of HOT chai!... (I quickly dumped some out and added cold water when they weren't looking !)....he enjoyed spooning it in !

this sweet family is selling these shirts that we are wearing... and just had to show all 3 of her girls wearing POPPY DIPS!!
I will be back sewing soon ~ early summer!!

shirts by Growing with joy!