Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The final four TaDollies have flown the coop.

These four beauties are leaving today. Two little boys will be adopted soon from Ethiopia, by two Moms in waiting that are good friends. I love that they will each have a built in little buddie in each other.
 
And two little girls will soon be holding their new friends. They are as cute and bubbly as I'm sure their namesakes are.
 
Thank you to everyone who has supported my little business by ordering dolls these past couple of months. You got us through a challenging time and I enjoyed making every single one of them.
 
I made 16 dolls in the past 3 months!
 
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A few weeks ago, these gorgeous ladies graduated college together. Abby gave her best friends a doll to match their personality and her mom gave Abby one to keep as well. They have a lifetime of friendship before them. I pray that they will continue to uphold each other and be one another's biggest fan.

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*Sydney, Grace, Abby and Jazz

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Dolls are done! Next it's on to poodle skirts for our VBS play. But that's after a six day trip to Mississippi, by way of St. Louis and Memphis, with my mom for my cousin's wedding. I am looking forward to lots of great fellowship, food, fun, sun and sleep! And hearing about the adventures David and the kids have while I'm gone. ;)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Squinky Rescue Mission

She's got a soft heart just like her mama.
 
She is on a rescue mission of her own.
 
There was a flood of tears tonight, no doubt brought on by the 7 o'clock hour which happens with some frequency. But now she has a plan to find her missing Squinky on the bus tomorrow. I had to explain that no, we could not go search the parking lot tonight. And I've already prepared her for the real possibility that her tiny little Squinky may not be found on the bus at all.  
 
Learning lessons about taking care of your belongings is tough when you are seven. Hopefully she will think twice before bringing her favorite things to school in the future.

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*Her last two Squinkies miss their other buddie.
At least we ended our discussion with a plan.
 
She asked to go to bed in tomorrow's clothes, to ensure we don't miss the bus in the morning. But I told her that was taking it too far. Instead, she is laying out her clothes to get dressed first thing. She decided all on her own to write down her plan so she doesn't forget what we discussed. There is a real possibility that the bus driver won't let her stay to look very long. She's prepared to stop the search if he says it's time to go.
 
This list is done in much the same manner that she makes plans to defeat the boys at recess

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I think she feels better now that she has that plan.
She's less distraught and more empowered.
She's a list maker like her mama too. ;)

**UPDATE: She found him!!!