Sunday, March 29, 2009

My first {quilt} top!!

I want to learn to quilt. This is my lazy version of a quilt. I can't do all the tiny piecing like the fancy quilts. I don't have the patience or the skill yet. This is the top of the quilt and the back is going to be chocolate minky dot!! Very cozy material. This one is of course for Ava. But when Mark saw this he was very impressed and said I should make one for our bed.
I had an idea to make Jack one out of all his superhero pajamas that are getting too small. So look for that one day soon!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

70's {vintage} easter

Just a little sneak peak at the Easter pictures I took of Jack and Ava. The colors remind me of our old pictures from the 70's.
I know Easter is a few weeks away but we've had some yucky weather and the forecast doesn't look too nice for this weekend. Hopefully these pics will bring you a little bit of sunshine!!!
Be sure to check out Ava and Jax blogs for more...

New {website}!!!

StudioBarbie is up and running!!
I am so excited to introduce to you my new look and updated galleries! My former buisness was 1Thousand Words Photography. Loved it but wanted something a bit easier and fresh.
Thankyou so much to my oh so talented, creative and intelligent sister for designing my website and for coming up with the name and logo! Becky ( ) you are the best! I couldn't have asked for more!! I love you!
Please check out StudioBarbie: and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Warm {weather}

I'm thankfull for this gorgeous weather we have had! Yesterday we went to the park and today we played outside and walked around the block!
Don't you love Ava's bare tootsie's! Love it! She really enjoyed laying out on the grass and enjoying the sun on her face.
Jack was so excited to pull his bike and scooter and wagon and baseball stuff out of the garage.
We hope spring is here to stay...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Baby {Boy} Burp Cloths

I found some nice blue and brown material that I thought was nice for a little boy. This was a custom order for a co-worker of mine. I have had a lot of people ask me if I am still selling these. I am. Just tell me what color scheme you would like and I will custom make them! They are 2 for $20 or 3 for $25.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

{wish} I could do this!

Ava's {Dedication}

At our church we have baby dedications instead of baptisms. Today was Ava's dedication. They brought us to the front of the church and we were challenged to offer her back to God and to raise our daughter to know Christ and be the examples of godliness to her. The pastor prayed for us and for Jack and Ava.

We got so many comments of how cute she looked and how good she was.

But Jack stole the show. He was so funny as the pastor spoke to him about being a big brother and was showing his spiderman toy to everyone!

Then everyone came to our house for lunch.

Thank you everyone that came to celebrated this special day of giving our baby girl back to the {one} who gave her to us!! Also thank you to Mom for making the delicious desserts and to Aunt Becky for bringing the chips and pop!! And thankyou to everyone for all the cute baby gifts for Ava.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Portrait Innovations

I wanted to go to Portrait Innovations to get a picture of us in our Easter outfits(also what we are wearing for Ava's dedication this Sunday). Nothing spectacular but I like them because its us.We went in for the $9.95 deal and ended up spending way more. I have a hard time saying no to pics of my kids!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

She's 3 {months}...

Can you believe it's been 3 months since this beautiful liitle girl came into our lives!!?
She has filled us with so much more joy and happiness. We couldn't be happier!
I think she is going to be a funny girl. You can already see a bit of her personality coming out. She smiles all the time. Don't you just love her tongue??!! She likes to stick it out all the time.
She is such a beautiful, sweet and cuddly baby girl. We love her to pieces.
Check out her blog for more pictures...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Barbie go {boom}!!

Thursday as I was on my way to pick up the kids from the babysitter's I was in a car accident. I am fine just a bit sore- I have whiplash and a bruised knee. I am experiencing a lot of dizzinesss and headache. I actually feel much better today than I did yesterday.
Anyway what happened? Well I was driving down the road and a pickup truck ran a stop sign. I slammed on my breaks but couldn't stop because they were too close. Then the other driver just took off! I was quite upset and hurting (my knee had slammed into the dashboard under the steering wheel and my seat belt cut into my throat and gave me a large red rash on my chest).
Then to see that the guy just ran off...! Luckily there was a nce young man that witnessed it all and let me use his cell phone to call the police.
The police came and took care of everything. Becky also came and took me to get the kids and brought us home since my car had to be towed. It was leaking antifreeze and making some strange noises.
So we are driving a Dodge Journey at the moment. It's really nice! It will be hard to give that up!! They haven't assessed how much damage was done to my car yet. We should find out early next week.
Jack was pretty excited later Thursday night when the police officer came to our house to let us know they found the other driver. He was actually taking off the quarter panel of his truck when the cop pulled up. He tried denying everything at first but then fessed up to it all.

Never a dull moment in the Plankenhorn house!!!

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