WELL actually I didn’t…my mom did! eeeekkk :/Told ya she was a good cook.The other night she called me and said,”Katie can you come over & take a picture of my pie?” What a funny question BUUUUUUUUT I knew the payment would be a piece of pie, so I jumped in the car.
This was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made.Since the day my child was born I knew I wanted to take care of her.Not just for an hour in the morning and a couple hours at night.I knew I wanted to try to do everything on my own.The way that I wanted to do it. BUT I also love to teach and it is nice to have two incomes, it makes me feel safe.But, between us, I cried a lot this year.I thought it would get easier but it did not.Wimp?Yep and I don’t care who knows it.
Well, God had other plans for me this year.He needed me to go to work for my family.I have to admit there were times that this was hard for me to swallow.The day I dropped Bean off at my Mom’s house for the first time.( She had never spent more than 2 hours away from me.) Or the time when my Mom became ill and I had to scramble to find people to watch my baby for me.(Again, family stepped in and helped me.)
Through the times that were hard on my “Mama heart”there were also many blessings.I had an awesome group of third graders and an equally as awesome group of co-workers.These ladies made me laugh when I didn’t want to, and held me up when I needed them to.What a blessing this year has been to me.
I have learned that God listens and He answers prayers.He has answered mine.In a week I will be a stay at home Mama to the most wonderful, crazy, beautiful, sassy little girl on Earth.( I know, you are thinking, “No, my baby is better than yours.”That’s okay, you can think that, you are a Mama too! ) I will be away from her for a few hours a week for photography but hey, that doesn’t feel like work to me.
Thank you for listening Lord and for providing a way for me to be able to be home with my family.I am truly humbled and amazed.
“I am a teacher in Austin, TX, and I make jewelry out of my home. I like working with all different kinds of stones and love to make custom pieces, especially custom photo jewelry. My shop opened in October of last year. I love supporting other Etsians by purchasing many of my supplies there!”
This is one talented lady…don’t you think?!Besides making beautiful jewelry she is also a teacher!Go to her facebook fan page and ‘like’ her…she’s nice, come on.
She recently gave me the opportunity to photograph some of her goodies…
don’t you just LOVE this necklace?I do, I really really do.
This infinito necklace is made of sterling sliver and 14k gold fill.It is delicate & perfect.Definitely an everyday necklace.Which is great for the on the go girl!
How about this one?Isn’t is beautiful? The clasp is even pretty!It sterling silver with a labradonite stone.This stone appears to change colors as you look at it.One glance and it is teal, next it looks blue.
Well guess what?!It is your LUCKY day!Vanessa, because is so awesome, is GIVING this necklace away to a Kamley Lane reader.YEP!Told you she is awesome.
Comment on this post to be entered in the drawing.The comments will close on Wednesday, May 25th at 6pm CST.
That’s me!I LOVE, love, LOVE fun, fancy and fantastic fonts!Don’t you?!I thought I would share some faves with you…
I download most of my fonts here, for free.A while back I showed you how to download a font to your PC here.Since then I have gotten a new operating system so now I have to install new fonts in a new way…took me about a million years to figure that out!!Ha!
You have some homework...go download yourself some new fonts, then tell me about them so I can have them too, k?? Awesome.
Yep, you read that correctly, blueberry coffee cake muffins recipe! Or, in other words, a little bit of heaven in a muffin paper.
My Mom is a fantastic cook.I mean REALLY fantastic. She is one of those people who can whip something up in five minutes to serve a crowd and always has people asking for the recipe.I guess that’s what you get when your parents owned a restaurant.Needless to say, I have a lot to live up to.On a regular basis I hear, “Katie, do you know how to makes this?!?!”from the hubs, when we are eating at my parents.And, I will admit, I rarely say yes to that question.
Well this weekend I brought these little treats with me to a shower, and for once someone asked ME for a recipe.So I thought I would share it with you…
you might need to get a glass of milk!
Oh yeah, you know who can reach the counter tops now! (don’t worry I didn’t use this butter.)
A working Mama of 1 little. Wifey of an all-star and a teacher of 29. My days are filled with, "Where did that Cheerio come from?" & "Excuse me boys and girls, I do not appreciate all this talking!" Plus, everything else in between. :)