Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bailey's new T-shirt dress

After reading about making a dress from a t-shirt, I finally decided to try my hand at it. I think it turned out pretty cute. Bailey loves it! If you want great detailed instructions: visit

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Beautiful Bailey

I never seem to make it to the photographer to get my kids pictures. I think the last time Bailey had her picture taken was when she was 6 Months! Now I know that I'm not a professional but I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out. She's so pretty, it's easy to take good pics of her!

Here is the colored version....Which one do you like better?

This one really shows her personality!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall...My favorite time of the year!

Every year the kids have a Leaf Party at Grandma and Grandpa's. The weather was perfect this year and I think they all had a good time, just look at those smiles! The kids LOVE to spend time with their cousins and Grandpa and Grandma always make their time together so much fun.

This is Blake, Jonnie, and Bailey with their cousins, Grace, Phillip, Kristina, and Samuel, along with Grandma and Grandpa Phillips.

They had a great time Trick or Treating.... The boys were Ninjas and Bailey was a Beautiful Fairy

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Phillips Phamily Update

Blake is preparing to be in the school play at Xenia Christian. He is playing Mr. Phillips, go figure! There are 2 performances, the first on Nov. 14 and then again on the 15. The performance begins at 7:00pm both nights. For all of you Anne Fans... Come on out Xenia Performing Arts have always done a great job in the past.

Bailey began Tap and Ballet this fall. She loves it! It is only once a week not near enough for her!

Jonnie is is strings...He decided on the cello. Of course, no complaints from Mom!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


I happened upon a blog the other day. Homemaking...More than Dishes and Laundry. I encourage all of you to look at this study. These are a few thoughts that I would like to share concerning this study.
Matt. 25 is a parable where Jesus likens watching for His return to 10 Virgins. 5 of the Virgins were what He labeled as Wise, and the other 5 were referred to as foolish. The 5 wise Virgins were described as prepared...their lamps were full and they even thought ahead to have extra oil. The 5 referred to as foolish were unprepared. They ran out of oil just as the Bridegroom was arriving. Now I know that this parable is referring to the return of Christ but I think there are some great principles that we can apply to every area of our life. As I consider my life as a homemaker I am reminded that I need to be ready...Now does that mean that we need to make sure we have extra laundry soap on hand and a pantry full of food? Maybe, but that's a different story. What this study and what I want to focus on is me, the mom and wife,being ready. I can never fully know what my families future may hold, but I need to be ready!! How can I have my lamp full and ready for what ever may happen to my family and me? I think the answer lies in God alone. I need to be full of Him. This reminded me of a Verse in Prov. 31...The Virtuous Women passage. Verse 27 reads, "She carefully watches everything in her household." I need to be full of God so I can wisely discern right from wrong, good from evil.
The dictionary defines Wise as having the power of discernment and judging properly as to what is true or right. Foolish is defined as lacking forethought or caution.
My prayer is that my home is a haven from whatever my family is bombarded with in the world. I want to be wise enough to discern what is true and right and make that the heart of my home. I need to be saturated in His truth and righteousness. May we all think about our homes as a haven from the storm.

Friday, October 3, 2008