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Fall wreath…and celebrating fun!

While I should be packing for the Together for Adoption conference while the babies are sleeping—INSTEAD…Parker, Laney and I put together a little Fall wreath after being inspired by a burlap wreath I saw on Tatertots and Jello. We just put a little twist on it and visited ole Hobby Lobby (AKA: Ole faithful) for some fall fabrics and lime green gems. I already had the burlap fabric–and instead of wrapping a foam wreath in burlap–I just bought a straw wreath instead. SO…here is our finished product from the babies nap time today…
Instead of using brads—I wanted to use hotglue because I have little ones who like to occasionally pull on things;). SO…I hot glued everything—pinned it with pins too…and then hotglued the gems on top to cover up the pin heads.

Found a few teeny paper mache pumpkins at the HL too that we randomly placed and hot-glued on too…

I intended to replace my old Fall wreath with this one…but don’t ya think this is just too cute to put outside? I think it needs to stay on the coat closet door to remind me “Happy Fall”:)

I’ve got an old antique bench sitting in our foyer that is now begging for matching “happy fall” pillows. Now I *am* a bargain girl…so if I can’t make it myself…I rarely buy decor. Because I have all the supplies already I think I’ll grab two pillows from the couch and just recover those for some Fall fun next week:). So–go diggin’ through your fabrics and see what you already have for a fun fabric Fall wreath! For some reason, Fall screams CRAFTS to me…so watch out folks–we might already be crazy here…but the crafts are about to come out again:).

I’ll be up LATE tonight packing for the conference (if you are doing…stop by and see us at the Wiphan table in the exhibit room!) BUT…I have to document our physical therapy appointment and SHOCKING our therapist!!! SOOOOO…

We walked into therapy and our little 2 year old buddy with Down Syndrome was already working out with his PT (we see the SAME families EVERY week and it’s so much fun getting to know other families and cheer their little ones on!) So…I prepped the room and told everyone very nonchalantly that Isaac Temesgen had a little trick to show everyone. Instead of taking him all the way to where we normally start–I just slowly put him down in the center of the room. He sat there for one second—looked at his 2 year old buddy…smiled…AND TOOK OFF! Oh sweet day I wish you could have heard the squeals! And the SWEETEST of all was the squeal of his friend with Downs–I looked over and saw him CLAPPING and SMILING for Isaac…and I have to say that I felt like I was looking at a glimpse of the Lord’s joy! OF COURSE I teared up and Emily, our physical therapist, was SHOCKED!!! She said that was a FIRST for her…and she had NEVER seen anyone with hypotonia go from putting pressure on their knees on ONE day and taking off the next week–much less the next day!!! We are SO proud of you Isaac Temesgen Young!!!

This should make our conference REALLY interesting;). I thought I was taking a non-mobile sitter–and we’d set up toys and a little blanket for him behind the Wiphan booth…hmmmm…might be a little bit more exciting now. You know this momma is NOT ready to leave this one behind—and I’m sad to leave the others…but it will be a good little babymoon for ITY, me and Rico Suave! Thanks to Aunt April, Christy, Jett and my sweet momma…the others will have lots of playdates and fun…and Frankie baby will get to stay in his crib and on his nap schedule. NOW…off to pack up for T4A–and get ready for a weekend of fun. Say a little prayer that we do okay on a plane ride tomorrow night. I am a little nervous about taking Isaac on another plane ride–and hope he just snoozes through it!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…I finally am sending Isaac’s adoption announcements out! If I have your address–then yours is either on it’s way or in your mailbox:). If I don’t have your address (email it to me so I can add it to my address book…I have some extras! Until then–here is a virtual adoption announcement:)!!! Hope you all have a great Wednesday!



Hope you all have a great week…and of course a Happy Fall!!! Isn’t it fun that FALL is FINALLY in the air?! I’ll end on this AMAZING, sweet song and story…

One Less by Matthew West (The Story Behind The Song) from emicmg on Vimeo.

Tara - September 29, 2010 - 6:11 pm

How fun to surprise the therapist! The announcement is precious, and the wreath is adorable. Praying Isaac sleeps on the plane for you!

Megan - September 29, 2010 - 6:17 pm

Just got my announcement in the mail the other day and it is SOO cute! Thank you so much! It’s on my fridge reminding me that God’s timing is ALWAYS perfect! =)
Also, the wreath idea came at the perfect time because I am fall-i-fying my house right now! =) Thanks for the fun idea!

Jenny - September 29, 2010 - 10:13 pm

I got one of these ADORABLE announcements today in my mailbox. I was thrilled:)

missy - September 30, 2010 - 12:06 am

so fun to have you back in the world of crafting! i teared up reading the account of ity’s pt appt. beautiful! love the announcement. PARTY of 6, indeed! 🙂

Lauren - September 30, 2010 - 12:13 am

I love that wreath!! SO cute!

The announcement is just perfect… I can’t wait to make ours for Tucker! I’ve been praying for you guys and especially ITY – he’s been on my mind a lot lately! 🙂

Sara - September 30, 2010 - 10:22 am

Have a great time at T4A! I so wanted to go, so I’ll live vicariously through you and others who are going!

Kim - September 30, 2010 - 10:31 am

WOOO HOOOO! So proud of ITY’s big show at PT! Cheering you on from Hong Kong!
Love & Blessings,
P.S. Love the video!

Rachelle - October 1, 2010 - 1:20 am

You really couldn’t be any cuter! I can’t keep up with your posts but when ever I head on over here and see what you are up to I am always touched…inspired…& eager to have our 2 little ones home! Love the Wreath!
God Bless, Rachelle

Kameron Shadrick - October 1, 2010 - 12:01 pm

Hi Andrea,
I need to get the address to send the completed Pad Kits to. Thanks so much.
Kameron Shadrick

Heidi - October 1, 2010 - 12:40 pm

I got announcement in the mail today and you Made my day!! thanks soo much for including us.. It’s just so stinkin cute!! Isaac is one handsome dude! I just can’t wait for the day I’m sure our boys will meet because I’m sure at some point you will bring you kids to
Disney .. right:) Thanks so much really meant it a lot now we have a reminder of him on our refrigerator to pray for him and you all:)

Megan - October 2, 2010 - 3:03 am
Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers - September 6, 2012 - 5:01 pm

This is one of the coolest wreaths I have ever seen! Love your choice of fabric and how modern it looks. Gorgeous!