Sorry for my sporadic blog presence lately. I’ve hit what you might call a WALL. Not a blogging wall so much as a life wall. I’ve just about got the Trust-God-to-Provide-for-Zoos Thing down pat. I’m stuck on the Trust-God-to-Lift-Me-Out-of-My-Self-Pity-Funk Junk.
As of a few hours ago, things are going MUCH better.
I have something fun to share! A couple fun things actually. The first being–my little sister is PREGNANT! No, not Bethany of Darling Isabelle Kate Fame. But Stephanie of Lives Far Away in South Carolina Fame. And soon to be, Stephanie of Designer Jewelry Creator Fame.
CONGRATULATIONS to Stephi and her hubby Daniel expecting their first little one in February! I can’t wait!
So, the jewelry thing. If you’ve been around awhile, you know how much I love Big Mama. She’s brilliant and witty and laugh-out-loud hilarious. LOVE her. I got to meet her in April, and I’ll spare you the pic since I’ve already posted it twice (maybe thrice?). You can see it here if you missed it all the other times.
ANYWAY, I see a delightful pic of Melanie (Big Mama) holding Harper (Kelly’s baby girl) and as pretty as both of them are, I only had eyes for one thing–Melanie’s NECKLACE! See, back when we met in April, I took her a little gift–a necklace my talented sister Stephanie made. Mel was wearing the necklace in the pic, and it looked stunning on her!
I e-mailed her right away and she said she’d been meaning to ask me if my sister sells them somewhere because “it’s seriously becoming part of her summer wardrobe” and people keep asking her about it. How fun is that?!?
I asked Kelly if I could “borrow” the pic of Melanie and Harper for your viewing enjoyment, and she said of course and absolutely. So here you go:
Do you see that necklace?! Isn’t it just STUNNING?! Don’t you want one for your very own self, so that you can be JUST LIKE BIG MAMA??
Well, be patient, because I’m working on that. If I wasn’t leaving in 11 days to go to 11 Zoos in 15 days and planning a party for a couple hundred people a week after I got back… I would sweetly ask my hubby to scrape together a little website where you could buy Steph’s Stuff. He said he’d love to help out, but he has a couple hundred things to do before we leave next Friday. So, you may have to wait a little while, but I couldn’t wait to share the fun news.
Before summer’s end, Steph will have a website where you can buy beautiful handmade necklaces and earrings just like all the cool people are wearing these days. Woohoo!!
In Other News:
–Andrea (Italian friend of ours) is back from holiday. Back with a vengeance I should say. If you left any sort of comment on any of the politics/faith posts a couple weeks ago, Andrea most likely has a word (or 400) specifically for you. Especially if you happen to believe in Creationism. Check here, here, and here to see if he responded to you personally.
And Andrea, I know you find it offensive when I say something’s missing in your life, but I’m not backing down, bro. Praying for you daily.
–We’ve got places to stay in Denver, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Phoenix. Still looking for friends in/near Omaha (July 10), Wichita (July 21), Kansas City (July 22) and St. Louis (July 23). If you’re up for a party with people you’ve never met (and who most likely will smell like a zoo when they get to your house), let us know!!
–Coming later this week–pics from the National Zoo in DC and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. And a fun interview with a Sweet Texas Mama and friend of mine (not 2 interviews–they’re the same person). And the afore-promised pic of me kissing a giraffe. And some pics of four sweet little girls in dresses…
May your Monday be a hundred kinds of delightful!