We got to take a trip out to Longview, TX to visit Matt's grandmother. The kids had a great time at Grandmama's house and she enjoyed getting to meet Melia Rose for the first time. Grandmama's name is Virginia Rose Burt and was the inspiration for Melia's middle name! We got to go out to lunch to celebrate Matt's birthday, show Grandmama some pictures of some places from her past using Google Earth, and she even used an iPad for the first time to read some of this blog! What a happenin' 91 year old!
Melia continues to be COMPLETELY loved by her big brother and sister. Here she is feeling the love once again with the beloved puppy and bunny loaned to her by her siblings!
I have slowly been feeling the crafty vibe again. The approaching fall usually does that to me. I feel the need to make some pumpkin decor... but for now, here is my latest creation. The project was copied off a blog I read (of course), but still made me proud nonetheless. Below is an "apple for the teacher!" - gifts my kids took to their preschool teachers to start off the new year!
And last but not least, our most recently family photo. And our only posed/studio picture with Melia in our midst. This is the picture that will be seen in our church's photo directory. So those of you at our church are getting a sneak peek at the Dillard Family's rendition of "church directory photo."