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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SSS - Sense & Sensibility & Soaps

Tabby was in her school's drama production last Friday and Saturday nights.  She played the part of 12-year old Margaret in an adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility."  She got a lot of laughs and really enjoyed her role.  It was fun to watch and the play was quite professional.

Photography was not allowed during the play, so I could only get pictures of Tabby after it, in her last outfit.  She had several other period dresses she wore - with nice puffed sleeves ;) - and also a hat in the outdoors scenes. 

My brother Patrick teaches at the school.  He also does design work.  He and his wife Kaylie designed the programs and posters.

If you're ever looking for someone that does print services (like flyers, brochures, business cards, etc.) or a website, Patrick and Kaylie do this work.  Their business name is "Halbrook Designs" and their website is here: .  I love their slogan:  "saving the world from visual mediocrity ... one pixel at a time."

Sunday we participated in Hand of Hope Pregnancy Clinic's annual Walk for Life as vendors.  Several friends from church and I had a tent together and offered things we made to sell.  We didn't have a whole lot of sales, but it was fun. My table had our goat milk soap, Hunter's lamps, and two salves I make (green salve and muscle salve).  Tabby also had several beaded necklaces she made.  The main thing I ended up selling was goat milk soap - in the Thieves blend.

It was pouring rain when we were setting up, but thankfully it soon cleared up and the sun came out.  They had a walk, and a 5K and 10K.  Tabby ran in the 5K.

Lately I've had the itch to try running.  But I don't know if I will ever do more than run to the mail box and back, at this season of my life.  ;P

If you live in our area, and know of any craft fairs coming up, please let me know.  My friends and I would love to try and sell things again.  But at an event where people are coming specifically to buy things.  Thanks!


  1. I wish they would have video taped the play and sold copies for a fund raiser! :P
    I like your display at the craft sale! I do love a Pepsi crate. :)
    And if you just run to the mailbox and back (which is NOT a short way!) hey, you DONE that much! Its not always about quantity. Its about starting. (hahaha talk about the pot talking to the kettle....)
    Love you!!

  2. Video would be so cool! Have you ever sold stuff at craft fairs? It's fun even though I hardly make any money. :)
    I thought about running to the mailbox today but I ended up only walking .... Oh well - there's always tomorrow! <3

    1. Back before I had children we all did some craft fair selling. I didn't really get into it because I soon moved away. I think its kindof like "us" doing a book signing.... you don't make money, but seeing people is fun in this controlled circumstance. LOL
      I much prefer walking. hahahaha