Friday, May 22, 2009


Last August, we sent our first born into the unknown - unknown for all of us really, as we had never sent a child to be in the care of anyone other than us. We had lived with the little guy for five years at that point, so we felt pretty comfortable that we knew all the "ins and outs" of him. But would there be anyone there that could do the same? Would he make new friends? Would he remember his code to buy lunch or could he possibly starve for lack of memorizing the last four digits of his SSN?! This picture is taken his first day of Kindergarten. It's funny...I really don't know who looks the most concerned about the events that would be in store, but I'm kind of leaning towards his little brother! As it turns out, I'm about to pick up that same little guy from his last day of Kindergarten. It is almost harder for me to pick him up the last day than it was to drop him off for his first. Because, you know what? He had the most amazing teacher and parapro on the face of the earth, and they know his "ins and outs" as well as we do. He made the cutest and sweetest friends that I am certain he will miss like crazy this summer when he doesn't see them every day. And, not one day did he forget his code and miss lunch! Somewhere over the course of the last nine months, my baby turned into a young man who can handle himself when his parents are not around. As a matter of fact, he was presented the citizenship award at his Kindergarten celebration night. That stands for something, right? I guess, along with the amazing help of the wonderful people at Ila Elementary, we all survived Kindergarten.

So with that in mind, we are taking a vacation! I'll be away from jewelry and blogging for a week, but please check in with me the first week of June. I'm going to be refreshed and ready to make new things. And for those of you that placed orders the end of this week, I promise they will be done as soon as I return. Enjoy the start of your summer!!
Here is another picture of the Kindergaren graduate and his proud mommy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

crazy robot design #2

Yes, Walker is at it again. He has been needling me to help him make more jewelry ever since he received orders in his very own crazy robot series. My mother ordered hers first, so that is the one pictured. He designs these robots himself. And while I try to put my two cents in, he always shoots me down and goes with his original idea. And you know what? His idea turns out better than anything I had in mind. So, I am unveiling the second design in this series. Walker has one very proud Bibbie. And yes, Miss Teresa, yours is coming!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

updated monogram necklace

Dear friends of ours have a daughter graduating from high school Saturday. She was given monogram earrings for Christmas, and I decided to match a necklace to the earrings for her graduation gift. So, the oldie but goodie monogram necklace is not retired, but there is a new one so you will now have a choice! I will try to post some updated pieces over the next few days. I have been awful about that recently. I guess I'm just plugging away until summer!

update: you may want one of these for yourself you say? I can personalize one for you for $44. It is a 5/8" sterling disc stamped and soldered to a wonderful teardrop. And, of course, it comes with the freshwater pearl dangle and either a 16" or 18" chain. Fun! Fun!

Monday, May 11, 2009

my baby turned 6!

It really irritates my husband when I call Walker baby in public. For instance, I might say it while he is playing soccer or t-ball. Burke quickly reminds me in the quiet tone that he tends to use that Walker is no longer a baby. Each time I remind him that I gave birth to the little guy and he will always be my baby. Thursday was "my baby's" sixth birthday and he celebrated the milestone exactly as he would have liked. He is not my take cupcakes to school guy. He specifically requested Krispy Kreme doughnuts to share with his class. It was also field day at school on his birthday, and what kid does not love field day? I still remember defending my title as the jump rope champ in elementary school. He chose his favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner because you can wear a sombrero on your big day. He wanted nothing more than tickets to the UGA baseball game, so we spent the day at Foley Field yesterday. He ended up with a practice ball, a nearly $4 sprite (can you believe that?!), an exciting win for UGA in the bottom of the 9th and a wonderful night of sleep due to exhaustion from all of the excitement. Life at six is super cool! As he told me on the morning of his birthday, "I don't feel any older, I just feel taller." Give it a few years, baby, give it a few years! And Walker, I promise...I love you more than you love me!!!