Tuesday, May 19, 2009

ZoloWear!!

Today was the big day - Mark drove a moving truck to Austin to load up all of the ZoloWear goods. ZoloWear has now officially joined our other family businesses, Nurtured Family & SlingEZee, in Houston.

Here are a few of the many beautiful ZoloWear slings:


It was fun to learn that the creator of ZoloWear had started with a SlingEZee before designing her own brand. This made sense to me as to why many of the same key principles that made SlingEZee my favorite sling, due to the comfort it offered, are reflected in ZoloWear. Commonality can be seen in the great design for proper cupping around the shoulder cap, as well as in the generous spreading of fabric across the back, for weight distribution.

We're excited about the differences between ZoloWear and SlingEZee as well! While I couldn't recommend some unpadded slings due to the material used, which can have taut or scratchy edges which chafe delicate baby skin, ZoloWear's fabrics are luxurious, soft and high quality. Now we offer three unique baby slings that all meet our high expectations for style and comfort, which have different features to meet the different preferences that exist, regarding padding & tail style. SlingEZee features a closed tail with heavy padding throughout the rails and at the shoulder. Hava (the new sling I recently designed, which just came out this month) features a flared tail with a zip pocket, with very light padding throughout the rails and at the shoulder. ZoloWear features an open tail with a zip pocket, with no padding.

SlingEZee:

Hava Slings:

Hava sling with little Miss Havilah in it (nickname "Hava," meaning "Life"). Excuse the temporary, low quality pic.
A prototype of the Hava sling, before the label & ribbon was sewn on.








Sunday, May 17, 2009

American Baby & Family Expo

Working the American Baby & Family Show at Reliant Park. It was a busy, fun day.



The lovely doll that modeled the Sleepy Wrap for us.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jaden's Play - Paradisia

Jaden's been taking drama lessons since last fall through Drama Kids International. Today was the big play!

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Jaden yells one of his lines. We were amazed to hear him project like this!


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A song from Jaden's play.


Jaden receiving his trophy from Ms. Mary, his sweet teacher.

Jaden was THRILLED about this trophy. He'd been anticipating it for weeks.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sweet Girl

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Hava working on the computer, then coming to greet me with a sweet little face.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Affliction vs. Comfort

"I think our prayers are unbalanced—in the direction of just physical needs. We can and should pray for people with infirmities—but it might be wise to change the emphasis of our prayers from physical healing alone to God accomplishing His purposes in and through afflictions."

This quote touches me, as I recollect the darkest times in my life as those that drew me closest to God. I wouldn't give those times up - the unimaginable pain of having my husband walk out on our marriage, the loss felt due to a miscarriage, the betrayal by a friend, the daily grind of ministering as a mother... these times help me draw nearer to God by bringing me to my knees. In those times, I've felt His very real presence, heard His voice, felt Him molding my character... experienced HIM. May I surrender more and more, that I may experience God face to face - even if that means walking through the desert of life. I'd rather that, than to live a life of comfort, deceived by false feelings of self-sufficiency.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pierce's 1st Piano Recital

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First Song


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Second Song

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Family Fun Day

We had a blast today at Family Fun Day, put on by our Cypress Homeschool Association. The children enjoyed a huge blow up waterslide, field games, Chick Fil A lunch, and popsicles.