Saturday, October 27, 2012

Anna's List, the 2012 Version

Gift Cards to: Target, JoAnns, Starbucks, Panera
Big Bang Theory DVDs (seasons 2 and on)
Plane tickets to Haiti to visit Angie or Japan to see Kari (just thought I'd put it out there =))
St. Louis Cardinals T shirts (Size: Medium)
Kansas State University clothes (Size: M)
Silhouette Machine

Geek Mom:  Projects, Tips and Adventures for Moms and their 21st-Century Families by Kathryn Ceceri
Matched, Crossed and Reached (The Matched Trilogy) by Ally Condie

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wishlists: The 2012 Version! (Kids)


 Any Signing Time movies
 Arthur movies (the PBS Kids Series)
 Tinkerbell:  Secret of the Wings
 Despicable Me

Craft Supplies:
Glue (all types)
Tape (all kinds)

Gift Card:
Disney Store
Apple (she is saving for an Ipad)

Other toys:
Small Princess Dolls (they are the size of a Polly Pocket):  she is particually looking for Mederia, Rapunzel and Alice in Wonderland
Hello Kitty Mega Blocks 
She didn't give any particualr Book choices, but she like American Girl Books, the Early Reader Books 

Josiah loves anything and everything Angry Birds.  Seriously, if in doubt, it it has an Angry Bird on it, he will be happy.  With that being said, here is his list:

The Lorax
Veggie Tales 
The Incredibles

Angry Bird books
Books in the Little Critter series
Dr. Suess books

Life Cereal (he insisted this be on the list)
Angry Birds Crackers and Fruit Snacks
Legos (both big and little one)
VeggieTales Larrymobile (like this)
Angry Birds "Tiny Toppers"
Nerf guns and darts
Gift Cards to McDonalds, Target

Abi doesn't need anything.  These are things that she plays with that could stand to be replaced, or things she enjoys at other places.  

High Chair for dolls
Baby Stroller for dolls
Doll Clothes
Little People Toys
Simple puzzles
Triangular Crayons

Bubble Guppies 
Fresh Beat Band 
Doc McStuffins 
Elmo movies

She is currently into concept books:  letters, colors, numbers...)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Anna- 2011

101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home by David Bordon
Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee 
Growing Up Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee
Cooks Illustrated Cookbook (the Oct. 2011 edition)
Collette Sewing Handbook by Sarai Mitnick
50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Child Do) by Gever Tulley
Sewing for Boys by Karen LePage
Make Stuff Together: 24 Simple Projects to Create as a Family by Kathie Sever
Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders

Other Stuff:
Staple Gun
Silhouette CAMEO
Harry Potter 6 and 7.1 and 7.2 on DVD
ipad 2
kindle fire
digital scale for kitchen
Gift Cards to Starbucks, Target, Amazon

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Abi doesn't need much., but she likes:

Baby dolls (especially ones that have eyes that open and close)
Footie PJs (12 month and bigger)
Music makers
Things she open and close and fill and empty
Cheese Sticks!


VeggieTale books
A pocket Bible (like the ones the Gideon's hand out)

Other things:
A guitar
Dress pants (esp. black ones) in 3T
My First Dollhouse Accessories (like the ones here)

Ali- 2011

Any of the Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems
Yo Vikings by Judith Bryon Schachner

Other things
Craft supplies, especially beads, jewels and glittery things
Polly Pockets or the small princess dolls (Polly Pocket sized)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Jed's 2010 Christmas List

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future by Robert B. Reich
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2) by F. A. Hayek, Bruce Caldwell
The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out without Selling Out by Mark Driscoll
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by: Nicholas Carr
Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives by: Michael Specter
Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed by: Gregg Easterbrook
The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education by: Craig M. Mullaney
WAR by: Sebastian Junger
The Coming Population Crash: and Our Planet's Surprising Future by: Fred Pearce
No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller by: Harry Markopolos
Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage by: Eamon Javers
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It by: Scott Patterson
The Checklist Manifesto by: Atul Gawande
The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber
Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them by Ed Stetzer
Essential Church?: Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts by Thom S. Rainer
Big dreams in small places: Church planting in smaller communities by Thomas P Nebel
The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything by Colin Marshall
Good Christians Good Husbands?: Leaving a Legacy in Marriage and Ministry by Doreen Moore
On Thinking Institutionally​ (On Politics) by Hugh Heclo
Can Our Church Live? by Alice Mann
The Human Side of Enterprise, Annotated Edition by Douglas McGregor

Mountain Biking Shorts (something like this, or this, not the tight ones)
Mountain Biking Shoes (these would be nice...)
Shock Pump (something like this)
A backlit/illuminated keyboard (like this)
Gift cards to Ikea, Starbucks, Home Depot, Lowes, Performance Bike Shops, REI

Tuesday, September 14, 2010



Sewing: 2011 Day-to-Day Calendar 

Amy Butler's Style Stitches
Hunger Games Trilogy

Glee, Season 1
Toy Story 3
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Dutch Oven
Gift Cards to Joanns or other fabric/craft stores, Starbucks, Panera Bread, 


Small Slide
Basketball Hoop
Play Doh

Josiah loves:
Musical Instruments

Sid the Science Kid
Signing Time


Barbies (or the Princess dolls that are Barbie sized)
Craft Supplies: paper, paint, glue, glitter, foam sheets, markers, pencils...the list goes on and on)
Accessories for Curly (her Bitty Baby)--American girl link HERE
Puzzles (24 piece or bigger)
"Little" Legos--the regular size, not Duplos

Things she loves:
Hello Kitty

Sid the Science Kid (any)
Signing Time (any)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Josiah's Wish List 2009

Clothing--size 12 month and up
musical instruments
Sand and Water table (he would even share this with Ali)

Ali's Wish List 2009

Play food and cooking utensils
Craft supplies
Coloring books
Anything and everything Princess and Tinkerbell
Chutes and Ladders

Anna's Wish List 2009

A new sewing machine (see me for details)
A serger
Wii Active
Wii Rock Band Beatles (the bundle pack)

One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
Design it Yourself Clothes by Cal Patch
Make it Fast, Cook it Slow by Stephanie O'Dea
Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
Sew What Fleece
Sew What Bags
The Guniea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Sewing Patterns:
Multi-Tasker Tote by Anna Maria Horner

By Amy Butler:
Sweet Harmony Handbag
Amy Butler Softwares CD

Sew Liberated Reading Pillow


Jed's Wish List 2009

Mountain Biking Shoes
Mountain Biking Gloves
Bike Rack for my car (hitch rack)
Dark Blue Jeans

Star Trek (the new one)
GI Joe
Transformers 2
District 9

SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
The Wilderness Warrior by Douglas Brinkley
In the President's Secret Service by Ronald Kessler
The Myth of the Rational Market by Justin Fox
Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Hundred Percenters by Mark Murphy
Hella Nation by Evan Wright
Harvard Business Essentials Manager’s Toolkit
Got Fight by Forrest Griffin
The New Dare to Discipline by James Dobson
The Road by Cormac McCarthy