Friday, November 19, 2010

When I Said I Would Try to Finish the Story Tomorrow...

...I had momentarily forgotten that we were having a fellowship potluck this evening.  Fellowship potluck days are not exactly conducive to lengthy blog posts, to put it mildly!  :)

Here's all I've got for tonight, just a picture that I took of Tobin today in preparation for a personalized Christmas gift for him.
Tobin *needs* a hot chocolate mug.  :)  Both Josiah and David have special mugs - their own mug that we got for them when we went to the Outer Banks of North Carolina a few years ago.  But Tobin didn't have one, and now that he's old enough to hold a real ceramic mug, I'd like him to be able to use one that is just for him.  I've never done it before, but I know that lots of companies put photos on mugs, and it's not really that I'm going to try it.  When I was telling Jeff about my idea, he said that he thought it was a great idea, and then he said, "Don't we already have lots of pictures of Tobin to choose from?"

Well, technically, yes.  But what's the fun in that?  It's much nicer to dress him in a favorite sweater, take him outside on a chilly fall morning, and do a quick little photo shoot so we can have a brand new picture for his mug.  He was excited that I was taking his picture (I've trained him well!), and I was happy with the result: a win-win situation.  :)

How I love that Tobin Bear!


Marie said...

Oh my goodness Davene, Such a grand idea! I just love that your boys have their own "hot chocolate mugs" So cute and it gives me a cozy feelin for when my boys start holding ceramic mugs! I especially love your idea for Tobin's hot chocolate mug!!
I do hope you post it when its is all finished!!!

Much love in Christ
~ Marie

Jenn Heatwole said...

What a darling picture...the sweater brings out those beautiful blue eyes!! I'm sure the ceramic mug will be a treasured gift for many years to come...maybe even something his own children will enjoy one day. Great idea Davene!

Jo Ann said...

What a great picture of Tobin!