The Macs

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

for the boys

Our Etsy shop is stocked again.  This time there is something for the boys. 
We didn't want the boys to feel left out.  We will try to post a few more things tomorrow.


We named our boys t-shirt "the tripp tee" after my sweet little nephew Tripp. This is Cora's youngest cousin and the only grandson on my side of the family. What a cutie-pie.


Blogger Vanessa "Paper Chick" said...


March 3, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger The Jones' said...

YAY!!! I have a 10mo old son and am pumped about the new stuff! Sending hugs and prayers!

March 3, 2009 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I love the boy stuff! Thanks for thinking of us in the testosterone filled houses.

March 3, 2009 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Super-cute stuff!! You gals have been busy!! I hope these things put you one step closer to that wonderful playground being built for sweet Cora. We're in TX and my 5 year-old daughter keeps asking if we can go to "Cora's Park!" I cannot wait to see what God will do :)

March 3, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Aww I am sad! The dresses were gone before I could get to one :(

March 3, 2009 at 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything you've made looks amazing. Can't wait to get something for my daughter.

Continually praying for you.


March 3, 2009 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger eLiZaBeTh said...

Thank you for sharing, even in your grief...To read how you praised The Lord, even while in such pain & heartache really touched me. Oh, what a friend we have in Jesus! I will be praying for you & I will be donating...

March 3, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

Love the boys' stuff!

March 4, 2009 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Your items are absolutely adorable and I love the new boys stuff.

March 4, 2009 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger michelle said...

I love the new shirts!! They are too cute...but I missed out again! I think I am going to have to stop sleeping on the nights you list items! lol If you get to the point of taking special orders..I will have one for you! :)

March 4, 2009 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Jess & Joel,

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers constantly. Your faith in our Lord is inspiring and beautiful. I hope you find comfort and strength through this work and building Cora's playground. I made my donation today. I wanted to make sure that I made it before Cora's birthday.

Thinking of you -


March 4, 2009 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I missed out on the girly stuff again :( I checked last night before I went to bed and it wasn't stocked yet and then this morning it was all gone. guess I'll have to wait until next time :)

Tripp is adorable...congrats!

March 4, 2009 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I found out about you through the Kirtley's blog. Your story is so inspiring. My family prays for yours everyday. You are such a good example of how we should live our lives. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.(I keep missing out on the dresses! They are too cute!!)

March 4, 2009 at 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know Jess your husband is amazing as well. I haven't been able to watch Cora's celebration but I did get to listen to it. How very hard it must have been for Joel to speak. I can't imagine what life must be like now, at home, for the 2 of you. You, Joel and Cora continue to touch my very soul! I am so glad that you are holding on to each other at this time. I am thinking, talking about and praying for you guys multiple times a day.
Glad to see the little boy stuff! My little one is 8 months so maybe if you guys could make something in the 12 month size.:) I think you and Grammy will be busy busy for a long time to come.


March 4, 2009 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

What a beauty that little boy is and what cute stuff!!! :o)

March 4, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are buying up your cute little dresses and t-shirts, etc. like crazy! I'm just not fast enough! Please keep the Cora t-shirt dresses coming. I'm going to get my hands on one, one of these days! I'm sure you're about out of apple fabric by now but that one is my favorite! I can see why you loved Cora wearing it.

March 4, 2009 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Those are really sweet. :)

If you get to feeling saucy and want to do 2T or 3T, I'd buy one. But please don't feel obligated.

I was thinking over the weekend about how God works... I had a LOT of pressure to homeschool my kids or put them in private school. We caught a lot of flack for not doing that. We're not opposed to that if the time comes but for starting out we really felt like God wanted us in the public school.

As soon as I met you I understood why. And now, several years later, seeing how things are playing out, it's become even more apparent to me.

You've changed my life. You've changed my kids' lives.

It all goes back to - God knows what He's doing!! Even when I don't understand it, He knows.

March 4, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

These are so cute!

March 4, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Miranda said...

Yay for boy stuff!! They look great! And Tripp is just too cute!

March 4, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Such beautiful pieces! Once again I missed out on the sizes I was looking for :P

I'll keep trying. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

March 4, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger ml said...

Just thinking of your family and praying for you this week.

March 4, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ADORABLE STUFF JESS! By the time I get there, you are all sold out :) My boys are T sizes Love the Caterpillar shirt HUGS!

March 4, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Nicoolmama said...

I am wanting the apple print girls dress! It sells out soooo fast! Will you pretty please make lots more?
You and your "Etsy Crew" are pretty talented.

March 4, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger ........ said...

I am so glad that you are hanging in there! I have kept up with your blog for awhile now and am so sorry for your loss but so inspired by your faith. I hope you won't think I am insensitive but I was wondering if one day, when you feel able, you could tell us what happened the night Cora died. By that I mean she pulled through the surgery and then the next post said she had passed away. I hope this question doesn't in any way make things harder. I still pray for you and your husband daily and will continue to do so...


March 4, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too Cute! You guys are amazing! What a cute idea and a very special name too.

Thinking and praying for you everyday!


March 4, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger said...

The shirts, adorable.

The baby, darling. my prayers.

With love,

March 4, 2009 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger beckylbranch said...

what cute cute stuff! I can't wait to visit your etsy store :)

March 4, 2009 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

Hey guys, just wanted to say I still think about you 3 everyday. Praying for God to make it better. Hang in there. The more pushing, the farther you'll get. He's there. Sending love and hugs your way.

March 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was too slow again...But wanted to congratulate you on your continued etsy shop success. I will keep lurking in your store front until I can grab a dress or a t-shirt that will fit my kids...And keep lurking on your blog to see how you are holding up.

Cora still brings me to tears every time I think of her (which is surprisingly often since I don't even know your family!). I am sure it is very, very hard for you right now.

Many hugs from Canada...

March 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I love the boys stuff!! Really adorable!

Thinking and praying for you daily!

March 4, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the tree t-shirt =)

Also, I read your last post and didn't have any words, so this is all I've got: *hugs*

March 4, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't find where to buy any stuff. Did you sell out again?

March 4, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot get on the etsy site fast enough. Everytime I click on there, everything is sold out. Well, I have a 3 year old (on Sunday) boy and am expecting another (not sure if boy or girl) in Sept. So, we will certainly keep coming back to your site. I am so glad that your new project is booming with great sucess. We continue to hold you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Keep up the good work. Maybe one of the these days, I'll get on there before everything is gone!
Take care and God Bless,
Stacy Lord,
Ames, IA

March 4, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my goodness-sold out again!!! Do you think the LORD has anything to do with this? :D

March 4, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Seeing all of those cute lil boy clothes makes me want to have one! So cute!

You are in my heart and thoughts right now. Especially with Cora's birthday tomorrow! Make sure you have a good cry. I'm sure I'll shed a few myself, as I have done everyday since I found you! Thanks for everything!

March 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Those are too cute!! Your nephew is adorable.

March 4, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Not again :( Sold out before I ever got to buy anything!! Oh well, I'm just thankful people are excited about supporting you guys and loving you through your grief! The Lord brought you to my mind again this morning and I found myself praying for Joel and Jess (as if I knew you guys)! Praying that God will pour out his blessings on your lives!

March 4, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger The Hills said...

I only know your family through your blog, but I saw that tomorrow will be Cora's birthday. I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can not imagine your loss. You all are so strong and are living how God wants you to.
Take Care and your Etsy items are adorable!

March 4, 2009 at 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will never get a chance to buy anything!! by the time i get home from work all of your stuff is already gone!! :( it's all too cute!

March 4, 2009 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Mark and Mandi said...

So happy for your Etsy success! One of these days I will get a Cora dress before they all sell out:) My prayers continue to be with you all!

March 4, 2009 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Kylie and crew. said...

Thank you for your transparency in this challenging season! I love the boy stuff and will be finding something to purchase for sure for out little guy! I'm praying for you and for Joel!

March 4, 2009 at 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too Too Cute but I keep missing the girly stuff. I'll keep trying.


March 4, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep checking for your stuff, but it's always gone already. I purchased some things from another seller, but really wanted to support you directly. I'm happy I was able to do what I did, though. I pray for you each day, many times, as I go throughout my own day. Will you be selling anymore things? I will be lifting you all up continually.

March 4, 2009 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Oh, goodness! I missed it again! I hope there will be more soon :).

March 4, 2009 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Falling Around said...

I love the little boy's tree t-shirt... too cute!!

I visited your etsy shop again today and see that you are all sold out again!! You gals are gonna have to open a factory to keep up with demand.. LOL!

Love & Prayers,
Christy Klein

March 4, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed it again! That's okay though, I am just SO happy that so many people out there supporting Cora's playground and your family. I will have to be quicker next time :) I know that even though a few weeks have gone by, you both need prayers as much as ever. I will continue to pray for you daily. I realize also that tomorrow might be a tough day for you. Of course Cora will have a glorious celebration in heaven, but for her parents here on Earth her birthday has to bring some sadness. I just want you to know that I will be really lifting you up to the Lord tomorrow and pray that he may continue to be your strength and your comfort. My daughter and I are going to get a balloon tomorrow and write "Happy Birthday Cora" on it and then send it up to her in heaven. God bless you both.

Ashley in Phoenix

March 4, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

Well-I missed out on the dresses-I checked first thing this morning and they were gone-unless I don't know what I am doing-HA! I am so thankful that you are doing so well-I know you all must be exhausted. I still am hoping to get a dress for my granddaughter but I do understand that you can only do so much. Thankyou for sharing with all of us people that you don't know-but we feel like WE do feel like we are getting to know you. You are awesome and I know your little girl Cora would be so proud of her parents and grandparent. Praise the Lord for you.

March 4, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Carey said...

Darn it! Sold out again. I'll keep checking. I'd love to see the toddler girl dresses!

March 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I am computer illiterate. How do I find the site. Did I miss a link somewhere??

March 4, 2009 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Brian and Staci said...

WHOA! I just went over to Cora's shop and look for boy stuff...and you are wiped out :) WOW! Amazing!

March 4, 2009 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Brian and Staci said...

I am on my knees for you right this very is 10:15 and hope your heart can feel all the prayers being offered up for you today.

March 5, 2009 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger THE SPIVEY"S said...

I am so excited that you are going to be having some boy clothes. I know that my little Christian will wear them well and with pride.

March 5, 2009 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Did you all sell out again? I am dying to buy some things...I am so happy for your success and so sad for your loss...wishing you peace and love in the coming days. And PLEASE...more stuff in the shop!!

March 6, 2009 at 8:23 PM  

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