The Macs

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

cora's update

Just a quick update.

Cora's (the shop) is still up and running. Our store is just EMPTY right now. We had to take a little break after all the Fourth of July craziness. We are hoping to start working on some more stuff next week. 

We even broke down and bought a serger. It is currently still in the box. I think we are a little scared to touch it!  Hopefully it will help us make the Cora dresses a little faster. There are so many new possibilities. Now, if we could just figure out how to use it!

Right now we are dreaming up some new ideas for Cora's. We will definitely be restocking the Cora dresses and burpies. Hopefully you will be seeing some fun new stuff too.

Thanks for being patient with us. This has been such a great creative outlet for me and also a great way to continue to remember my sweet little girl. You all have been so supportive and encouraging as we have ventured into the Etsy world.

Keep checking back!


On a different note. I have my second appointment tomorrow. Will you please pray for us as we go back to the doctor's office? We can't wait to hear that little Baby Mac heartbeat again.  


Blogger Todd and Courtney said...

Thinking of you all every single day in Chattanooga!! Last night my 8 month old had a horrible time going to sleep. She was screaming like she was in pain and I prayed and prayed that sweet angel Cora would "play" with Lauren in her crib to help her feel better. My sweet girl went right to sleep after that. Cora is one sweet little angel :)

July 8, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Vincent Family said...

Can’t wait to see more goodies! You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow and always. I am hopeful that your little angel will put in a good word for me so I can be blessed with another little angel myself.

July 8, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Debbie K. said...

As always, I am so excited to see what shows up at Cora's. Our granddaughter doesn't need any more clothes for right now, but I love to browse any how.
And my prayers are always with you and especially now that a new little one is on the way.

God Bless!

~Debbie K.

July 8, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

You are so sweet-i am just impressed that a young couple can have so much insight and trust the Lord so much. I sure wish I would have been that way in my younger years-I am in my 50's now. I am excited to see some things on Coras website-I still haven't been able to get on in time to actually buy something-I am learning patience-its good for me. I will keep checking-I have 2 grandchildren that I will be buying for Hannah who is 19months old and Gideon who is 2 weeks old. God Bless you all.

July 8, 2009 at 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Karina said...

I love sewing, but I'd be afraid of a serger, too! Good luck figuring it out and getting Cora's stocked. I haven't lost hope that I'll be able to get something from there...

I'll be thinking of you at your doctor's appointment. I hope Baby Mac cooperates and gives a nice strong heartbeat for you to hear - no "hiding" from the sono, now, baby!

July 8, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger The Carroll's said...

Praying for a strong, healthy heartbeat on baby Mac today! My girl got LOTS of compliments on her 4th of July Cora shirt. Love supporting you and your family! Can't wait to hear about your appointment!

July 8, 2009 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Praying for your little one! I can't wait for things to get stocked up again for your store! I so want dress!

July 8, 2009 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Have you considered doing the fingertip towel bibs? They are quick, easy, cute, & so handy. I've pics at:

If you want a tutorial i could do it, but they are not hard at all. Email if you've any interest.

Praying, continuing to pray, that all things go well for you. :)

July 8, 2009 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Praying for you always!

July 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

You are in our prayers daily. =)

July 8, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

Lots of Prayers for you! I think and pray about your family daily. Even though we are perfect strangers, I feel so blessed by your blog. Your faith is so inspiring and convicting!

And so glad you don't intend to stop work on the Cora's dresses! I have yet to get one! It seems I am always a couple of hours too late!

July 8, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear about your experience with your new serger! Would love to get my hands on a Cora Dress!

Will be thinking about you tomorrow!

July 8, 2009 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Heather's Home (aka Chez Hez) said...

Good luck, Jess! You take your time on the crafty side of life and just take care of you and that little bitty!

July 8, 2009 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

you're dresses are always so adorable! can't wait to see new ones! i have two boys so i don't get to buy any ;) and how exciting about your next appt! can't wait to hear how it goes!

July 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Jess I will be praying for you tomorrow. Everything will turn out wonderful and I hope He/She puts on a good show for mommy and daddy to ease your worries.

July 8, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger A said...

I will be praying for you!!

July 8, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Jane In The Jungle said...

You and your Little Mac always have my prayers...

July 8, 2009 at 2:27 PM  
Anonymous heather said...

Enjoy hearing Baby Mac's heartbeat tomorrow! I loved that. I thought it was the coolest thing to have two heartbeats.
I have to admit I'm excited about the next round of dresses. I loved seeing them on the little girls in your Fourth of July pictures!

July 8, 2009 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Always praying for you!

July 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

We'll definitely be in prayer. Hoping your appointment is great and that peace & calmness would be in your heart. And don't forget to enjoy it a little:). Not always easy to remember to enjoy yourself while your there....ha! Especially when you gain more weight than you'd like....sigh.

July 8, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Polka Dot Moon said...

Praying for you, Joel, Baby Mac and your Angel Cora always.

July 8, 2009 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger jen christians said...

Hi Jess. I wanted to let you know that I know how to use a serger, and have one of my own. If you would like some help give me a call or send me an e-mail. I would love to help you out! I am sure though that you have some skilled women around you!!! BTW the serger will save you an AMAZING amount of time! God Bless

July 8, 2009 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Robert J. Nash said...

Though I don't comment often I wanted to let you know that our family here in Stillwater, MN is praying and cheering for you all. Baby Cora will never be forgotten!!!!

Love, The Nash Family

July 8, 2009 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Jessica Bene said...

I bought one of the 4th of July shirts and love it! Thank you! Praying for you and for a good 2nd appt!

July 8, 2009 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger hoosier68 said...

Always in my thoughts and prayers!

July 8, 2009 at 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

Praying for you guys that Baby Mac cooperates and makes it easy for them to find the heart beat.

Blessings to both of you,

July 8, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Walquist said...

Good luck Jess & fam with the new surger adventure! Sounds like you all keep busy! Lots of prayers from the Walquists!

July 8, 2009 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Joanne : The Simple Wife said...

Definitely praying!

With love from the Heim family
(now in Phoenix as of last Thursday!)

July 8, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathy and Jess,

I would strongly recommend going to a class where you got your serger if that is possible. I didn't when I got mine and never did get the full benefit of it. Cleta

July 8, 2009 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Ohhh you're going big-time with your shop! I love it. I hope you figure out that serger soon. (I can't even thread my bernina, so I'm no help at all.)

Will be praying for you tomorrow for a wonderful appointment.

Cora is thought of daily.

July 8, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Prayers for you tomorrow!

July 8, 2009 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Finding Joy said...

Prayers for peace for you tomorrow as you hear Baby's heartbeat again! God is faithful!

July 8, 2009 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Paula Aspacher said...

it would be great if you could take a class to learn how to use the serger..

July 8, 2009 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hey! I wanted to let you know about this website that allows you to rent a doppler for pretty cheap. You may already know about it, but I really love listening to my baby's heart beat any time I want to! (I listen just about daily!) If you're interested go to and you can rent them for as cheap as 20 bucks a month. They're medical quality and I got mine at 9 weeks and could hear the heartbeat right away. So much fun! :)

July 8, 2009 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Waiting in anticipation and praying with love,

July 8, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Falling Around said...

I had begged my hubby for many years to get me a serger. Finally, he bought me one about three years ago. I took it out of the box, got completely intimidated by all the "stuff" and haven't touched it since. I really need to learn how to use that stinkin' thing. But like you mentioned, I'm scared... lol. It's total ridiculousness!

Will be praying for you & your appointment tomorrow. I'm SO excited for you! :-)

Much Love,

July 8, 2009 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what you and Grammy come up with. :) Can't wait to hear the results of your visit..the reassurance of that sweet baby's heartbeat should help you feel a little better.
I think of you EVERYDAY..I pray for you, Joel, Cora and now the new baby :)

July 8, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Can't wait for the dresses to be back...hope I can actually catch one this time :)

Praying for you guys tomorrow!!!!!!

July 8, 2009 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger CourtneyC said...

I cannot wait to see more stuff in Cora's store. I have had no luck getting anything but I will get my hands on something soon!!

Will be praying all goes well at your appointment.

July 8, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger wicker0407 said...

Praying for a great appointment tomorrow and excited to see new goodies at your etsy shop!
Summer & family in California

July 8, 2009 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Praying for your appointment tomorrow! How exciting to get to hear your babies heart beat again...such an amazing sound.

July 8, 2009 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Praying for a wonderful appt. tomorrow. I'm also encouraged that all hope is not lost to get my girl a dress :)

Can't wait to hear how the appt. goes. You are never far from my thoughts.

Susan in Indiana

July 8, 2009 at 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

Can't wait to see what new creative things you come up with!
I'll be thinking about you tomorrow for your appointment! It is always so amazing to hear that heartbeat.

July 8, 2009 at 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Audrey said...

Praying for a continued strong and healthy pregnancy!

July 9, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger purejoy said...

praying for a healthy little mac.

July 9, 2009 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Praying for you today.

July 9, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Clutter-Free Classroom said...

I'm currently pregnant with identical twins and have been stalking your store hoping to get my hands on your Cora dresses. I keep missing them. Although we don't know each other you and your baby have been in my thoughts a lot. I know all too well how nervewracking the time leading up to the appointments can be and I hope you are able to relax beforehand and leave feeling reassured and confident.

July 9, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Happiness Is... said...

Sending prayers your way for the next doctor's appointment.

July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Anonymous denise said...

I have a serger you guys are going to love it. It is just as easy as the sewing machine (once it is threaded of course!)

Praying things went well at the appointment and that healing will continue in God's timing and his way.
Love, Denise

July 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you ,as always. Praying for your doctors apppt. and waiting to hear good news. God bless you ! I know Miss.Cora is looking down from heaven and is so excited to be a big sister.....with love.

July 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Meg B. said...

I have been following your story since we heard Cora's story in church the Sunday before she passed away. I check in often to see how you are doing.

July 14, 2009 at 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you read this, I was wondering if you could post a heads-up on your blog the day before you list everything at Cora's. Then we could know what day to watch Cora's. Just an idea. Thanks and God Bless.

July 14, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

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