Friday, December 30, 2011

Wow, can you believe that Christmas was almost a week ago.  It doesn't seem fair that one days takes weeks of planning and is over in like 10 hours, then there is the opening presents part - like 30 minutes.  We do make our kids take turns opening gifts so it takes a little longer.

I know Christmas is over, but check it out - I did something crafty.  My daughter decided (like two days before Christmas) that she wanted to make some gifts for her friends.  Soooooooooo, we came up with this idea.  Have I ever told you how much I love Heat and Bond.   That stuff is awesome.  We used heat and bond to "glue" the fabric to a blank notebook and then the bond the fabric letter to the felt, and the felt to the notebook, does that make any sense at all? 

 The finished product turned out pretty cute and she was excited to give it to her friends so I'd say it was a success!  I have to admit, I need to get better and letting my daughter help me.  She got frustrated at my taking it over and went on to something else.   She is making her first quilt right now, and I'm trying oh so hard just to let her do it by herself.

I used my pattern from over here to make this bag for my kids piano teacher.  She also likes to be called their 3rd Grandma.  She is super good to my kids and our family and I wanted to do something special for her.  She loves fabric as much as I do so I thought she would like this bag.  It turned out pretty good.

The fabric is Butterscotch and Roses from Fig Tree.  Ever since I found this blog - I've loved the combination of green, brown, red and blue.   I  Free Motioned Quilted it.  Someday I'm going to get good at that if it kills me.  I did buy some super cool gloves though that makes it TONS easier.  If your thinking about getting them, it's totally worth it.

So all in all, I would say Christmas was good.  I gained my five pounds eating way more than I should and now I'll make my New Years Resolution to loose it plus some.  We will see if I can actually do it this year - yeah right!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

I've been a horrible blogger lately, but I did want to make sure and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  Here are a few pictures of our home this Holiday Season.  I have done some crafty things that I will show you in another post. 

It's been a little crazy, as I'm sure it is for everyone this time of year.  A couple weeks ago my husband has some training in Las Vegas for his job, so I got to get away with him for a few days.  I'm not crazy about Vegas but it was so nice to get away.

We've had hand foot and mouth disease at our house.  Lucky us!  It could be worse.   At least it's just some blisters on the hands and feet and a little in the mouth.  My kids have actually handled it pretty well, their just bored from being at home all the time.

My favorite decorations of all!

Have a Merry Christmas!  Love,

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy 13th Anniversary to my Best Friend Ever!

Our 2nd Date (I don't have a picture of the first.)  I think we were trying to wink!

2 1/2  years later, getting home from a 2 year LDS mission!

Engagement Picture

Our Wedding Day, December 18th, 1998

Our first home.  Good thing we were in love huh!

First trip to Disneyland, with our daughter and one on the way!

College Graduation!

Our Family!  Crazy what can happen in just 13 years!

I saw this on Nie Nie's blog and loved it...........

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.

Louis De Bernieres

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Stole this from another blog, it was too funny, I had to share!

Real post coming very soon, I promise!