Saturday, January 31, 2009

The time has come.....

Connor has moved to a big boy swing.

Camera phones are so handy!

Friday, January 23, 2009

My newest letter.

Is it an obvious "E"?
What do you think?

"Connor, Clean up."

So he did.

"Honey, let's do the grocery list"
"Check the fridge for me, will ya?"
"Nerf gun darts-check"
"Looks like we're good here, hon"
There are just some things that need to be refrigerated.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This sums it up beautifully....

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
--- Marjorie Pay Hinckley
I really like all of Sister Hinckley's writings and her infinite wisdom.
Shall we?
Yes, I stole this quote from Katie's blog.........Sorry, I just really like it.

Monday, January 19, 2009



I am just so excited it's not rain!

Our back yard looks like a Winter Wonder Playland!

Don't let your kids dress themselves.

Or this is what happens.

At least he has on matching socks.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I can honestly say.....

I have NEVER sewn before. Ever.

I got this nifty little "beginners" sewing machine for Christmas from my mother.

So I went out and bought all sorts of remnants (no need to start buying the expensive stuff, when I have nooooo clue what I am doing, right?)

So, I made a little.....

........well what is it? Jenny, some help here.....

(You see I stole the idea from her, she made one for Connor once)

Anyway, I was so proud of myself....pretty good, huh?


I mean seriously...... for not ever having so much as touched a sewing machine, more less

Threading a needle

Adjusting thread tension

Drawing up Bobbin thread....Bobbin? What? Do they mean "bobby pin?"

Bobbin winding

Presser foot lifter

Turning a square corner

Zigzag stitch


I had a lot to overcome here.

So I am pleased with my very FIRST sewing project.

Even if I don't know what it is, or when exactly I am going to use it.

Expect more showiness from me as I sew more "projects"

Friday, January 2, 2009

Good Idea Mom.

"Ah, put the ball pit in the living room for Connor to play with. Don't put it upstairs in the playroom!"

Pictures do not do justice for this. It looks like a gumball machine exploded in our living room. 250 gumballs.

Good idea, huh?