Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I had this super cute fabric out, and decided it should be a skirt for Gracie instead of a quilt. I so do not know how to sew clothes, and of course didn't have a pattern, and of course needed to make it right then.
So I just kinda went for it. I know it is far from perfect, but it is wearable and I think Gracie is so very cute in it. I also now know what I would do different if I ever make another one. I think it was easier for me to face trying something without a pattern. A pattern makes me feel like I have to follow rules--never been to good at that.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I've been very busy! In the last two weeks I have completed, start to finish:
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This last Saturday we had a fun day with family and friends.
We met up with my brother Jared & his family, some friends of theirs (VT's), and my brother Rick and his family.
We went to the VT's farm and the kids got to take a ride on a horse.
Gracie especially loves horses, she was so excited to go on a ride!
My niece Taylor was such a good sport to lead all the kids around on the horse. She is always so good to my kids, and beautiful too! Here she is again with Kyle.
Then we brought out the guns and did a little skeet shooting. A lot of laughter and tons of fun.
The most laughter seemed to be while it was me and my sis-in-law Jen shooting....go figure...
Here is my niece Amanda shooting Kyle's BB gun.
And this would be Tony picking on one of his favorite people, my niece Bethany.
And for some reason the girls of all ages seem to be drawn to my nephew Jake.
We had a great day and are so thankful for family and good friends!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This quilt is pieced from charm packs and a jelly roll, with borders added. All from the "Posh" line by Chez Moi for Moda. I just love how it turned out. Yummy.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
An interesting morning this morning--
So last night I accidentally didn't go to bed until about 2 am. Then at 4 am, Tony started getting phone calls with a few problems at work, At 6 am (I didn't even know there was a 6 AM, I am so NOT a morning person!) Tony wakes me and tells me one of his drivers is broke down, and Tony needs to take another tractor to him, so he can finish his route. So I get up, get dressed, wake up the kids, and ask them to get themselves ready and off to school today. (I really do have the best kids!)
Then Tony and I head to Orem to pick up the spare tractor and I follow Tony to the middle of nowhere--to find his driver, help him hook up his trailer, and leave him the spare. On the way back we decided to stop for some breakfast. Just as we are getting done with breakfast and I think Tony is going to take me home, he gets another phone call. The mechanic just got the broken down tractor fixed, and it now needs picked up---from the middle of nowhere.
So now we are off, again. We drive back out to the truck, Tony picks it up and I am following him back to Orem, so he can drop it off at work, and bring me home. During all this driving I keep remembering my Grandpa using the phrase "to hell and gone". I'm pretty sure I now know where he meant.
We are home all of about 2 minutes when the phone rings. It is the kids school calling to tell me Gracie has stepped on a nail and it went through her shoe and into her foot. So we are back out the door to the school to get Gracie's foot cleaned up. She is such a trooper. Luckily it was a thin nail. She pulled the nail out of her foot herself, and was being very brave, even while I cleaned it.
All this takes place by about 12:30 this afternoon. Surely the rest of the day will be smooth sailing....right?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Saturday, October 11th
339 West 840 South, Orem
Holiday crafts, Quilts, Scrapbooks, Jewelry,
Scentsy candles, and much more...
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I'm bummed to see the season end. In the past both Kyle and Gracie have played soccer, that meant 4 games a week, sometimes that got a little hard to juggle. I was always ready for the season to be over. This year only having Gracie play, has meant just 2 games a week. It has gone so fast and now it seems like winter will really come. Darn.
Gracie playing defender--"Bring it On"
Doesn't Tony look good holding a baby!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Anyone have any great Halloween Costume Ideas? I think Gracie has decided to be a Gypsy this year, but finding a fun costume for Kyle is a little more challenging.
And last but not least.....Yes this is my husband, and no, he is not with a super hairy hooker...just my brother. Should that bother me more?