Monday, February 23, 2009

Let the countdown begin…

As most of you know, I decided to go ahead and have the back surgery.  I am scheduled to do it on March 5th.  I can’t believe how fast that is coming up.  Anyway, I wanted to make sure I do a few last things this winter before I get hacked open.  I haven’t been ice-climbing in a while, so last Saturday me and Austin and his dad went up to Bridal Veil Falls.  It was soooo cold up there.  My hands felt like they were going to fall off.  But I finally got them warmed up and was able to do one climb.  I need to learn to not put all my weight on my arms because they get tired really fast.  I started swinging my ice ax like a little sissy girl because my arms were dead tired.  But it was fun and I’m glad I went.  Here are a few pictures from our day.


                              The ice we climbed


Austin and I


Here’s me showing off my mad skills



Monday, February 16, 2009

Obsessed? I think so…

Here are my fabric purchases in the past 3 days. Yeah, I think I’m becoming Wal-Mart and Joann Fabrics favorite customer :)

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Thursday, February 12, 2009


Well I think I have found my new love :)  I didn’t realize how relaxing sewing is.  I made these two blankets this week and I thought for never having sewn a blanket in my life, that I did alright :)  I definitely need to work on cutting straight.   Holy cow that first patchwork one took me FOREVER because of my  inability to cut in a straight line.  Anyway if anyone has any cool web sites or books that they like that shows how to do some neat quilts I would love to know about them! 

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Monday, February 9, 2009


Thought I would share a few pics of Kylie from yesterday.  She has been sick for the past several days with this horrible cough and runny nose.  I read online that if you take them outside for 10 minutes it helps with the coughing.  Ummm yeah, that didn’t work so well.  I think she started coughing more when we brought her back in :(  But she had fun outside popping the bubbles.  Anyway, enjoy!






Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Here are a couple of cute pictures of Kylie bug :)  She sure is growing up.  It’s amazing to see her little personality come out.  She is starting to be very particular about some things.  For example, if I don’t put on the right shoes she starts crying.  If she decides that she doesn’t want to get out of her pajamas just yet, she will start crying…  Oh boy…  But I love that kid to death.  I think I have decided she needs to go on a diet.  I’m on this egg kick and every morning I make scrambled eggs for the two of us.  Yesterday I made some just for her and I used 3 eggs and she still was hungry!  Usually she starts begging to have the rest of mine.  Don’t know if its a growth spurt or if she’s just getting overweight :)

I made another tutu yesterday.  She was too busy watching Handy Mandy to really pose for the camera, but I got at least one of her looking at me.  I’ve decided to lay off making any more until she gets a little older.  I hope she gets into fairy princess kind of stuff :)

I took my sewing machine out of its box yesterday for the first time.  Yeah, progress!  My mother in law is going to give me a sewing 101 class on Saturday.  I haven’t sewn since I was 10 and I know absolutely zilch about it.  I’m excited to actually start making blankets.  Thanks Wendy for your willingness to help me!  I’m always looking to take fabric of any kind from people who don’t want it anymore so I can practice on it, so let me know if I can take any off your hands! 

Well, have a wonderful day you guys!  Enjoy the pics!

                          Kylie and her eggs



                      Showing off her new tutu