Sunday, March 15, 2009

Brace Face!

Wow! That is one good lookin' picture. Obviously, Joshua had braces put on this past week. Looks good, doesn't it? What a trooper. He had to sit there with that contraption in his mouth for almost an hour while the ortho glued the brackets to his teeth.
Next month, he will have 3 permanent teeth pulled and a week later the wires will go in.
Look how happy he is to be done with that appointment. Actually, I think he is excited to have braces on.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Apron and Chef hat

Last week I came across this great FREE pattern for an apron and matching chef hat from Michael Miller fabrics. We already have a bunch of aprons but I loved the chef hat. And they just have to match! Jackson looks so cute and he loves to cook in the kitchen. Tonight we made pasta a la carbonara together and I called him Chef Jackson. He loved it!

I told him he looked like he should be working in the candy store at Disneyland.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving in Utah

We had such a great time in Utah for Thanksgiving this year. We drove 13+ horrendous hours to get there (and back!), but it was worth it! In four short days we....

visited cousins,

Aunts and Uncles

met new cousins,

ate lots and lots of food and pie,

played games,

shopped at the Gateway in SLC

and saw the lights at Temple Square! Phew, I can't believe we did all that in 4 days!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The quilt is finally finished!

Today, I finished this quilt I started in September! I took a beginning quilt class at a fabric store here in town with a friend of mine. It was so much fun and I am so excited to know how to quilt now! Next project (after Christmas) is a quilt for Kaylee's bed. I am going to use Amy Butler's free pattern for the Daisy Chain quilt. I think I will just need to add 2 rows of squares to the bottom to make it fit Kaylee's twin bed. Its made from the fabric I carry in my Etsy shop. I am going to use a different color scheme than they suggest though.

Here are the pretty mitered corners and you can also see the striped back.

I am pretty happy with it, although there are things I would do differently. I would definitely use different fabric on the doors and windows of the house. Other than that I love it and I look forward to cuddling up with it for years to come!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Ginny tagged me today. I am supposed to give one word answers to these questions (which is kinda hard to do, by the way and I didn't do a great job of it), and then tag 6 people. So here it goes!
Where is your cell phone- Desk
Where is your significant other? car
Your hair color? brown
Your mother? unconditional
Your father? missed
Your favorite thing? Health
Your dream last night? forgot
Your dream/goal? debt-free
The room you’re in? livingroom
Your hobby? sewing
Your fear? sickness
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy
Where were you last night? bunko
What you’re not? unhappy
One of your wish-list items? bernina
Where you grew up? California
The last thing you did? blogs
What are you wearing? jeans
Your TV? old
Your pet? polly
Your computer? slow!
Your mood? contented
Missing someone? UtahFam (one word?)
Your car? white
Something you’re not wearing?
Favorite store? Beverly's
Your summer? short!
Love someone? Josh
Your favorite color? green
When is the last time you laughed? morning
Last time you cried? unknown

Ok, that was fun, so now I tag Tricia, Jolie, Nicole, Erin, Krista and Marci

Sunday, November 9, 2008

6th of 6th tag.....

Ok, so Jolie tagged me a couple of weeks ago and I am just now getting around to doing it. You are supposed to post the 6th picture in your 6th photo album. This is a picture of Jackson when he was about 5 months old. He is so, so, so cute! Oh, why can't they stay little forever? In a lot of ways its nice that the kids are older but I so miss those chubby cheeks and being able to carry them. I love how you can just love on them all you want and they love it too. Jackson is such a great kid! He loves school , church, Star Wars, Harry Potter, his dog Polly, but most of all his family! He is always so kind to the kids at school. He told me the other day he saw a first grader crying so he asked him what was wrong. The little boy said nobody would play with him so Jackson asked him if he wanted to play basketball with him. What a great kid! We are so blessed to have him in our little family!
Love you, Jackson!!!!
Okay, now I tag Erica, Laura Lee, Steph, Erin and Krista. Tag your it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Here are the kids (and carved pumpkins) on Halloween night. Jackson (last minute) decided he wanted to be a nerd, so he put on his church clothes (?) ,sandals with socks, and nerd glasses. He looked pretty nerdy! Joshua had a friend over and they watched TV and gave out candy. I makes me sad that he's too old to trick or treat. Bummer! Kaylee was a witch, but all she wore was her old witches dress, no hat, no ugly makeup. Someone asked Jackson what he was and he said " a nerd" and then she said to Kaylee " Oh, are you a nerd, too?" She said, " no I'm a witch". The lady then said," Oh, I thought because of the glasses and the dress!" It was funny! Kaylee didn't care, she thought it was funny too.