Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sew busy...

I'm on a roll - I don't know what it is a out the fall but I just love sewing and creating during this season. I'm working on some Christmas gifts and will be starting in the girls holiday dresses next week. I'm also on a skirt kick too- tomorrow I will finish my 3rd skirt this week!! Pictures to come soon-I promise!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sewing Swap

So, awhile back, my friend Gretchen (I used to babysit her and her sisters!)posted on Facebook about participating in a sewing swap. It was sponsored from Ashley Marie over at Little Willow Tree. I thought it sounded like fun and signed up. I just figured it was all women and had all sorts of things I could possibly send on to my swap partner. Life's been a bit crazy and a lot hectic, so I thought I'd get off easy and stick a scarf or wallet I already had finished in the mail and there you have it, first ever Sewing Swap done! Oh, but that is not how things happened - isn't life funny???

After a little mix-up, I got the name of the person I was to sew for. I'm REALLY glad I read the entire email because it was NOT a women I got to sew for - it was a 10 year old boy!! The only boys I have sewn for are my nephews and they are under the age of 5!! After some thinking, I came up with this cute camo wallet - I hope Corbin liked it!!
A few days after getting my guy's swap item in the mail, I received a great little package of my own! And wouldn't you know it, Gretchen got to sew for me??? Isn't the fabric beautiful? It's a cowl and I love it! I think it will go well with lots of things in my fall wardrobe. Please excuse my lame photos of myself - we had just gotten home from our Annual Girls Get-Away and I realized I still needed to get my Sewing Swap post done!! Thank you Gretchen for the great gift! I love it and think it will get a lot of wear this fall. Plus, I may recreate for some Christmas gifts this year!
Beautiful fabric - I love the soft feel!
Looks great with brown!

Ignore my lame half-face picture! Look at the beautiful cowl!!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Life as we know it...

Ok, I have no idea where September has gone. It seems like it was just Labor Day and the beginning of the month. To say its been a busy month, is an understatement! I feel like I need a vacation from my life right about know.

Happy First Day of School!
What a big girl!
First day of 3rd Grade!
First Day of First Grade!!

School started and I'm finding it a little hard to believe that I have a 3rd grader, a 1st grader and that my baby is in pre-school! We have GREAT teachers and all 3 girls are doing wonderfully. Teagan loves having "real" homework and Zoe is a champ at getting her homework done each night. Harper loves school and thinks she is such a big girl. I have to remind myself that it takes about a month for the girls to adjust to school schedules, so we have some crabby, whiny, tired girls by the end of the week. It doesn't help that I've been tired and crabby too!

Henna at the Fair. Don't look at my bad fingernails!

At the Puyallup Fair with friends!

This past Saturday, I took the big girls to the Puyallup Fair. Let me tell you, it was CRAZY! It was the last weekend of the fair, so it was really crowded and the kids were, well, kids! We did have fun riding a few rides, eating Krusti Pups and scones. It was a long but GOOD day! Next year, we'll go during the week!! Or not at all!

Playing school at our Garage Sale - Zoe was a great teacher!

We had 2 different garage sales, 2 weeks in a row! We got rid of a bunch of stuff and had a lot of fun! The little girls had fun playing school and being cute trying to sell things to people!

Canned Peaches!

Fresh baked French Bread!

I had a great day at home on Friday - I watch my little buddies, Reed and Payton those days and also had my niece, so it was a house full of little kids!! I also baked French Bread, zucchini bread, made granola and baked potato soup for dinner.

My buddy, Reed! We hang out on Thursday's and Friday's!

This is Reed. He comes and hangs out with me on Thursday's and Friday's and we just love him around here. He is an awesome baby and its a lot of fun having him around. His mom was Zoe and Teagan's kindergarten teacher and we are crossing our fingers NOW that Harper gets to spend a year with Mrs. Nash because she is amazing! I feel so privileged!!
Ok, I better get to bed - another busy week ahead and if you're lucky - another blog post!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Summer fun

Wow - I cannot believe that summer is winding down and school is starting on Wednesday! I had been hoping for a low-key, laid back summer with lots of down time at home - instead it seems as if summer just flew by in a whirlwind!

We spent a week at my grandparents with aunts, uncles, cousins and lots of FUN! Zoe and Teagan went to several VBS programs and spent several days with Grandma June and Grandpa Doug. Duffy and I spent a few days in Bellingham and it was great to remember all our fun times back in college. We've enjoyed time with great friends, camping with family, lots of time with cousins and FUN, FUN, FUN!

The big news is that Jordan, Bethany and Bella moved back to Sequim!!! They have been living with my parents since June and are anxiously waiting to move into their own place. It has been so much fun having the cousins together and getting to spend time with my brother and his family. Bella and Harper will be in pre-school together this year and boy, the teachers are in for a surprise! HAHA! Bella and Harper are a riot together and keep everyone entertained! I'm so excited that they get to grow up together.

We have come to realize that we are out-growing our house! With 3 growing girls, a dog, and us, we just don't fit in our house. We would like something with a little bit more outside room and a bit more breathing room inside. We are talking about putting our house on the market later this month and seeing what happens. I'm crossing my fingers that we can have a successful sale and find something that makes everyone happy.

Ok, off to bed - morning comes earlier than I want it to and with school starting, I better get back in the habit of busy, crazy mornings!
Fun at the park!
Sequim's very FIRST Hot Air Balloon Festival!
Ah, the joys of summer.
Bella and Harper - great lunch dates!
Makes my heart happy.
My joy!
On the Seattle Ferris Wheel
Drumming like her daddy
Hanging with friends
All 12 of my grandparents grandchildren - together, in one place!!
I LOVE this picture!
All 12 of my grandparents GREAT grandchildren!!
On the water.
Date night with dad!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Wishing a Happy Father's Day to my great dad, father-in-law and my wonderful, loving husband. Hope this day is a celebration of you and all you do for our family. We love you more than you will know!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Stay tuned

Wanna know what this lively pile of wonderfulness is going to turn into?? You will have to stay tuned! I'm currently cutting interfacing for my next 3 projects but I promise I'll post some progress pictures soon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


If you've been waiting for a post - sorry. I'm kind of in a different world right now! Blogging has taken a major back-burner for a variety of reasons: work was really busy for awhile, kids have been sick and crabby, we had family in town for awhile but the main reason for not blogging has been that I've been in funk. I'm at a point where I want to read and write about real life, the messy every day life of imperfect parents and imperfect kids. I find it kind of annoying how a lot of moms paint this picture of how wonderful and 'perfect' life is. Seriously?? Do you think I believe that for one second???

Needless to say, I've been afraid of what I might write, so I haven't written anything! I'm thinking about what I want my blog to be about and how to not make it a stressor in my life. So, hang in there! We are all alive and well and keeping really busy. I've been crafting and made homemade laundry soap today. I'm planning a quilt and trying to potty-train my very stubborn daughter. Yay...

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