I have a cold…

and this is why


I have to say it was a blast! I am definitely wearing a crazy green outfit next year. The reason for the cold? Well, I was already getting sick on Saturday, and after the early morning run in the rain (brrrrr) I was down for the count! So, I am typing this in my robe while sipping on Thera Flu.

I finally decided on the craft I we will be doing at out women’s retreat this year. Should I spill the beans? Here is a sneak peek at the yummy fabric!

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Here are the prototypes

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Super cute half-aprons! I will be making them ahead of time and the project will be to embellish them. I am in the process of gathering buttons, felt, embroidery thread and anything else I can think of!

I have been trying to find a way to make fabric flowers that is simple and cute. My first try was much more time consuming than planned! We won’t be making these, but they are cute anyway!

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These are much simpler:

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I found this idea on Heather Bailey’s blog. I could just look at her blog all day. So many pretty things!

Well, off to sew some more!


Where to start…..

I haven’t posted in a while! Busy with church, family, soccer……and sewing! My newest hobby! I finally had a chance to get my sewing machine out of the box last week. I like to learn by doing, so I decided to make a quilt! This one is William’s.

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My first quilt

I think he loves it 😉

We had 80’s night with the Jr.Highers this week. I even crimped my hair for the occasion! It was so fun to have this many girls crammed in the bathroom at church. Makeup and hair crimping!


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So, if you look closely you will notice I have a boo-boo on my lip. I play indoor soccer on Saturdays and I got hit in the face with a ball. I had to head over to the hopital to get my lip super glued closed. Ouch!!! It’s just about healed up now. Let’s see if I can’t hurt myself again tomorrow. Sheesh!

Okay, last thing to talk about is a new baby! I had the priveledge to take pictures of litte Mr. Caden. So cute!


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That’s all for now!

Look who’s 1!

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My favorite baby model isn’t a baby anymore! Sigh. She just looks so grown up now!

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We gave her nail polish to distract her. This picture looks like she’s trying to decide which color to use. So girly! We did this mini shoot in Ally’s room. It was the perfect site!

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Home from Montana

We finally made it out of here the day after Christmas, only to get stuck in Montana!  The transmission died on my Explorer when we got there. I am so thankful that it made it there at least!  It really was a blessing in disguise since we were able to spend an extra week with our family. We were also there to say goodbye to my Brother-in-law as he was leaving for Iraq. 

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Isn’t that the sweetest and saddest picture ever? This is him with his wife and his youngest daughter. I hope this year flies for them!!!

Of course I had plenty of free time to take pictures too!

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This one is so cute. William looks so huge here!


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I have been talking about doing this shoot since before summer and here it finally is!

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Thanks for looking! Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!

The most talented family ever

Seriously. Let’s see, between the two of them they sing, play the piano, drums, guitar, harmonica, even the cow bell. lol! I know there are more, but I can’t think of the name of anymore instruments. Oh, they also write songs. On top of all that, Christie is also an amazing artist! She is working on a painting for me as we speak. I can’t wait!


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Had to get creative with this one 🙂

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Precious little girls!

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And some Stumptown coffee…


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Birthday Boy!!!

Guess who’s three?

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His birthday is the day after Halloween so his costume got twice the use!

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I decided to make the decorations this year and they turned out great. I made the treat bags and banners from felt. It was also my first attempt at cake decorating. Yum!

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Make a wish!

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Now let’s eat:)

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And a pirate hat craft. They took three days to dry! lol!

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Connor likes to wear his backward. So cute!.

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Kamiah making her hat 🙂

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Opening presents…

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Look what Grandma got for him! He hasn’t been off it since!

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Happy birthday my little love!