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Playing Catch up

February 4, 2012

Instead of trying to catch up in a bunch of posts about things that I made or did weeks ago, I am just going to post a few photos of what we have been doing since Novemberish and call it good.  Then I’ll be all caught up, I won’t have blogger guilt, and I can move on with something that is much more fun.  I’ll start that tomorrow.  But, till then, here’s my life, in a nutshell.

blowing out the candles

Creamie turned three.  And now she’s three going on seventeen.  She finally gained some weight and is no longer in the fifth percentile, but has moved right on up to the thirtieth.  I can stop buying whole milk.  On her birthday we went to her choice of places for dinner, had cake and ice cream at home and opened a few presents.  It was perfect.

In the tub with ducks

She is in love with the bathtub.  I usually have to fill it up with hot water twice so that she can stay and play as long as she likes.  I am continually amazed at how entertained she is in such a small place with a few measuring cups and two ducks.   She loves the tub.

My new curtains. Until friday anyway. Seven little flower girl dresses finally finished. Yay!

My sister Heidi got married on January 20 to a wonderful guy.  Really, he is one of the best men I know.  For the occasion I made seven little flower girl dresses.  And I made her invitations/announcements, designed the programs for the ceremony, helped her make the centerpieces, the groomsmen boutonnieres, and some ribbon wands for the little girls.  Thanks to my mom for babysitting me through the zippers in these dresses, I can finally do them on my own. Now i can cross that irrational fear off my list.  Zippers? Conquered.

Dresses in action.

These cutie little girls.  I wish I had a not phone pic, but it will be another few weeks before the photographer gets any proofs back to Heidi and I didn’t take a single picture with my camera.  I was a little busy tying sashes so they were all the same and straightening hairbows.  But I can’t wait to see real pictues! (One little girl was MIA.  Ok, it was cold, she is 2 months old and she stayed wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket with her mama 🙂

All the boys. Seriously, this pic kills me.

The little boys.  SO so cute.  Seriously, these boys were the cutest little groomsmen ever.

Finally! Snow! If this melts tomorrow I am breaking up with winter permanently. Do you hear that Mother Nature? Breaking up! #winterismyfavorite

This is all the snow we have had since the end of last April.  (I got to at least see snow in October, but not at my own house. Lameness.) I am pretty upset about this whole fakeout winter.  This so doesn’t count as a snowstorm in my book.  I guess I still have a few months before our chances are completely gone, but now that it’s February my hopes are pretty low.

My baby will be three tomorrow. And all she wanted was a pink, orange, and blue balloon. So easy to please.

Her big request for her birthday was balloons, pink orange and blue.  It took two full weeks before they lost all their sauce and were rolling around the floor. Best birthday present ever in her mind.


Last week I went to my first Modern Quilt Guild meeting in Salt Lake City.  I got to work on a new project, which is almost finished, and hang out with these girls and sew and eat and chat.  It was a great way to spend a Saturday.  What with the wedding sewing and the birthday sewing and party planning it was really nice to have some time to myself where I could work on something that I wanted to work on. (Me, Amy, Leigh, Erin).  I really can’t wait to move to the big city so these meetings and these girls are closer.  Oh, and Scott’s work and blah blah blah.

Right now. A surprise record I thrifted this morning. No label, and in a wrong case. I like it'

We’ve been listening to records.  My dad gave Scott a record player for Christmas and I’ve been collecting old vinyl every time I visit the thrifts.  It’s been a really fun hobby.

birthday pancakes

And I know I showed you the phone version of this a while ago, but it’s one of my very favorite pictures from the past little while.  You just can’t go wrong with pancakes and sprinkles and washitape flags.  It’s a no fail plan for a party.  Everytime.  OK, I’m working on a few Valentine projects.  Starting tomorrow I’ll have a new project or treat or something each day till Valentines day.  And after that I think I’ll officially be back on the blogging wagon.  Thanks for all your support friends, you are the best.  I’ll get into a really mushy sentimental post about all that later, but just know that I so appreciate those of you who leave comments, who email me, who don’t ever leave comments but are just a little number in my site stats, and those of you who receive updates in your email.  Thanks for the virtual support network that you have been for me.  //End of the sappy/sentimental crap for this post. //

10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2012 6:24 pm

    First time here. Beautiful photos! I especially love the first and lost. Striking.

  2. Angie permalink
    February 4, 2012 8:33 pm

    I have been reading your blog for the past 2 weeks and can I just say how much I love it?! I love love LOVE your style, creativity, ideas, art, photography and all the sweet little stories you share. It is a little burst of fun and sunshine in my life. Thank you!!

  3. February 4, 2012 10:16 pm


    Flower Girl Dresses: so, so amazing.
    Birthday stuff: super cute and mouth-wateringly delicious!
    Tub time: a girl’s best friend.
    Creamie: absolutely adorable.
    Vinyl: very old school :).
    Valentine’s stuff: waiting in anticipation.
    Projects I didn’t get to see: 😦
    Washitape: should probably be spelled with a hyphen or a space.

    xo -E

  4. Penny permalink
    February 4, 2012 10:25 pm

    Hi, Love reading your posts. I think you handled your blog guilt so well something I am going to learn to do too! keep writing and recording!

  5. February 5, 2012 12:33 am

    Shower me with sappy crap. I can take it.

  6. February 5, 2012 1:38 pm

    Oh I’m all about the sappy!! Enjoyed this post, you did good….. Have a great rest-of-day!!

  7. February 5, 2012 2:06 pm

    Good to have you back; looks like you have had a flying start on 2012! Happy belated birthday to you both:)

  8. February 5, 2012 4:32 pm

    I wish I had your MAKE-EVERYTHING-MORE-BEAUTIFUL super power. That’s what I want for my birthday.

    Oh, and a birthday song from the primary. Oh wait…

  9. sara permalink
    February 5, 2012 10:38 pm

    You never fail to amaze me. SEVEN DRESSES? Seriously. Last post you were all grinding up flour and making bread and I was mouth agape and slackjaw smitten with you and now I’m just flat out in love. Will you be MY wife? 😉 I am still trying to figure out how you could ever think you are less than a terrific mama, but I am also a mama so I know how easy it is to slip into self loathing and guilt regarding our children. But please know, my dear, that I have never thought of you as anything less than a stellar mama to Creamie.

    I’d like to be sappy and sentimental for a minute if you don’t mind… I am SO GLAD that I “met” you. In that huge sea of an art journaling class, the odds were not stacked in my favor to find you. And yet, I did. And I’m really glad that I did. Even if we don’t talk often – I think of you a lot and always feel a connection to you when I read your posts and when I comment I feel like we can always just sorta pick up where we left off. In my mind, that’s the best kind of friends to have. You have, maybe without even knowing it, helped me through some pretty rough times. So thank you. And thank my lucky stars that I found you out there. I kinda like you. 🙂 xoxo


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