Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Number 5?!

Yep. Well at least that's the way it looks.

If all goes well we should have an August baby. :) Cliff and I had talked about having 1 more but we weren't exactly completely ready for it. Ready or not... Heavenly Father has a way of doing things on his time.

I've been trying hard not to get stressed out about things. Baby won't need much that we can't provide for at least the first year.

In other news, I think Will has finally weaned. We started out with him just going to sleep without booboo, then he quit getting it when we got out of bed in the morning, and then we went all day without. Last night he slept completely through without waking to nurse. So when he woke this morning and wanted to nurse I told him no. Simple as that. He cried for a minute and then went back to sleep for another half an hour. I think it was just time to be done. It got to the point where he wouldn't just snuggle with out having booboo, and now he sits on my lap happily and watches TV with me. :)

Well I'm going to try to get some pictures of Christmas morning. The older two are going with their Grandparents for tonight and into tomorrow morning. Hopefully we can work it all out so that the kids can all open gifts together.

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Crafting

Oh man am I tired. :P I did a bag for Miss Abby last night! I think she's going to love it.

I did yet another for Hannah with some cool Tinker Bell fabric with the fairies on it that are in the new Tinker Bell Movie.

I also did some fun Scrabble Tile Pendants. They aren't quite done because they need bails on them for necklace.

And last (for tonight anyway) but not least Christmas Eve PJ pants for Mikey.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I was tagged!

My friend Erika tagged me so I guess it's my turn. :)

Here's how it works:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six Random things about me:

1. I'm a sucker for Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
2. I'm not a very good house keeper (crafty not tidy)
3. I love looking at projects that other people do because I can't seem to find cool stuff on my own. :P
4. I'm a phone person and spend a lot of time on it. *blush*
5. I'm also an internet junkie.
6. I love doing embroidery on my machine!

Now to tag six people in no specific order:

And Stacy

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Falling Leaves are done!

I finished my falling leaves longies last weekend and just realized I had never posted them. Shame on me! Well here they are! All finished. :) And we LOVE them.

Inspired Birdy

So my wonderful and so very talented friend Erika did these incredible birds for her tree. I totally loved them as soon as I saw them and knew it would be the perfect thing to add to my bare (but getting more full!) Christmas tree! So naturally I HAD to make some. :) Mine aren't nearly as lovely as hers are because she had some rockin' fabrics... Sigh... I need to not be a cheapskate when it comes to fabric anymore. :P

Monday, December 01, 2008

Home Made Ornaments!

When we pulled out our Christmas tree to decorate I realized we lost a lot to toddler and infant hands last year so we needed more. Instead of running out and getting more that would eventually break I decided we would do what we could to actually make some this year.

Last night we made a few of these. They are called God's Eye.

Then tonight as a family project we made a few of these in an array of shapes and sizes.

Here's what they look like without the flash so you can get the light shine effect with the Christmas lights.

Mess maker...

Mess maker, mess maker, make me a mess.

Find some flour and have your fill. :P

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Better late than never...

Well I dyed some yarn on Friday and fell in love with the way it came out. I'm also loving the way it's knitting up! It reminds me of looking at a hillside dotted with trees changing color. :) It's very fall though and we are almost into winter. :-/ *sigh* I guess I'll just have to do some uber winter ones next. :D Finished pictures hopefully by the end of the week...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Feeling the sweater Love <3

I've loved knitting sweaters from the top down. It's wonderful. I like the increasing way more than decreasing. :) I made a sweater for Will in less than 24 hours! It was so fun. I love the yarn. It's a rather unusual acrylic. The repeats were so long. I've never worked with a yarn with that long of a repeat E.V.E.R.

It's loosely based on the Wonderful Wallaby pattern. ;) It's one of my favorite patterns to knit.

Friday, November 28, 2008

More knitting and pictures finally!

Will likes to take off with my camera card. :P I've lost three of them in the past month. >:( Live and learn and then put your camera away! So anyway all this to say that I've been knitting more but not uploading pictures. Now I actually have some pictures to show!

First up is a hat for me because I just have some bad hair days now that my hair is super short. The pattern is Odessa. :D

And a pair of knucks that finally fit! Measuring is good. :)

Now I'm going to start on a pair of longies and a sweater for will. I'm excited about the sweater. I got some really nice yarn!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Oh man...

What to say when you don't post much? Life is going great. We celebrated a 28th B'day for my hubby on Thursday. Mikey's is coming up on Wednesday! I find it hard to believe that he's going to be 9! I've been knitting like crazy but I don't have any pictures. It seems that Will enjoys walking off with my camera card and he's not giving it up. :-/

My birthday is coming soon too. :) I already actually know that I'm going to enjoy my birthday because it is on a Sunday. Not just any Sunday though. It happens to be the Sunday that Our Church does it's Christmas Broadcast so we will head down to church after dinner to watch it. ;)

Well I suppose that's all for right now. Hopefully I'll have some more fun and exciting news next time. Or at least some knitting pics. :P

Monday, November 03, 2008


They are such a joy sometimes... Take some of the good with some of the bad right? Well all of my close friends and family know that my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Aural Atresia in a mild form but it was enough to affect her hearing and speech. In May just before her birthday she had surgery to correct her ears. She has come a LONG way in such a short amount of time! Tonight, she not only carried a tune but I could understand most of what she was saying when she was singing. It's been fun watching her learn and listening to her talk finally! Here's a video I captured tonight of her singing a song she learned.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Win a free Ergo Baby Carrier!!

Win a Free Ergo Baby Carrier from Along for the Ride

Check it out! We'd love for a new ergo to come live with us. ;D

Friday, January 11, 2008

I'm a slacker!

Ugh! October was the last time I posted? That's horrible! It seems like having a baby around has just made a lot more things complicated. And with him catching just about every cold that floats around it seems like we are always running to the doctor!

I have however managed to get quite a bit of knitting done.

My favorite pieces?


This is the Baby cardigan from Knitting Pure and Simple.


Hybrid Rib Soaker from Little Turtle Knits
with a few modifications.


Longies I knit for a friend from my own pattern.


Peace Fleece Volgasippi Blue Longies done from Pamela's Faux Cable Collection


And some plain ol' green knucks for my hubby.