Sunday, August 22, 2010

Settling in

I think it's safe to say we are settled in to our new home. The kids started school back this past Wednesday and we are settling back in to a school "bed time" schedule.

Work picked up for me this past week and for the most part I think I did fairly well. :) I didn't exactly keep up with the house very well but my kids and honey were mostly cooperative in helping me reclaim it over the weekend. I just finished sorting Mount Washmore and realized I haven't done laundry for a week! Umm... Yeah 7 people really make a lot of laundry in a week! But no worries, I'll have it all caught back up by tomorrow night!

We are meeting new people in the complex and are loving our new ward (church). Everyone has been very welcoming.

Still trying to make things fit in the new house. It's a little bit of a challenge but I'm learning what I need and what I really don't.

Til next time!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Changes... How many can one take?

The baby, he changes daily. He learns something new like nodding his head in answer to a question or climbing up and down the stairs. In just one more month he will be a year old. Gosh that went fast.

Changing to a new job for my loving husband. It has a learning curve. Don't they always? Sure he's done maintenance before, but each supervisor has their own way of handling things. The only way to find that out is to learn them. This change also brought on a change of scenery. A change of space for my family. We have to live on site in a "town home" of sorts. It's smaller. I like to think of it as more cozy. yeah.... cozy... It's in an apartment complex so we share a wall. That's interesting. I've only ever shared a wall with another family one other time. Changing schools for the kids. Abby had a uniform last year but won't this year. I hope the schools are decent. A change of Wards. This was very hard for me. It's the first time in a long time I've felt like I belonged. Not that one really needs to "belong" but it does make you feel special.

Change from childhood to young womanhood. Abby turned 12 this year. She is no longer in Primary. She's old enough now that she's moved on to Young Womens. I have very fond memories of the Young Womens program. She got to go to camp and bond with the girls in our old ward which made it hard for her to leave too. I can't believe that my little girl is growing up.

I also got to attend the Temple this month. And as every faithful LDS member knows it also brings about some changes as well. I loved it though. The temple is so beautiful and peaceful. I could go and just sit there

It has been a busy many months and has brought lots of changes. The dictionary has this to say about the word change: To cause to be different. I think it's safe to say that change can be good, and it can also be hard. I think we've experienced a little of it all.

Change. That's all for a while please. I don't want any more change.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Blogging gone mobile... uh oh...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Finished SweetPod!

Originally uploaded by fastknita
I've only had the pattern since December when Jessica released it. :-/ I love it so much! It's very comfortable and ridiculously easy to flip him onto my back with out taking him out of the carrier. I was able to switch him from my front to my back IN COSTCO while talking to another mom about how cool my carrier was. She stopped me to ask what kind of "model" it was and explained that they were flying in the next week and it looked mighty handy. She was really surprised when I told her that I made it. :-D Thank you so much for a well built, extremely useful pattern Jessica!


Bloggity, Crafty Sort of Mood

It seems, at least, that it's the way I've been. Maybe it's because I'm pretty sure my husband is tired of listening to me. Today some of my friends and I had a sewing craft day planned. Well those plans were foiled for me because of sick children. However I just crafted from home. I got my fabric for my carrier that I've been wanting to make since December in the mail this afternoon so I quickly washed it then set to using it. :) I'm not going to spoil it by posting pictures just yet. Be sure to check in later for some action pics.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Crafting We Will Go!

My latest obsession is Waldorf Dolls. Mostly because I love the way they look but they are crazy expensive. I have a little girl that loves to mommy every thing. She would love a doll like this. My pocket book said: "No way can you afford one!" so off I set researching for the things that I liked about them and how I could make one.

Well she still needs hair and facial features but I'm pretty pleased with the way she came out. :) She has a perfect fitting dolly diaper too. I have plans to make her a few more so that she has a "stash" of them for her little baby. I also plan to make her a carrier of some sort so that she can carry her new baby every where, and some clothes.

Daddy is getting involved too. Tonight I mentioned to him that I really thought this little baby could use a cradle so that she could be tucked in for naps. I could be wrong but I *think* I saw a spark in his eyes.

Stay tuned! This is going to be one heck of a birthday gift!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter Already?

How'd that happen? Oh geeze, I swear the older I get the quicker life seems to move. :-/ Oh well... So Easter is almost upon us and I'm trying to figure out what to do for Easter baskets for my kids. Normally I make them some sort of bag. This year mom may be copping out. I considered making them some Capri Sun Bags but we would have to suck down about three cases today before lunch so that I could make them for our ward's Easter Egg hunt. For some reason or another I don't think THAT is going to happen. Well crafty mom may just have to pull out last years bags. Hmm... wonder where they are...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Goodbye Christmas...

Hello New Year! It's been a pretty good start so far. Kids back in school, hubby back at work. What a year we had! Baby, birthdays, holidays. Lots of good memories! One of my resolutions is to be more on top of making posts here. Sure life gets in the way sometimes but I need to make notes about our family. After all that is why I started this blog anyway. :)

Hope your holiday was wonderful! Many Blessings!