This picture epitomizes what my last week looked like. I couldn't find my way to the sewing room, I started coughing uncontrollably, Finley was into EVERYthing. Looking forward to a better week this week!
We woke up to beautiful scenes like this today. We get one to two good snows a year around here, so the day takes on a very holiday-ish feel. Lots of pictures are taken, breakfast is actually cooked and eaten late, and we spend a lot of time together.
The first snowball was thrown and at one point a whole muntain of them hit me.
Needless to say, the girls had fun. Lots of it.
And little hands found snow for the first time.
I have to leave you with the best picture of the day, my husband being pulled on a saucer by my 8 year old. I still don't know who had the most fun, her trying to throw him off, or him laughing so hard.
The past few days have been really crazy. For some reason our whole family breaks down in case of sickness. Kelsey came down with a nasty stomachbug Thursday and we have been lazing around with her. It looked a lot like this..
Well, someone did decide to get a little crafty, and it wasn't me.
I think it is finally over and I am so glad, because it is supposed to snow this weekend. I know it has snowed every year I have blogged, but it is still quite a novelty around these parts.
The past few days while taking care of Kelsey I haven't been sewing or sleeping very much. Today my Dad came by and the baby was asleep. I snuck off to the sewing room and got quite a bit done.
One of the most wonderful things when you are crafting is when everything turns out perfect the first time around. No ripping, starting over, or gnashing of teeth. (Does that last one only happen at my house?)
So, what did I make you ask?
Well, it started like this. Beautiful fabric!
A little work during nap time.
Matching seams, aaah.
And you have a DSi XL case for Paige. Not a huge project, but I will take the happy smile and "It's beautiful!" over a big project any day.
Leaving you with little pink boots today. Don't know which of us likes them more.
I can't tell you how awesome I have felt the past couple of days. Brice and I were talking about life the other day and one of our resolutions as a family is to live a simpler life. It suits me. Little things like playing and talking to the kids at night instead of vegging out in front of the TV, more meals at home, not doing everything we are asked to do. I am absolutely loving it. It's very freeing not to be running here and there. It's wonderful to have a homemade meal instead of something we picked up on the way. If at all possible, I highly reccomend it :)
Another of my resolutions was to buy as little fabric as possible. I have already had a hard time with this as looking through blogs just feeds the fever. But, this should be my last bit of fabric for a while, bought with Christmas money.
I am dying over the plaid. I didn't like it much when it came out, but I have so changed my mind.
Also picked up a couple of books. Little Girls, Big Style is absolutely awesome. I knew it would be. Mary Abreu did an awesome job. Her blog is here. Scandinavian Stitches is eye candy. I want to make everything! Kasja Wikman's blog is just as beautiful!
I am also currently working on a Nintendo DSi XL case for Paige. I had a great idea for one that has game storage, and may be sharing a tutorial for it.
Until then, have a great day ya'll!
I'll leave you with my baby who just figured out how to pose for pics!
I have been looking forward to 1-1-11 for awhile. There is something about the new year that just energizes me. It's a clean slate where all things are possible. I won't bore you with all my resolutions, which are many, but one in particular is to blog more of course. I want to be a genuine blogger, not someone who slaps something on the page with no thought whatsoever. I feel I have been that way this past year and I didn't feel like I got a lot out of blogging that way. So, here's to 2011!
My kids have been on my mind a ton lately. Especially Paige. Changing schools this past year has been really hard on her. She doesn't think she fits in as well, and there is also a boy that is picking on her in what I think is a cruel way. If it wasn't so mean, I would think differently about it. She has been a totally different child, more moody and sullen. I know a bit of it is age, but not this much. It breaks my heart to send her to school each day. She is a very sensitive child and I worry about her. (What mom doesn't?) She starts acting more normal the more she is at home, like the "old" Paige. My husband and I have been talking and we have come to the decision to homeschool. It really feels like the best choice for my children and how I want them raised and educated. Paige is all for it and that makes me happy as well. She is finishing out the year, but I think it makes her feel like it may be a bit more bearable with something to look forward to.
And this is Sam. Santa brought Sam to Kelsey for Christmas. Kelsey is also having trouble with boys at school. IN KINDERGARTEN! Anyway, Kelsey's new hobby is cleaning up after Sam, like this:
I have to give it to her, she doesn't complain. I love how he is watching her clean up.
Finley is testing me. She is a mixture of Paige and Kelsey. Paige's curiosity and Kelsey's temper. Not the best combination. I love her dearly though. She doesn't like Sam. He tries to herd her where he wants her to go.
See? She is clearly delighted that Sam is outside. This is her equivalent of neener neener to him.
On the crafty front, I have decided to get my scraps under control. I have been playing around with these blocks:
Kind of a string quilt, but not. I think they are turning out good. I just have so many scraps. This will definitely be a WIP.