Friday, February 12, 2010

2nd Snow Day

It snowed all day on Thursday and by Friday morning we had 9 inches of snow on our sidewalk! We had to measure for proof!!!
This is our tree in the front yard. It looks so pretty covered in snow.
This is our front porch and sidewalk.
Addison ventured out to our tree. (Notice our snowman in the background? He did not make it through the night).

1st Snow Day 2010

Our first snow day of 2010! After breakfast we went outside and played in the snow. Addison actually wanted to walk in the snow this time. Her first experience with snow was not as adventurous.
I cannot remember when we actually had good enough snow to build a snowman.

I think Addison is still wondering what this stuff called snow really is.

Here is our house.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Aunt Hattie

Back in November my grandma had a great idea. She knows that I have enjoyed making blankets and she had been thinking of her sister, Hattie and how sweet it would be to make a blanket to give her for her birthday. Since Hattie's birthday is in February, I thought that would be perfect and that would give me plenty of time to make it. Aunt Hattie has always been so sweet to our family and I knew that Aunt Hattie had not been feeling well so I enjoyed picking out some fun, bright colored fabrics for her blanket and began working - mostly when Addison was napping or at night. There were a few times when Addison was able to help me by handing me safety pins and sitting in my lap while at the sewing machine.

I only wish I could be there to see Aunt Hattie's expression when she opens her present from all of us.

Addison carried the blanket to show Grandma first.
Grandma, Addison and me.
(the blanket makers)
Happy Birthday Aunt Hattie!
Grandma, Aunt Yvonne, Aunt Theresa, Ashley and Addison

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God".
2 Corinthians 1: 3-4

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jason's Graduation

Jason finally graduated in Dec with his Masters Degree!!

We are so proud of him!

Jason and his dad.
Jason with my Aunt Yvonne and Aunt Theresa.
My mom and dad and Addison.
Jason with his parents and Addi.
The 3 of us.
Oh Happy Day!

Addison and Andrew

Addison and Andrew ~ November 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Completed Wild Thing Quilt

It took me a little while to get some pictures taken, but here is my completed Wild Thing quilt. It is certainly not perfect, but I am learning as I go. I had fun making it and now it is resting on our couch for us to enjoy.

This is the front:
The view from the back.


This was Addison's first Halloween to go trick or treating in our neighborhood. We dressed her up as a bumble bee. It was so much fun. (Thanks to cuz Avery for letting us borrow her old halloween costume). I was surprised that Addison actually did not mind keeping her costume on and she quickly learned how to knock on our neighbor's doors to ask for candy!

New words Addison learned from our night of trick or treating:
Candy, bumble bee

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween Banner Giveaway Contest

I usually don't decorate for Halloween as much as I like to decorate for fall and Christmas around our house. However, there is a really cute blog called The Polka Dot Chair that is doing a giveaway contest for a cool Halloween banner to go on your fireplace mantel. This would be something fun to make for birthdays and other holidays that we celebrate all I am inspired to enter the contest and if I don't win then maybe I will just have to give a try at making a Thanksgiving and Christmas banner myself!

I wish I could be this creative on my own . . . it definitely inspires me to try to make one too!

Here is a pic of the banner that you can win from the Polka Dot Chair.
(If you want to enter in the contest- it ends October 13th).

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Addison's Quilt

I wish I had made this much sooner!! I finally made a quilt for Addison. At first I wanted to make her a quilt simply because I had not and I also needed to do something to protect her crib from any further teething frustration. So, I made a ragged squares quilt and I added tie backs to the four corners to easily tie it onto the railings of her crib.

Making Progress

I'm making progress on our Wild Thing quilt. I finally finished the quilt top. Yea! But I still have to work on the backing, batting, stippling, and binding. I'm excited for more naps and football games so that I can have time to work on it. What do you think Mom??

Bed Head

Addison's hair after nap time.
Isn't she beautiful???

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fabric Inspiration

I'm so excited to have purchased some Moda fabrics. I have been eyeing the Moda Bakeshop for awhile now and have finally been inspired to create something of my own. It may take me a while to find time but here are my new projects:
I want to use Pashmina for something in our family room.

The Oh-Cherry-Oh for Addison's playroom....possibly curtains.

and I have fallen in love with a quilt over at Camille Roskelley's site Thimble Blossoms called Wild Thing. I was able to purchase her pattern and most of the same fabrics to make the I just need to get to work. I will have to let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Botanical Gardens

Here are a few pictures from our recent visit to the Botanical Gardens. Addison has now started to pose for us when we take her picture. I love it!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I Love Watermelon!

Pictures say a thousand words...