Friday, January 23, 2009

Yes, I know I am slow

to post things right now. Things have been so busy and that is really not an excuse for not posting, but I do resolve to be more chatty.
So what have I been doing this month? Dyeing yarn, knitting projects. I am getting ready to dye yarn to make my first sweater for myself. YES! For myself, I am so excited.
School started this week. I got a letter notifying me that I had made the Dean's List last semester and that made me feel good. Accomplished. Like what I was doing was not a waste of time.

Here are a few pictures from this month so far:

lexi's new hair cut...thanks to gum that would not come out!

My "NEW" old fashioned plates. For those that really know me, I LOVE vintage things and am always on the look out for something to add to our home that is old fashioned. I found a set of these dishes the other day and just fell in love!

Now this, this was NOT my doing! The kids were home and Harrison came up with this dress and "asked" for it to be on. Kaitlyn dressed him and as you can see, he is quite proud! He twirled all afternoon!

Yummy just doesn't get any better than that.

Friday, January 09, 2009

You have to love friends

Tonight I got to go out with the girls. First, I went to dinner with my friend Jessica and then we met up with the other girls at the coffee shop for a night of chit-chat and knitting. I had a yummy iced rootbeer cream drink and got a bit accomplished on my projects. But the best part was the company of friends.
Being home all day you tend to forget how nice it is to get a way and have a few moments to yourself. I needed it.
I ordered some yarn I needed tonight to make one of my friends baby shower gifts. I am so excited to get started on it, but you all will have to wait until after her shower to see it!
I have a few projects on the needles. A felted basket and a pinwheel blanket. I am also getting ready to cast on a baby sweater-as soon as the yarn is dry as I dyed it today!

So much peace in my heart tonight. Knitting, good friends. there isn't anything like it.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year!

so did you make any resolutions? how did you do with the ones you made last year?
I didn't do so hot. So this year, I resolve to do better with my resolutions! LOL

Maybe I shouldn't call them resolutions, but more goals for what I hope to learn and accomplish.

so here are my goals in 2009:
1) learn to cook better. experiment every week with 1 new recipe
2) increase my health. remember to take my medications on a regular basis-this is hard for me
3) be an even better mom-totally a work in progress *wink*

so along that mom line, here is a song that I listened to all the time while I was pregnant with Harrison. It embodies the hopes and dreams we have for our children. I found it again this morning and of course just cried as I listened to it! LOL