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Monday, July 21, 2008

In case you were wondering....

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Summer life has a way of taking over. Since I last checked in, I've ridden death defying roller coasters (and got a super hideous headache but it was SO worth it!), I braved thunderstorms at the waterpark with the kids, and we had 2 sleepover birthday parties for our darling children.

Even though I've had a running commentary in my head of all of our exciting summer activities thus far, I have felt little to no inspiration to type them out here. I guess that's better than having no life to speak of whatsoever and blogging about that boringness, right?

Here are a couple more tidbits of life around here...

***I came home from swim class one night and Jesse came to greet me with a mischievous look across her face. *oh no, what now?* She had a 'surprise' for me out on the screened porch. Turns out we now have a new member of the family. The neighbor was looking to downsize the amount of pets that he has. He had already downsized the people in his life (girlfriend and her daughter). Ron had just a few seconds to decide to be the reasonable, but mean, dad or the cool and, like, totally awesome dad. He chose the latter. And now we have a cute little fur ball that Jesse has named, Buddy.

Isn't he the most adorable, little ball of fluff you've ever seen?
Sidenote: his eyes are really dark brown, not the evil devilish red that you see here.

***For Nate's birthday we bought him the XBOX version of Rock Band. If you're not familiar with this game, it basically consists of a drum set, guitar, and microphone (for the people not coordinated enough to handle the instruments). Let's just say I may never master the drums, and probably not the guitar, but I can ROCK on the vocals. Well, if they would include more songs that I actually knew, that is. Now if only they would make the game with Pop Hits from the 80's. Or maybe Ryan Cabrera songs. :P

***We had a camping trip planned (at one of the local campgrounds) during the month of August. After some thought the other night, we've decided to travel over to the Delaware coast to visit the beaches. I sooo miss having a beach nearby to go to on the spur of the moment. Both of the kids were really excited when we told them the change of plans. Now, if we can just avoid sunburn and sharks during our little jaunt.

***I finally finished making this quilt for Bearette's baby just in the nick of time.

She has a much cuter pic of it with baby E on top, but for the life of me I cannot get a link to that post.

Then I raced to get the next one started. One of my daycare moms was about 8 months along when I first started cutting the squares. Amazingly enough, I finished it and gave it to her before the baby was born. Even though I "cheated" and pieced it together with the machine, I still did the quilting by hand. I think I even set a my own record with this one!

I personally loved the color scheme on this one. Ron, on the other hand, said, "Pink and green?" but what does he know. :)

I have another little something that I am in the process of making. I can't post any pictures just yet as I don't want to spoil the surprise. Sadly though, I don't think this one will get done before the little babe decides to make it's appearance. I've had other obligations to take care of. Like hanging out with the kids, getting up at O'Dark thirty in the morning for my first daycare child (that's 6 am, ouch), reading my new library book..More Than it Hurts You by Darin Strauss, and of course the endless amounts of laundry. If you've never had a teenage (or pre-teen in this case) daughter in your household you may not know what I'm talking about. It is really quite amazing. Whenever she exits the bathroom I could swear that a freaking tornado hit the place. There is not a clean towel in sight (the floor is riddled with the dirty ones, of course).

That's about it in a nutshell. Hopefully I'll be back around before our big trip to the east coast. If not, see you on the flip side!


  • At 10:22 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

    I love both quilts. I think pink and green works. In fact, green became one of my favorite colors during pregnancy, and still is :)

  • At 2:12 PM , Blogger Roxanne said...

    I guess I did okay with the color choice on your quilt then. :) I just wish my pictures turned out better. Oh well, I'll keep trying.

  • At 9:28 AM , Blogger Liz said...

    Buddy is adorable. When I was a kid I wanted a pet rabbit that I could name Bun-Bun.

  • At 9:06 PM , Blogger His suzy said...

    I like the pink and green! Ron just doesn't know. lol

    You sound like you're having a great summer! And I think it's okay not to blog if it means you actually have a life going on. :)

  • At 11:07 PM , Blogger Caro said...

    I got breathless reading that post. Welcome back.

  • At 7:54 PM , Blogger kathulhu said...

    Those are beautiful quilts. How long have you been quilting? I just started making my first (2) quilts. I'm making both of my boys a Christmas quilt. I really don't have a pattern so I'm kind of winging it. My mom is an amazing crafter/quilter/knitter/etc. so she's helping me over the humps. Anyway. Enough rambling :)


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