Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vintage Bobbins

When I saw this on the Bunny Hill blog yesterday, I actually gasped! They weren't up on the website for sale yet, but when I checked back tonight, there they were. Yes, I bought some- you had to ask?! I've been wanting some of these for a very long time. I've picked them up at antique stores or country stores before in the past, but always passed up buying them thinking, no I shouldn't spend the money on that. At this point, they are not so easy to find and don't pop up as often as I remember back then. In more recent years, I've often thought- why the heck didn't I just buy some of the darn things way back when they were plentiful and cheap?! Anyhoo, I decided that the time was now, and I am excited about it. I'm only sharing this information with you now because I already bought the ones I wanted!(although I'm tempted to go back and get one or two more...) So anyway, if you love these as much as I do, hop on over to Bunny Hill website because they are selling fast!

RS Presidency

I stole this picture from Ellen's blog so I could show you a photo of our Relief Society presidency. These are amazing ladies that I'm working with, and lots of fun too (I'm a bit out of my league to be honest with you). We didn't plan on matching or anything, it just happened that way! In RS right now we are doing a project of trying to collect 100 dresses to donate to a women's shelter. If you are a reader of this blog and have a dress to donate feel free to pass it on to me and I will add it to the collection box.
In other news, now that summer is almost over, it finally feels like summer here, it is hot, hot, hot! We've been swimming every day and when we're not swimming we're watching movies in our family room with A/C. I love summer, I don't want it to end!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Baby Shower

My sister in law Suzi had a baby shower for Nat and baby Duncan. I made a few decorations and sent them out to AZ for the shower. Some more of the onesies like the other ones I made a few months ago, but in newborn size. Using them as decoration is a great idea! If you click on the picture you can see them better. I love the little tie especially. I got some of the patterns, like the elephant and duck from this blog: Amazing Mae. I love making these and have made some more for some other new babies I know.
I also made this cute banner. The colors for Duncan's room are sage green and white, I also added some blue and really pale yellow. I found the most adorable fabric for this in the perfect colors, I may just have to make a whole quilt out of these colors! I made this one two sided so you don't see the wrong side of the fabric on one side like on the one I made for my little gal's first bday. So basically, I cut triangles out of fabric with the wrong sides together, about 7" across on the wide part (I just marked the middle on the pattern and drew lines down to the point to make the triangle). Then I sewed the edges with a zig zag stitch, and sewed them all to the bias tape also with the zig zag. I love these because unlike other party decor like streamers that you just throw away when you're done, this you can use over and over. The other one I made has also been used for my nieces bday and a couple of other baby showers. I think Nat is going to hang it in the baby's room too.

And here is the little guy himself! He now weighs over 6 lb and will probably come home sometime this week. He is off his oxygen and doing really well. It's really a miracle and an answer to prayer how well he has done after being born so early. He sure is a little cutie, and the family genes really shine through on this little guy. He looks a lot like my husband as a baby.
I'll be so excited when he gets to go home and things can go back to normal for Nat. Well, as normal as things can be with a newborn in the house!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Family Reunion

We had our annual family reunion last weekend, always a lot of fun. Ellen came and took our pictures, here are a few of my favorites. I actually have a few more favorites I wanted to put on here, but I'm having trouble with Picasa. It won't open at all, grrr. Anyone else having that problem?

Anyway, here are me and my sisters with our three little gals. It's funny because they all look so much like their dads, not much cousin family resemblance going on there!

Here are me and my goofy siblings, and do you see an extra little person popping their way into the picture?! The goofiness continues on into the next generation.

Ellen had this on her blog with the title, "She's Got Brothers." She sure does, lucky girl! I love this picture.

Cropped close up of my little gal and I. She's not the smiliest kid ever, just so you appreciate the rare smiley pics you see of her!

Honey and Honey

The whole fam- all 24 of us!
We had lots of fun having a treasure hunt, playing family pictionary, kickball, and Koob (a Scandanavian game), and of course eating! We grilled a bunch and had homemade mango ice cream- yum. We also had two of my kids' birthday celebrations over the weekend, yes it was a little exhausting!
On Friday, my youngest son turned 6. He requested pumpkin pie- yes, pumpkin pie in July! I made a recipe for crust that I didn't realize was like a triple recipe, so instead of two pumpkin pies, I ended up making those plus two banana cream and an apple. It was a pie palooza. Birthday pie instead of cake- my kids are weird like that!