Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I have a few family birthday's coming up and I'm working on their b-day presents right now. I've been collecting vintage sheets for years now and I'm making a bunch of cloth napkins! The people getting them will enjoy the old prints while entertaining friends.( I hope!) I'm always on the look out for more- here's the few I made up yesterday. There are different prints on each side. I still have more prints to make more, I just need more hours or energy in the day to sew all my projects!
Posted by Emily at 8:54 AM
Monday, May 28, 2012
Several weeks ago during swim lessons, Travis & Mr Cole (a teacher at the kids school) set up a play date for the girls. They cordinated a day, time, and who was picking & dropping off. For some reason, I thought it was the cutiest thing in the world. Trav just left a few minutes ago to take the girls over to play again.
Posted by Emily at 12:09 PM
I wanted to make a cover for my kindle that was a little more inclosed then the other one. When things get stuffed in the diaper bag, they often come out covered in crumbs, so I made this one to help keep the junk off. I LOVE this fabric!
Posted by Emily at 11:48 AM
Sunday, May 27, 2012
... and I forgot to say that my husband spoils me at times. For our anniversary he bought me a Kindle Fire. Yeah, I'm still a little ticked because we didn't "talk" about this purchase- but I love it too! It is amazing. This is coming from a girl who doesn't have the internet on her phone and has never used a touch screen- anything! I wish I was kidding. Yesterday I discovered what an App was for the first time- yeah, I'm a little sad, I know- but we could never afford all the new gadgets, so I never learned what they were ar what they did. Honestly, I joke that after the Walkman, I lost track. For real, everything exploded after that- mp3 players, i pods, ipads, crazy awesome cell phones, blackberries, bluetoothes, laptops- and I never hopped aboard, so I'm loving this little creation! I was up until almost 3:00 AM playing with it! Thanks babe for totally blowing the budget and completely spoiling me rotten! (I made the holder- these things are expensive! It's still a work in progress though!)
Posted by Emily at 9:42 PM
If anyone can put up with me for 13 years- they are an amazing person- which my sweet Trav truely is. I love him. I adore him. And I would be lost without him. He is my rock. My calm water and my security. Why I love him: * He understands that my love for Michael Bolton and Michael Scott are just part of the deal. * He knows that backrubs are part of getting me pregnant. * He brings me water at night when I'm thirsty and forgotten to get a bottle. * He puts up with my "pokey legs" (that's what Willow calls them) * He always brings me milkshakes after the Saturday night Priesthood sessions(after church) * He puts The Office in for me all the time because the DVD player is so high- I have to get on my tip toes to reach it. * He always drives most of the way to Seattle when we go home. * He reminds me it's time to read scriptures all the time. * He always listens to me vent. Or whine. Or complaine. Or cry. * He is such a good man. He has an amazing heart and always helps others. * He can sleep through a tornado, hurricain and child crying all at the same time. * He always fills the cars with gas because I hate to do it. * He always gets an oil change on time too. * He reads the long stories to the kids. * He buys good socks. * He is funny and makes me laugh all the time with his Ron Burgandy lines. (We are nuts about the movie: Anchor Man w/ Will Ferrall) * He adores me. Kisses me and wishes I would fall asleep curled up next to him (but I can't. I'm too claustrophobic!) * He is super smart. * He is a wonderful Daddy, a good husband and a caring son. I love you babe. Happy Anniversary!
Posted by Emily at 9:25 PM
Today is our 12th wedding anniversary, and boy are we exciting! I layed on the couch for 2 hours after church unable to move & Trav's laying down right now reading his book. Talk about ROMANTIC! Actually we went out last night to celebrate and it was a great night. We dropped the kids off at G-ma & G-Pa's and went to Goodwood for dinner (our favorite place!) I had my beloved sandwich and I swear, I would give anything to eat another one right now- it is pure Heaven. So beautiful. After our quiet dinner we went to Baby's R Us, the fabric store, Mc Donalds (for another free berry chiller- gosh I love those things!) and Target! What a guy- he is amazing, seriuosly. It was a total "Emily" night and he was such a trooper. What man goes to every girly store on the planet with his wife on their Anniverary? I love him. Even when I say I'll only be a minute looking at fabric and it somehow turns into 15 or 20, he's so sweet. He just pushed the cart around making jokes about ugly patterns and let me have a few minutes without kids to enjoy myself. It was a great night. I love him so much, and if I wasn't so exhausted, I would list a 100 reasons why I still can't live without him, but I am seriously about to fall over and collapse. And pictures... yeah, we hardly have any with just the two of us... here's a few...
Posted by Emily at 8:39 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I picked up these ugly drawers at a yard sale for .15 each a few weeks ago. I thought they would be perfect for storage under the baby's crib. I need a few more coats of white paint, but I've started them at least. I covered wrapping paper with contact paper for the bottom just to look cute. I still need handles on the front and if I can find wheels cheap enough- i'll out those on the bottom so they roll out- if not oh, well. Who knew wheels were so expensive anyway??? I also made the ruffle for the crib out of the shower curtain from Target tonight. It feels good to get a few things checked off my huge to do list before he arrives! I'm sure in a few weeks when the heat hits- I'll be confined to my bed with swollen ankles & zero energy and I'll be glad I got a few things accomplished!
Posted by Emily at 9:21 PM
I went to the Dr. this morning and things are looking great! I have 7 more weeks although I'm measuring a week ahead (she won't move my date, darn.) I'll go on July 13th if not sooner on my own. I'm excited and ready to have him here! I've been going through his clothes and imagining what he will look like bundled up in them. I wonder how much he will look like Tristin. The kids are out next week for the Summer and Grace starts T-ball on Tuesday, so I know the weeks will fly by with all the kids here to keep me on my toes. 7 more weeks... I'm trying to enjoy how simple it is with 4 kiddos, I know 5 will difficult- but I'm ready! My back,feet, hips and ribs are all ready for him to be out as well!
Posted by Emily at 11:10 AM
Last weekend was great for yard sales. (friday was horrible, but Saturday made up for it!) I found 2 boxes of canning jars for $ 3.00 each, 3 winter coats for next year for the girls at .50 & .25 each, lots of shoes for Grace which were free, .25 and $ 2.00 for a new pair, lots of baby clothes for .25 each, a scout shirt for Tristin which he will need next year for $ 2.00 and a bunch of other little things. Thank you yard sales- we wouldn't survive without you!
Posted by Emily at 11:05 AM
The last 2 weekends, the boys have left us girls and gone on a few campouts through church. The first was with G-pa Max and his ward and this past one was with ours. They were just quick little over nighters, but they had fun each time. They got to grill up their steaks, play in the dirt and do boy stuff. The girls and I had a few "girl parties" which consisted of: pizzas, movies and sleepovers in my bed, at least the 1st weekend, by the 2nd weekend- they were in their own beds!
Posted by Emily at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Posted by Emily at 9:47 AM