Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Swing time with a break in the rain.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nathan says, 'It's a shiney day!'

Sunday, May 25, 2008

We went to the beach again yesterday. The boys just LOVE spending time there. Cookies!
Sand castles
and flying the remote controlled air plane that flies across the water with ease!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Brent Returns To The Cage.
Last night Brent returned to the cage for MMA Fighting.
Brent came out on top with a win! I was so excited, nervous, you name it, I felt it! ;o)
Nathan and I took Brent to the place where the fight was early and Nathan got to run around in the cage!! Oh how I wish I had a video camera. I know it looks like he's dancing, but he was running around throwing punches. It was so cute!
It was a great night! Afterwards we went out with some of the other fighters from his team to celebrate (two other guys from his team fought too).
Big thanks to Caroline for hanging with our boys at home! It was nice to have sorta a date after the fight. Hey, at least it wasn't the hospital!!! ;O)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I started this Scarf back in April. It was going to be mom's mother's day present. Let me tell you, it was HARD to send this away because it was so pretty and soft!! She received it a day or so late because I was slow mailing, but her birthday present was in there too, so that was super early. haha. This scarf is an easy knit with fantastic outcome! The pattern is easy to memorize, and it looks awesome on Mom!! Check it out!

Seafoam Scarf by Ali Green
Yarn: Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino 2 skeins (knit til I ran out of yarn!)
Lacey also got her socks I showed you a post or so back! Doesn't she look THRILLED!! That little handsome guy in the background is my nephew, Luke. (Spittin' image of my brother. It's almost scary!! haha)Check out Luke's face... as if to say "What's the big deal?? They're socks!" LOL I also made her a little sock blocker Key chain to match. (Thanks for putting the keyring on Mom and Dad!)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day.
I had a great day today. Spent the day with my boys!! Jacob woke me up about 10am (wow I can't believe I slept that long!) and gave me a gift he made a school. I loved it. There was a Tea Bag, Biscotti biscuit, and Hershey's Kisses inside. YUM.
Then after breakfast, (Brent cooked), the boys gave me a card with a disk in it.
Yeah! I've been eyeing this game for awhile and Brent said it was all Jacob's idea to get me the game.
The A frame for my swing was no surprise but it's part of my mother's day gift too. I'm super happy with it and the boys even scored a disc swing on the end. The bench swing was a gift for Brent and I, handmade by my father about 6ish years ago.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Happy 10th Birthday Lacey!
Brent and I apparently called her at the same time tonight. I called my dad's phone and got ahold of her and Brent and the boys called my brother's phone. She had us on at the same time! Lana, her sister, just turned two a couple days ago. Lots of family things in May.
I miss my family.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Knitting, Sewing, Knitting, Sewing.

Either way things are getting done. I finished two sock bags the other day. I swear those little sheep just make me smile everytime I look at the bag! On the inside of the pink skull bag I used the knit talk fabric I got last summer in Kentucky.

I also finished some socks for Lacey. I really liked this sock yarn. It was Maizy by Crystal Palace Yarns. I think she'll like the colors too. I made her a sock keychain to go with them.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wallet Fever. It is going around. My friend Dulcey is making some out of duct tape. I think they are neat! I pulled out the sewing machine (finally!) and tried out something I found on under the monster list of handbags, wallets and purses tutorial list they have.

The first one I did, I did not cut to size like the pattern was written out, so I got a BIG wallet with big pouches... I like it, but it's too big.
The tab up top is to attach a snap onto. Just have to decide if I want to buy snaps that snap on or just use the ones I have, but that means hand stitching them on.

The cards kinda slide in the slots on the inside (above) but I like the fabrics together.

This next one I like MUCH better. I used the sizes suggested and it came out a little better. This one needs a snap too. The cool fabric came from my good friend Sonya. She finds the COOLEST fabrics!! Can't wait to do some fabric shopping this summer with her. Or just knit, whatever! :)

The card slots on this one are snugger. (is that a word?) I like this one. Next one I make thought I think it needs a little interfacing to make it a tad stiffer. Again, need snaps.

So I think tomorrow I'll try to do some more sewing. I had fun today with it. Maybe I can get myself in gear and cut out some more wallets tonight and then sew them tomorrow. This would be great to hold on to for gifts when I need them.