That my blogging has become non-existent. My apologies. We’ve been busy soaking up the summer. First there were fireworks at the city show (exploded straight into the crowd instead of the sky thankyouverymuch).
Then there was some merry go rounding,
It’s been busy on some days, slow on others, and hot all the way through. We’re looking forward to some crisp cool autumn air and some more frequent blogging for all 6 of you to read. Over and out.
We did some photos to document Abby at 18 monthsish. I think we got some cute ones, despite the fact that it was past her bedtime and she got a face full of wood chips after a too-big-for-her slide adventure. She took it like a man and went back to playing. =]
Abby and I are (trying) to soak up these nice summer days where she’s the only kiddo the best we can. This morning we headed out to our city’s fun, totally free kid’s day as part of the city’s strawberry days celebration week. Abby was still a bit young for most of the activities, but she loved seeing all of the “puppies” that were there with their owners for the pet show. She was so so sad when I took her out of the little area with 3 little cocker spaniel puppies… she loved them so much! She was happy to see that there were a lot of other dogs to look at when we left those 3.
It was such a lovely week at girl’s camp… we were at the Heber Valley Camp owned by the church, about an hour away from home.
Here are 4 of our lovely ladies getting ready for the zip line. So bummed I couldn’t go!
Meg is SO ready. It goes about 30 feet up, I believe.
The lake day- here the girls are all headed out. I was not about to get in a canoe! I’m prone to tipping, and this was a fully clothed-no swimsuits-leech infested type deal. Pass on the canoe. I did end up hopping in a paddle boat with one of our girls though, and that was lovely.
View from the boat.
After my legs got tired (didn’t take long, especially since we had hiked a good bit the day before) I joined the girls in the sandbox. They think of everything up there!
This was attempt number 6. It was also the last.
My cute laurels! Love those girls!
This is why.
This quilt has seen many many of my hours… somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50 hours actually. Quilting is a labor of love. Not really profitable to make a quilt this intricate to sell. In my mind, that makes it priceless! It just came back from the machine quilter, and now it’s ready to get the binding put on and then it’s all finished. Binding is a long long process, especially with a quilt this size. Finished, the quilt measures about 6’x7′, which is just larger than the blanket that I currently use to cuddle up to watch TV with. I guess I will finish it just in time for it to get warm outside =]
Have you been reading Design Mom’s birth stories collected from around the blogosphere? I think they are beautiful.
The thing about having a baby is that so many people do it differently, but no one way is wrong. I read a lot of stories about women who had long long labors, and who had short ones. Everyone has a different shape and a different birth experience. Almost no use comparing them, but it’s so lovely to read about people’s experiences with such a wonderful time in life. Some of the stories will make you laugh, and some will make you cry.
My favorite part about the whole thing is that everyone gets to choose what their ideal is. You don’t always get your way, but you get to think about what is the best for you. I think that’s wonderful.
Hey friends! There’s another earring holder giveaway going on today over at Cluck Cluck Sew! Hop on over and enter… the giveaway closes on Wednesday!