Tuesday, January 24, 2012

purple flower hat

nothing too exciting - just another hat. this one is definitely at the top of the list of favorites. i think she's tired of being my model though . . .

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yarn love

I'll admit it: when my 7-year-old asked me to make her a doll blanket, and I allowed her to pick the yard, I hated her choice. I thought it was ugly (truth be told). But, keeping to my word, I allowed her to purchase it, and I set out to make her a blanket for her doll.

As I got going though, I realized that while it was never something I would choose, the yard was so pretty. It is fun and colorful, and totally matches her personality. Of course, I'm sure it doesn't hurt that I absolutely love the pattern - and I love that both sides of the blanket are completely the same. It is also much softer and loser than most crochet patterns, so it makes a great blanket. I actually think this would make a cute baby blanket.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My sunshine

See this girl? The only who almost always has some evidence of her last meal on her face? She's my crazy, artistic child, who always keeps me laughing.

Yesterday morning, when I asked her what she wanted for breakfast, she replied, "just a pile of carrots." And on Saturday night, when the server at the restaurant we'd gone for dinner asked her why she didn't like her cheeseburger, she replied, "because you forgot to put onions on it."

"That's a first," he said, and walked away shaking his head.

She is bright in every sense of the word. She's full of energy. and life. and IT.
She's also the best hugger on the planet.
I love this girl!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

more hats

Is anyone sick of my beanies yet? I think my husband may be . . . but I'm not.
Bryn wanted a cat hat. I realize now in these pictures that one of the eyes is too high - guess I'll be fixing that asap. Other than the crazy eyes, I think it turned out pretty cute. Especially considering the fact that I made up the pattern all by my self.
G wanted an owl hat. There are ears on it, but you can't see them in this pic. She wasn't exactly cooperating . . . I don't love the pink stripe, but it was what she wanted.
Here's a hat I made for my friend who is having a baby soon. I love this hat - its way cuter in person than it is in the pictures.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hawii pictures

In September, for our 10 year anniversary, my husband and I went to Hawaii - without kids - with some friends. For an entire week. It was bliss. Heaven. One of the best weeks of my life, and I never blogged about it. I took over 500 pictures - here are just a sampling:

Monday, January 02, 2012

2012 resolutions

I spent considerable time over the weekend (as I was sick with the flu) reading over my blog. And I realized that I missed it. So, a natural resolution for me right now would be to spend more time blogging - not just posting pictures, but actually talking about stuff.

Other than that, one other thing that stood out to me was the fact that every New Years, my main resolution is about weight loss. Obviously, I am either not trying (which is obviously not the case), or I just need to work on liking myself better. So, instead of another resolution to eat better/work out better (as I drink my green smoothie while typing this . . .) I resolve to like myself more. Be more comfortable in my own skin. I am a beautiful, strong woman. So what if I am no longer a size 6. Being a size 10 is just fine too. I resolve to be more healthy, inside and out. I'm going to be a better parent, spouse, and friend.

Oh, and I am going to take more pictures.