Rob's Third Birthday

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Third Birthday - Buhl, Idaho - 2011
We celebrated Rob's birthday with my folks last night and it was a sweet get-together. My aunt made a wonderful BBQ-ed meal and we topped it off with some yummy Lemon Raspberry (Dairy-Free) Cake. I can't believe my baby boy is three!

Great-Grandpa - Buhl, Idaho - 2011
A favorite from the evening. These two are so sweet together. Quite a special bond.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Why the lengthy name? Because it's earned it. It's quite the blanket and I've had the quite the journey making it.

Many mistakes. Many back-trackings. Many mishaps. The last straw? One of the colors I chose was DISCONTINUED. I had to scour the internet to find more. Thankfully, someone from Ravelry was willing to sell and ship me two skeins - more than enough to finish. I was elated, needless to say!

 Believe it or not, I want to make another one, but not as big. I love this pattern - despite it’s up’s and down’s (no pun intended). Here’s the final break down:

Measures: 75”X80”
Time Spent: 124 days OR 4.13 months (off and on)
Number of Stitches: 40,432 stitches
Yardage: 5,360 yards OR 3.04 miles
Cost: DON’T ASK!!! =)

This project now holds the record as the largest item I have ever created. It fits nicely on our queen-sized bed.

Pattern: Neat Ripple

Family Photo

Monday, July 25, 2011

Just a quick picture of us for the Church Directory. We had another one in the works, but we're having to put it on hold for the time being. Hopefully you'll see it on our Christmas cards. =)

Thank you to my buddy, Lark, for snapping this for us!

VBS Slideshow

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Here's our VBS slideshow I got to present to our congregation this morning. A little nerve-racking being in the spotlight like that, but it received applause at the end. Made me feel pretty good! =)


Friday, July 15, 2011

HappyMeal box for a superhero hat and snow cone stains on the face. Priceless.

Sorry for the lack of updates, lately. We're still alive and kicking, I assure you. Just finished up VBS week, which is always insane. I feel like I've been out of town for four days, and boy is my house showing it! Sheesh.

Fun announcements around the bend. Stay tuned. =)

Summer Fun

Monday, July 4, 2011

We went to my family's place for a BBQ yesterday and had a wonderful time. The boys had a blast playing and splashing in the pool. AND we had ribs! YUM!

This is my absolute favorite shot of the night! LOVE!

Stupid pacifier! Oh well. Still cute.

Checking out the flowers.

BIG splash!

Just chillin'.

Daddy got involved. A little.

Playing with brother. Or trying to drown him. You never know.

"Ha ha!"


"Starting to get a little cold here, Dad."

What a fun time!

More Crochet Beaded Bracelets

Friday, July 1, 2011

Can you tell I've been having fun making bracelets? All of these are currently for sale in my Etsy shop.