Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fall Sewing: Black and White

Not much to say about the skirt. Simple. Easy. FREE. Ok, except the zipper, but the fabric came from an old drape sample from FabMo. The fabric for the blouse was not a bad price either. Just $3/yard from Eddie's Quilting Bee. I loved the swiss dot texture. This was my first "blouse". I adapted a pattern I got to change the neckline and make it a tie front instead of a high collar. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Most button up blouses just don't fit me right. Its nice to have one that fits well!

Sorry the pictures are really noisy. I'll try and retake them when I have better lighting...maybe, its rather painful for me to "pose" for these things, so it just might be on a hanger.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just Another Reason to Love November...

November 2003

November 2004

November 2005

November 2006

November 2007

November 2008

Good times...
To MANY more Novembers to come, Happy Anniversary. I love you.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday to Elyette

You've been anxiously awaiting this day, Elyette, when you'd be the wise old age of 3! And that you are. You've been through and experienced more than many 7 year olds!!! :).The first 6 weeks of your life you endured being traded back and forth between mom and dad in a baby carrier on campus. Mom even rocked you in your car seat while you slept during one of her finals! And despite your colic, you didn't even cry 'til she finished. You've always known what Mom needs. The next year and a half of your life, you came to know BYU's campus WELL. I'm sure you cheered the most when Mom and Dad graduated.

Shortly after that you welcomed your little brother into the world. I'm sure now you can't remember your world without him. You became quick friends and you've always taken good care of him and been a HUGE helper for Mommy.

We learned a lot together when we moved and entered the "real" world just 1 year ago. I know it wasn't easy for you and you even broke your arm during the whole process (you are one tough cookie, I can't believe how brave and strong you were through that), but you learned courage. And, like always, supported us through it all.

You are strong, thoughtful, talented, smart, beautiful, fun, compassionate, elegant, silly, tender, feminine, brave and growing into a fine young woman already! Thank you for being our cheerleader, parent, teacher, savior, and friend. We love you! Happy Birthday Monkey/Slimmy/Elyette!

-Mom and Dad

PS: Did we mention you're insane?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Insect Infestation!!!

Saturday morning, we woke up to quite a sight! Bugs of all kinds were EVERYWHERE! And more just kept coming. They were scattered across our table and buzzed all over the living room. They ate dirt and even each other!!! At one point, I even thought I heard them singing... Then, I discovered what was at the heart of this infestation.
The Queen Bee herself!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

To Do List - Halloween!

-put together costumes (new and recycled)...check.

-pumpkin patch...check.

-make Halloween cut-out cookies...check.

-carve pumpkins...check.

-eat "spooky" dinner Halloween night (Jack-O-Lantern Calzones)...check.

-Trick or Treat (with cousins!)...check.

-inhale sugar...CHECK!!!

and now, onto MORE holiday fun...

We Support Proposition 8

"We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children...

... we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

- The Family: A Proclamation to the World (1995)

For individuals, communities, and nations, as well as our families, vote YES on proposition 8. We will be.