Thursday, February 25, 2010


I am finally here in California with my beloved. He's been here for a week, I got in last night. I am surprised by how much the time change has affected me...I've been messed up all day today. Right now, John is at work. I dropped him off a little over an hour ago, he has to close tonight. It was nice being able to drive around with him this morning and we had lunch together, so I had time to somewhat get my bearings. We'll take pictures to share with you, although I didn't bring my USB cable, so I can't upload any until we get home. It's very pretty here...lots of mountains. In some ways it's quite similar to Asheville, except greener...different vegetation. Today is a beautiful day...perfect weather. The area that the Chick-Fil-A John is working at has tons of shopping and a lot of different restaurants, etc. It's really quite a nice place. I came back to the hotel for a bit, I think I'm going to try to work out this afternoon. Then later on this evening I'll head back over near the store to find some place for dinner and pal around. I may even go to a movie, we'll see. Anyway, just wanted to give you a quick update from Cali. Until next time...

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I'm not sure why, but lately we have been so busy...even more than usual. It seems like most nights in the past few weeks we've had something to do or have stayed late at work. Even this coming week we have several things going on and John leaves early Friday morning for California. I'm so very proud of him...but I'll talk more about that later on.
First, I know it's way past the Super Bowl but here's a peek at the jerseys that I ripped apart and sewed back together. Let's just say it was quite a chore at times. Although these jerseys were the same size, they most definitely were not the same size, cut, placement.
They really don't photograph well on a hanger, they are just too large for that. I guess I should have had Bubba throw them on and model. Although in reality it doesn't make that big a difference. So here's the 2 finished products from the front view. The center looks like it's sagging more than it is because they are too big on the hangers.
Here is the rear view. This was the labor of love. The names were definitely not centered (who am I kidding, the numbers weren't even centered), but the names were crazy. After much frustration I decided it was ok if they had a little bit of a turn from the numbers to the names. So, that was my Super Bowl project last week.
I did also make this Valentine's Day shirt for Addyson. I think Valentine's is so much fun for kids...I can hardly wait for us to have some of our own so we can have fun on all the holidays. Addy looked pretty darn cute in this shirt too.
Sunday is our 5th Valentine's Day together, but since it's a Sunday that means I will be working. We actually have a really big day, it's our big monthly outreach for students. I'm pretty excited, I think it's going to be fabulous. I digress. While it is our 5th Valentine's day together, this is the very first time we are going on a date for VD. I'm pretty excited. We really don't get caught up in the crazyness of the day, but I do find it to be a fun excuse to do something sweet. So, tonight we are going to see VD the movie, then to PF Chang's for dinner. It should be a lot of fun.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How Did I Do?

So, we ended up getting 10" of snow at our house, all on Friday afternoon/evening. It then sleeted for most of the day on Saturday. Church was canceled on Sunday and we even canceled work yesterday, so we had a nice long break. So, curious about how I did on my list? Well, not fabulous, but not horrible either. On Saturday John and I started cleaning out closets and I purged my dresser as well. Here's a peek at our massive pile for Goodwill. I'm so pumped that we've been able to get rid of so much. We actually still have the guest closet to go through, but we'll have to get everything else put back together first. We bought a few things to continue organizing the craft room, which I'm very excited about. No pictures of that yet. :)
I did make a couple baby gifts. Leighton is the baby girl of someone that John works with. She was born a couple weeks ago and I've been meaning to make something for her, so I did this bib and a onesie. I used the same fabrics and colors so that they coordinate but aren't too matchy-matchy.
I think Leighton is such a pretty name. Hopefully she'll get some good use out of these things.
I also started on some things for Pherson. I made her several things a few months ago when we only knew that she was going to be a little girl, but she arrived a couple days before we had a shower for her at work...and now we know her name. I have also since learned that Baby Pherson got her name from McPherson guitars, which her daddy plays. So, I thought it would be cute to play up that angle. What do you think? Is it ok? I hope they think so. There will be a few more things to come for her.
I didn't change anything on my's just been the same for now. And, as far as the jerseys go, they are currently disassembled and waiting to be sewn back together with their opposing counterparts. It was actually quite a task to take them a part in such a way that they will look good when I sew them together. It's still a work in progress. I'll show you the final result when I'm finished.