Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
and it's best when they are all rolled into one. the past couple of weeks have been one party after another and tonight i wanted to do something fun for a halloween class i was teaching at our local quilt shop. the ladies thought i should post some pictures so, you too, could host your own halloween class. You can find the pattern at fat quarters quilt shop. i think there's one left!
i decided it would be fun to bring dinner and dessert. so...for dinner i made a chicken pot pie and served it on really cute plates from target. the pot pie recipe is always a hit and is super easy. if you want the recipe, let me know and i'll send it to you.
for dessert i baked cupcakes, using a spice cake recipe and topped it with a cream cheese frosting and orange & black sprinkles. then i attached the marshmellow ghost using a toothpick. they turned out super cute and the spice cake seemed like fall. no meal is complete without something to wash it all down with, so i served chilled orange-cream soda (caffeine free, of course).
i couldn't have asked for a better evening or better company. thanks jeni, cheryl, sandy, and lise, i really enjoyed spending my saturday evening with you all!!!
this morning bob the builder got up at the crack of dawn to get the sod for the front yard. meanwhile...across town, 3 great men also awoke and came to help.
can i tell you how wonderful it is to have friends that are willing to give of their time and support. craig, david and joe...it meant a lot that you came over on a saturday morning to help "bob". the breakfast was really good and the diet coke was perfect (straw and all) thank you for your friendship and time. we love you guys and our new lawn!!!
last night was my niece's sweet sixteen party. i swear she was just in elementary school, wearing glasses, much shorter and as beautiful as ever. what happened to the time??? she has become one of the most amazing teenagers i have ever met and anyone who knows her will tell you the same. it's no wonder that almost 80 people showed up to celebrate with her. Keoni, you are a blessing in our lives and we absolutely LOVE you!!!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
we sold our very first pattern!!! jill and i have embarked on a new adventure and i'm really excited! here's a picture of our very first pattern. i'm looking forward to what the future holds. who knows...one day we might be well known, how neat would that be! To get one of these fabulous patterns, take a trip to Fat Quarters Quilt Shop or give 'em a call!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
went to the desert this weekend and had a great time. they learned that it's much better to have the wives there to cook and clean, though. (karen, we're appreciated!) i spent the weekend home with a cold, one sick child and a teething baby. not so much fun... i was happy to hear the stories they had to share. a black eye, smelling salts and a heck of a good time. good to have them all home in one piece and a smile on thier faces. more good memories of good times.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
then we saw the most beautiful fairy costume at michaels and that was it. her bear won the fairy princess award. how appropriate!
the rest of the day was spent playing games, eating, and enjoying friends. and can i say...i love mrs. fuqua, what a GREAT teacher!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
once the presents were unwrapped and the cupcakes were eaten, it was time to say goodbye to a year full of memories and welcome a new year with arms wide open. as i look at her, i am reminded of my eighteenth birthday and how far we have come. she is remarkable and strong. she is joy and beauty. she is my angel. she holds the world in her hands and i pray every day that she realizes her full potential as a daughter of God. she has so much to give. the world will be a better place because of her. believe, inspire, love, and never compromise who you are.
happy birthday putter, i LOVE you!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
hope your labor day was great and full of fun memories. here's a few i won't forget. the little princess realized she could swim while "teaching" her new friend. bob the builder really got himself into a verbal pickle. (so did karen...) craig mistook me for his wife, and we hung out with the porter's for the first time. i don't think i've laughed so hard and had a better time in a while. happy labor day!