Thursday, March 31, 2011

sweater make over

i came by this cute sweater for free at a church clothing exchange, i loved the color and the cute sleeves, but just wasnt too sure about the turtle neck

when i tried it on later i realized the turtle neck HAD to go, this sweater had too much going on with the turtle neck, puffed sleeves and ribbing on the lower half. i set about researching on the internet the best way to remove a turtle neck without too much damage. it seems the best way is to clip a little hole near the seam and separate the two layers of turtle neck, then carefully snip them away without damaging the finished edge between the layers, i can do that!!
i also saw that one lady had used the turtleneck to make a rosette. i can do that too!
ta da! the sweater, which is currently in the wash because i put it on on sunday morning, and then proceeded to spit toothpaste on myself, charming, i know.
but it does look super cute on, and Ken didnt even recognize it as the same sweater.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

a post for the grandparents

the family arrived last friday night and we have had plenty of opportunities for photos this week, most of our fun was had on sunday, which is when we made cookies and played in the dirt.

we didnt set up the christmas tree, but we did make christmas cookies and both of the boys really enjoyed that. especially the eating part.

Dominic and Connor found a couple of little garden shovels and decided to excavate a swimming pool for fireflies. it may be a while until the fireflies can use it though, its a little too chilly right now for swimming.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

here comes...

i have been hanging out with these guys for the last couple of days.

be back on tuesday.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

gas strike? really?

i have been seeing on face book all these posts for gas strike days. this really, really irritates me. this action makes no sense. its not like the oil companies are scared of one day with low gas sales, they know that the people who didnt fill up today are going to have to fill up tomorrow which will probably result in a nice big sales day. its just idiotic, i dont use that word alot, i dont say it because i dont want my son to say it but the idea of sticking it to the oil company by going one day without buying their product is just that, idiotic.

who thought of this? and how did they get so many people on their band wagon?

do you want to make a real difference on gas strike day?
go to your nearest gas station and hang out for a minute or two. someone who really cant afford the gas they need is going to drive up. take your cash or debit card and pay for their gas.

you cant stick it to the oil company but you can make someones day and show them love Jesus style.

are they going to think youre crazy? yeah, probably.
people thought Jesus was crazy.

are they going to refuse. probably not.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

absolutely, i do.

is the answer when im asked....

would you like fresh grated parmesan on that?
care for a refill on that coffee?
do you have a CVS card?
would you like your reciept?
you have a library fine of a dollar twenty five, do you want to pay it now?
wanna go to lunch?
wanna get a pizza?
do you want to watch Psych?
care to join me in a game of uno?

the #1 question with the answer "absolutely, i do"

do you think a heating blanket is the best gift you have ever gotten? ABSOLUTELY, I DO.