Friday, January 25, 2013


Sometimes when your ears hurt from all of the squabbling and bickering and fighting, it's hard to remember that your children actually love each other. 
That is why when I see something as precious as this, I run steath-like for my camera! 
I didn't have time to focus, but I managed to capture the moment none-the-less. 

LOVE these faces.

23 degrees

It is 23 degrees here. School is getting out 3 hours early because of the impending possibility of snow and a "wintery mix". My kids are clamoring for hot chocolate and pajamas. My husband has requested shepard's pie (well, he hasn't yet. but once he knows it is on the menu, I bet he'll want some). But me? What am I up to? Oh, just sewing up some spring and summer goodies!
these knit ruffle shorties are made from a pattern from Green Style
(do it)

these little ruffled sailor shorts are made from a pattern from MonkeysBug
(go ahead, click it)

I CANNOT wait to get started sewing these up (in between layering up and going outside if we get flurries and serving up mugs of hot chocolate). 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Slow & Snow

I've been on a blogging hiatus. I was sad to log in and see that my last entry was November 5th! YIKES! What has caused this slow down?! Hmmm...two Thanksgiving meals with both sides of the family, Christmas plays for the kids, Mini-Dance recitals for the girls, Class parties for the kids, two Christmas celebrations with both sides of the family, and then the big whammy. THE FLU. Luckily, I'm the only one who came down (hard) with it, but boy, was I sick. 
2013 is in full swing and the kids are back and school and healthy. We even had a snow day! It was nice because Matthew was home and the school was called the night before, so our agenda was free to enjoy it! 

Look at these people! 
Life is SO good!