Sunday, June 21, 2009


We're making progress on a few projects around here -

The fabric is all picked out for Mike's bedspread, and the basic idea for the pattern/placement is coming together. It's still a work in progress, and after having cut out all those squares, I realized they needed to be bigger (off to Joann's tomorrow for more fabric and cutting blades), but you get the basic idea.The tomatoes are starting to kick into high gear and get producing. This year, Nathan finally understands that we only eat red tomatoes and that the green ones are yucky. Finally.
The zinnias are *just* starting to bloom. When there is more than just one half-opened flower, I'll post pictures.

Perhaps most importantly, Nathan wore his big-boy undies to church today, meaning he only wears diapers at night these days. Hooray! Let's hear it for being *almost* done with potty training! And my budget rejoices as well :)

Now off to my favorite Sunday project - naptime :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My new obsession

My little (younger is probably more accurate since he's 6') brother graduated from high school this past weekend. Crazy!!! He was in kindergarten at my graduation, and it doesn't feel like it's been that long since I graduated. We were always such good buddies when he was little, and it seems really off that he's now a grown-up going to college this fall. But, he's an awesome kid who really has grown up quite nicely and is heading off to the Y this fall.

For his graduation present, I get to indulge in one of my current favorite activities. Now, I'm still working on getting good at it, but I really enjoy quilting. I love the math and the geometry of it all, and I love seeing it all come together. Plus, I've been reinvigorated by this blog - crazymomquilts. She is quite the quilter, and I'm feeling inspired to try out some new ideas over the next while. Chad, on the other hand, is not so excited about the ensuing mess and expense. He loves me, though, so hopefully all will go well. And hopefully Mike's quilt goes well also.