Monday, August 26, 2013

Maybe caught up?

Okay, so another long-overdue post.  In April we celebrated Shaun and Bill's marriage.  After waiting many weeks for her professional photos to arrive, we were thrilled to see them!  Now it's been several more weeks, and I'm getting around to posting my favorites.  Sorry for the delay!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

One Year!

We're celebrating one year this week!


Things we have learned this month:

What a happy boy we have at the end of a year.  Such a blessing!

This kid looks adorable, especially when in costume at an Evil Knievel-themed birthday party.  Thanks, Poppy and Gigi for hosting!

First haircuts are bittersweet.  (Yes, there was hair in the back that was getting too long.)  Thanks Great Grandpa!

Still loving anything with a cord.  He is especially fond of the rice cooker these last few days.  Too funny.

Have I talked about Mr. Fox on this blog?  I'm not sure I have.  Another obsession, and has been for awhile. Mr. Fox is always ready to entertain and snuggle.  I give him credit for helping us through nights, car rides, and crabby times.  Thanks to Polly for gifting Forrest this fox months ago!  (We've purchased another, *just in case*)

We love you Forrest Edward and can't believe how quickly you've grown!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


It seems that a certain almost-one-year-old doesn't care for time spent on the computer, specifically, my time.  So, I'm blaming him for not getting this post up sooner.

At the end of July, I went on an adventure to Texas to visit my forever friend at her homestead.  I've never done anything like this on my own, but I'm so glad I did!  We packed a lot of fun into a weekend.

We visited a couple of fancy yarn shops in Dallas.  At this one, The Shabby Sheep, (love how yarn shops always have cute names), I bought some yarn that was hand dyed and spun right there in the shop.  It's currently an in-progress hat for Forrest.

 We also found a couple of fabric stores in Dallas.  This one, The Fabric Factory, advertised 4000 home decorator fabrics.  I don't think they were exaggerating!  It was amazing, and I've never seen anything like it.  I bought a couple of things for two projects that will be fun reminders of my trip once I get them done.

The last day of the trip, we visited a boat show.  Jenna and Randy live near a large lake, and they're thinking of becoming boaters.  While there, they found some nice pontoon boats that looked great, and I decided on this yacht.

Other activities of the weekend, included some sewing for Jenna and Randy's little one scheduled to arrive in February, hanging out and catching up (it had been too long!), and eating some delicious food.  I know that Firehouse Subs is chain, and probably not all that exciting to the locals, but I'm still thinking of the pork and coleslaw sandwich I had :0)  I just looked, and my closest location seems to be in Springfield.  I used to live there...

Thanks, Jenna and Randy, for a great three days!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Going on a Visit

Last week we went for a drive to visit Joshua's grandparents in Wisconsin.  We had a beautiful week with lots of fun, discovery, and sunshine.

Thanks, as always, to Grandpa and Grandma for being such fantastic hosts!