Thursday, January 20, 2011

I can be crafty...

Thanks to mom and dad, I got a sewing machine for Christmas. Luckily, it came with an instructional DVD so I could set it up by myself. And it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. My first project was to make curtains for the new baby's room. We have this massive arched window that lets in so much light, even when the blinds are closed and wanted to block it out completely. I picked this light green material that matches the bedding in her crib and lined it with blackout. I sure hope I did it right! Unfortunately, one panel is longer than the other so I still need to fix that. But I have to say, I'm proud of myself for at least COMPLETING a project all by myself - even if it isn't done exactly right. Mom, you'll probably have to fix them when ya get here. =)

So if any of you have any ideas for easy projects for beginners, I'd love to hear them. I need more practice on my machine!

Overdue Christmas Pictures

We had a great Christmas last month. I should have posted these pictures sooner but never got around to it. We spent a week at mom and dad's house and had a great time with all of my sisters and their kids. Julie and Nick had their new little puppy Jack. Holli just got off of her mission so it was great to get see her, too! Unfortunately - we lost our camera in the middle of the week so I didn't get as many pics as I would have liked.
I got to eat Monjuni's and Counter Culture while I was home. Next time, I'm gonna have to remember to grab some Strawn's Strawberry pie! Don't know when I'll get to be with all my sisters again at the same time but I'm grateful for the good time we had together. Love you all!
Ryan Christopher and Annabeth. If he's my cousin's son, does that make them 2nd cousins?? These two were soo cute together. Ryan is such a flirt and liked to give kisses to everyone.

Had to post this pic of mom and her camo that Dad got her. She got her first gun last year and has actually been out hunting with him! I can just see her up there in his deer stand trying to get reception on her iphone!

So glad we got to see our sister Mandy who lives in D.C. Wish we could see her more often. We had a great time with their family.

Me, Holli, and Sara at mom's house Christmas eve. We're so happy that Holli is back from her mission!!

Annabeth playing with her favorate gift. A harmonica that cost a dollar! Why did I bother with the dollhouse??

Grandpa Harry and Grandma Rosie

Christmas morning at Gma and Gpa's house.

Dad and Uncle Kenny. They look more and more alike to me.

We have the best cousins!

Annabeth and her new bicycle from Gma and Gpa.

Cute cousins in their Christmas jammies from Gma.

Grandma Rosie and Annabeth

Annabeth in front of our Christmas tree. She still asks where it is and when Christmas is coming again!

Annabeth played her harmonica while Andrew played guitar