Friday, April 20, 2012
We are expecting a baby boy July 23rd! I am 26 weeks along, feeling good.
Dallin comes home from his mission in 3 weeks!!! We are so excited!
New Kansas City temple dedication is May 6th! The night before is the cultural celebration the youth are putting on for the prophet and 10,000 other people. I can't wait to see it, we've been working so hard for a few months now and they're doing great! I get tired just watching them practice. What a neat experience for them.
Emmett turns 2 in two weeks! AHHHH! I can't believe it (isn't that what everyone says?). We are so busy lately. We will celebrate when Dallin comes home.
I finally got a new camera!!! It's a Nikon 5100. I don't really know how to work it...but I'll get there and finally upload some pictures.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Ruffly felt wreath from Kristen at Domestifluff
What you’ll need for the wreath:
- a 12 inch styrofoam wreath form
- approximately 2 1/2 yards of felt...(I may have used double that, depends on how big your circles are)
- straight pins (enough to match the number of felt circles needed, plus two for attaching the hanger)
- a 3 inch circle template
- a pencil
- ribbon for hanging
Making the Felt Rosettes
Using a pencil and your circle template, trace circles onto the felt. Cut the felt circles, and fold them in half twice to form rosettes. Insert a pin near the bottom corner of the rosette, about 1/8 inch from the corner.
Attaching the Felt Rosettes
Attach the felt rosettes to the wreath form, making sure to group the rosettes tightly enough that no styrofoam is showing through the rosettes. After you’ve added a few, fluff and adjust the rosettes to your liking. Continue making, pinning, and attaching the rosettes until you’ve worked your way around the wreath form. If you have circles that are slightly misshapen or that have a little pencil or ink on them, place them toward the outside or inside edges, where they can’t be seen when the wreath is hanging.
This is what my wreath looked like on the back when I was finished. As you can see, I started off with ball point straight pins, but I switched to flat head pins when the rosette count started to get up there and I had to run out and buy more pins. If you use flat head pins, then I suggest using a thimble to push them into the wreath form, or your thumb will take a beating. Ask me how I know.
After you’ve finished adding the felt rosettes, cut a ribbon (any size you want) fold it in half, and attach it to the wreath form with two pins to form a hanger.
It was very fun to do and relaxing. Took maybe 5 hours total, cutting takes FOREVER. If you find a circle cutter, let me know. I should've looked because it would've been worth it!
Here's my version!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I have been taking a cake class this month at Michaels, it's going okay. Last night we did flowers and I suck at decorating. Still. I feel like I don't have time to practice, I will try to next week I guess.
I did practice making Emmett's birthday cake today. It turned out really well, but the colors were hideous. Good thing I was just using what I had, hopefully I can get it the way I want it next time. He is going to be one years old May 3rd! Time flies.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
That is a very brief summary, but the basics. When I found out, I was so angry. I went through all the stages of grief in 24 hours. I know that it is because of everyone's prayers that our family feels comforted. He was given a blessing before his surgery and it was said that everything would be okay and he would be fine. And I know he will be. The power of the priesthood is amazing and without it, we wouldn't have this comfort or knowledge.
This trial is not just meant for him but for everyone around him. For me, I need to gain a stronger testimony. I've been asking myself, "How do I gain a stronger testimony?" Well this is it. Sucks that the strong ones have to be examples to everyone else in this way. My dad has so much faith and I have not seen him waiver once. He's not scared, so why should I be?
We have decided to do a 10K in September called Dash for Dad. It's also a Colon Cancer race here in Kansas City. My parents are going to walk it, I want to run it. ME? RUN? I know, you're cracking up by now. But seriously, I'm going to do it! Training starts ASAP. Because let's face it-I can't run a mile without having an asthma attack.
Thank you for all your love and support these past few weeks. We are so blessed.