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September 23, 2009

Today is a day for waffles

Two nights ago, we were all sitting on the couch and turned on the TV to Good Eats. it was a show all all on Waffles. Just happens to be a major food source for the kids. They absolutely love them. The recipe wasn't difficult, just need to pick up buttermilk and I'll be set. Can't wait to try out Alton Brown's version of the perfect waffle. I usually add in bananas, but I think I'll go traditional today. Photos will follow when food is done cooking.

July 04, 2009

Our 11th Anniversary

First off, sorry for not updating this thing for 4 months. I am regularly on Ravelry and Facebook and between that and work and the kids and the hubby and the house, I haven't been able to update Blogger regularly. I am going to go back and add photos, I have a ton of them.

Our 11th Anniversary was June 20th, happy 11 years sweetie. Nick's dad and Pam came over to watch the boys while we went out to dinner at Pf Changs. Dinner was great and we even sat next to a couple celebrating their 25th. How cool.

Here are two pics from our anniversary and one of my dad reading The Giving Tree to the boys.

June 17, 2009

Our Santa Fe trip

The kids got out of school the 3rd week of May and we took off for my parents house in Santa Fe June 6th for a week. The weather there was gorgeous, mid 70's the whole week. It was so beautiful, high desert in most areas, but plenty of green in Santa Fe itself. The house that my parents are renting is perfect for the kids, plenty of space to explore outside and that was their favorite pasttime. Of course behavior just went right out the window with grandma and grandpa around, so I was pulling my hair out every two seconds, but it ended up a very nice trip. We definitely missed daddy/Nick. He painted the whole inside of the house while we were gone though.

March 02, 2009

These Boys

Are just adorable. They seem to grow overnight lately. We have been on major growth spurts with both of them. We will go for weeks on end where they will eat a full meal every hour. We are so going to be broke when they are both teenagers. For now I will take all of the cuteness that they can both dish out.

Whenever we are in the car, they always want to know the bands that we are listening to. Nathan can provide the tell you that we are listening to the Foo Fighters, Green Day, Gwen Stefani, U2 and now Nirvana. Jared on the other hand, can tell you which classical composer you are listening to. They are so different, but at least they both love music.

Up next will probably be pictures from Jared's birthday party this weekend. The boy is turning 7. Seriously, where did the last 7 years go.

December 13, 2008

MIA due to Twilight, Ravelry, and new part time job

In that particular order. Sorry, everyone. I have just begun to figure out my new work/life/Twilight balance.

I shouldn't need to explain the craziness that is Twilight, but if I need to, just let me know. I've always been into vampire books and movies, ever since Lost Boys, don't expect anything less from me than to be sucked into Stephenie Meyer's world as well.

I haven't been knitting that much lately either, the family has been keeping me pretty busy especially with both of the holidays coming up almost simultaneously. I'm finishing a few projects this week though, so I will have some new photos to post of those. They are mainly small projects that I have been able to focus/finish rather quickly.

On the part time job front, I'm working at Common Grounds, the coffee shop within the new Lone Butte casino. I'm working 26 hours a week, all mornings, crack of dawn mornings, so I'm not functioning on all cylinders by the late afternoon. I'm starting to get more used to it though. It has been very nice to offer Nick the chance to not feel so stressed as he was the only wage earner. I have been able to use my first/second paycheck to pay for all of the holidays gifts for both Hanukkah and Christmas.

I'm going to go back and update the blog, I have been taking photos, just not posting them, but that will come. Thanks everyone for understanding!!

October 22, 2008

Nathan's first fieldtrip

His first school supported fieldtrip was this morning to Mother Nature Farm. I wouldn't say that I'm terribly fond of this place, it is always very dusty and dirty, but this year they seem to have picked up the place a bit better. The kids all had a great time and that is really all that matters. They each got to pick a pumpkin out of the patch and then decorate it, then onto a hayride and then we were free to explore. We looked at all of the animals, went through the hay maze (a few times), then just all and all explored the entire place. We were there for two hours and were on the go the entire time. He inhaled the lunch I brought in about 10 seconds. Lily finished hers about as quick. Thankfully since the kids can't ride on a schoolbus yet all of the parents had to come, which also meant that Nathan was able to go since I was able to take Lily.

Enjoy the collage

October 07, 2008

Rogue is finished

And it only took me a year. hahahahaha. I put it in Ravelry as October 2007 and I got it done yesterday. I have finished a ton of projects in between working on this, but this was the main project I have done for the last year. I absolutely love how it turned out, the cables are amazing and my adjustments to the body and sleeve length were just what was needed. Rowan All Seasons Cotton worked great for this pattern as a non-wool substitute. it is so soft and still very warm. I tried it on and went outside yesterday afternoon, I will have no problem keeping warm this winter (or whatever we have of one).

Pattern: Rogue
Needles: US size 7 for everything
Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton in Mocha
Time: forever, but well worth it

I thought I was going to run out of yarn when I was starting the hood so I contacted a few others on Ravelry with the same dyelot and was able to get myself a few extra skeins. It ended up that I only need 1/2 of one of those skeins to finish the project. Not too shabby.

Just another family picture

This time of my parents with the kids. We go over to their house almost every Sunday for whole wheat pancakes and craziness. We got to eat outside for breakfast since the weather is so nice in the mornings now. Their house is open to a wash/desert, it is an amazing view.

As we were leaving, I had the lightbulb moment to take a picture of the kids and my parents, not the best of my ideas. I got one, before Nathan started to act up, but it was cute nonetheless.

A Drizzly Saturday afternoon

Nathan had a great soccer game on Saturday, no pics though, left the camera at home. He was a bit grouchy at first because this was a later game and was starting to interfere with lunchtime. I had brought PB&J and cantaloupe, so that cheered him right up. We got home, showered and dressed again and just started hanging out. Jared wanted a lazy day, as shown by this picture.

Nathan had other ideas, it started to sprinkle a bit around 3pm so he wanted to go riding bikes and playing in the rain. It wasn't downpouring so we went for it. he had a blast and Jared just stayed inside, 1st grade is requiring a lot of downtime on the weekends.

Heather came over for World Cardmaking day and we crafted with the kids first and then just us once they finally went to bed after 10,000 excuses.