I've got projects coming out my ears. I'm getting frustrated because I would love to complete these projects so I can show all of you, but alas right now life won't allow for me to complete any projects. So, I'm going to show you all the befores and then leave you in suspense. Maybe someday I will get them done :)
Bedside tables...currently being used as a tool box in the garage
Master bedroom curtains & pillows
Living room pillows & curtains
plus a million other projects (baby changing pad, tissue cover, freezer paper stenciling, etc :)
Did you know I have not started one craft since Sawyer was born!? That is so unlike me. I am craving a creative outlet, but just can't seem to find the time with working, remodeling, and school work. Thus the reason I keep buying projects and never getting to them. Anyway all that is about to end because I have some projects I have committed too for a friends wedding and I can't let her down. So here's to hoping I still know how to work my sewing machine :)
I started this post a while ago and since then did get my sewing machine out and here's the result. A sample table runner for the wedding. Now only 23 more to go :) Joy, hope you like it!
And be on the lookout for the kitchen remodel...it's so very close...but going slowly...hopefully before the summer is over...actually I think it needs to be done by August because then I lose my husband for 4 months and I really don't want to wait until December to finish this project.
Lately this has been Sawyer's disposition every time I set him down. Sometimes he calms down after a few minutes, sometimes he does not. Up to this point he has been a VERY happy baby, always smiling and content. So, what's going on? Teething? Separation anxiety? There's a white spot on his lower gum that could indicate teething, but he mainly cries when you set him down or walk out of the room. He has even been crying in his sleep. I'll hear him cry and go into his room. He has his eyes closed and head down, but he's screaming...
I'm not against letting him cry it out, but this behavior is very unusual for him. So, what's your expert opinion...teething, spoiled rotten, separation anxiety, just a passing stage, hunger?
Are these not the most adorable flip flops you have ever seen? Now guess how much they cost?
Don't walk, run to your local Baby Gap for a pair for your favorite little one. They had several different styles. I wish I had bought more...but really how many pairs of shoes does a kid who can't walk need :)
Disregard this post if you already received the memo. I haven't shopped in a mall in about 2 years, so I was blown away by the sale.
For Kyle's birthday I had one surprise...His brother Jake and sister-in-law Audra were coming for the weekend. They were going to surprise him at the evening BBQ. Everyone had kept the secret for weeks. On Friday morning Troy, one of Kyle's brothers, stopped by and on the way out he flippantly said, "See you at 6, we'll bring Jake and Audi." Then he walked out the door. Kyle looked at me. I didn't know how to cover it up. I wasn't sure if Kyle heard him or if he connected the dots. Then Kyle smiled and I knew it was all over. Oh well, he was surprised, just not at the right time :)
Friday, Kyle's actual birthday he went to work in the morning. In the afternoon he came home, opened presents, finished installing the pantry, and relaxed. In the evening we had a BBQ for friends and family. The boys stayed up late playing poker and smoking cigars in the garage.
Sawyer sitting in the new pantry daddy built
Saturday, the work began...On Friday our countertops and floors came in. The four brothers spent the majority of Saturday installing the countertops. The girls hung out planning vacation stuff and taking a walk. Saturday evening we all went to Outback and the boys went to play more poker while the girls watched a chick flick.
Gracie hard at work scrubbing the floors.
Oh, a real picture of Jake :)
Aunt Audi & Sawyer
Sunday we went to church, relaxed, and spent the evening with family.
Daddy & Sawyer in their red, white, & blue outfits