Friday, May 8, 2009

Catching Up.

I wish I had a great excuse as to why I haven't blogged in months, but I have nothing. I like to try new hobbies. Things like sewing, scrap booking and all other crafty things. However, I tend to do them for awhile and then lose interest. I usually come back to them eventually. So I'm back. I can't make any promises that it will last long, but I will try.

Here is a collection of pictures that I had on my camera from some of the things that we have done since the beginning of January. They are in order from oldest to most current.

Lorri had her 15Th birthday. We alternate family birthdays with friend birthdays every other year. This year was a friend year and Lorri chose to go to the Olive Garden. I must admit that I prefer the years that the kids have family parties, but the friend parties are OK as long as they are not at the house. No set up and no clean up. That makes me happy.

For her birthday Lorri got a new bed set. She likes adding stuff to her room. This was taken right after her birthday and her room already looks different.

My birthday was also in January. I turned 30 this year. I didn't get a picture of my cake that I had for my party, but I got some pics of the ones from work.

This was really cute, but if you had any your teeth, lips and tongue turned this really nice, but awfully bright blue. It was pretty funny.

Lucky me! I was doing my annual cleaning of my locker at work and found these awesome wrestling cards. It's amazing the things I find in there. Usually it's just expired medicine so you can imagine the surprise when these real gems turned up. I have to admit that I have no idea who the second two guys are.

Johnny also attended his fourth wedding.

For Christmas two years ago my sister gave my mom this giant puzzle. I can't remember how many pieces there were, but each quarter of the puzzle measures 3x6 ft. It's huge. Well it's finally finished. We helped off and on but the majority of it was all her. Next challenge? Finding a place to hang it.

I am one of the activity day leaders at church and one of our activities was donating these bears to the fire department for kids who ride in the ambulance. They were donated to us and we covered the logos on the shirts with cute pictures and gave them matching scarves. The girls had fun and the bears really turned out cute.

I also quilted my first quilt. I have made quilts in the past but I just learned how to do the actual quilting. It was a little easier than I thought it would be but I admire those who do it often. It takes a long time. Now I don't know what to do with it. It took so long that I think I'm afraid to use it.

We also got the Scout running again a couple months ago. Or rather Earl got the Scout running again. Just in time for me to drive it a few times when the weather got nicer, before it broke down again. Some things never change.

Jacob had to do his first science project this year at school. Bottle rockets. I have to admit, it was pretty cool. He had way more fun shooting off the rockets than writing down all the data and getting it on the board, but he did manage to get through it.

He also had his very first D&D game with just his friends. He usually joins in on Franks games, so he was pretty excited when he got to set this one up and invite only his friends. It was a little loud. He hasn't had another yet, but I think he is planning on it.

Brittney, Sonja, my mom and I are doing the Relay for Life today. This will be the third year for Brit and I and our work is the sponsor this year. Hopefully we don't get rained on. Spring can't seem to really catch hold this year. Forecast looks good though.


Julie J. said...

Yay! I've been checking every day for months... And Wow! You are a busy and talented woman. The quilt is fabulous. One of the prettiest I've seen.
I didn't know you were a collector of wrestling cards.
Can you believe we are over 30? It doesn't seem right.
Great post. Keep them coming.

Becky said...

Hey! Great post! Well worth the wait! Good to see Johnny again and his fourth wedding wow! Anyway, that quilt does look gorgeous! Good job! I can't believe I'm turning 30 this year too! Crazy...I still feel like I'm 21. But, when we were 21 we felt like we were 17 right? Somehow we're getting older...dangit!