Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The young women I work with were invited to attend and participate also. It was last minute so we struggled to figure out how many girls were going to be there. We had a handful show up which was a lot less than I had hoped for (poor planning) so I took home six packages to make wreaths. I was okay with this because I figured we could use them to make as Christmas gifts for girls who are less active.
So yesterday afternoon I finally got tired of looking at the large bag sitting in my living room and then my craft room so I decided I would break out the glue gun and get to work. I got all six made. I finished the last one at 10:30pm. :) Whew!! It took longer than I thought it would but at least they are done and soon to be distributed and out of my house. :)
Below are the pictures of my fun time alone...along with some tricks I learned as I went.
Oh a few last tips. When starting the ribbon on wreath and finishing it wrap the end up 2-3 times to give it a nice finished look.
Using the hot glue gun you always get the little strings everywhere right? Well the faster you move the less you have but when you do get them let it cool and then snap it off right away. If you wait too long you'll forget and then have a spider web looking wreath.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
My first New Year's resolution is to start on Christmas gifts for next year in January/February. I have almost everything I need for some of them I mostly need time.
A little over 2 more weeks and we find out the sex of the baby for sure! :)
Friday, December 18, 2009
Below is a dream I had this past week. It was so real and vivid.
I was in my house (not the same set-up as the current one I live in). There were people over talking about how World War III was going to start today. I looked towards Jared and asked him about it and he said "That's sooner than I anticipated." I started trying to figure out what we needed to do. I was in this room with Megan and Jeffrey when I heard this high pitched noise and yelled "Get down!" while grabbing Jeffrey. The explosion hit and things were thrown about. I heard Megan crying and got over to her and saw her leg was bleeding from something being in it. It was high up on the leg. I grabbed at my shirt and ripped off a long strip of it and made a turnakit for her. She was crying a lot and I knew she was in pain but I was terrified and knew we had to get out of there. I told her "You need to shut up and suck it up Megan, we have to get out of here." I helped her get up and grabbed Jeffrey who was pretty scared but holding it together. We walked into another room and found Leslie, Mom, Jared and the girls. Jeffrey really wanted his mom so I switched him for one of the girls. I went out to the garage and started loading things in the car and was asking Jared where things were like the propane and the camp stove. I was telling Mom I think to get pans for cooking and food out of the fridge. It was very stressful and hard to focus but I knew I had to so we could get out and survive. I went back inside and was looking for food when Cathy was there saying "Let's get the DVD player and some movies too." I couldn't believe what I heard. "It's not about entertainment anymore Cathy. It's about survival now!" I said to her. Then all of a sudden Ed was there and was talking about the war and I was so confused. I was like Ed you are in the Army how can you be here when we are in the middle of World War III. I realized then it was a dream and woke myself up. I woke Jared up and held onto him and told him about it and then got up to go to the bathroom. While in the bathroom all the feelings and emotions from the dream came out and I started shaking and crying. I laid in bed said a prayer and calmed down but then I heard this loud noise and it freaked me out. I was like oh no please not a bomb when it happened again and I could tell it was just a train.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
4. They will have strange friends.
5. They will go on dates and you will have to sit there awkwardly and talk to them while they get ready to go out.
7. Showing off your muscles is always fun.
8. When they sign up to do something it means you will have to get them there most likely. Even if it's at the butt crack of dawn and freezing cold outside.
9. When they do amazing things like run in the Seattle 5K it makes you very proud.
Cathy and Mom walking down the hill to Pike Place Market.
I really love this picture. The fruit looks amazing and I love their signs.
I tried to get a picture of Olga, Mom and Cathy with the Pike Place sign but there were too many people to get them in it too.
Mom, Olga and Cathy having a resting moment and laughing together.
I loved the lights and thought this was a cool shot.
Olga with a horse.
I do exist!
Mom is holding my bouquet of flowers I bought. I took a ton of pictures of her while she looked out over the ocean. We both have a special place in our heart for the ocean.
Cathy and Olga sitting down looking around while mom and I looked at the Ocean.