Wednesday, July 30, 2008
(You skewer THAT many melons, you earn the right to photograph and blog your work.)
Jane-planned parties are BEYOND. Soo adorable! Take a peek here
(Reason #6 to move to Utah: I'll never have to do my own blogging again. I can just continually refer to Jane's)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Jolie: James, pretend we're married
Jolie: James, PRETEND WE'RE MARRIED
James: Jolie that's GROSS. I'm three years older than you.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
When we began our road trip and I started these finger puppets, I could not, for the LIFE of me, figure out how to seal the edges - what's referred to as an "overcast stitch." After 30 minutes of failed attempts and frustration, I gave up.
Jack noticed (so, it's not hard to notice when I'm frustrated) and asked what was wrong. I showed him an example of "impossible stitch." He glanced at it and responded, "When we pull over I'll show you how to do it."
Sure enough, at the next stop he took the needle, thread & felt and, on the FIRST attempt, demonstrated a perfect overcast stitch.
I asked him where he learned it (and what else he'd been keeping from me), and he said, "This is the same stitch we used when we made apple potholders in Mrs. Moses' class. Don't you remember? You were there."
Sunday, July 6, 2008
It's been quite a week, watching Goleta burn from our back porch. We've been cleaning ash out of our apartment, breathing in ridiculous amounts of smoke, and listening to evacuation notices on AM radio.
Apparently, all of this has made Leah realize that life is precious.
On Friday, she decided it was time for her first kiss.
We were at the church eating breakfast...The second her pancakes were finished, she hunted down this handsome little guy and went for it.
I received my absentee ballot this week, and wondered which is a more exciting mailbox discovery - Christmas cards when I'm missing ...