Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I had a lovely weekend and it ended perfectly. Sundays are my family day. I know that no matter how hectic my week gets with work or friends or errands or life in general that I can go to my parents house on Sunday and relax. We catch up and tell stories and laugh and eat. It's wonderful, i'm so lucky.

So this last Sunday I started the day by making breakfast with Sarah. We were feeling crafty and decided to go to JoAnns to browse the fabrics. I found this really adorable bright red fabric with blue sailboats on it. In love at first sight.

Sarah helped me find a really cute pattern for a high-waisted skirt with pockets.
So I packed up my things and drove out to taylorsville for the day. I started my laundry, Talked my mom into helping me make foccacia bread while she made tortillas, and then got busy cutting out the pieces.

Paula is a big fan of "pinning properly" and after much resistance I have to agree with her. I'm lazy and pinning takes time and effort. After sewing air bubbles into the waist band I decided I liked pinning too. Sorry Mom, sometimes I have to learn the hard way.

Lizzy likes to hang out with us and get in on the action. That is clearly an action shot of the two of us. She gets fur all over everything so we have to kick her out. She steps out into the hallway and sits there, just a few feet away, watching us. To be honest, the fabric is going to get fur all over it anyway when I go home so I didn't mind.

My mom is an amazing teacher. Endless patience is necessary when working with a kid like me. I'd be a fool not to take advantage of everything she knows how to do though. I can't wait to learn more and get better at sewing. Hopefully I'll finish the skirt this week.

For more photos you can visit my moms blog.

Monday, June 28, 2010

missing you...

Missing the pink bars of soap and cereal with cream and sugar and brushing my hair in front of her vanity.

(photo courtesy of dusty kenyon)

Monday, June 21, 2010

little rascals

Just enjoying Sarah in the Salt Lake City while I can :)

And my cats of course.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

life on mars

Puppy dog paws.

My quick jaunt to Arizona was awesome. Not nearly enough time to accomplish everything we wanted. I love my sister and her husband. Thanks for letting us stay!

Monday, June 14, 2010

in the eye....

So much beauty in the world.

We just view it differently.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

word to the wise part two

I have the best family and friends ever. I know that I can call a long list of people at any given moment and all of them will be at my side right away.

Word to the wise. You mess with me, you mess with all of us! Ha!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

for better

Today I am praying in my own special way for the following:

the ability to accept parts of my life that I can't change
a calm heart
peaceful mind
happy thoughts
kind feelings for everyone around me
KC to be safe

Thats all.