Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photo Book Giveaway

Katie Evans is doing a giveaway on her blog of her photo book that I just mentioned yesterday!

Go enter the giveaway and you might win her book, too!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

25 While 25 and more pictures

FIRST, if you don't think I have your address and you want a birth announcement for E, email me your address or make a comment with it. I took pictures of E today for them, so I think they should be out soon...  The above pictures are not them, but I wanted to post a few more pictures of her.

A little update on my 25 list...

I finished The Book Thief today and it was very enjoyable.  I grabbed a book at the library because nursing takes FOREVER.  All of those people who love nursing, good for you.  I hate it.  I'm doing it because it's a FREE way to feed E and it's good for her.  Anyway, with me spending at LEAST 5 hours a day feeding her and trapped on the couch, I might as well do something enjoyable while I'm there, right?  That's probably how my book list is going to be completed.  The Book Thief is a WWII book, which I usually hate and avoid, but I didn't know it was a WWII book, and it had me hooked by the time I thought about not reading it, so I finished it and it was wonderful.  I highly recommend it.  There are, of course, some sad parts (it is about the Holocaust, after all), but the majority of the book is not sad and from the point of view of death.  I highly recommend it--you won't be disappointed.

I made petits fours for a relief society activity June 21st.  They were fun but not tasty at all; just super sweet.  If I had had a way to keep the frosting warm they would have been prettier and taken less time, but I didn't, so they weren't.  You can see my post on it here.

I'm on the list at the library to get The Help, so I'll have an update when I finish that.

I'm going to try fondant when my family comes to visit Aug 30 - Sept 13.

I haven't registered for it yet, but I'm thinking of doing the Soda Screamer on October 8th, so that'll fulfill the run a race goal.

Now that E's born, I've taken pictures of everyone's profiles, so I'll hopefully have a silhouette something created.  I'm thinking it might just be a print.

The SAT word of today is "discursive" meaning rambling.

I've been doing a good job on writing in their journals.  The day before E was supposed to come I had a meltdown most of the day about how it was P & my last day alone together, and wrote LOTS in his journal.  I'm glad I have them, because I'm really enjoying writing to them.

I've been taking a picture of E every day, but she does NOT want to be set on a white, hard surface in order for me to get the kind of picture I want...oh well.  I've been trying to take a picture of P every day too, but sometimes he just straight up refuses, so sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.

I've been pretty good about reading the Sunday School lesson every week.  I enjoy being prepared.

I'm going to get Katie Evan's The Key to taking Pictures like a Professional Photographer so I can learn how to take better pictures.

I think that's all.  I've also edited my book list to compensate for disappointingly scandalous books, and added one that I wasn't planning on reading but did for a book club and very much enjoyed (also, surprisingly enough, about WWII).

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blessing Pictures

We blessed Emma Gray this last Sunday and it was a wonderful blessing!  She was blessed with the Gift of Love--isn't that a wonderful gift to have?  I think it's so neat.  We had cupcakes and ice cream afterwards.  I should have made 10,000 chocolate ones because they were gone in 5 seconds and everyone wanted more.  They were divine if I do say so myself.  I also had mason jars filled with ice water.  I made Emma's dress (from ideas from Gap and JCrew), and it turned out so well!  It had flannel against her skin and tulle on the outside.  I also made the bunting with her name that was above the food table that will go in her room.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  P loved all the treats and entertained the girls with his burping on cue...great.  My grandparents from Provo came up, and J's parents and uncle were here to also be a part of the blessing.  We're thankful to everyone who participated. (That first picture is our bishop).

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