Sunday, May 23, 2010

tips on rocking

You mommies out there...what are your opinions on gliders for nursing? do you use them? are they are necessity or a luxury? What did you use?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

At home in Colorado

I love hanging out with my brothers...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Baby Projects 2 and Mother's Day and Soccer

I've been nesting like crazy and bought a whole bunch of fabric for a number of projects. This is the first completed:
My mom kept her bouncer from when my brother was a baby (he's 7 now!) and it was in "well-used" shape:) for less than $5 I recovered it with this adorable pink flower print for our baby girl! The vibration in it actually still works on battery and I'm hopeful she enjoys it!

Mother's Day this year was very special--it was a great day--my only wish was potted flowers and of course Tyler had to go all out
Now they will last me all summer instead of a week! I love them.  Tyler also surprised me with a nice mother gift for when I have the baby. I'm going to keep it a surprise for now.

This weekend we went to the temple and snapped this shot before leaving to show off my expanding waistline

Saturday we went and saw my nephew play some soccer and it was perfect weather.
My adorable niece
Jace's winning snack!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baby Projects

I've been working on making some baby stuff, 
These are some storage baskets I made for her room...cute wicker baskets with liners are like $7.00 each and I wanted a bunch so I decided I would make some myself. These are ugly plastic baskets from the dollar store for $1 each. I bought 7. Then I bought a white twin flat sheet from Walmart for $4.00 and cut out the liners for the 7 baskets. I sewed them up (took probably 1 1/2 hours). Then I bought 2 yards of pink broadcloth for $1.97/yd (total $4.00). and cut long strips and sewed the ties. That took probably about an hour as well because it took awhile to turn them rightside out after sewing them. All in all I am very pleased with my project--7 baskets for the babies room for $15. (if I would have bought them it would have been almost $50 for the same number!!!)

These are some precious Mary Jane's I knitted using this fantastic pattern. These were my first knitting project:) I made some white ones that are going to go with her blessing dress, but they don't have buttons on them yet, so no picture. I hope to make some other cute knitted projects, like this adorable thing.

The next is not really my handiwork

But I had to include a picture of the CUTEST SKIRT EVER that I found on clearance at Janie and Jack in San Francisco. 1) I love that store 2) I love clearance. We will give her this skirt at Christmas time. Wouldn't it look adorable with that pixie hat???

San Francisco

Get ready for a really long post of lots of pictures.

Tyler and I spent the last week in California for work/personal vacation fun! he had training in Palo Alto the M-F and then we took off early Friday afternoon for San Francisco. We got a new camera for the trip (and in preparation for little Buttons--our affectionate nickname for the baby--) and I tried to take lots of pictures, even a video that we tested out, at night, on a boat...Without further ado here they are:
Ok well this isn't from our trip, but I had to include this awesome pic of my BIL with a straw hat on his head. We are all getting VERY excited for Mexico
Ty and I at dinner with some of the Seattle crew

The Seattle Crew

Me in the hotel trying to get a bump shot...but this one really didn't work
Take 2...not so successful either, however, a good view of my butt:)
Our creative TV watching setup--horrible selection of TV stations in hotels so we hook up the computer and stream internet tv/movies...much better on the flat screen then the tiny comp and we can lay in bed

Our Friday afternoon drive to San Francisco
We are driving through a tunnel about to cross the Golden Gate Bridge!!!!

some guys taking funny pictures off to the side...while we wait in more traffic...
here we are as we cross the bridge!!! (thankfully Ty is watching traffic instead of looking at the camera)

beautiful bridge shot
the picture blue skies and bay

We are almost to the other side!!!!
One last shot
We're over the bridge and about to pass through a Rainbow tunnel??? 
The next series of pictures is from our drive through Golden Gate National Park and the Muir Woods. Anyone who doesn't know about the grand coast Redwoods needs to look them up, or just look at our pictures. they are gorgeous and this was one of our FAVORITE parts of our trip

See:) Happy 2 years!
my hottie hub
The rental car
Ok, now we're in the Forest. Shh. 
Haha, jk. had to take one of many many many many bathroom breaks
now we're in the woods. 

The whole time Tyler and I were trying to imagine which forest we were in, The Sherwood, on the quest with Legolas, (or that was me actually), you name it. As you can see from the blurry picture above, I found my hobbit hole
The weather was a perfect 60 degrees and GORGEOUS

Fastforward now from the mountains to the ocean and we went on a little ferry tour to Alcatraz!!! dun, dun, dun
Incredible view of the city
Had to capture it multiple times of course
On the ferry
Way out there in the distance is the Bay Bridge. Also cool
And alas, THE ROCK
and the Bay Bridge again
One more time in the sunset...and then
we're inside!
So the tour is really quite incredible, but definitely OVERPRICED. Afterall, it was notorious prisoners that were incarcerated here and now they are charging innocent people to pay for the high operating costs of keeping those nasty people away from society. 
The ocean view from our hotel. 
 A cute little BIG Victorian mansion we passed on our 30 minute walk to the church building Sunday morning
We were SOO happy to see it. Those of you who have visited San Fran know that walking anywhere is a challenge because there are blasted steep hills everywhere! My calves are still sore...we basically ran to church to try and make the 9:00 sacrament meeting so we could catch our flight in the afternoon. Not an easy feat seeing as it was 30 minutes of walking up huge hills. And, did I mention, I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant and lots of walking/sitting causes immense bladder discomfort? I almost cried when we finally saw this beautiful chapel. 
And to top it off, beautiful cala lilies greeted us. One of my favorite flowers.

Well, that's all folks...besides the 4 hour trip back home later that afternoon--would you believe the cheapest flights are not non-stop? hmmm...

I'm including these pictures for those who want to see my beautiful dress I made Monday morning--it's supposed to fit me when I'm 9 months and big so it's a little baggy and ill-fitting now, but VERY comfortable:)
Beautiful handiwork--my first time working with knit and my machine handled it wonderfully. I can't wait to do some more dresses. This my friends was an hour and a half of labor and cost me about $5. Who said maternity clothes had to be expensive?