Thursday, June 17, 2010

World Cup

I came out from my bedroom the other morning and found Mac watching the World Cup all by himself. I guess he enjoys it like we do. I have found that even though I'm not THAT into watching the games I find comfort in just having them on while I'm home. It reminds me of my home growing up. If soccer was on TV it was ON. I like being reminded of home and my family. I miss them and wish I could be "watching" soccer with them.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cookbook Party

I have been wanting to write a new post about the cookbook party but have kept putting it off. However my friend wrote one on her blog and she puts it perfectly so I am just going to put a link to hers so you can read about it.
Is this a little lazy??? I think so!
(click on the blue "friend" to read about it)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer Potlucks

Summer Potlucks have begun. We meet every Monday night at 7 at our friends house. Anyone is welcome. It's great, the food is great, the company is great, and dogs are welcome!!! There is a different food theme each week. So far we have had "barbaque" and "mexican" (my favorite) Who knows what the next one will be!!!
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another Quilt

I made this quilt for my cousin's baby girl that will be born in July! I'm so excited for them and can't wait to meet Addison when she arrives. My cousin and her husband have been waiting a long time for a baby and she is truly a gift from God. I hope Addison will gets lots of use out this and it will keep her warm for many years.

I love the colors and the fabrics, so soft and sweet, perfect for a baby girl. I used the really soft fleece for the backing and I love how it turned out. It slides around a lot when sowing which made for puckers, but it makes the blanket feel so cuddly. It will be hard to use regular fabric...if I ever go back to that.

Monday, June 7, 2010


I'd like to take this time to apologize for my really bad writing skills. I never know how to phrase something and so I just go with whatever. I looked back on a few posts and was a little embarrassed. Unfortunately that is also how I talk sometimes so it at least makes sense that I would also be a bad writer...and speller for that matter. So...Sorry if my writing is choppy and doesn't always make the best sense.
There...I've admitted my writing faults and I'll keep on writing and you'll keep reading...hopefully!

Passing it on

Last year I learned how to quilt from my good friend Katherine and I have now passed on the skills to another friend. She had NEVER used a sowing machine so there were lessons learned in that aspect too. We picked out the fabric together and then she went to work. She would call with questions, she would run over to my place for me to help her, I would stop by her place to fix something, etc. She did awesome!!!! I'm so proud of her and can't wait to teach someone else. It is so fun! She gave the quilt away this weekend to her good friend so now I can post about it. I didn't want to risk the VERY small chance of the friend reading my blog...I don't even know her! But who knows who's out there reading my stuff. (yeah right)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wrong Way

So...we took a wrong turn today coming home from having lunch with friends at the Home Place (a family style southern cooking restaurant about a 35 min. drive from Blacksburg) We arrived home safely 2 hours later. Katie said it best this way, "we hit the low point when we stopped in a VERY small town to get directions, finding out we were about 1 and 1/2 hours away, it was pouring rain, we were pretty much in the middle of nowhere, and Rylie (Katie's baby) was screaming." Happy to say though that we all (Kurt, Adam, Katie, and myself) all kept very good attitudes during the drive despite the fact that the guys had A LOT of studying to do and all the other circumstances. We got to see a very pretty part of Virginia (and some pretty dumpy parts) that we probably would never have been through had we not missed that left hand turn.

Oh well...we have another fun memory to add to the 100's...Kurt is still studying at 10:15 trying to get done what he needed to for today...and I got to watch New Moon tonight with friends. Looking forward to Eclipse in 2 weeks!!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

There's just something about...

Having sweet tea with lunch that makes it feel like summer is here. It never hurts to have fresh tomatos, strawberries, and radishes from friend's gardens or freshly picked. (oh and free Panera Bread) :)

Reading your Bible with a hot cup of coffee and flowers on a beautiful morning to get your day going

Having fresh flowers around to make our "home" just feel cozier

Taking a good nap and lounging around the house ALL DAY