Monday, February 23, 2009

Quiznos: Free Sub Sandwich

Just wanted to let everyone know that right now Quiznos is giving away a free sub sandwich to the first one million people who register here. What a great deal! So far they've given away over 100,000 so you better hurry! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Old Video

Jason and I were looking through old videos of Ashlyn today. It is so crazy how quickly you can forget things. I barely even remember what she was like when she couldn't form complete sentences. It was also a reminder of how big she is now (tear). But boy was she a cutie at this age. Just thought I would share one of my favorite videos of her. She is about 1 1/2 years in this video.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We don't usually do a lot on Valentine's Day. We like to just spend some good quality time together as a family instead of buying each other presents. So today, we planned to go to the Discovery Green Park downtown and have a picnic. We had never been before and heard that it was great! We weren't sure if the weather was going to cooperate, but it showed us a small window without rain, so we took a chance and headed to the park.
First we sat down and ate. We brought a picnic blanket and everything, but seeing that there were nice little tables and chairs there to sit at, we decided that would be better. Ashlyn enjoyed her heart PB&J sandwich!

Then, we walked around and enjoyed the park and playground. I loved the playground there because it was different from most neighborhood parks. Of course there were slides, but there was also this netted thing to jump on and things to bang on and play music. Ashlyn, of course, made some friends with these older girls that were so sweet and played ring-around-the-rosy with her. It was very cute! Ashlyn loved it!

Oh and I did make Ashlyn a little ladybug, which she loved! I got the pattern from Amy Butler's Little Stitches sewing book. Very cute! I thought it turned out pretty good!

I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Recent Sewing Projects

I haven't been posting much about the things that I sew. I figure it is about time that I show off some of my stuff. I really spend my time sewing things that are gifts for others. I make a lot of different baby items now....which comes in handy because I know so many people having babies! Just thought I would share!
baby shoes
burp cloths
nursing cover

I made this "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLYN" banner for a decoration at her 3rd birthday party! I think it turned out pretty good, considering I made it without a pattern!

The next thing I'm working on is a Valentine's Day present for Ashlyn....I'll show pics after its finished!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Visiting Dallas

Over the weekend, we went up to Dallas to visit my sister Rachel. Well, I can't say we just went up to see her...we have a lot of family and friends up there. Just to name a grandmother, great aunt, aunt and uncle on my dad's side, aunt, uncle and cousins from my mom's side, and good friend Kendra. There are several other friends up there, but we find it really hard to see everyone in just one weekend. Needless to say, the weekend went by fast because we were visiting everyone.

Another one of our missions in going up there, was to help my sister with her apartment. She was upgrading her furniture and tv (you know when you have to turn a tv on by sticking a pencil in it that you are in need of a new one). Jason is always a really big help to my sister when it comes to putting things together. I wish I had taken a picture of her apartment, because it looked great after we were finished.

After we finished with her apartment, we starting visiting everyone. First stop was my Grandma....
And then my great aunt (she just turned 101)....

Then we drove to Fort Worth met up with Kendra! Sorry no pictures....
And last, we went to my aunt and uncle's house in Fort Worth. My cousin, Casey, was visiting from North Carolina with her new little one, Zoe, who she recently adopted. Zoe was so sweet and just so adorable. And her mother is definitely in love with her! It was fun to get to love on her when she is still so little. We usually only see my cousin over Thanksgiving, so Zoe would have been a lot bigger. It was such a wonderful visit!