Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Back to crocheting

I have been really busy since we moved here and haven't had a lot of time for crafting.  I did complete a project for my Magnificat Mom's group that I have been attending since I moved here.  We compiled care packages for the ladies who help watch our kids while we do our Bible study or other activities.  I crocheted book marks for them.

Here are the pattern pins:

Monday, May 13, 2013


I had an awesome Mother's Day yesterday, I feel so blessed.  Dustin and the kids gave me a gift card for a spa here that he researched and heard was the best one.  He said I could get a mani, pedi and facial, or trade for some of their other services.  I am so stoked for that!

We went to breakfast with the intentions of going to church afterwards.  It ended up being brunch and we missed all the morning masses since every restaurant was packed to the gills.  It was a great breakfast though and we decided to try and catch a movie as a family afterwards.  We went and saw The Croods, which turned out to be a really great movie.  Katy did awesome, she was not freaked out by it at all and even took a pretty good nap on my lap.

We came home for Austin to nap, then we went to a park that we heard about that turned out to be great.  It's at the foot of the mountain and has a series of trails with one leading to an incredible waterfall.

We unfortunately took the stroller for Katy which was not working on the dirt paths, but Dustin was awesome and managed to get it down the paths. Next time we will definitely take her in the backpack instead.  We played at the creek for quite a while before coming home to a nice dinner on the back porch.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Yes, it's May 10th and I am stuck on K of the A-Z Blogging Challenge from April.  Oh well, I just don't have a whole lot of blogging time these days.  Things are going well though, here are a few quick things going on for us:

  • We got pre-approved for our home loan today, so we have 90 days to find our dream.
  • I had a fun day with my real life and blogging friend Brandi.  She came to my city today and we shopped, went to lunch and took the kiddos to The Science Zone.  Austin and Marlee were adorable, they held hands most of the day, and had a great time together.

  • Austin wrapped up swim lessons yesterday.  He passed all but one of the criteria and they recommended that he is ready for level 2.  
  • He is playing soccer on Monday and Wednesdays and is loving it. 
  • I am loving the Magnificat Moms group that I joined through the churches here.  One of the ladies who happens to live just down the street had us over for lunch last week.  Her third oldest son is turning 5 next month, so he and Austin really hit it off and had fun playing together.
  • I finally made it to all three Catholic Churches here.  They are all wonderful and a huge improvement from where we came.  
  • There is an awesome little park a few blocks from our house that has a little creek that Austin loves to play around.  He could throw rocks and sticks in it all day long.