Monday, July 25, 2011


Hello! Happy Monday! While it seems the rest of the country is having extreme heat, we are having fall type weather. It's been a cool and wet summer here. I can't imagine being pregnant and in the kind of heat some are experiencing! Whew! I feel like I've forgotten what that kind of heat is like. Growing up in Michigan, I experienced many hot and humid summers. I have to admit I like living in Southeast Alaska where you can pretty much wear the same thing all year round. I hope you have been able to stay cool! I'll send you some rain. *smile*

I created this page well over a month ago:

4 more weeks until my due date (August 21st)!
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Preparing for Baby

It's been a loooooong time since I've scrapbooked. The only inspiration I've had to scrapbook are pictures I've taken of the baby's room. I remember seeing a page Ali Edwards did of preparing the room for her little one before she was born, and I thought it was such a great idea. So I snapped some photos (realizing I need some more camera lessons from Quent), and then started working on this page the very same day. There is another layout idea I have swimming around in my head. I should do that soon.

This week I started working on the quilt top for our bedroom. I have the individual strips sewn, now I just need to sew those strips together. This will be the biggest quilt I've ever made (queen size). I sorta cheated on the baby quilt I made, so I need to figure out how to do this the non-cheating way...or may I'll just cheat again. Hee, hee! I may need to make some phone calls and ask questions.

This Sunday will mark 4 weeks until my due date!! I can hardly believe it! We are getting SOOOOO excited!!
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Quote, zero creativity, and books

"When we are no longer able to change a situation--we are challenged to change ourselves."

--Viktor E. Frankl, World War II holocaust survivor

I think the baby has stolen my creative juices. There is pretty much no desire to scrapbook or design right now. In fact, I have some projects I *have* to work on, but I really don't want to. But I have been knitting. I'm almost finished with some slippers I am knitting for myself. I've also been thinking about knitting some gifts. So at least I have that source of creativity flowing right now. Next week I am thinking about starting a quilt, but I think I still need a major dosage of motivation to even start on that. It's pathetic! Ha!

Another thing I've been doing a lot of lately is reading. The other day I started and finished one book in less than 6 hours! Wow! I don't think I've done that in years! The book is called Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza and it's about her story of surviving the Rwanda holocaust. It's a fascinating story!! I couldn't put it down! Another book I recently read is Robinson Crusoe, which I had heard of over the years, but had no idea what it was really all about. I really enjoyed that book! I'm now on the search for more books to read since I find myself needing to lay around a bit more these days. Any suggestions???

Five more weeks until my due date!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

32 Weeks

Whew, it's been a little while since I've blogged! I had a good excuse though. My sister in law, Natasha, was visiting with us for a couple of weeks. I really enjoyed her visit! While she was here, we took some pregnancy photos since she's an amazing photographer. On the only nice day we had while she was here (and it was REALLY nice at that!) we drove around and found a couple of places to take pictures. One of the places was this park near a hatchery. I wasn't interested in being around a lot of people while taking photos, but we had no choice here. There were SO many tourists from the cruise ships walking around. There went our privacy! Oh well! I am 32 weeks in these photos (I'm now 33 weeks). Here are a couple of my favorites:

I haven't been feeling very creative lately as far as scrapbooking goes. I have been slowly knitting a baby hat. I do, however, have some fabric to make a quilt, so I may get started on that soon.

I have less than 7 weeks until my due date! She'll be here before we know it!
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