Monday, July 28, 2008

Laugh at myself

I have to laugh at myself every time I write a blog entry. I write them as if someone is actually reading them, when actually only a few people even know I started a blog and I don't even know if they actually read it. I Guess I should tell a few more people that I have one. Does anyone even care what I'm up to?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Not as Much fun as an adult

Every summer when I was young I looked forward to going to Lagoon, the only amusement park close by. We all thought is was so much fun and I have some great memories there. The last time I was there was probably about 15 years ago. I have the greatest picture of Jon and I there when we were teenagers and I look so skinny (so skinny) and so young. Well Jon's company party was there today and we went mainly because the girls wanted to go. Lagoon is not as much fun as an adult as when I was 16. The lines were long and the rides were short and it was so so hot. Not to mention that Carly couldn't ride some things so I had to find something else to do while Daddy and Brianna role the roller coaster, hence my 3 trips on the train. Brianna is a brave little one and rode the White roller coaster 2X. My last ride of the day was the tilt a whirl. We must have weighted it just right because we spun and spun till even Carly who is a fan of spinning was getting a little panicked. I'm really hoping Jon's work has their party somewhere else next year and my kids will somehow magically forget about that place we went once with the rides, because I am not looking forward to going again any time soon.

Monday, July 21, 2008

What's in a Name

Another reason I waited so long to start my blog was that I wanted it to have a great name. My good friend Jill came up with this name and I think is is perfect. You know the saying 'If Mama anin't happy, Ain't nobody happy,' Well sewing makes me happy therefor our little family is happy. I love that my kids think that I can make them anything. I have spent many an afternoon sewing a rock star costume or other such idea from Brianna's head. And now when we go to the fabric store they each like to pick out someting to make. I also love making gifts for my friends and family. Chances are if you have know me very long you own one or two blankets or such that I have created. I've also started a little sewing business which has taken of better than expect and I enjoy so much. Some of the things I've made have been boring but I have also been able to create Blessing gowns and work on Wedding dresses and Bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, and I love that I get to help make someone's day that much more special.

My favorite by far is my quilts. I feel like an artist. Everyone is different and special. This talent was passed down to me by my Grandmothers and I feel a conection to these women, some who I have never meet, everytime I pick up a needle. I recently finished a quilt that was pieced together by my Great Grandma Bellows, or as we called her Grandma on the Farm. She died when I was 11 but I remember her, and I am honored the I have this heirloom. I hope my quits become heirlooms to the people I love most.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Today, as I looked over my last post I noticed all my typos and spelling errors. How embarassing. I really do know that it should be write instead of right but my brain didn't catch it. And of course you can't go back and edit yesterdays post. So I for any and all who don't already know this about me, I am a horrible speller. Thank heavens for spell checker. Several years ago I had the chance to have lunch with Nora Roberst who is, for all who don't know, the Queen of romance novels. We exchanged several emails in the process of setting it up and when I look back and those emails I'm so embarassed that I didn't use spell checker.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Why Blog

My good friend started a blog a few months ago and it is the cutest thing ever. I love hearing about her family. I secretly wanted to start my own but knew it would never be as good as my friends so I haven't. I have even caught my self thinking about what I would right about different events if I did blog. Then recently I spent some time with some old friens I had grown up with. We all live different places and don't keep intouch as well as we wish we should. So we decided that night that we would each start a blog. So here goes.