Saturday, April 12, 2014

last week...

...Emily went to Washington DC for a long anticipated band trip. It was her first flight that she will remember. It was time spent with the best of friends. It was gold medal band performances. It was entirely paid for by her (thank goodness for last summer's job!) And it was memories to last a lifetime.

So good to have her home safe and sound!
And last week we took a little hike with some great family friends. It felt great to get out and stretch our legs a little, and even greater that they didn't feel it the next day!




And the volleyball in the river... totally inevitable!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

planning ahead...

I've been planning ahead in regards to starting with Jamberry Nails, and I've been sewing little rice bags... They'll be used as a heat source for applying the nail wraps.
...lots of little rice bags...
Now if only my Jamberry Starter Kit would hurry and arrive, I could put them to the test! After all, there are lots to choose from... not that they're for me though. My hostesses will have the cutest little rice bags in town!
Who me? Impatient? Oh, not much!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

spring break this & that...

The girls go back to school tomorrow after a spring break that was full of... well, not much of anything really. In a way it was nice, in a way it was too quiet, but it was what it was.

 Emily worked for a week and a half at her school with a group of Japanese students. On the last day, there was a note in her bag what told her "she was calm, like a blanket over my fear..." and that the "cherry blossoms are beautiful like you". So nice to know she's making a good impression on those Japanese boys! Here we are one morning as we were heading out the door... must have been twin day!
Julianna and I did something a little crazy, and watched an entire season of "24" in less than 24 hours. We started at 6am and went until 3:30am the next morning. Great time with my girlie! No pics though, after all, we DID go for 21 1/2 hours! (It wasn't pretty!)

I've been sewing... of course. I finally finished my 2011 blocks! Just the blocks... not the quilt...
And I pieced this little cutie. I had two options to finish it... with sashing...
or without...
I'm going "without" and will quilt it soon. The pattern is "All a Flutter" by Cotton Way.
Julianna applied for her first job. Be still my heart.
Poppa had a birthday, and we threw him a little party...
I discovered Jamberry Nail Wraps, co-hosted a party, fell in love, and am joining the company on April first. So. Very. Excited.
I think Emily is too... this is her first attempt at a nail wrap, and we loved how it coordinated with some washi tape at the scrapbook store yesterday! Fun!
So that was it... our spring break in a nutshell. Never let it be said that we can't find ways to entertain ourselves, because as Julianna demonstrated, where there's a will (and a bunch of unattended bananas and a sharpie) there's always a way.