Sunday, January 29, 2012

6 yrs has flown by

Tyler turned 6 on January 23 it is crazy to think he is 6.

It feels like yesterday we were bring him home and learning what little sleep the human body actually needs to get by in a day.

He was a great baby he liked to eat, didn't like to have anything in his diaper and slept pretty well. He wasn't much of a crier or screamer well unless his belly was empty and diaper was full then he was very vocal. Don't give the child anything other then a bottle when he was hungry. He could spit a pacifier across a room faster then a blink of an eye.

He has always been on the adventurous side. Like figuring out how to get out of his crib in his zip up blanket at 18 months, base jumping off his changing table, finding him in the sink and my personal favorite finding in almost on top of the refrigerator. He was a fast and very creative with finding things to climb with and he could and still can find a foot and hand hold on any surface. Needless to say he was a fun toddler!

We are now into the kid years and he has been just a fun! He still has a love for adventure but he has started having some anxiety about things mainly being away from me. But we are working on it and he is doing amazing well. He especially loves the challenges associated with prizes! He is also making big strides in school. He has a bit of a hard time opening up to his teacher since one of anxieties lately is not being perfect.....don't understand where that one is coming from but this past week he has started showing his teacher just how much knowledge he has stored in that head of his.

We are so extremely proud of him. We so happy we have this loving, caring and at times challenging boy in our lives. He keeps us on our toes!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Toy

One of my Christmas presents this year was a sewing machine. I really, really wanted one. We had one growing up and I remember my mom using it once or twice but never really used it myself. So I decided in 2012 I wanted to learn something new and SEWING was what I wanted to learn to do.

Matt was encouraging of this new endeavor by buying me my first sewing machine! He asked his mom for advice since she is an expert in this area since she has been a quilter for years.

So here is new baby!

I have already taken a basic sewing class at the local Joann's Fabric store with a friend who also got a sewing machine for Christmas.

Here is the project from that class.

Since the pillow cover were so easy to make I have since had several more as seen in this picture!

My next project I want to try is sewing curtains for our living room! Now to find the perfect fabric on sale!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 2, 2012


The word I picked to live by for 2012 is CREATE.

I am going to CREATE:

A relaxing home environment

Organized living space

Loving home from my family

Beautiful things with my hands

Time for me and just me

Time for me and hubs to connect

I am going to work on creating the life I want to live!