Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dear Earth,

Happy Earth Day
Maui, HI

Sierra Nevadas, Mexico

Serra da Capivara, Brasil
Rio de Janiero, Brasil
Gainesville, FL
Eastern Coast (man from snowy river area), Australia
Sydney, Australia
No matter where I am, you are always there, beautiful and lovely. Hot or cold, mountains or water, trees or desert. Here's to a day about remembering to take better care of you (everyday).

I believe a healthy environment makes healthy (happy) people. Help the earth and the earth helps you.

To find out more about the environment and your health go here
If you live in Utah, find out about your environment and health closer to home here

If you want to find out about your state environmental health go here

Monday, April 19, 2010

a recipe for good times

To get a good laugh (and feel cool when people laugh at your jokes) call brother who is college professor in the middle of his class:

Brother numero dos (out of 5), who is pictured left with yours truly circa 1988 ish, answered my call the other day and said "Hey I've got someone who wants to say hi to you." suddenly it sounds like something is exploding. When I ask him what the "heck" that was he says it was his Bio 100 class. They bust up laughing (more exploding noise) and I ask him what kind of professor he is answering his cell phone in class, "what kind of education are those kids getting?" More exploding noises (I'm guessing laughter). Ahhhh, what I would give to sit in on his class.
If only you could see the glory of brother's full-blown (nasty) eighties mullet. woot.

To get the "laughs so hard you can't breathe"--(and blackmail material for future) catch husband unawares:

Walked in on Garret doing the cha-cha in the mirror. It got even better when he realized I was watching and blushed like a tomato...I haven't laughed that hard...maybe ever.

(errrr...since I just blogged this, does that mean I can't use it for blackmail? deerrrn)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

baby season

So the last few spring/summers have been wedding season for us and many lovely friends and now...I guess I'm all grown up or something because this spring and summer have become baby season. Pretty sure we are the only ones who don't have a baby or who aren't pregnant.

Guess that means we can pick up a pretty good babysitting gig...

So, I have been trying to document some of my crafting so that I can have a little archive to refer to when I need ideas etc. And thus, we have a couple of onesies I did for lovely friend Andi and little Evaleigh who is due to make her debut May 4th, 2010.

To accentuate her sweet little diapered bum (and the only time in her life a dimpled bum will be cute)
Here is the front.

These were fun to make despite how ridiculously long they took (I thought they would be "super quick") and the blisters and callus' that came along with the fun. How did people in the "olden days" (how the heck do you spell "olden, old'n, oldin" is that even a real word?) hand sew all their stuff? INSANE I tell you. I guess I would have been a wimpy pioneer woman.