Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's Done: Temple Dress

Finally it is done. My temple dress has been completed. I stayed up late last night to finish so that I could wear it today. What do you think? Isn't it pretty? It took a lot of hard work but I love the end result and it cost half as much as it would to buy it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

20 Year Tag

I took this from my friend Joy's blog, thanks for the idea. I thought that it would be fun to do. The rule is to list at least 3 things that happened in each year category. Here goes.

20 Year Tag

20 years ago
1. I was 6 going on 7
2. I was in the 2nd grade
3. I got my ears pierced for the first time

10 years ago
1. I got my driver's license in Oct of 98 ( I was almost 17)
2. I attended Bonita High and Mountain View (in AZ) as a Junior
3. moved to Cali for the first time

5 years ago
1. Got engaged in April 2003
2. Then got married in Aug
3. Got pregnant 2 months later

3 years ago
1. Scott turned a year old
2. we bought our first house in Aug
3. Celebrated our 2 year anniversary just before we moved into the new house

1 year ago
1. we moved out of our house and moved into an apartment
2. I was in accident and totaled my car, which was paid off and bought a new car
3. celebrated christmas in our new home

So far this year ...
1. we paid off most of our debt
2. we went to Disneyland and used the stimulus check to celebrate Memorial Day and Scott's 4th brithday
3. trying to get Matt to finish school

Yesterday I . . .
1. went to work
2. sewed the zipper onto my temple dress
3. cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom

Today I . . . .
1. did this blog
2. folded the laundry
3. finished my temple dress YEA!!!

Tomorrow I will . . .
1. be at the temple
2. cleaning house
3. starting a new project

In the next year . . .
1. I hope to have new baby in the house
2. Scott will start kindergarten
3. Matt will be done with school

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Salad Please

Today Scott goes into the fridge and pulls out a salad mix and tells me "I want salad for dinner." What 4 year old asks to have a salad for dinner? Apparently mine does. Then he said that he wants mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli and cucumbers. He waited patiently as I cut up the rest of the veggies that are to go into his salad. I must have a very strange kid who likes to eat his veggies willingly. Most parents have to fight with their kids to eat just one let alone a salad. So I think to myself that I must be doing something right to have a child who likes to eat his veggies.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

The role of fatherhood has changed over the years. They used to be behind the scenes of raising children. But in today's society they have become more hands on in raising kids. You can see them out at the park with a kid in a stoller with another one strapped to their back. The restrooms now have changing tables to allow the dad to change a dirty diaper when mom is not available to do it. There are more dads staying home instead of mom staying home, which is a big change. So kudos to those men. With that being said I would like to say how grateful I am to be married to a man who values his role in fatherhood. He loves to play and teach Scott many things, things I wish he wouldn't. ;) So I would like to say Happy Father's Day Matt. We love you.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Progress: Temple Dress

I thought that I'd give you an update on my progress with my temple dress. But before I do I want to share my new purchase. I finally have bought myself a sewing box. Now my sewing notions have a home. Here is what it looks like.

Isn't it pretty?! I think so. Okay back to my dress. I found a solution. I bought a larger size of the pattern and I will be using the leftover material from the skirt of the dress to do the bodice. It is more flexible than the other material. So last night I sewed the bodice together and what do you know it fits! The armholes are big enough, the collar is a little big but all it needs is a small adjustement. Tonight I will be sewing on the sleeves and hopefully I can get most of the skirt sewn tomorrow.
I encourage anyone who reads this blog to please post a comment. I like to hear what people think.