Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mesa AZ Temple Christmas Lights

So Beautiful.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

How on Earth am I going to keep this kid safe?

Accidents are the leading cause of injury & hospitalization in children. No wonder!
This boy just barely learned to walk, and he is climbing all over. I want to nickname him "Goat".
Every time I walk around the corner, and find Reed climbing something new.
Here are some candid shots of his climbing adventures.

Reed used the chair to climb onto the table, and was eating Lilly and Anisten's Thanksgiving Artwork.
Paper and Glue, Yum!


Are you Serious?!

In other news:
Reed enjoyed his first Oreo cookie.

Reed turns 1 in eight days. I've been doing a lot of reflection this last month, approaching his first birthday. A year ago I wasn't sure he would survive his beginning life battle. When he survived it, I thought we might have a special needs child dependant on medical equipment for his lifetime. What blessings have been doled out to us, that Reed is a perfectly beautiful baby boy, requiring no special medical attention.
I have gratitude for my Heavenly Father, for the blessings I do not deserve.
I love you Reed!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Quilt

This summer we went to the International Kite Festival in Long Beach Washington.  This is by far my favorite vacation spot.  My mom was able to join us, and while strolling the beach shops Mom and I found a darling little quilt shop.  Though I left the quilt shop without kite fabric, I did score this great "Crazy" quilt book, by the Buggy Barn.  This is my second quilt ever, and I started it just prior to moving to AZ.  I worked really hard on it up until the time we moved, I wanted the pieces to be in a movable state. 

It was torture to be in AZ for a month, with no friends and nothing to do, and have my quilt and sewing machine in STORAGE!!!!  I really would have liked to work on it then. 

"It Takes A Village" quilt,  Can you tell what it is going to be?

So glad I found this book "Those Crazy Kids"  Crazy quilting is when the fabric pieces are not the exact same size, the angles are not normal, and it seems crazy when you are doing it, but it all turns out great.  I cut through 13 fabrics at a time with a 60mm rotary cutter.  That felt crazy!