Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Favorite color

People often look at me weird when I tell them my favorite color. I have changed our blog background, and in case you haven't figured it out, my favorite color is gray. If it makes you feel sad or depressed, I'm sorry. I think it's pretty and it calms me. So there you have it. Blue is my second favorite color, so there's some blue too.
Becca, aren't you proud of me for figuring out how to change my background?!? I've been wanting to for so long! You gave me the encouragement I needed- thanks!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Latest projects

Some of you probably don't know that I like to sew. Mom taught me to sew when I was pretty small, and I even had my own little sewing machine so I could be just like Mommy. I try to keep my projects very simple. Over the years I've made curtains, dresses, skirts, pajamas, and other various things. A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at quilting- rag quilting that is. Nothing fancy, just flannel stitched together and frayed at the edges. In the last month, I've made 3 baby rag quilts but didn't want to post pictures until all the expecting parents had their quilts. So here are my latest projects...
For baby girl Fitzpatrick (front and back)
Bubbles and stripes theme
For nephew Benjamin (front and back)
Jungle animal theme
For nephew Jackson (front and back)
Teddy bear sports theme

I can't wait for all these babies to get here!! We have many other friends and family expecting in the next few months and several that have had their babies in the last couple months- you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Roadtrip to Abilene

I decided to make a quick trip to Abilene this weekend and visit some of Josh's family. Some of them knew I was coming, and it was a surprise for others. I hadn't been there in 4 1/2 years, and I haven't made the drive from Albuquerque in over 7 years. The drive was kinda fun because I was reminded of things we just don't see very much in WA. So for those of you who don't drive through West Texas (and far eastern NM), let me tell you about some things you might experience if you ever do...
1. wide open spaces- very, very flat land that truly seems to go on forever
2. GIANT tumbleweeds- I had one the size of a xmas tree slam into the side of my car!
3. noticeably increasing roadkill as you drive east
4. lots and lots of trains
5. the almost constant smell of cows, skunks or oil
6. day/night speed limits- you must slow down at night because 5 mph is really going to make a difference
7. people can say "y'all" as much as they want and nobody looks at them funny
8. beautiful sunsets (see pic)
9. wind farms (see pic)
10. mistletoe growing in trees (see pic)
11. brown horizons- not from smog, just dust in the air
12. wind, and lots of it
13. lots of oil horses- that's what I call them (see pic)
14. United supermarkets
15. Cotton fields

I saved the best for last. Shelly, this is totally for you.

You might be a redneck if ...

you paint "REDNECK!!!!" on the back of your pickup!The driver of this truck also had a mullet! I missed a turn to take this picture, but I think it was totally worth it.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

7 Years Ago...

Josh and I celebrated 7 years of marriage on Monday. It's hard to believe it's been that long already! I thought I'd share some pictures with you since many of you didn't even know us back then!

Happy Anniversary, Josh!