Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Wreath

Crafting has been put on hold lately. My efforts have been focused on getting a regular workout routine down. I was very tired at first, and only had energy to focus on that. The routine has been established, and I began to get the itch to finish up some projects that I had started.

It was time for a Summer wreath. I had some burlap leftover from a wreath fail. I saw a wreath on Pinterest that gave me some inspiration and decided to go for it.

My inspiration:

I loved the stripes, but I didn’t have the yarn in the colors I wanted. I decided to wrap my pool noodle wreath with the leftover burlap, and then I painted the stripes. I added some felt flowers and a ribbon hanger. It took me a little bit of time, but I am pleased with the results.

Summer Wreath


Wreath Flowers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


While browsing Pinterest I found this:

It should also say “and DVR games for their husbands.”  Smile When the SF Giants are out of town the games are often played earlier in the day/evening, so they need to be recorded before my hubby gets home. I try to  remember to record the games for my husband. It is a small thing, but he really appreciates it.

My hubby and I have very different hobbies, but this is one common hobby we share. We love sports! My husband loves sports-playing and watching. He loved to play in his younger years, and he would still love to play. However, 3 kids puts a real damper on that hobby. I loved playing sports growing up and watched a lot of them as well.

When we were dating, we played tennis together. It was a simple, free date. We have lots of good memories. We were able to revisit this hobby on Saturday. Abe’s mom watched all 3 of our kids, so we could go play tennis together. We were quite rusty and really pretty pathetic. However, we had a blast. We got some good exercise and some good laughs. So fun!

As we have become more housebound with our kiddos, we have enjoyed watching sports together after they go to bed. We love to watch baseball, tennis, and football together. We record the games and we try to avoid seeing the score to keep the ending a surprise. I don’t always stay awake, but we really enjoy this time together and it is a great way unwind.

We are looking forward to going to an SF Giants game on Friday with our siblings. They are playing the Cubs, so Abe’s brother Johnny will be rooting for them while we cheer for the Giants. Abe bought us tickets to the Giants/Braves game in August. I grew up loving the Braves, so that will be a fun game to watch.

Go Giants!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Star of the Week

Chase is the Star of the Week at school this week. They get to bring home the class’ Corduroy bear and some books. They get to be the line leader and be Miss H’s helper. Chase has waited so patiently for it to be his turn. He would tell me every Monday, “I hope I am Star of the Week!” The great thing is that he never let is disappointment override his happiness for the person who was chosen. He was sincerely happy for them and just looked forward to the next week when he had a chance to be chosen. So sweet!
They ask the parents to write a letter to the child to be read in front of the class. He is a letter to my sweet boy:
May 9, 2012
Dear Chase and Chase’s Classmates,
I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. You were so tiny and cute. You hardly cried for the first couple days of your life even when you were in some pain. The nurse took you way for some testing and procedures some of which didn’t feel good, and when she brought you back to us she said, “he is the tiniest baby in the nursery but the bravest baby!” She said you were the only baby not crying. You started tiny, but you grew very fast. You waited to walk a little longer than some babies, but once you started to walk you quickly began running. We have been “chasing” after you ever since.
You are a strong-willed and very determined kid. You have more energy than we know what do with. It hasn’t been easy for you to learn how to control you words and your body. However, we have seen so much growth and maturity this past year. We are grateful that the Lord is helping you learn self-control and discipline.
You are such a kind and loving big brother. You are always excited to see your brother and sister in the morning. You play with them and try to help them learn new things. They love you so much, and they get so excited when we pick you up from school.
Your love of learning is so wonderful. It is so fun to watch you get excited about homework packets and learning new concepts. We love when you tell us about all the fun things you are learning. We love your desire to do your best work and how careful you are when you do your work. Your ability to focus has amazed us. We thank Miss H. for helping you learn to focus for long periods of time. J
We love that you are an encourager and love to help people. You are a friendly guy and so careful to greet your friends or say goodbye. Your ability to make friends with new people anywhere we go is also so fun to watch. Hope you never lose that!
Daddy and I are so proud to call you our son. We love you sooooo much!!