Sunday, April 24, 2011

projects 2-5 and an anniversary

An Anniversary-It is Darrin and my 2nd anniversary today! 
Also, Easter, never thought that would happen.  Easter is just late enough this year.  Poor Darrin is sick in bed with what might be the flu.  It makes me so sad to see him feeling bad.  Needless to say, we had a very low-key anniversary celebration.  He did get me these pretty flowers though:

Project #2-Herb/Flower Garden
On Friday, with Darrin done for the semester and me on spring break, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and planted our little garden in pots for the 2nd year.  We started a little later than last year and figure we'll have our hands full with baby, so it is smaller, but still fun.  The big pot has spinach in it, a smaller pot behind it has a strawberry plant, and the one in front of course has some pretty flowers.

Here are the herbs: we planted basil, chives, dill, and parsley. Some more little pots of flowers.  Also, in this picture is a future project.  We are going to sand and paint these chairs white and I'm going to make some outdoor cushions for them.

Project #3 & #4: Crib and Bed Skirt.
We found a bargain on the crib we had wanted on KSL-still in the unopened box! So, on Wednesday, we spent a little part of our morning putting it together.  I just love it!
I also made the crib skirt that is on the crib.  The picture doesn't show very well, but it is white fabric with little blue and yellow polka dots on it, matching the curtains.

Project #5: Curtains.
I made these curtains with the same fabric as the crib skirt-white with blue and yellow polka dots and of course, the blue.  They turned out not too bad.  For a while, I was worried that I would mess them up :)

Well, there goes my spring break.  I feel better about going back than I had anticipated.  I still feel like I would rather stay home and have my baby sooner, but I can enjoy the last 6.5 weeks of school and then get my turn with baby.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sisters and Babies

 Baby Rose Evelyn Kohler was born on March 22, 2011- cool birthday eh? (32211).  She was born at home and weighed only 6 pounds 2 ounces.  This is my sister, Angela's, fourth child, third girl.  She is so cute!

I got the chance to meet both Rose and Parker two weeks after Rose was born.  My two sisters and my mom came to Provo for a visit.  They came on a Friday night and that school day couldn't have gone any slower.  I was really excited to see my mom, my sisters, and their new little babies. Below is a picture of Angela holding Rose and Parker.  This picture doesn't really show the size difference in the size of the two babies.  Parker was quite a bit bigger

Here is me with my two sisters, Angela and Mindy.

This week is spring break-Wahoo!!! This break has been long awaited by both me and my students.  They wanted to leave on Friday almost as much as I did.  I have a lot planned for this week and some of those plans include doing a few projects.  Here is the first project I finished on Monday: a car seat canopy.  I don't quite have my car seat yet so you might not get the idea...but here it is.  I think it turned out pretty good. Yesterday I finished some curtains for the nursery, but they aren't hung yet, so I'll post pictures soon.