Thursday, January 27, 2011

and now, for your moment of Zen...


Do not drink and dress

You know, when you have kids you want them to be their own little people. You want to encourage them to make their own choices (what to eat, what book to read, what to play, what to wear...). However, sometimes there are days you want your kid to choose NOT to go out of the house...

Quilting with my Dude

So, over the Holiday break, I worked and worked and worked to get this (kind of ugly) quilt done. I used to be an avid quilter (and sew-er), but anyone who has had kids understnads how difficult it is to do anything other than simply survive... BUT, now that the Minute Man is 3.5 (can you believe it??!!), I have found that it is easier to get back to doing things I used to love doing. One of those things is reading, and of course, another is sewing/quilting.

Naturally, anything I'm doing, the Dude wants to do, so here he is quilting! He actually helped me make the entire quilt: he helped pick out the material, he ran the presser-foot when I sewed, and he cut much of the threads at the end. Now, he is helping me finish the quilt by actually quilting! (The other jobs he did a really good job. However, he is not as good at the quilting part, but hey, he's happy, so I'm happy!)

Ok, OK! I know it's been FOREVER....

Ok, so, for those of you following the blog, first off, many 1,000s of apologies for the time lag. First off, this was a difficult decision, and until we told the people in our lives closest to this decision (my parents, close friends and family), I did not want to blog about it.

Then, I didn't want to blog about it because it was such a difficult thing to talk about. So, I'm not going to. I'm just going to tell you.

No. We are not completing the China adoption.

And yes, MM is WONDERFUL, and I will post pictures SOON!!!