Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hodgepodge

This is what my weekend consisted of...
homemade breakfast burritos. Can you tell which one is mine and which one is John's?

I also had my sewing day with Jen and Sam. Here are the fabrics I used:
We actually got a lot done today. Even Sam got to work on her own project (instead of teaching us the whole time). Jen even finished a cute child's apron and two book totes. As I was telling my mom about them she brought it to my attention that I did not get a photo of any of her finished products! They were really cute too. Jen and Sam are both great house guests. Every time they leave there is never even a trace that people were over! Let me tell you that we make quite a mess with all of the eating and sewing we do. I definitely don't think I am as good of a house guest as they are, so I guess it's a pretty good thing that I'm the host!

You will still have to wait until I unveil my project...even though the person I am making them for has been having some serious computer issues. It might take me a bit more time to finish my project though because I'm waiting on getting another material for it. A computer printing material...so exciting!

During the afternoon, John got the following photo from his brother-in-law:
That is right! It was snowing up in Humboldt today! I couldn't believe it! I was so jealous I wasn't there. (Yes...I think Maddy is holding a bowl of snow).

After we were done sewing I got online to harass my mom about not sending any snow photos, but she already had! Here is one photo of their back deck.
Isn't it beautiful? I told her she should take some more photos and use one for her Christmas cards next year. Then she sent me a cute video of their doggies in their first snow ever!
video
My mom was very excited about the snow, and even made sure I could hear the snow crunch when she went outside to measure how many inches they had gotten. (1.25 inches). However about 2 hours later I got a call from her and she was NOT that excited since they were currently without power. Who knows when their power will get turned back on...hopefully by tomorrow!

This past week on one of the really stormy days, John and I headed downtown to check out the creek. (We often do that when it rains alot, since we are very sheltered and get really excited when the weather is not 75 degrees). Once again the creek did not fail us and was really full. More like a mini river if you ask me. I took the following video as proof. I know this may not be that impressive if you don't know what the creek is normally like...but normally there is barely enough water to call it a creek.



Three years ago on New Year's Day it was another really rainy day so we headed down to the creek, along with Molly A., to check the scene. Let me tell you that we were not disappointed! I think just minutes before we got there a huge tree had fallen:
Thank goodness Molly had her cell phone which allowed us to capture this historic moment. Just as we were about to leave a cop/park ranger showed up with some yellow caution tape. I totally thought of calling the Tribune to break the story, but decided against it.

Since this is quite the hodgepodge of photos, I also thought I would include this one:
John's bro-in-law sent this to John a few weeks ago while they were out at their cabin. I guess it had been raining there and he was able to sneak up upon this baby deer and capture it. Here is his apprentice posing for the shot. I thought it was pretty cute as you can tell his dad told him exactly how to hold the deer down.

And lastly...my sister sent this gem of a photo from her wedding:
I think the dude's expressions in he background say it all.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

So my Mom called me yesterday all excited because they had snow too (duh they live like 5 miles from your parents). My Dad said they had 2-3 inches on the deck. Why couldn't it have snowed when I was there for Christmas? My favorite thing is being outside in the hot tub when it's snowing.

Oh and my parents lost power too. My Dad missed the crying show (Home Makeover) so his week is going to be all off.

Sarah said...

And one last thing:

Where did Molly learn how to dance? From Carmen Electra's Stripper videos? Which are totally great exercise, especially if you have a pole in your livingroom.

jenna said...

your fabrics are really cute. I can't wait to see what you're making!

ersscott said...

The longer it snowed, the more problems we encountered. A little snow is great, but no power, water, TV are severe consequences.

Anonymous said...

Nice photo montoge! I think you're making a quilt for a baby. Hmm. Baby S'more? Hmm. I think it will look great though! And props to you for taking all those bolts to the counter! Such a hassel!

Anonymous said...

Carmen Electra?!?!? Please!!!! She is so trashy! I learned from watching Best of Anna Nicoles Home Video's Vol. II. DUH!

Judy S said...

Great action show of the flooded creek! I think we
made it to at least 2" of snow. The last was just washed away today (Wed.) by the rain.

Great flashback to the fallen tree!

Judy S said...

Great action show of the flooded creek! I think we
made it to at least 2" of snow. The last was just washed away today (Wed.) by the rain.

Great flashback to the fallen tree!

Judy S said...

Who's that dancing with Molly? It looks like
one of the bridesmaids. Is it Re?

Judy S said...

What happened to the fawn? Does the story have a happy ending?