Welcome to our family, welcome to our blog. We are going to try and keep this current for those of you reading from afar (hey mom claire!) But we make no promises. And really, people don't want constant blog updates until there are kids. So in about 5 years this blog will really start going.
Please enjoy our sporadic posts on life as a married couple
As some of you may already know, my cousin Emily and I are launching a new project called NewlyWife. There we will chronicle our experiences and interests, as well as creating a community, with topics ranging from cooking to budgeting and crafting to home decor. It's still a few months down the road, as it can take some time to put together. If you are interested on checking out the site, leave a comment with your email and we will add you to the launch list.
Thanks to her hubby for this great picture. Oh, and please excuse my horrible posture!
So my friend Jessica, from the U of R, just sent me this picture circa 2005. It cracks me up. I am trying to figure out where it was. I know it was soph year, cuz that's when Laura and I did ballet (2nd semester). I still have that leotard, maybe not the shoes. I think the dorm is North, we were probably running around before class and showing off our sweet leotards. hahaha Why I only have one shoe on is beyond me. Mom - does this bring back any other flashbacks? Wanna scan and send me some old ballet pics (pretty please?)
The week after our Bay Area prebuild, we had another build in Redlands. This one was much smaller (let's just say there were only 5 of us there at our 8 am starting time), but we got it done quickly. I really should have posted these about 5 months ago, but better late than never, right? Enjoy (oh yeah, and I'm too lazy to try and caption these) :)
Lauriana laughed at my cheer ribbons! haha That's right, they love the A's chair!
Back in June Matt & I led our first prebuild for Hands of Mercy. This was the first of 2 houses being built in honor of my grandpa, Papa. It was great to have the whole family together doing something for someone else. These houses are up at the Ranch in Mexico, they serve those who go out into the cities and serve others. Anywho, I already posted a bunch of pictures from our trip wandering around the City, but I hadn't posted prebuild pictures yet. So here are the few that I took!
Me & Linds doing the cut slips
Matt & Rick Carter doing layout Some Atwoods & Wests hammering the floor(?) together Love this pic! Mike, Dan, & Josh (Warren in the background) Lonnie making Matt take the lead (blue shirts?) More family 2 aunts & a cousin! 2 cousins & an uncle (I love that Josh is just playing in the background)
As some of you know, I became Twilight obsessed after reading the books last year. I finally saw the movie, once I bought it on dvd, and have re-read all the books! Although, will I see the next movie in theaters- I don't know. I guess I'm not that obsessed. Matt and I rarely see movies in the theater anymore, but maybe I can get a group of girls to go! Anywho, I've been trying to recreate Bella's beanie, from the movie. I found this pattern, but had to totally recreate it. I thought I would post my pattern here, so I can link to it on my Ravelry account. :)
Pattern (original by april draven, I have edited a bunch of stuff)
This is for standard yarn. No idea what that is called. but not the thick stuff - that's a whole nother pattern!
Hook size: H/8-5.00MM (I am going to try using an I next, to see if it works better)
Abbreviation meanings: Rnd: round Ch: chain Dc: double crochet Fpdc: Front post double crochet Bpdc: Back post double crochet Ss: slip stitch Fpsc: Front Post single crochet FO: Fasten off
Ch 1 or use magic circle, Ch 2 Rnd 1: 12 dc in ring, join with 1 ss, (ch 2 doesn’t count as a dc) (12) Rnd 2: ch 2, * 2 fpdc around next dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (24) Rnd 3: ch 2, * 2 fpdc, 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (30) Rnd 4: ch 2, * 2 fpdc, 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (36) Rnd 5: ch 2, *2 fpdc, 3 dc, 2 dc around next dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (42) Rnd 6: ch 2, *2 fpdc, 4 dc, 2dc in next dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (48) Rnd 7: ch 2, *2 fpdc, 5 dc, 2dc in next dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (54) Rnd 8: ch 2, *2 fpdc, 6 bpdc, 2bpdc in next dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (60) Rnd 9: ch 2, *2 fpdc, 7 dc, 2dc in next dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (66) Rnd 10 - 15: ch 2, *2fpdc, 9 dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (66) Rnd 16: ch 2, * 2fpdc, 9bpdc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (66) Rnd 17-22: ch 2, *2 fpdc, 9 dc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (66)"Cambria","serif";">Rnd 23: ch 2, * 2fpdc, 9 bpdc* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss (66) Rnd 24: ch 1, *2fpsc, 9 ss* rep from * to * around, join with 1 ss, FO (66)
Lastly, a picture of me in the first beanie that I made!
I love the Lord, my (fire)man, coffee & wine! We have two precious cats and one adorable pup. I bake, sew, crochet, & love being creative in any way.
You can find me at www.firewifey.com and www.crocheteveryday.blogspot.com
Things we like: Jesus. Our Home. Food. Walks. Wii Parties. Designing & Fixing up our House. Families. Hands of Mercy / Building Lofthouses. Solitude (Matt), Crafting & Reading & Being a Hostess (Megan)
Places we like to go: Ducks games. Baseball games (A's or Angels). Disneyland (Megan). Coast Airbrush (Matt). Prospect Park. Mexico. Home Depot. JoAnn.
Looking for something on the site? Type in your keywords here: