Saturday, January 29, 2011

the orange bag

A & I did a photo shoot of the new orange bag this morning. 

The photo shoot took awhile because the light was off, A kept talking which made for funny faces and then


Frankie the dog decided to get a good whiff of her rear! 

It was funny because we both decided we liked that picture best until I finally noticed the dog.   We took a few more pictures so A wouldn't have to have a picture of the dog sniffing her rear on the internet.  Of course I couldn't resist and it is out there anyway!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

wish fulfilled

I've been itching for a new bag for awhile now.  I've been looking for one for months.  I've seen a few online I think I like but when I see them in person, not so much.

I got a gift certificate for Christmas that's been burning a hole in my wallet.  The boys went to basketball practice and A & I went to the new Dooney & Bourke store at the Galleria to check out a sale.

I got this but in orange for half price!  I'm so excited.  DH is happy because I didn't use his money and it isn't burnt orange, a.k.a. UT orange.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

knitting content

I've been knitting.

Last night I finished the bolero.



This afternoon I started a cover for my kindle with the leftover silk garden sock.


I got a lovely package of handspun yarn from a knitting/spinning blog I read, Porpoise Knits


I can't wait to find the perfect pattern to make with it. I've got a big super secret project that I'm planning soon. Since I'm on a knitting streak right now, I have to take full advantage of it!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When you are the mother of boys . . .

You get to listen to conversations regarding the size of poop. It seems that it is a competition to have the biggest poop.

J: My poop is so big, it is bigger than Frankie's (the dog)!

B: My poop is so big, it is bigger than the moon!!!!

Lord, help me.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Holy Blog Neglect!

It's been quite awhile since I last posted. Not much to tell. Just regular old life going on.

I has out for almost a week with a oh so awful stomach virus/flu nastiness. Unfortunately DH's grandfather died and he had to go to Missouri for the funeral. I managed to crawl out of bed and drive kids to school. S#5 brought dinner and helped feed the kids for me. We all survived, even if it didn't feel like I would make it for a day or so.

So now that Mom is well and life is back to normal, we're getting into the swing of things. Yesterday DH pointed out that 2/3 of a sweater for A has been sitting on our floor for over a month. When I blocked the pieces, I realized that I had knit the left front wrong and I just left it. The guilt of the mess on the floor bothering DH made me pick it back up and start to finish it. It is going well so far.


It is derby car time again. DH is helping all three kids put together cars this year. They have been busy painting and weighing and re-weighing. Tomorrow they are going to the boy scout museum to test them on an official track.



It is Girl Scout Cookie time. We haven't actually gone out selling cookies yet. I have a feeling I'll be busy canvassing the neighborhood tomorrow afternoon. In the meantime, I've pulled the rest of girl scout cookies from last year out the freezer. Kids have been enjoying dessert after dinner. We have to finish them off before the next load comes in.