Friday, February 24, 2012

Just stoppin' by to say hi!

Wow! It's been about 12 days since I've stopped in here! My mom is here and we are having lots of fun. Being very busy! I have only worked a tiny bit on Patchwork Bears and Howling at the Moon. But not enough to share a photo quite yet!

Yesterday, Alyssa turned one year old!! Wow! She is so fun to watch and play with now! I will be sharing photos of her birthday soon! We will probably go to the zoo today, provided the weather holds up, it's been really rainy lately! So I will also share photos of that too!

Besides having my mom here visiting, and keeping us busy, we were also very busy with some sadness last week too! Wednesday morning we were awoken by a phone call from a friend here. She goes to our church, and her husband also works with my husband. We've known him for 8 years, as we were stationed with him at our last base. Her 6 year old son, Daniel, had been crushed by a big screen tv and passed away during the night, so the rest of the week we were just busy with trying to be there for her. Her husband was deployed when it happened, and there was quick prep to get him home quickly. We had a memorial service for Daniel at our church on Sunday morning. And they flew out two days ago to return home to the states for the burial.

So, been busy with some fun stuff and some not so fun stuff. But I will definitely try to post again soon and share photos of Alyssa's birthday!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Progress on SAL and Bears

For the most part I have only had time to work on Patchwork Teddy's here lately, a little bit when the baby goes down for her nap, we have been pretty busy lately. And my mom gets here tomorrow night, which I am really excited for, but I probably won't be back here for about 5 weeks! (That's how long she'll be visiting!) and I probably won't have much stitching to show then! But we plan on going on a few day trips around the island so I will have stuff to share, but probably not stitching stuff.

Here is my progress on Coming Home for the's coming along slowly, and I realized we have a big counting mess up which we need to figure out how to fix, but that is way over on the right hand side, so I'll get there eventually, right now I'm pretending it doesn't exist, and just working on the left hand side!
Other than that, Alyssa seems to be taking up the majority of my time, lately. She will be turning 1 in less than 2 weeks, so she is in that needy "I want mommy by my side all the time" stage. So when she's awake I am usually hanging out with her. Which cuts into my stitching and reading BIG time. I am trying to be good and stay off the computer for the most part, but that doesn't seem to be working, I still go on frequently...UGH! I need like 5 more hours in a day! Oh well.
Well, friends, I will sign off here and see yah soon...or in 5 weeks! Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Howling at the Moon 9... almost there!

I am sooooo close!!! I just have alot of light color fill in and a tiny bit of other fill almost looks finished as it is, but don't be fooled, there is still a few more hours to go on this one!

Life has been pretty busy, after our trip I really got down and dirty with my work outs! I work out 8 times a week! Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings I do cardio, in the afternoon I do Interval training, and Tues and Thurs I do weights/toning and abdominal work outs. It's pretty intense! But I enjoy feeling the way I feel when I work out...I have so much more energy! It's amazing! So I am hoping to be able to keep this routine up. I keep thinking "Summer is just a mere 5 months away...I can have that bikini body by then!!!"

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! This weekend is my SAL weekend with Juls, so I will be working on "Coming Home for the Holidays". So I will share my progress on that one next week,and I have some progress on my Patchwork Bears to share soon as well!