Saturday, January 22, 2011

Funeral and Fire truck fun

My family had a funeral to attend today for my great aunt.  She was an awesome lady who fought the last two years of hers life.  Aunt Jean, was the last remaining sibling to my grandfather on my mothers side.  She grew up with 6 sisters and 3 brothers.  Thinking about this, back then it seems the families were all large and were able to manage financially.  See, my grandmothers siblings - 6 brothers and 3 sisters.  How ironic.  One of our memories is of her at Christmas's trying to steal every one's presents.  She really didn't want them, but it was her personality that made it fun.  We were very blessed to have her in our lives.  Aunt Jean will forever be missed.

After the funeral, we reconvened at the fire hall were my uncle is part of.  The kids had a blast climbing the fire trucks.

My uncle was in heaven given tours of the fire trucks.  He loves to show the kids all the cool equipment that he is able to use as a volunteer fire fighter.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt Along

I'm quilting along with others for the Postage Stamp Quilt Along hosted by p.s. i quilt.

I have never quilted along others before.  I happened to see her post on this and thought it would be fun to participate.  I love the simple quilts, I'm a simple gal I guess.

So far my progress.

This week and into the weekend I will be cutting these up into 2 1/2 inch rows.  And hopefully I will be able to work on sewing them together per the instructions for the quilt along.

Circle Quilt

I have wanted to make a circle quilt for some time now.  I think they are just really cool looking.  I found one at Crazy Mom Quilts.  The tutorial I'm using is from Make It A Wonderful Life.

This is what I have started already.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Family

We haven't taken a picture of our family since Peanut (Elizabeth) was 1 years old.  I felt so bad the our Beaner (Lillian) hasn't been in a family picture.  The girls are getting so big now.  For Christmas Peanut wanted to get her ears pierced.  We went to her pediatrician after Christmas, and much to my surprise, she did wonderful.  Beaner's language has grown so much in the last year.  3 years old is right around the corner for her.

My sisters family.  Their first family picture all together also.  Alicia, Ryan, Zac and Austin. 

My brothers family.  Jason, Cheri, Kayci and Riley.

All of us.  This was our parents Christmas present this year.