Friday, February 29, 2008

New Dress

New Dress
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This is my most recent sewing creation. I'm very proud of it for the most important reason: it fits!! But also because I did lots of new things per the pattern. I added the lace at the bottom, the ribbon bow, and did buttons and button holes for the first time on my sewing machine. I actually figured it out all by myself! :) Yea!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cara's first ponytail!

Well, her hair is finally long enough (well, her mullet) to kinda put in a ponytail. I tried to snap some pictures before we were off to bible study this morning, but they're a little fuzzy. This week has been fun. Eric has been sick all week, he stayed home Tuesday and Wednesday, suffering from a runny nose, over 102 fever, shakes/chilly/hot/achiness/no sleep. He came home from the doctor yesterday and said that he said to many 'itis' to remember. He had the beginning stages of an ear infection, sinusitis, tonsilitis, among others. He was also down to 202 pounds! He was like 230 last summer, so you can tell he's been dropping some weight (that and being sick helped I'm sure). He was the only one in the household that didn't get a flu shot last fall. So please pray that Cara and I don't catch it. In other news, I'm busy doing tax return, oh so fun :). I'm enjoying my sewing class I'm taking on Monday nights. I've made Cara a PJ set, and now I'm working on a dress for this summer. I think it's fun! Friday night is scrapbook night with my girlfriends from church, so I'm looking forward to that! I'm LOVING my bible study, "Making Our Hearts His Throne" by Susan Sowell, a counselor at our church. It isn't being published yet wider than our church, but I just KNOW one day it will be and I encourage all to work through it. The first three weeks made an amazing difference in my prayer life! I have already seen answered prayers. And in other news, we don't have to go have extra testing at my doctor. More news on that after 3/10. God's blessings to all!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hello out there from TMEA!

Hi World,
We have been a little absent (and absent minded) :) lately. Since Thursday, we have been in San Antonio at TMEA's (Texas Music Educators Association) big conference. Eric is actually currently still at the last concert of the event that he is attending. He has been going strong since we got here. I'm sitting in pure darkness except for the light of my laptop screen while Cara sleeps in the little 'hotel crib' slid into the closet (she can breathe, the doors are open). It's amazing the difference a year (and a blanket) makes. Last year, she was almost 8 months, and she literally cried the entire first night we were hear. We finally figured out the 2nd night that if we covered her pack n play with the comforter from the bed (just until she fell asleep), she would fall asleep, the girl likes dark I guess. This year went much smoother, but we did do the dark thing. Once she's good and asleep, I usually give her 20-30 minutes, then I can turn on sound (either watch a dvd on my laptop, or the tv). I watched Aggie and Baylor basketball today (both of which lost) :(. Bailey's brother-in-law, Nathan Walkup, plays for A&M (#45), so it's fun to watch when you 'know' someone. He walked me down the aisle at their wedding, so I can say he knows who I am ;). He's a freshman this year, and played more earlier in the season; it's just so fun to watch. They are doing well this year, as is Baylor! Go Bears!

I'm into 'tax season.' I started waaaaay back in January 2001 doing taxes for mostly family and college roommates, and now it has blossomed into a great little spring side business. Mostly, we sock it away into savings for our property taxes, but hey, it's one less thing Eric's paycheck has to save up for. With taxes, and the way my JP business is taking off, we may actually take a vacation this summer! :) And we're definitely saving up for a newer car. Well, I'm off to darkness, how sad is this, I may actually go sit in the bathroom to read, this light is too dim to read by! :)
Blessings to all!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cara & Aynslee Dancing

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books
This is a little video of Cara and Aynslee, our neighbor, dancing a few days ago. She came over for a little while and they were just dancing all over the house. I also uploaded some new photos to flickr, be sure to check them out!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Congratulations Sterners!

My friends Robert and Kendra Sterner had their bouncing baby boy, Levi Nathanial Sterner on Friday February 8th. We are hoping to see pictures soon. Congrats guys!!! We can't wait to see him.
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