Thursday, June 10, 2010


Out of all the activities that we had Hunter in recently, he loved soccer the best. That may have to do with the fact that both Weston and I love soccer and hope that both our boys play and enjoy the sport. We signed him up for the rec class of Pee Wee Soccer which is basically a skills class. Hunter loved every minute of it and improved throughout the class. The most important skill that the teacher tried to teach them was to not use their hands. Something that at times was very hard for a four year old. The coach was wonderful and Walter was able to join in sometimes.

Here he is in on the last day with his certificate.


We signed both of the boys for swimming class. Walter was in a Parent Tot class with Weston and Hunter in Preschool class. Both the boys had a wonderful time even if the water was cold.


Weston and I started watching Lost when we lived in Indiana. The library had a wonderful video selection and we were able to check out the first two seasons. Ever since then we have watched the show every week. As I was looking at some of my favorite blogs I came across this idea at The Dating Divas. All the ideas below came from that site.

The first thing I did was print our Lost Series Finale boarding pass. They even say Oceanic Airlines on them. I was able to put our names on them and the date.

Then I used some of the food we already had in the pantry and I printed Dharma Food Labels. We didn't end up eating any of these since it was late. But I still thought it was cute.

But we did have a slice of this yummy cake. I used a box cake mix and I already had blue frosting from a baby shower that I had helped to throw. I also just happened to have toffee bits on hand for the sand. The palm trees are made from scrapbook paper and the airplane is one of the boy's toys.

Then I made matching PJ shirts that they had on The Dating Divas. They were so cute. They had the Dharma symbol on them and then around it they said "I'd get LOST with you any day"

It was such a fun and simple date.
I Love You Weston and I truly would get lost with you any day.


During the month of May we studied Bugs in school and our good friend the Evans told us that the Bellagio had changed their garden display to BUGS

Can you imagine all the time and energy that it must have taken to arrange all the flowers. Though I don't really like snails (or any bug for that matter) I thought this snail was just so beautiful.


We signed Hunter up for a tumbling class at our local rec center. He was the only boy in the class and I think he was bit shy at times. Each time we went at the beginning he didn't want to participate but by the end he was all smiles and would tell me that he wanted to do it again.

Who knows maybe we have a world class gymnast in our family.


I was getting ready in the morning and when I returned to my bedroom this is what I found:

He is such a sweet and cute boy, I had to take a picture. I love his smile, it makes me want to smile and giggle each time I see this picture. I know that I'm so blessed to have this little boy in my life.

A Dress for Ashleigh

I have recently decided to no longer wait for a little girl to use all the wonderful dress patterns I have collected throughout the years. I have decided that I have three beautiful nieces that can be my models for now. So this is the first dress that I made for my oldest niece-Ashleigh (she is four years old-about two months older then Hunter). Even though I got Ashleigh's measurements from her mother, I was still so worried that it wouldn't fit her. I was so pleased to find out that it fit her perfectly and Ashleigh wrote me the sweetest little note to say thank you. I have read it many times since the day that I received it, and everytime it makes my day. For this dress I used the wonderful pattern for MADE-Summer Vacation Dress and Shortie. The pattern was easy to follow and the best thing about it is that it is a ratio pattern, so I can use the same pattern to make a dress for me, which I plan on doing so soon.

Here is a close up of the shirring.

Made By Mac

Weston's father Mac has made all the furniture in our master bedroom. When we first got married our wedding gift from Mac and Sharman was a beautiful bed frame that Mac had made. Throughout our marriagey we have received a hope chest and matching night stands. This beautiful bookcase completes the room. We put the bookcase on the opposite wall from our bed, and there have been many nights when I have gone to bed with a smile on my face as I admire the bookcase.

I will add more pictures once I get all the shelves arranged. Thank you again Mac