Wednesday, May 25, 2011


And this summer I will:

eat sno cones
play outside with my girls
play inside with my girls
take naps
enjoy extended family
do some things that make me happy

And I will NOT:
worry about not "getting things done"
plant a garden
worry about not giving handmade gifts
focus on the busy instead of the fun

Bring it on!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Equity (the movie)

Join the Equity Team... from Chance Mullen on Vimeo.

We went to High School with Chance, and now he and his wife live in NYC and are making a movie!

Today, for $10 (or more) you can have access to all of the fun and super-secret video director's blogs (The "Starter Home" package-discounted from $25).

Matthew and I have been REALLY enjoying the blogs-there's so much that goes into making a movie that you'd never think about. (Or at least we never did). It's educational and fun and entertaining and you can feel good about supporting fellow Buffaloes (Wildcats, Kansans, fun people) in the Big City.

Monday, May 23, 2011

6th Birthday Dress

Thankfully Anna's actual birthday was "dress as your favorite book character" day at school and so I got an extra day to finish.

I had this fabric in my stash, I think I got it 6 years ago! at Hobby Lobby for $2 a yard.
This is the 5th time I've made this dress, I think maybe I've finally got it down. Just in time for her to outgrow the pattern.
I wanted to break up all that pink a little and so decided on a black dot ruffle and found ribbon to match. I added an inch to the ruffle-I'm really happy with that decision.

Happy Birthday, Sweet girl--thanks for posing!

Friday, May 20, 2011

16, 32, 64

I remembered just in time before my birthday.

16, 32, 64.

Definitely photo worthy.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

6 years old

It makes my heart feel achy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Katie at 3 months.

Cute and smiley,

furrowed brow-y,

walking that line between happy and sad.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


A few pics of Anna at almost 6...

So big.

I can hardly believe it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Anna 'n' Katie

I tried to take some pics of the two girls last week. I didn't find the auto-focus until the girls were almost out of patience, so there are several that would be good, if they were in focus. Boo.

It's hard to catch them both at the same moment. This is the only one I got.

But maybe that's not that important.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Getting closer...

Back into the school routine--as soon as I got there, it felt right and happy and I wasn't a bit worried about Katie. Silly night before worries.

Done with my class this semester. Definitely the longest assignment yet-34 pages! Sub-documents! I'm giddy with excitement to be done.

So I'm thinking I can get the office put back together and get some blog posts put up and make a dress for Anna and plant a garden and...and...and...

But maybe now I should eat some dinner. or go to bed.