Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vacations and More Quilts

So, in February, I took a little Vacation with FarmerBoy, S. Q. and Da.  First, we went to Universal Studios and Harry Potter world in Florida.  We bought matching sweatshirts because we are dorks like that.  FarmerBoy got Slytherin, I got Hufflepuff, Da got Ravenclaw, and S. Q. got Gryffindor.  Yes, that's one from each house.  S. Q. has a photo somewhere of it.

Next we took a 6 day cruise on Royal Caribbean and went to Haiti and also to Jamaica.  The first photo is of Da and I on the beach in Haiti.  Pretend that it is more flattering than it is and that I am skinnier than I am and we'll all be happy.

After Haiti was Jamaica.  Here FarmerBoy, S.Q. and I went parasailing.  It was very relaxing just floating in air.  Here is a photo of that.  Wow, that's one of the most flattering pictures of me that I've had in a while.

 In quilt news, Ma & I have been busy making for all the many babies coming in the ward.  There will be like 15 in a year's timespan--and that's just in the ward.  There are also a few cousins, friends, etc.
                                     This quilt is for baby boy Hansen. (by Ma)
                                    This was for my friend M. Kolste (by me)
                                           This is for baby girl Lake. (by Ma)
                                            This is for baby boy Palmer (by Ma)

                                   This will be for baby girl Gilgan (by Ma)

                                This will be for baby boy McPherson (by Ma)

You'll notice that Ma made most of the quilts.  I have a couple that are finished, but I still need to get photos of them.  I lost one of the binder clips that I used to hang the quilts from the Christmas gutter clips.

And of course a few puppy pictures, as I'm sure that you really care about these, but what can I say, my life isn't that exciting. 
May is on the left and June is on the right with her cone.  She had to have stitches and wouldn't leave them alone, hence the cone of shame.
June, with cone, who once joined Ma in the shower.  She had been outside, but opened the front door and then the bathroom door.  The Bathroom no longer has a lever handle and we usually remember to lock the front door.  Apparently, Ma prefers to take her showers without the dog.

May, without cone, loves to be out at the stackyard with the cows.  She also loves to ride the 4 wheeler with FarmerBoy and Pa. 

Have a great summer!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Quilts 2013

Here are some of the quilts that Ma and I made in 2013.  I started making quilts for all of the new babies in the ward.  I started this when there were like 2 babies a year.  We have one every month of September 2013 through June or July of 2014, so Ma has started to help.  Anyway, here are pictures of the ones that I can find.  I made the ones, except the ones that it says Ma made.
I made two very similar to this one, same colors, etc.--One for Alice, and one for Baby Boy Pruitt.

Ma's fancy quilting of a frog.

For baby boy Proctor.  I also made a girl version of this that went to baby girl Dutson.

Ma's "Tanzanite Delight" that she started at the Panguitch quilt walk.

Coo & YooCoo's Christmas quilt, made by me

Quilt I made for Ma, "Arizona Trails"

The back of the table runner Ma made.

The front of the table runner Ma made.

Quilt Ma made for Baby Girl Pruitt

Roo's Wedding Quilt, made by me, quilted by Ma.

Pa's Christmas quilt.  It only took me 3 or 4 years to finish.  Have I mentioned that I hate block of the month quilts?
Anyway, there you have it.  A summary of some of the quilts we made in 2013.  Have a great year!

Year's catchup--2013

So, per Loo's and Roo's request, I have decided to catchup on my blog.  I will separate it into two posts.  2013 happenings and Quilts.

This blog is what happened in 2013. 

Roo got married!  Wahoo!  Here is a photo.  Ma made her dress!

And here are the kiddy poos:

And E looking shocked that the bouquet is broken after she systematically snapped off each rose.

And the whole family.  Thanks to Eliza B. for the photos.
So, that was very exciting.  We had everybody around for a few days of craziness & fun!  Fun fact, Roo's husband has the same name as Loo's husband, who has the same name as Pa.

While here all the nieces & nephews got rides on the 4 wheeler with Gramps, aka Pa.

They also did things with Gran, but the photos aren't as fun.

And here is a photo of newlyweds, with an awesome lamp that FarmerBoy made them.

After Roo's wedding in August things settle back down, kind of.  We got two new puppies just before the wedding.  They are mutts (Previous dog, Maggie, sadly met her death by car in February.)  We were all very sad.  Anyway, the two new puppies are sisters, May & June.  Pa and I each have an undivided 1/2 interest in each dog.  Though he chooses the one who causes the least problems for his dog (this changes based on the day).  O.k.  here are the photos taken today:
June on the left front and May behind

And here is a photo of Zephyr on New Year's eve sharing my new blanket that Ma made me.
Our cat Tabby also died this year.  She was 20 years old.  In cat years that is really old.

In October I went to visit my sister Da in Montana for her birthday.  On her birthday, we ventured into South Dakota and went to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Sturgis.

Me and Da at Mt. Rushmore

Me at Crazy Horse
Da at Crazy Horse

We had a lot of fun being together.  Also in October, Ma, Pa, Uncle D and Aunt C went to visit Aunt C in Texas.  I thought that some of the relatives would enjoy seeing a photo.  For some reason, Uncle D is out of focus in all of the pictures.
L to R:  Ma, Pa, Aunt V, Uncle D, Aunt C

That pretty much finishes out the year for me.  I'm just getting into my busy time at work again, but will be vacationing with all of the Single Greathouses next month.