Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Playing Catch-Up

I've been putting of posting several things, so I'm just going to do a quick summary of the last month and move on with my life. :)
Jeff took Max to the Stake Father and Son's camp out at the end of May. Max did great and I really enjoyed having only one child to take care of. It sure seemed easy putting just Emily to bed that night!

We were able to visit the zoo earlier this month while Meghan and Jay were here for Jay's brother's wedding. We had originally planned on going to Cherry Hill, but I think we were all glad we changed our plans since it rained off and on the whole day. I sure miss having all of my siblings close by, but I'm glad we get to see them as often as we do.

My booth went okay on Saturday. I only sold hair accessories, so I was glad I had added those into the mix. I'm not to worried about things, though. I had a lady ask if I taught lessons and since this is one of several people who have asked me this I think I might need to seriously consider teaching sewing. I also had a lady ask me about alterations, which seems to be something I've been doing a bit of lately through no effort on my part, really. I'm planning on listing my stuff in my Etsy and Artfire stores and then taking a little Foggy Notions vacation. I've got a cheap bathroom redo in mind that I'm pretty excited about and want to get done before my sister and her family come to visit next month.

Other things we've been up to include camping with Jeff's family last week. I didn't take a single picture, but we had a great time and it was a much needed vacation. Also, I took Max to his first movie in the theatre on Saturday. We thought that would be a good reward for being a big boy - you know, who doesn't wear diapers anymore. We saw "UP" which was cute, but had some parts that Max thought were a little scary. Now I just have to make it through the next few months of heat. I hate summer. It makes me hot and ornery. I think I might be the only person in Utah who has loved the long, cold, rainy spring this year.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Too tired to blog

I've noticed that I haven't been putting as much time into our family blog the last few months. Whenever I try to think of something to blog about I just feel tired and unmotivated. I think this is because I'm expending most of my creative energy with sewing and crafting. On Wednesday, a friend suggested that I should set up a booth to sell my stuff at our city's 4th of July celebration - which is actually next Saturday. I feel like I've been going, going, going since then. Life is non stop sewing, shopping and planning. I'm exhausted, but in a good way.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Today Jeff and I worked on getting our boat ready for it's maiden voyage this summer. Actually we spent most of the time dozing on the dry boxes and dreaming of being on the river. It was a beautiful way to spend the afternoon.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


One of my favorite blogs to follow is Grosgrain. She does the most amazing things with her sewing machine and has a lot of giveaways, which I never enter because I'm not teeny like she is, but I love looking at her creations. I just couldn't pass this giveaway up, though, since the Shabby Apple makes beautiful dresses and you get to pick your size. I only wish it was this red one that I LOVE!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Crockett Family Festivities

After church on Sunday we headed up to Jeff's parent's for dinner. We were heading up to Pocatello on Monday for the annual Crockett family Memorial Day lunch and thought it would be fun to spend the night and save us some time on the drive Monday. I love watching Max and Emily run around with their cousins and enjoying spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. Max especially loves his Grandpa Crockett and is always trying to drag him somewhere.

It was fun to get together with Jeff's aunts and uncles and cousins. Bill is the oldest of ten children, so I still feel like I hardly know who anyone is. The kids of course had a great time running around with their cousins and second cousins.

We were a little worred with all of this traveling only one week after starting potty training with Max that we were going to be setting ourselves back, but Max woke up Sunday morning and was potty trained. We didn't have an accident the rest of the weekend, even though we were on the road and in unfamiliar places. We have had a couple of accidents since, but overall the potty training went a lot better and faster than I think either Jeff or I were anticipating. It is nice after 16 months of buying diapers for two kids to be able to cut back on that part of the budget!

Kevney Wevney's Wedding

I feel like I've been remiss in my blogging. It seems like whenever I have things that I feel like I "need" to blog about I tend to put off blogging about them. I wish I was one of those bloggers that was great at putting down my thoughts and feelings or that I was good at being able to capture our lives in photos with just the right words to put others into the moment of what goes on in our lives. I wonder if this striving to be better but also happy with who I am is something that I will be working on my whole life.

We had a pretty full Memorial Day weekend, starting with Jeff's old roommate, Kevin, getting married on Friday in Cache Valley. The reception was almost a little mini USU 60th ward reunion. It was fun to see so many people from our single and dating years.

Kevin is such a great guy and Jeff and I are so happy for him and Sara. (We've been hoping for this day for the last 5 and 1/2 years, so Congratulations, Kevin!)

Note: If you're not familiar with the boys from Raymond Court the title might seem a little odd - just go with it. Also, if you know Kevin at all you know his reception would most likely not be very traditional, hence the groom singing "Magic Carpet Ride" in the picture.