Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma Brown

Grandma Brown turns 90 this year, so we had a reunion to celebrate. Most of her gigantous posterity was there. It was a fun party and a good reunion.

My mom used some of Grandma's old dishes for centerpieces. She put a card with each dish, telling where Grandma originally got it. Each grandchild got to take a centerpiece home. Here is one. (The flash completely ruined the picture, but oh well. That's just what you get).

This is the dish I got to take home. Isn't it so pretty? It belonged to my Grandpa Brown's mother- my dad's grandmother and my great grandmother.

Lydia had fun hanging out with Daddy while I tracked down the old-timers to get stories about my Grandpa Brown, who I never met.

Here is our little family with Grandma Brown. We're either not looking at the camera or we're scowling at the camera. Oh well.

I thought this picture was precious. Lydia probably won't have many memories of Great Grandma Brown, so I'm really happy to have such a sweet picture of their first introduction!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I Did it Again!

I made this dress all by myself. Ok, not ENTIRELY true. Ryan helped me figure out how to piece together some of it. I made some really really stupid mistakes, and was really really grateful for a husband who knows how to sew! But, really, I'm claiming this one, because aside from a few stupid mistakes, I did this all on my own!

Except for the bloomers. Ryan did those all on his own! Don't they look great?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Look What I Did

I made a dress for Liddie! Well, a neighbor helped me quite a bit, so I can't take all the credit.

It took a really really long time, and I was so stinkin proud when it was done. I quickly put it on Lydia, only to realize that sizing charts are way off. She's drowning in the dress!

It should fit her like this:

Oh well. It will fit her eventually. Now, I am attempting to do this one on my own.

Do you think I can do it? Well, I am currently on the computer after attempting to work on it and giving up. Maybe Ryan can help me when he comes home. He knows how to sew!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Some precious faces of my favorite little lady

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Thrilled by the Thought

Once you get me started, I just can't stop...
blogging, that is.

I have started yet another blog. This one is about art, music, culture, books, and fun outings. Go check it out! I think you'll like it!

Disney Princess

You Are Ariel!
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Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful that Lydia can't walk yet. I know I only have a short time where I can still say that. She's crawling like a mad-woman and today she pulled herself up to stand. So I am going to enjoy these last few moments before I have to start spending my days chasing after a psycho walking baby who isn't old enough yet to understand commands like, "Don't go over there or you'll hurt yourself."

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Weekend with Brandy

My good friend Brandy from California came to visit for the weekend. We took her to Temple Square, Cafe Rio, and the mountains- all staples of a good trip to Salt Lake City. Then we went to the zoo. What follows are pictures of our extreme dorkiness.

We saw some fireworks (no idea why there was a firework show the weekend BEFORE the 4th of July, but we weren't complaining).

Lydia refused to sleep during the show. Alas, those days of sleeping through anything are officially over.

Then, before we knew it, we were taking Brandy back to the airport. The weekend was over too soon.

(I know I'm freakishly tall. But it's only the short people of the world who make me look that way!)