Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Our church has two services during the year: a traditional and a contemporary (we go to the second). However, during the summer, they condense the two services into one traditional. While I miss our usual service during the summer, I greatly enjoy being done with church earlier in the day as it gives us a few extra hours to do something. This Sunday I decided I wanted to explore a nearby park that has a nice walk along the canal. We moved about 20 minutes away here about 10 months ago and still haven't checked out all of the "local" things. At any rate, it turned out to be a lot of fun. There was a playground (which is always a hit) and then we found a few access points down to the canal where we threw rocks in the water and saw some little fish.
Friday, August 17, 2012
In our family, we love purple. Well, Kyle loves purple. When we got married, our "color" was purple (lilac, to be exact). I thought it was only fair that on a day where, let's face it, I got what I wanted, he deserved to have his favorite color showcased. here if you're interested) and I decided to make my girls matching dresses from a tutorial I found on pinterest. I thought that it might make sense to have a trial run of sorts before I use the pretty fabric that I ordered. So last night I stayed up and made this lovely dress with that fabric that had been sitting so patiently in my stash. I still have to add buttons, but it turned out so well, although I will have to make some adjustments for the next set of dresses I make (it's a little too low for my taste, but I think the buttons may help- I will certainly make the straps shorter next time!).
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
After living here for the past (almost) 9 years, I've finally made it to the beach this summer. Twice. And it looks like we're going again on Monday. There's nothing like a beach day with friends and little kids, I've learned. Leah had so much fun with her best friend Wesley while Elyse had ever so much fun, well, eating sand. It was a glorious day... Leah laying in the sand
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I've always wanted to keep a journal. For as long as I can remember. The result? Dozens of journals and diaries with a few pages to a few months worth of writing. That's it. Then I tried blogging. I believe my last entry was over a year ago with the promise of blogging at least once a month. Fail. So here's to a new beginning. A new time in my life. A new space to write. Here's hoping...