Wednesday, December 31, 2008


And we're back! I have decided to divide our trip into 3 separate posts, so here is the Philly bit.
The first place we visted was Old City. The houses were absolutely beautiful and I simply couldn't get enough of the cobblestone streets.

This is Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the U.S.

Independence Hall

Love Park

skyscrapers in downtown Philly

the giant clothspin

getting our cheesesteaks

the city skyline

Boathouse Row behind the Art Museum

And last, but certainly not least, is a night shot from the Rocky Steps (aka Philadephia Art Museum)

Next up, DC!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

and we're off!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the nice comments on my last post! It was great to hear from you all!

One of the big, fun, exciting things we have been getting ready for the past little while is our annual vacation. This year the destination is Philadephia and DC. Jeff's brother is getting married in the Washington DC temple on Friday, so we decided to make a vacation out of it (especially because we were too busy to take a vacation this summer). We leave tomorrow morning - yippee!

As for the random picture, it's one I took in Shelley over Thanksgiving weekend with my new camera. More details to come...

Have a great week!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

not forgotten

Yes, here I am, back to blogging. Life has definitely been hectic in my neck of the woods - getting ready for Christmas, directing our ward choir, helping plan a wedding open house, getting acquainted with my new camera (yipee!), prepping for a trip to Philly and DC (double yipee!), not to mention a few crafting projects. Busy, busy, busy! And too much to write about all in one post. Instead of expounding on my life in it's entirety, I'll share a few of my craft projects from the past few months.

Oh, how I love flowers! Fresh ones, printed ones, and even fabric ones! I've been trying to design a little pattern for these babies, but it still needs some work. I wear the little green one in my hair (attached with a bobby pin) and the bigger one is for a bag I've started making.

One of my new favorites in gift giving - handbound journals. A great place to record random thoughts, spiritual insights, shopping lists, or the cute things your little one does that you don't want to forget. Plus, it's a good excuse to use some of the stacks and stacks of beautiful paper I collect but never seem to get around to using.

And last, but certainly not least, is this darling little elephant! I've unsuccessfully searched for a free elephant pattern on the internet for quite sometime, so I finally broke down and bought this little kit for under $14 on Amazon. I did make some alterations to the original pattern, including the little tuft on the tail in the back, and was quite pleased with the results. What do you think?