Monday, April 11, 2016

I crochet: owl hat

This hat was MY FAVORITE for my little pickle. It is so soft and looks so cute on. The ties are perfect for keeping it on little noggins.  I crocheted a few up for my nieces. One was born last week and the other will be born this week!

I borrowed my friend's new baby to model the hats!

Saturday, April 9, 2016


I turned 37! Jason got me this owl chair for my birthday:
Angela brought me a delicious breakfast of my favorite bagel.  I had lunch with Mary, Jen, Steph, Jessica at GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT which included my favorite bacon waffle with strawberry butter. After an afternoon of flute shopping with Olive, I finished the night with some Bella Via delivered in and karaoke!  I love singing my heart out--it's great for the soul.

I did not purchase this t-shirt, but it is sort of perfect for my birthday.  I have learned a lot and grown a lot and 37 is not so bad.  

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I Crochet: Virus Shawl

Lion Brand Yarn sent me some Shawl in a Ball to play with.  I immediately began crocheting up this VIRUS SHAWL.  It was fun to crochet it with the videos on youtube. It's in real time, so I didn't have to keep starting and stopping. Once I had finished all 5 sections, I had the hang of it and could finish it on my own. The yarn is light and has a little halo. I love watching the color change....And one ball makes a shawl so it's a great purchase.  I think it would be wonderful for road trips.  One ball is all you need!  

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Lucky Day

After Jason watched the Grammy's performance of Hamilton, he was fully committed to seeing the musical. We bought tickets shortly after that because we had to see it. He also started entering the lottery nearly every day. On Tuesday afternoon, minutes after we found out that Sam's baby was born (a girl! Baby PJ!), he got the email that he won 2 front row tickets to Hamilton. Of course we let the girls go see it. Lin Manuel was not on, so they were disappointed, but still loved it. And only cost them an Alexander Hamilton each!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Gradually Going Green

I haven't don a gradually going green post in a long time, but Toms of Maine pushed me to make some more changes to be more save-the-earth minded. I made a little video about it!  

Monday, April 4, 2016

Rip and Foxy Visit!

Mom and Dad came to visit. We swung by the airport and went straight upstate to the house. We spent the weekend enjoying General Conference together.  

When we arrived the hot water was acting up.  It would be hot for a minute and then suddenly turn cold. Jason worked on trying to figure out how to fix this problem for quite some time.  Mom and the girls and me finally decided to take a break from this drama to check out some Pigs up for auction down the road.  As we were leaving I noticed smoke in the distance. I saw a power line had come down and was sparking in the rainy street. I called 9-1-1--my first time! Apparently the fire brigade was already on the way. 

As soon as I hung up my cell phone rang:
Jason: the power just went out.
Kristy: I know, there is a fire.
Jason: no there isn't.
Kristy:yes, I am telling you there IS a fire, the power line is down so I am sure that is affecting our power.
Jason: oh.

I am sure he thought he had done something to cause the power to go out because he had been messing around in the mechanical room.

The good news is, we got to eat lunch at Chipotle and the power outage reset the water heater and fixed the water problem! We learned that next time this happens, we need to reset the heater manually by turning off the power. Blessing!

Jason did a training run for his upcoming marathons: he looks like a Minion here right?

Pippa must have said: I love you Grammy. I love you Papa a thousand times. She kissed and snuggled and touched them CONSTANTLY.

Mom brought the girls coloring books, stickers, erasers and colored pencils. They also participated in CONFERENCE CASH by keeping a tally of key words. Olive made out with over 100 dollars!  Mom recently cut her hair and is going gray! The cut is so flattering and her grey is going to look sooooooo good.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

I crochet: horny frog

My new niece was conceived and grown in Texas while her Dad was attending TCU. Their mascot is the horny frog. I thought it fitting that she have one of her own. This pattern reminds me more of a turtle, but I am completely unfamiliar with a horny frog, so maybe this is what one looks like. Since she is a little ugly, I made her a tiny hair bob in TCU pastel purple.