Well if I am being totally honest here,it was only most of the way through the night. But it was the longest stretch ever, so I am calling it a win. My child seems to not need sleep, he does not really nap either. It has been a little hard on me and I am sure not the best thing for him either. But somewhere along this crazy week, we turned a corner. He took a real nap most every day and than last night slept from 9 until 5:30 am. It was fantastic! I might actually resemble a normal person today! If any of you have any amazing sleep tips, techniques or books, please let me know. I would love for this sleeping thing to continue and possibly get even better. I really am lucky just to wake up to his big blowfish, slobbery kisses every morning, being his mom is the best!
This is my sewing table, with only a small portion of my neglected sewing projects. I am struggling with keeping up with all of my jobs such as sewing, blogging and such while performing my new job as a mom. I was feeling a little down on myself today and thinking about how I am not getting anything done. Than I realized how lucky I am to be a bit behind. I am getting to spend tons of time with the most precious new friend I could have imagined. So actually, I am getting a lot of very important items done, just different than what I was accomplishing before. With that said, I am still missing my projects terribly. I am determined to get back on track right away. There are some really cute new fabrics at the shop that I am dying to cut into, so you will be seeing much more of me and what is going on at Pipers right away!
Just a little personal sharing, I am very excited to announce that I am going to be a mom for the first time this summer. This is our most recent ultrasound from a few weeks ago where we found out it is a Boy! Jeanette is double excited because she is getting two grandchildren a few weeks apart. My sister-in-law Shannon is also having a baby about the same time. Shannon is also the mom of Piper, who has become a little famous on our blog. I am sure this new little guy will be an inspiration for some new fantastic display items in the shop right away. We tend to be a little more biased to girls items around here, I think he may put a stop to that.
Well it is not officially winter yet, but it sure seems like we have been introduced to the season. I have hunkered down and slowed down a little bit lately. I feel like I am preparing to hibernate for the winter. Now that the Christmas Season is here, I need to start taking advantage of all of this inside time, and start making some gifts. As are a lot of people, I am trying to spend a little less this year and have a little more meaning in what I give. I will make sure to share with you some of my handmade ideas, as I go. Stay warm!
This is me this weekend! I was a little nervous the first time, but practically ran back for several more jumps. I have some rope burn, but it was totally worth it! A few of my friends and family went tubing on the Weber river, and smack dab in the middle of the river is this fantastic swing that some wonderful family has set up for everyone to enjoy. I was starting to feel a little old this summer and this swing was just what I needed to knock that idea out of my head. So I am daring you (actually double daring you), to try something this summer that you haven’t done since your were 16. I will be trying lots more!
I started writing these, I am lucky because posts, to remind myself how great my life is. I still have a lot of hard stuff that goes on, but I really try to focus on the positive. When you start looking, it is amazing how many things that you can find to be thankful for. If you don’t already do this, you should try it, I promise you will be glad that you did.
One of my best friends Sascha is getting married in this weekend. So a bunch of my lady friends decided to have a bachlorette weekend for her. We went to Sonoma, California for 3 days. It was absolutely amazing and much needed. Any vacation is a great one, but there is something about spending time with great women that makes it extra special. Suddenly we all turned into 12 year old girls giggling until we couldn’t breathe! The picture above is only part of the crew as we started out on our own bike tour of several of the local wineries. I definitely recommend you take a weekend with the ladies if you haven’t lately, it should be required.
This is Henry and Leo, they are my dogs. They are everything that I never thought I wanted in a friend,smelly, furry, muddy, jumpy and most of the time ill-behaved boys. But they are young and learning to be better and now that I have them, I cannot imagine my life without them. They love each other and me unconditionally, they are very cuddly and warm and most of all they are FUN. Happy Valentines to my boys, I love you!
I am very lucky to have my Mondays. Instead of rushing to work and keeping up with all the weeks busy activities , I get to be a stay at home mom for just one day. Actually a stay at home Aunt, but it seems just as rewarding. I watch my niece Piper on Mondays and we have the best time! She forces me to slow down and laugh a lot. Last week we went to the zoo(as seen above). Besides a little scary Gorilla experiece, the day was absolutely wonderful. This week we did a little Christmas shopping at Nordstroms with her Grandma and had a ladies lunch. We are very lucky indeed!