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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year ~ New Challenges

2010 is already gearing up to be an interesting year. Jay will be leaving us and I will be moving home to Texas. It was a difficult decision, as much of a fan of Virgina that I am (that is sarcasm dripping from my voice) I have made the BEST friends here and leaving them will be so difficult! With that said, my place is with my family, my mom, my sister and niece and my aunt and grandparents. I had started a graphic design program that I love and will be putting it on hold for a while so that I can help take care of Olivia. I will also be able to get everything together for our move overseas. I have to say that despite the fact that I will miss Jay more than anyone can imagine, I plan on spending the next year doing the things that I LOVE - Quilting, digi scrapping and cooking. I am going to convince my mom to take some cooking classes with me, quilt up a storm and start scrapping all these dam pictures that I take!
On that note - I am going to try a challenge that is fairly common in the digi scrap world - Project 365. This is where you take a picture a day. I however have no unrealistic expectations of my level of commitment and have already altered this to the Project 52. I will take a picture once a week and endeavor to take one more often, and I will use them on this blog. I will also resolve to blog at least once a week with these pictures and hopefully more often! So my commitment has been stated which i think is the first step - Wish me luck!!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Trip to DC

Had a Great time on my trip to DC. We traveled up there on Friday night and stayed till Sunday. We shopped, went sightseeing and ate some great food!! I am so glad I don't live there, I would easily gain 1000 lbs. They have an entire bakery dedicated to cupcakes. They also have some pretty cool museums. We went to the American Indian Museum, the American History Museum and the National Zoo and the Highlight of our trip ~ IKEA!!!!! LOVE that place!!!!
We rode the Metro and took the Double Decker tour of DC at night.

I was a little skeptical at first but it was so worth it!! DC by night is amazing and even more beautiful.

DC is amazing. I love how eclectic it is. There is a little bit of everything there. Actual neighborhoods that have not been taken over by big box stores like Wal-mart. There is character and personality and so so so many little corner restaurants. I could so live there, (if we had a lot of money)
I went with my friend Linda who used to live there and I have to say I am so glad that I did. Not only becuase she was the BEST company, I think I was in a little bit of a quilting rut and now I am so inspired! While at the National Zoo we came across this beautiful mural. I think I was preoccupied with the perfect shirt, but Linda looked at it with the quilting eye and the idea for the perfect quilt was born! We are going to do a zoo mosaic quilt. I am so excited, this will be the first quilt that I actually design. It was great to see a great city in such a diffrent light.
I can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I am feeling super sentimental this morning - As of today I have been married 8 years. I know this is not as monumental as some couples who have been together 20 or 30 years, but I am proud of them. They have been 8 happy loving years filled with laughter. They have been trying years filled with LONG separations and out of the 8 years I think we have one spent 3 or 4 anniversaries together. This year we are separated again. I miss you baby... I love you and you are the BEST decision I ever made. Happy Anniversary

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Neptune Festival -

So while Jay and the kids are away, Dylan and I thought we might head on over to the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach. We had a blast - The weather started out crappy, but ended up being GREAT!!!! The sand sculptures were AMAZING! I am posting a couple of my favs from the festival! Such a great day!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jay's Re-enlistment

Wow 2 updates!!! I am on a roll!!! Yesterday was a big day in our house, Jay re-enlisted for 5 more years in the Air Force. While he is a little sad at how the Air Force is changing, he is in for the long haul and we are still praying to get overseas. I am always amazed at his dedication and love for he does. May the next 5 years bring him happiness. Here are some pics to share!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Update -

Holy Crap do I need to update my posts!!!!!! Ok - here I am to tell you that I am still alive and kicking!!! My "summer" resolution is to Blog more - Ha let's see how long this one lasts!!! As I am adding blogging to my morning coffee on Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2677) a super kick ass add on!!! I will see it every morning and know that I have to update it!!! as I need to update my quilt blog - this one will be natural -

It has been a year since I last really updated - and to stay with tradition I am posting some pictures of Dylan's 6th birthday ~ Such a great day, we went to the beach and then to a restaurant of his choice - (thank god he is over Hooters!!!) This Japanese place - he had a great day!!!