Sunday, August 30, 2009

Preparing For The Ride Of My Life

Now Playing:
Most Haunted
The Ostrich Inn

As you may or may not know, we are now expecting a little Pixie-Kow. (I'm the pixie as Yarn Pixie and Stu is the cow as Deekow, one of his game characters.)

6 Weeks Pregnant
Well, here I am 6 weeks pregnant (with no make-up, ick.). I'm not actually showing yet, that's the bit of belly I've had before getting pregnant. My first OB appointment will be just after 8 weeks. I hope to take a picture every four weeks: 4,8,12,16, etc. Unfortunately I didn't think about until 6 weeks, so this is where it will start. Which is really okay, I look the same.

I also had just cut about three scragily, thin inches off my own hair to get off all the damage. Stu is now calling me a haircutter (like you would call one a murderer) and a hair freak and telling me, "You look like a boy!" Of course he doesn't mean any of this, but it's quite upsetting for him when I cut ANY of my hair, but he's trying to understand that if hair is going to grow long and healthy, it needs to start healthy... no split ends.

So, in expectance of this Pixie-Kow, I've now started this...

Around The World For Baby
I can't stay away from it, it's exciting! I did it in colors that would suit a boy or a girl, since we don't know what it is yet.

Diagonal Knit Baby Blanket
I've already had this blanket done for a future baby, which Stu bought the yarn and gave to me as a birthday gift with the intention of my making a blanket for our first baby.

So, I figured it was my turn to pick colors and crocheted this current one, since the first was knit.

Plus, my mom's sweater has been frustrating me. Apparantly I can't read the sweater pattern very well because I've ripped out sections several times now and just recently ripped the whole front out to start it over.

Ashley & That Baby
Ashley and Danika visited us Friday night while Stu went out for drinks with Justin and some others. We watched Food Network, Friends, danced to Lady Gaga and had ice cream. It was a fun night.

In our continuing quest to watch all things Star Trek, we watched Star Trek IV The Voyage Home last night. My favorite Star Trek movie so far. It's so funny!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Finally Caught Up!

Now Playing:
Just Dance
by Lady Gaga

Post number five today. Okay, I'm not as excited about how many posts I'm getting done today, but it's still really great.

[The next day...]

Sorry, things happened. Anyway, here we go!

Rice Packs
When we got back from our honeymoon our air conditioning was broken... on a holiday weekend. So, I whipped up some rice packs to put in the freezer and keep us cool.

Scrappy Tuesdays
I used to work on this one when I stayed at my parents’ Tuesday nights. Now I just work on it on Tuesdays... when I can.

I’m making it with frogged and abandoned project yarn and small leftovers not big enough to make anything with.

Freedom In The Sky Coaster
July's themed coaster for That Baby!

Slice Of Summer Coaster
August's themed coaster for That Baby!

Story behind the themed coasters here:

Visit my blog for the free patterns coming soon (but might be there by now):

First Marshmallow Fondant
I tried my first marshmallow fondant on sugar cookies... everything homemade. I love marshmallow fondant... WAY better than uncooked fondant too, which cracked and was still sticky. This marshmallow fondant was easy to get silky and rolled out great! I've never tried cooked fondant. Don't think I want to either, sounds complicated and I don't have a candy thermometer.

So, I'd like to show you my new views, dig it--

Nappy View
This is the view I get while drifting off into lala-land on weekends when I nap in our room. Pretty, huh?

Computer View
I get to look at more treeliness while on the computer too! Ahhh, it's nice.

Washer & Dryer
Here's our new washer and dryer! First set I've ever owned. Thank cod (no typo) for help for those bettering themselves (Stu's school refund).

Top Secret Hubby Surprise...

My Top Secret Hubby Surprise
Hmm... wonder what it is...?

My Top Secret Hubby Surprise
Here's hubby's reaction to the Top Secret Hubby Surprise. He's kind of looking up... and to the side... Is it a fast moving in house airplane...?

My Top Secret Hubby Surprise
Ahhhh! It's a giant Joker on the wall!!!

This is done with something called a "rasterbator". Oooh, dirty sounding, huh? It's not. Google it for some serious picture blowing upedness. It's rad!

Chaos In Motion
Chaos In Motion

That Baby (my niece) and her mama visited my knitting group a couple weeks ago.

Auntie & That Baby
We played blocks together.

That BabyThat Baby
Chonk! Chonk! Chonk! That Baby was snapping the ribbon from her soft book over her teeth while at my knit meeting.

That Baby Smiles
That Baby smiles at Michelle during the meeting.

Marshmallow Fondant Sugar Cookies
My first attempt at sculpting marshmallow fondant on sugar cookies. They look nice, but it's SO time consuming! I gave up after three cookies. That's okay, they were just practice anyway.

Cleaning Up Shit Pays Off
Cleaning Up Shit Pays Off

So, I cleaned up the women's bathroom at work when the sewer drain backed up. Yes, that's right, poo... all over the floor. So, my boss took me to a lunch of my choosing. I chose sushi, of course.

Almost Out Of The Woods
Okay, so Stu and I are watching everything Star Trek, starting from the beginning with the original series. The animated series followed. LOVE the orginal series, but as fas as the animated series? I just gotta say, "Meh." I fell asleep more than once, okay. So, glad we're done with that.

Killer Bunnies With Bruce & Marissa
Bruce and Marissa came over for dinner Saturday and we played Killer Bunnies with them. It was their first time playing, I think they liked it.

Eclair Cake
I made eclair cake for dessert and Stu made his fabulouso spaghetti.

Oh yeah, and...

Guess What?!?!

Five weeks! Found out Saturday. Golly, I needed to get that out. Why do you think I was going through all those catch up posts so quickly?!?!

Thank you and goodnight! ♥

Playing Catch Up

Now Playing:
Walk Away
by Kelly Clarkson

Post number four today!!! Okay, this is the fastest I've ever posted in a single day! EVER!

Okay, now we catch you up...

[All photo clickable for larger views.]

Our first guest in the new place was my cousin, Peachy. She made cake pops with Ryn and I.

Cake Pops!
My flowers.

At the advice of Bakerella, we used clear plastic spoons to make curved embellishments for our cake pops.

Cake Pops!
Peachy's cartoon fried egg flower.

Cake Pops!
Ryn's flower.

Cake Pops!
Peachy did this coffee mug (complete with steam) on wax paper. It turned out so friggin' awesome! She gave it to my hubby cuz he loves coffee. Sweet, huh?

Cake Pops!
Peachy tried to fix a flower and ended up putting a blob of yellow on itstead... we called it the egg pop. What is it with her and eggs?!?!

Cake Pops!
All the pops I made.

Cake Pops!
Ryn asked Peachy if she could have her diagonal striped square after I said part of it looked like a hot dog. Ryn took off the extra stripes and made a hot dog pop. She even wrote "hot dog" on it.

Peachy made "quack" pops complete with a ducky pop!

Cake Pops!

Cake Pops!
We love cake pops at my house.

Washer, Dryer & A Dyson!
We bought a washer, dryer and Dyson vaccum with some refund money from school! I'm so excited!

Washer, Dryer & A Dyson!

See my photos starting here for more catch up fun. (Navigator to the right after the jump.)

Flip Flop Pot Holder
For Julie (co-worker). She saw my Walk On The Beach coaster (pattern link below) and requested a pot holder.

Coaster free pattern on my blog:

Tiny Ami Duck
Ryn now has an ami duck for her collection. I think I only have two left now.

Still working on the Slim Line Tunic sweater, which my mom now knows is for her. I keep screwing it up and have to keep ripping it back. It's frustrating.

The Wedding: Part Six - Starting A New Life

Now Playing:
Come Undone
by Duran Duran

Post three for the day! I'm on a roll kids! This is rad!

[All pictures are clickable for larger views.]

Okay, so now, we're staring a new life...

Of course we went out for sushi shortly after coming back from the honeymoon and look what I found in my miso soup...

Heart My Miso Soup
There's a little heart shaped onion in my miso soup! Ryn said it was a sign that I was pregnant. I was not. But thanks for the thought Ryn!

Then we got a new place in the city. A two story townhouse apartment!

Our New Place!
Here's our front door. Living room, kitchen and Ryn's room (behind the tree on the right) windows.

Our New Place!
We have a garage! We'll use it for storage, instead of paying for public storage.

Our New Place!
This is our rock. Stu named it Arnold. It's on the corner of the building.

Our New Place!
Living room.

Our New Place!
Living room and dining space.

Our New Place!
Living room and stairs. We have stairs!

Our New Place!
The kitchen. Not enough light for my taste and even less counter space for baking and such. But, that's what lights and kitchen tables are for. I'll deal.

Our New Place!
The stairs. We have stairs!!! Oh, wait, I already said that.

Our New Place!
The bathroom.

Our New Place!
Ryn listening to her MP3 player in her new room. I'm happy for her. It's so much bigger than her last room.

Our New Place!
Our room.

Our New Place!
Our walk in closet.

Our New Place!
This shelf is in our walk in closet. Is it just me, or could you totally fit a baby there? I'm kidding, please refrain from begging me not to reproduce.

Bye, Bye Tooele
We're starting to pack. Okay, here we go!

Bye, Bye Tooele
Well, we're nearly all packed and the movers are coming soon.

Even though I'm really looking forward to moving back to the city, I will miss this apartment dearly. It's where Stu and I's relationship started and grew over the last couple years. Lots of memories. *sniff*

Stu & Ryn
Stu and Ryn in our new place. I'm sitting on the stairs. We have stairs! ...And two floors! I love it so much.

First Art
I hung some prints in the kitchen/dining room. I plan to do the kitchen and dining room in dark brown and red with a coffeehouse theme. It's feeling more like home all the time.

Ah, Scentsy!
Ah, Scentsy! I was so glad to get my Scentsy out. Our townhouse has that old house smell, it's weird. Oh! And there's my fishy, Picot!

Spock Is Home!
Spock is home! ...But, I don't think he likes his new neighbor, Shine Bright Bear. See the unenthused look on Spock's face?

Next up: Playing Catch Up