23 July 2008

i killed the kiln :(

My kiln has taken a dive and we haven't quite fixed it, well because, I have no idea how to fix it...Paul is going to take it apart, it looks like the element might have gone bad (which is a normal thing) but neither of us know where to get parts for it or exactly which part is broken. Paul has been busy with work, as usual, so i decided to work on some log cabin quilted pillows for our couch.

Both pillows are pieced, but still need to be quilted. I have found that I am great at beginning a project, but not so great at finishing it!

tiny visitor

we had a baby praying mantis visit one of my bonsai trees....he was so delicately tiny and cute!

don't you agree? This maple tree is a bonsai, so the leaf he is one is less than one inch long, the little guy was the size of my pinky fingernail!

22 July 2008

hello, haven't seen you around here lately...

ok, no good excuses for me, I am a big blog slacker. Sorry. We were gone for about ten days visiting Grandma and Grandpa in Oregon and helping with a wedding. I don't think I worked that hard on my own wedding! There was a lot of little things that I didn't have to think about because our venue took care of those little things like moving the chairs, set-up etc that make you scramble about and not enjoy the wedding as much. But all the stress was worth it, the wedding turned out very nice. Paul and I were in charge of the music and photography.

This last week was a busy one for us also. We celebrated Paul's birthday and our 11th anniversary. On our anniversary we went car shopping and finally found a nice car, low mileage and not a huge payment. But as soon as we brought the car home and thought we could celebrate our anniversary the right way, Paul got very ill. He got the worse cluster migraine he ever had and could not stop vomiting. I had to call an ambulance because he couldn't walk downstairs and he was really ill, I was afraid it was an aneurysm or something horrible. After some anti-nausea meds and pain meds, Paul had his sense of humor left and we were able to go home. Needless to say, Sunday was spent chilling. So here is a picture of the car that sent Paul to the hospital, I hope we have better luck with this car than it started out! :)

( that is caden in the driver's seat! )

ok, well I have the computer now and I know how to load pics, so I WILL, yes, I think definitely I will be posting more often. I will just get myself out of my blues! somehow, some way!