Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Yarn Wreath

Last night I finished my yarn wreath for fall and here it is......

I wish I had taken pics along the way but I was rushing to finish it..... So if you want to make your own Wreath-O-Yarn then check out this blog's tutorial over here:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Looking Forward

Whoa Annie is this two posts in two consecutive days? Why yes it is dear reader friend- read on.

Fall is here and I am loving every minute of it. The New England fall foliage, pumpkin spice lattes (or really pumpkin anything), and the refreshing autumn air have gotten me in the mood for craftivities (yes I just made that word up). My family is coming up for the week of Thanksgiving and we could not be more excited! (shout out to the Griswolds). Trying to be thrifty I had decided not to decorate our tiny apartment that few people actually see for the harvesty-halloweeny-thanksgivingy fall. And then I changed my mind.....In the last 24 hours we decided that we would actually undertake the privilege of hosting a real thanksgiving dinner (we had originally opted for going out to dinner since we are sans dishwasher, sans table, and my dad is a foodie and I am a little terrified of cooking for him) and we are having our church community group over tomorrow night. Ssssssooooooo shortly after these decisions were made a trip to Michaels was in order and a autumn yarn wreath is being made:) I need to finish it tonight so I will be sure to update with pics soon:)

Also I realized I didn't provide any captions to yesterday's photos so here you go:

1. Bear helping me study for boards...
2. Lazy Saturday nap time
3. Homemade pizza: goat cheese, olive oil, Rosemary, carrots, squash, and shallots on wheat crust- Hudson was
Terrified, let's just say we ate different dinners that night
4. Bible study
5. Passed out
6. Bear decided Ruthie's face was the perfect place to take a napsy
7. Studying for boards with Bear - pre haircut
8. Sunrise run with the pups at Cape Cod - it turns out they love the beach
9. More pretty sunrise
10. On a walk by the Charles River

Monday, October 24, 2011

This is for you Fril!

Hey peeps, well I don't really know where to begin saying how sorry I am for the lack of blog posts!! In the past couple weeks life has gotten busy and I am real protective of what little time i have at home which in turn results in very few blog postings. I have had so many posts planned to give you a detailed look at Ruthie's visit to Beantown but those will have to wait for another day as I am posting from my phone right now :)

Random updates

Hudson is going to Capetown South Africa for part of January with school!!! He is pretty excited as it was his first choice for their travel project.

I have taken up embroidery and am loving it. Hoping I can use this fun little craft for something bigger than myself -details on that later.

I have spent the last couple weeks giving flu shots at Walmarts and Sams Clubs while I wait for my real job to start. Oh the conversations you have and the people you meet when you spend 6 out of 7 days sitting in walmart. Remind me to tell you more
about that as well.....

I have had some friends tell me that I never formally announced that I have a
Job on my blog!!!!! So here is the formal announcement:) God has been gracious in providing me with a job to provide for my little family. I am excited that this job will allow me to care for pregnant mamas and their babies before they come into the world. Cannot wait to start.

Here are some random photos from my phone (per usual they are mostly of the pups)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday people! Get ready for a completely scatter brained blog post. I thought I would give you the gift of a new blog post for the beginning of the week. This week is big - I am rediscovering self-discipline and early mornings in preparation for the prospect of starting work next week. The past couple months have been wonderful and restful but they have completely gone against my nature of being an early morning riser. Growing up I was known to get up at 5 am before school.... why you ask? well to watch Saved By the Bell and Gilligan's Island of course! This tendency for early morning productivity has not left me since (I don't know that I would call getting up early to watch tv productive...). So this week I am getting back into the routine of being a productive member of society. This weekend I planned meals, chopped up and prepared all of the veggies for the week, made lunches, cleaned, and planned exercise classes to attend. The first time I have fully planned out a week in a lllllooooooooong time.

Let's stop here for just a second and let me share one of the most life changing conveniences that I discovered this weekend -- online grocery shopping - yes that's right. While watching football on Saturday I went from aisle to aisle of a grocery store with just a click of the mouse. I could compare prices on the items that I wanted, see my total go up, and delete anything in the basket we didn't really need. Let me just say it was magical! Then on Sunday, voila! A nice man named Chuck rings our doorbell and there are our groceries with a complimentary apple pie! Alright now back to being productive.

This morning I went the gym with the full intentions of attending a spin class..... but the spin class was full and so I ended up in Zumba. Love it.... in my room alone, but this was a room full of women with an instructor who may as well have been J Lo. Let's just say things didn't go down pretty.

I have fallen out of the habit of cooking full meals, so in celebration of making a full meal, here is what we ate Sunday

Salad (lettuce from the CSA farm), with pears (from pear picking!), golden raisins, candied walnuts, and goat cheese
Roasted potato slices and carrots (also from CSA farm)
Balsamic Pork Chops with shallots

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lazy Days

A lazy Saturday is in full force in our home... a rainy day in New England combined with sniffles and a cough has left us in our pjs all day. Trying to get ahead for the week, I have been doing laundry all morning, and about to do some grocery shopping.... online, duh duh duh..... I realized when I was eating a spoonful of peanut butter for lunch and Hudson was eating waffles, it was probably time to restock the fridge.

And, for the most exciting news of all..... Hudson's mom is coming to visit us next weekend!!!!!! We are so excited to have family come and visit, and you could say we have quite the itinerary planned for this little staycation. Stay tuned and we will keep you up to date with Ruthie's visit next weekend, it's going to be SSSSOOOOOOOO fun.

But for now, it's back to meal planning, studying, and maybe an afternoon nap....

And to keep you interested, here are some random photos.

Section I's undefeated football team!

Some CSA vegetables.... adding to the mystery of meal planning