Friday, February 11, 2011

Our Life in Pictures, Vol. 3

Our Life in Pictures took a break for a few days. On Wednesday when I had planned on blogging about our snow snowed! What a surprise! I couldn't handle blogging about snow and ice while I was surrounded by it so I just gave it a rest for a bit.

But now we're back!

So, last week, February 8, 9, 10, and 11 we had no work or school due to the stupid amount of snow that the heavens rained down on Cowtown. In case you couldn't tell...I hate snow. 4 days off of work? Dandy. Stuck in the house for 4 days? Stupid. Don't get me wrong...I'm thankful! It was lovely, much needed time at home with my husband and pup but I really hate being stuck in the house.

Enough babbling on my part! Here are the pictures!

This is Friday, snowday #4. G was very very ready to go outside and this face says, "Mom please please please!!!"

K is not used to this weather! He enjoyed the snow but hated the accompanying cold. Just like me! If only snow were warm, I would like it. :-)

These are our cars. In our parking lot.

Oh, wait. You can't see the parking lot?

Yeah, neither could we!

Here are my boys, K and G, enjoying the snow! G's life was revolutionized by the white stuff and he was terribly distraught when it left. Poor guy!

I believe that G's love of snow is fueled by the following truth: Snow is the only substance in his life that he has been able to play in and eat.

What a guy!
K made this lovely message for me in our snowy parking lot!
Well, there you have it folks. A lot of stinking snow.
Hope that you enjoyed our snow week pictures!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our Life in Pictures, Vol. 2

Today's pictures are of the hobby variety. Kris got me a Knitpicks giftcard for my birthday! I made two lovely projects from the yarn. The first is a hood, yes, just a hood. It sure came in handy during our snow week! (That'll be the next blog post) The second project is a pair of lovely mittens. More details on that later. The third is a beautiful little electronice device. It makes me happy.

Here is the front view of the hood. I had lots of extra yarn so I made a matching pair of fliptop mittens.
This is the side view; I love the cable pattern. It's made of wool and is very warm.
It keeps the wind out and the warmth in while serving the purpose of a hat, scarf and face warmer all in one!

This is the start of my very first venture into colorwork. The darker color is eggplant but the picture doesn't show that very well. I discovered that colorwork is fun and challenging...I used to think it could be nothing more than boring and tedious.

This is the top view of the first one I finished. The pattern is very tribal looking but I didn't choose it based on this part.

This is the palm...I like it much better!
The unfortunate side to this story is that last night I finished the second one. Sounds great, right?
Nope. I made two left mittens.
If you know anyone with two left hands just let me know. It was so sad!

This was delivered to our little home during the middle of our snow week. I was very thankful for it's ultra timely arrival. I have almost 20 books on it so far and I didn't pay for a single one thanks to promotional books and public domain. I've hardly put it down since it came. Love it!
So there's my little hobbying update.
Tomorrow: Vol. 3, SNOW WEEK!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Our Life in Pictures, Vol. 1

I am going to start a series (a very small one) of "Our Life in Pictures". This blog is filled with more words than pictures so I'm going to change the pace for a bit. Each post will have 6 pictures that show a little about what we're up to these days.

Let me begin with our 6 month anniversary photo shoot with MckMama. One of my favorite bloggers came to Cowtown just a few days after our 6 month "anniversary". I love her photography style and I figured this was the perfect time to have some new pictures of us. Here are 6 of my favorites from the day...

This is one of the first pictures of the day.

I like the moment.

This is from not long after the one above.

I like the coloring she used and K just looks so very comfortable to me.

This is one of my typical faces. Just ask my mom. Or K.

I can't keep a straight face for long. Photographers seem to think that's funny.

A good one of just K.

He has the biggest smile! It's my favorite of his physical features.

His smile says a lot about his personality.

We're silly people.

Have you noticed?

This is my computer background at work. It captures our goofy perfectly.

I love this man more than my luggage.

Name that movie quote.

We are so glad that we have these pictures to capture this amazingly blessed time in our lives.

I pray that God keeps us in this spirit and continues to show us how to cling to Him.