Monday, October 3, 2011

whoa ... where have i been?

oh hello blog its been way to long. i must apologize for my absence i needed to get myself sorted and rethink some things. i feel great and feel like my new/my old self. have you ever just slipped into bad habits or just lost control. living out here in England away from all my friends and family is very hard. but ONE MORE YEAR TO GO.

some bits and pieces of what ive been up to !! :]

Miscellany Monday @
lowercase letters
001. i sat down with myself and thought out how i could keep myself organized and busy (i quit my stocking job because they weren't paying me a full pay)

002. i detail every bit of my day in my daily planner. almost hourly to keep myself busy and doing things

003. i had to rethink my friends here, some only are my friend when they need or want something (a baby shower gift or a ride to the airport) its the only time i get contacted they aren't worth my time because they were basically making me feel like maybe there's something wrong with me why wouldn't they want to be my friend in general. its a long story and don't want to go into details

004. i have learned that i do have one good friend here!! we go to the gym every day and we both are doing great!!!

005. i love my new gym schedule Monday- run and yoga , Tuesday- spin, Wednesday- run and yoga,  Thursday- kickboxing, Friday- Run, Saturday- Run, Sunday- Run

006. ryan and i melted some crayon for art

we came across this online check it out here

007. ryan and i volunteered at the bazaar on base for a few hours, then walked around and enjoyed the 80 plus degree weather, held hands, and checked out all the goodies... and since we both are seeing progress with our weight loss we didn't have any of the yummy carnival like foods :]

008. ive been working on my knitted afghan its slowly comming along i work on it for an hour or two each day as i catch up with my recordings

009. i made a cake for a baby shower (twins)

(first completed cake, usually i make them but then eat them before i finish haha)

010. hiro is growing so fast
 (hiro when on the 6 hour drive home)
 "hello my name is hiro"
" look mommy taught me how to drive the car"
 "this is my side of the bed"
 "i was thinking of being a sphinx for Halloween"
 "mommy get the camera outta my face"
 "daddy i don't think i like my new hair cut" (ryan got a little to crazy with the sheers)
 "cant i get a little cat nap in i have a busy day"
 "im king of this castle"
 just hanging out with dadda
 "put me down"
 "let me outta here i promise i wont pee on the kitchen floor anymore"
 skwoooshy face
 "oooooo thats the spotttt"
 "dadda im not a baby anymore"
"im pooped"

i love my little guy <3 

011. im reading the Hunger Games series and i read through the first book and its gotta be a favorite! i would suggest them :] im on the second book Catching Fire! ((thanks Clarissa for letting me borrow the books))

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


thinking of doing a vlog tomorrow... ive been really bored lately which makes me really lazy and not want to do anything ... making me even more bored.... anyways it could be fun... could be awkward ... who knows :]

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Project 002- Crochet- Baby Hat and Booties

i have sucessfully completed another crochet project. this will also be a gift for my friends baby girl, along with the millions of other things i have bought, im just so excited for her. 

i got the pattern from one of my crochet today magazines. (a special issue from last Christmas)

it was so easy. half double crochet's all around, i like this stitch a lot its fast and i believe its soft, softer than a single crochet. 

the pom poms were my favorite to make, ive never made any before now. they are so easy to make, you can use your hands, cardboard or a pom pom maker. (i used a pom pom maker, just two pieces of plastic that i wrapped yarn around)

Project 003-Crochet
this same hat, different colors, but with matching converse booties!!

***im not a good photographer i have a cheap camera, i dont believe my pictures do the projects justice***

Monday, August 8, 2011

miscellany monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

after my morning nap today i came down stairs to this mess in the background
hiro- mommy i swear it wasn't me... dadda went crazy with the toilet paper ... after all i go to the bathroom outside... putt dadda in the kennel not me... wasn't me i prwomis

ryan and i enjoyed the most delish tea ever!! tastes so good and smells even better YUM!!! 

Friday, August 5, 2011

true life im a "general" blogger! --- a funny email from my aunt i just had to share

i get hillarious emails from my aunt and this one just made me laugh... sounds like something i would do if i had an experience like this.... Enjoy!! :]

Note that the car is a Ferrari…
                 My darling husband,

        Before you return from your business trip, I just want to let you know   about the small accident I had with the pick uptruck when I turned into the driveway.      
Fortunately it's not too bad and I really didn't get hurt, so please don't worry too much about me.

I was coming home from Wal-Mart, and when I turned into the driveway I accidentally pushed down on the accelerator instead of the brake.

The garage door is slightly bent but fortunately the pick up came to a halt when it bumped into your car.

 I am really sorry, but I know with your kind-hearted personality you will
 forgive me.  You know how much I love you and care for you my sweetheart.

 I am enclosing a picture of the damage for you.

 I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.

 Your loving wife.

now i must clean the house while my husband works his 13 hour shift, so he can have a bbq with his friends... its okay i enjoy a clean house... and i love the smell of my lavender pine sol  

what an exciting friday night !!!!! :]

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Project 001- crochet - part two COMPLETED!

here it is i have finally and officially finished my first crochet project. i never finish what im working on... believe me i have a bear with no arms. i had to take a few days off because i have tendinitis in my right wrist all because of crochet too THANKS ALOT!

 Original Lion Brand Example

so this is what it looked like when i finished. something just didn't look right to me. i followed the pattern to a T and realized there's a bunch of differences. the be is supposed to have an extra black stripe through the middle. and the grog is way to tall. i double checked to see if i did to many rows and i didnt the pattern wanted 40 rows. so i had to fix it.

i took out 19 rows. and i like how this looks much better. it was a free pattern from lion brand yarns, it was my first time using a pattern from them. im happy with it. i hope my friends new baby will like it too.

Base- Lily pad pond
Bottom ring- Bee
Middle ring- lady buy
Top ring- dragon fly
pole- frog

onto the next project i go!!! i looked through all my crochet and knitting today magazines (my obsession for theses mags are crazy!) i got my new fall crochet mag (on top) and want to make everything from it!!!

i picked out my next project, im going to also give it to the new born :] ! since its going to be cold and rainy here in england shell need some cute booties and a hat!!!

Project 002- crochet