Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Harrison's Quilt

Back when I found out Britt was pregnant, I bought the fabric to make her a quilt.... then I washed it and packed it up. Then...I waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, with two sewing days left until his induction, I decided I'd better get busy and made this quilt for him! The fabric matches her "Little Lambie" decor from pottery barn. I followed this tutorial and with my mom's expertise I was able to knock it out pretty quickly. My parents brought it out to him, so even though my arms can't be wrapped around him it's nice to know he can be swaddled in a blanket made with love for him by me!

The new little cutie!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Introducing Harrison Curtis Devane

After 39 weeks of anticipation, today, January 30th 2012 my new nephew Harrison Curtis Devane was born! 6lbs 15 oz., healthy, and doing wonderful. In 20 days I get to go to Denver to see him, so until then I'm anxiously waiting to see pictures of him! I am so proud of my "baby" sister Brittaney and her husband Brian. They are going to be outstanding parents.

You may wonder the significance of the name "Curtis" being Mason's middle name as well. As some of you know Curtis is my dad's name. His character and influence has made such an impact my life and in my sister's that we both chose to name our son's after him!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

More Crafting.

Today I made another laptop sleeve, I'm really enjoying improving my sewing skills and having something cool to show for it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Macbook Sleeve Creation

For Christmas I got a new MacBook laptop! But... since getting it I have been carrying it around in a reusable target grocery bag. Not so stylish. I kept waiting for the opportunity to go to Best Buy and pick out a nice sleeve for it. Finally I got their and their selection was pathetic. So then I went to Etsy with just a few requirements: just a sleeve (not a bag, so I can put it in any bag), stylish, very padded, and pockets for the charger. Turns out that is nearly impossible to find. So... I put my 6th grade Home Ec. sewing skills to the test, and made this! I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, and from the comments on the post I put on Facebook a lot of other people like it too! Hmm... future business opportunity? Anyways, here it is!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Our Dickinson Digs

On Thursday night I rode back to Dickinson with Matt and got to check out the whole town. The boys stayed in MN with my parents and had an outstanding time. On Friday, we met with a real estate agent, found a house we really like, went to the bank and got our financing approved, put in an offer, and got our offer approved!

With rent up there being outrageous ($1500-$2000 per month for a 2 bedroom apartment!), we decided buying a house would be a better option, what we ended up finding was a house that we can see ourselves staying in for a while, much more than what we originally hoped for!

Last night (Saturday night), I rode the Amtrak home, and then this morning the minute I arrived, my parents took off on the 6.5 hour drive for Dickinson to check out the house and give it their seal of approval! I am so thankful that they are willing to help us along this process!

The house has a bit of work we would like to do on it, but it will be a really comfortable place for us. Here are some pics of our future digs:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


My brother Jake and his wife Britt just announced that they are going to be having a baby, due August 14th! I am so pumped. My sister Britt is also having a baby, due February 4th! This means that not only will I become an Auntie once this year, but twice!

It's sort of funny how things work out, because when both Jake and Britt, and Britt and Bri got married they said, "We're going to wait a while", and "We're not ready". This was sort of disappointing for Matt and I who got pregnant immediately (well...3 months in), because it meant that our boys wouldn't have cousins who they were close in age with. While, God has hand in this one, because unplanned and unexpectedly both Britt's got pregnant! Although it was a bit of a shock for each of them, they have embraced it and are excited about it and Matt and I got our wish for our boys to get cousins close in age!

Oh, and about the lack of Blog posts, sorry. I know I'm a slacker. It has something to do with having limited internet, something to do with losing ALL my pictures on my external hard drive, something to do with being a "Stay at Home Mom" being much busier than I expected', and something to do with this new addiction called Follow Me on Pinterest that consumes all my online time! (See the link in the sidebar of the Blog... you'll be addicted too!) I promise I'll start trying harder.