Sunday, March 28, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
I think it was because I never once prayed for him to come home early, only that he wouldn't come home late. So I was blessed, doubly.
I cooked dinner tonight, for the first time in a few weeks. Because there was someone to eat and appreciate it. Alfredo sauce, yum.
I am keeping busy planning Eva's third birthday party, set to take place next weekend. It will be my biggest birthday party yet, and I'm so excited. It's an art theme, and I'll be sure to post pictures and details as they happen. Tonight we delivered most of the invitations (it will be small) and she felt pretty big handing them to her friends herself. I can't believe she's almost 3. She drew the art for the invitations herself, and they are adorable. I can say that, because it's true, and not just because I'm her mother. I think she could get a job for Pixar for Monsters Inc. 2. My little artist - this will be the perfect party for her.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
This boy thinks his daddy lives in the sky.
Wherever we are, whatever we are doing - every time an airplane flies over (commercial, private, or military), he stops what he is doing, waves at the sky and shouts, "Hi Daddy!"
I wonder if he ever wonders why Daddy doesn't just land and come home if he's always constantly overhead. But of course, when my answer for his "I want Daddy" pleas is always "Daddy is in an airplane," of course he thinks that. If Daddy is in an airplane, then every airplane is where Daddy is. No matter how long Andrew is gone, this boy always says hi to him in the sky.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Back in July, just a few days after Andrew deployed, I was staying at my parents' house in Houston. We went to a quilt store and I fell in LOVE with some Moda fabric. I decided to buy the jelly roll (the line is called Hello Betty) and make my first quilt. I sewed all the strips together and cut them in blocks, and then I came home.
The fabric sat there that way, in a stack of blocks, for months. On my desk, and then put away in a bin. Until this week when I pulled it out and fell in love with the fabric all over again. So I put it all together. I was scared to work on it without my mom there, but I decided to overcome my fear of quilts and just dive right in. I sewed all the blocks together in rows and then sewed the rows together.
There are a few mistakes, but overall it's pretty straight. I love how it turned out. I am waiting on the rest of the fabric to come (totally didn't think about borders, binding, and backing back in July when the fabric was still in stores, so I ordered it online last week) so I can finish the top, and then it will be sent off to my mom for quilting.
I'm so proud of my pretty quilt, and especially that I made it ALL BY MYSELF.
I just might make a prom dress yet.