Friday, October 10, 2008

Domestication here I come

One of my best friends from high school is having a baby!! Little Karl Jacob. So to try my hand at domestication I told her I would make a blanket. Little did I know what I was getting into. I had never made this kind of blanket before and didn't really have a pattern, just the idea in my head. So I bought the material (WAY TOO MUCH, but that's what the lady at the store told me I would need) but at least I'll have enough to make another blanket! So Melissa told me I could pick the colors. Knowing it would be a boy I picked blue and this cute animal print and then of course I had to add green. And topped it all off, or rather backed it all with a nice brown. So after making a blanket the size of my entire body and a sore on my hand from all the cutting. My fringe baby blanket was DONE :) and I am proud to say it turned out very well. And even better, when I showed up to the baby shower with the blanket I found out that the colors of the baby room were BLUE AND BROWN! So perfect and with my green touch it will always remind them of me.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


It's been a month since labor day but that's when we went on our "hike" of Timpanogos. Who would have known that you can buy tickets to go through the cave ahead of time or that labor day weekend was so popular for the cave.
Well we got there and the wait was 3 hours, that's just to begin hiking timpanogos and then you have an hour and a half to get up to the cave. So if you get up there sooner, you have to wait for your call time. Well we didn't want it to be all for nothing, so we decided to make the hike anyway. It didn't take us an hour and a half to get to the top but when we got there we ate our lunch and thought about eating our walking fudge. That's right we had brought the ingredients in our ziplocs and you just smoosh it the whole time you walk and at the end WA-LA you have fudge. My bag got a hole in it on the way up... but I managed to keep it in the bag. We didn't actually get to go all the way in the cave, but a nice tour guide let us go through the first room.
Elaina (sister-in-law) and I thought this sign was so funny. It said not to stop on the red line because there was a possibility of avalanche, but in order to read the sign completely, WE STOPPED!! that's a true story. Then we took a picture of it on the way down. It was the warmest day of the whole week. 98 YIKES but such a good way to spend the weekend.
We just didn't think to stretch before or after so we felt the hike for several days after. "HEY GUYS don't stop on the red line!"