Monday, September 29, 2008

seriously, is there anything cuter than a baby in some really nice woolies?!

Friday, September 26, 2008

sick babies are no fun. abigail has been sick for 3 days now so we are finally going to the dr today. she's not sleeping at night at all unless we hold her. she's not taking good naps unless we hold her. it's miserable. poor baby....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy 3 Yr Anniversary, Robert!!!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

we went to abby's first braves game over the weekend. we had a great time!! here are a few pictures from our outing!

abby and pete van wieren
the whole family!

jojo and abby

hanging out in the stands

abby conked out in the first inning....she was a tired baby girl!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

so like my previous entry said, i'm TRYING to learn to knit. at this point in time i'm very discouraged with it. i have no idea how to read patterns or do any of the "techniques" that you have to do. i'm not good at learning anything from just reading about it - i'm a visual learner. i need someone to SHOW me how to do it! erin has graciously offered her services as expert knitter (!!!!) but getting together to do actually do it is hard! we live forever away and with gas prices the way they are, neither of us can afford to go anywhere! (stupid gas!)

but i guess in reality i'm not really discouraged about the knitting per se. i'm really discouraged with a lot of things right now. knitting is just getting the brunt of it. but the biggest thing is that i am about to take my mom to the airport to move to dallas for real this time and i'm having a really rough go with that. when she left for europe earlier this summer it wasn't that bad b/c she wasn't "moving" then. but today when she leaves, she isn't coming back. i know there are those out there that would say (and have said, thank you very much for your insensitivity) "get your own life, jill" but what you don't understand is the closeness that my mother and i share and how we have NEVER lived more than 4 hours apart from each other. throw abigail into the mix and it makes for an even harder move. we all lived together for the first 6 months of abigail's life and now her grandmother is moving 12 hours away and won't be around on a daily basis. that's hard for me to swallow.

i guess i'm just wallowing in my own self-pity right now. arent' we all allowed that from time to time? even if we aren't, i'm taking license anyway.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

i've decided to recycle a sweater that i absolutely LOVED...until it shrank when it "accidentally" got dried in the dryer. it's 40% merino wool, 30% viscose, 20% angora rabbit hair, and 10% cashmere. i'm going to try to make some longies and/or soakers with this wool -- i've got QUITE A BIT! the pictures make it look smaller than what i actually have.

here's to a new project!!! (and ps. my vacuum cleaner is broken.)

the original sweater...

...cut up in pieces...

...then the unraveled yarn put into balls.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

we're back from sweden and norway and can i just say that i am SO happy to be home!!! we had a good time, but i was ready to be home. we did 13 concerts in 10 days. it was insane!!! scandinavia is cold and rainy...but beautiful!!! here are a few pictures of our travels. some sillier than others!!!

check out my picasa album for all of our pictures.