Friday, April 14, 2017

Our holiday at the beach

The first week of April was spent with my two favorite girls at my favorite beach. We had great weather and the beach was beautiful as always. It honestly was the best vacation ever. 

The cottage we stayed in was literally right across the street from the beach. It was so cool to be able to look out our front windows and see the waves on the gulf. This is my Jeep parked at the cottage we stayed in and behind it you can see Cortez beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

Of course there were lots of sea birds at the beach. I especially like this pic of the seagulls with the water behind them. It was a rather blustery day so they had their heads hidden away. I got to see pelicans diving for fish too.

I went for a short walk the one evening and saw this guy perching on a post. I love pelicans!

The waves were beautiful all week. We had a lot of wind so the waves were pretty big for the gulf. Our last day there I even saw some surfers out trying to catch a wave.

Ava loved the water, except when a big wave came in and surprised her. 

She also loved sitting and playing in the wet sand. Unfortunately every time we looked away for a second she tried to eat it too! lol

We had beautiful sunsets every night. 

This was our last morning right before we left to head back home It's the only picture we got of me and Ava together. It's definitely one of my favorites.

And this is the only picture we managed to get of the three of us together....our shadows on the pier.

Coming home we had a lot of stop and start traffic to deal with. The first day was supposed to be a 7 hour drive and it turned into 10-1/2 hours. Same with the second day. Thankfully the last day traffic wasn't an issue and we got home right on time as planned. One of the traffic slowdowns on day two was due to these hot air balloons tethered beside the highway.

I have to say I was a bit concerned about travelling so far with a seven month old baby, but all in all it went really well. We did have some minor issues with Ava but even those were worth it when we got to spend a week at the beach. Now we can start planning for next time! :0)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time Goes By

Not much has been happening around here besides taking care of Ava while Emily works. The other day she decided the fabric horns on the back of her monster walker looked good to chew on. I remember the first time I put her in that walker her toes barely touched the carpet! Now she's flat footed and moves it around all over the place!

I was at the store this afternoon and came across these little gems. They come in all sorts of flavors besides brownie, like blueberry muffin and banana bread. I tried one of the brownie ones tonight and oh my goodness was it good! At least this way I'm not tempted to eat a whole pan of brownies! lol

Time has gone by so quickly. It seems like just yesterday I had four months to wait until my vacation in Florida, and now we're leaving next week! This will be our home away from home for seven wonderful days and I can't wait to get there. It's going to be so nice to have the beach right across the street from out little cottage.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

More About Ava

Not much sewing going on here. I did get the baby quilt finished and gifted. Just in time too because the baby will be coming any day now.

Here's Ava wearing the new boots she got for Christmas! They go great with her little jeans! Momma and Grandma both wear boots, so I decided Ava needed a pair too. :0)

My mom made Ava a sweet little dress before she was born. It's a little cold here for her to wear it now, but now is when it fits so we got a picture of her in it the other day. It's so cute on her! I love her tongue sticking out! lol

Ava's started eating real foods now. She's done carrots and yesterday she tried her first peas. She seemed to love them both. Squash will be next on the menu.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December Already?

Well, I completely missed posting anything in November. Some days I wonder if I should even keep this blog going. I guess it doesn't hurt if it just sits here but at the same time why have it if I'm not going to post on it.

Anyway, I have a baby quilt to make. I'm using cheater fabric because I don't know if the quilt will be taken care of or not, and I hated to spend a lot of time sewing if it was just going to get trashed (long story). I found some cute flannel and decided to just use the two layers of flannel and tie them together. I think it's going to be adorable when it's done.

I decided it was time for a new Christmas tree this year. I've always loved Alpine trees and since I'm in an apartment now, it just made sense to go with the smaller tree. It's all decorated in turquoise and silver...that's new for this year too. Once Christmas is over I'll take the ornaments off and leave the tree where it's at with just the white lights on it.

I've been desperately trying to get back to Florida for a vacation, and I've finally managed to get a place booked for April. This little apartment is right across the street from the beach. I have a feeling I'm not going to want to leave once I get there! lol

And I couldn't post without adding a picture of Ava. She'll be four months old on Friday.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

No sewing yet, but...

Look at Miss Ava...she's already trying to get the hang of crawling and she's not even three months old yet! Sometimes she seems so grown up already.

Last Saturday was my mom and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary. They didn't want a party so we just took them out to eat. And then I got them a certificate for a night away at the Charm Countryview Inn Bed and Breakfast in Amish country. If you want to see pictures of their little trip away, you can find them on my mom's blog HERE.

It seems like everyone who comes to my house gets to nap while they're here. I think I need to get in on that too! lol

No sewing yet but I do have several projects I need to get working on. A friend of Emily's is expecting a baby in January, so a baby quilt will be first on my list. I hope to get the fabric for it either tomorrow or Monday so I can get started.