Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lots o visits

Exciting times here at the Bluth household.

1. Ethan got a new job as a construction manager at the Palo Verde power plant in Tonopah. This is a good thing for us.

2. My sister is moving out here! Her husband is transferring jobs and she got a job in Scottsdale, now they just need a house.

They came out to look at houses this last week so the kids got to play with their cousin Kyla.

3. My parents came out to visit right after my sister and brother-in-law left just for fun.
We went to a spring training game (beautiful day for it too). There is also a picture of Zoe in her new blanket we got for her.

My mom made this adorable outfit for Jane with matching capris (which are just pants at the moment.)
Logan was ruff-housing with my dad and fell off the arm of the chair onto the track of the sliding glass door. Ouch.
Jane fell off her chair outside, luckily Papa was there to comfort her.
Gavin fell asleep like this in the car.

Tonight we saw hot air balloons outside out kitchen window. The boys thought it was pretty cool. Jane wanted to grab them.
4. And last but not least...I'm sewing. This is a big deal people! I come from the home of a master seamstress/quilter/smocker, you name it. And it wasn't until now that I've showed any interest.

For a belated birthday present, my mom bought me my first sewing machine. But I wanted her out here with me so she could show me how to use it. I am currently in the process of making Jane a skirt. I was doing great last night while my mom looked on...the second she went to bed I couldn't do anything right and I had a bunch of questions. Of course. So I hooked up a Skype account and have a feeling I'm going to need a lot of her tutoring. (I guess it's a good thing my sister will be nearby soon so she can help me too.)

Once I'm done with the skirt I'll post a picture. Wish me luck!
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Shannon said...

Congrats on the new job! Good luck Sewing!!!

Andersen Family said...

wow. a lot is happening. Sounds exciting. Good luck with the sewing. The trick is in the bobbin thread! always check that first when you have problems -- at least that's always my problem.

Natalie said...

Yay for a new job!
You guys are going and going with visitors. Fun for the kids :)

PS - I wish I had an interest in sewing. I can't wait to see your projects.

Jenna said...

That is a lot going on...I feel like I'm missing out on the excitement a bit since I'm far away! :) But I'm so happy for you!

Val said...

Wow - lots of great news! Congrats on the new job! I'm totally jealous your sister is moving near you...what I wouldn't give to have one of my sisters close! And yay for you sewing! You are bound to be good...hopefully it's in your blood...if so, you will be fabulous...your mom is the best there is!!! Can't wait to see the cute skirt!

Anonymous said...

You guys have been busy, lots of fun stuff going on (except Logan and Jane falling and hurting themselves) I used to sew a lot for my older kids when they were little and really enjoyed it. Caitlin is good on the machine and makes cute baby blankets. The skype will be very fun for the kids and helpful to you.

Travis and Heather said...

Those are the daggum cutest cards ever. Do you get together with a group and trade? How does that all work? It looks like fun however it comes to pass.

the McLaughlin's said...

Sad pic of poor Logan! We were all feeling bad for him here. Yippee for Ethan's job! And you need to get good on the sewing machine and then teach me. I have been wanting one for a while but right now have no where to put it and no one to teach me.

Shauna@shwinandshwin said...

now you have a reason to check out my blog :) You can sew with me!

p.s I am totally jealous of you having your sister close...

Spencer Barlow said...

Wow! that is a lot. I am glad that all of your visitors were able to come but I am also glad that they are gone so we can hang out. :)

Rebecca Barlow said...

the above comment was from Rebecca