Mar 27, 2010

I made it!!!

It only took a couple of hours, and I made this darling "Sweet Pea Pilot Cap." It is a little small for Tyler's giant head so I might make another and make it larger. He likes wearing it, too!

Mar 24, 2010

A baby shower!

Last weekend, (after I cleaned up my dinner party mess) I headed to Lolo for my pal Chris' baby shower. It was a great spring day and I had a great time.
There were about 25 ladies there, and each and every one of them had to touch and feel each baby gift opened. Lots of oooohs, aaahhhs, and how cute's!

Yep, Chris got a lot of loot, and I got to eat a lot of cake :)

Here's a photo of Merryn and Tyler from the party we had. Guess who was hot, and guess who was getting ready for the ride back to Helena by putting her jammies on?

Mar 23, 2010

My Dinner Party

On Saturday night I had a dinner party. It was to celebrate the first day of Spring. I made everything we ate, and all the ingredients were from somewhere in the state of Montana. It wasn't as hard as I thought, but if I do it again in the summer it will be much easier!

I had high expectations for myself, and wanted everything to be perfect.
What I wanted was this...

..there are no decent florists or decorators in Lincoln, so what I got was this...

I tried to make this... ended up with this...

After cooking/baking/cleaning all day I looked at this mess.....

and wanted to be doing this..

But was up until midnight doing this...!

Mar 19, 2010

Some exciting things..

In a few weeks we will have a new baby in our family--we've confirmed that Blondie is pregnant! We won't keep the foal--someone else has already claimed it, but I am excited to watch this happen.

I also saw this idea on the website I will have to try it with some of our eggs. I do have seeds in trays, but this is an interesting way to growing new life.

There are so many neat blogs out there with gorgeous spring pictures. It makes me crave daffodils and tulips, but I know they are a few weeks away. To usher in Spring, we are having a "Celebrate Spring with a Made in Montana" themed dinner party. I'm making everything from food made or grown in MT. It will be a lot of work--wish me luck!

Mar 15, 2010

A Sunny Sunday

We spend so much time outside when it is sunny, and it is great that Tyler's able to be out there enjoying the fresh air with us.
He and Shawn were cleaning up some snow, there are just big piles left throughout the yard.

Everything tastes better outside, including poptarts!
Big kid in his new muck boots!

Mar 3, 2010

Desert Botanical Museum

We visited the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. Allen Houser sculptures were on display, as were some Chihuly glass sculptures. It was a great day and the gardens were amazing!