Sunday, November 01, 2009

Obviously, I am such a slacker, but I'll make up for it, I promise!

No posts at in October?  Really?!  Anyway, a lot has been happening.  Ben's birthday and my fifth anniversary is coming up on Tuesday.  Ben will no longer be my infant, and I will have been married for half a decade.  I feel so old, lol.

 To celebrate Ben's birthday, we had a Halloween party.  Ben was a pirate. 

My sis-in-law Shiloh made the cakes (and threw the birthday party).  They were so cool.  She has such a great imagination.  She didn't have any pirates to put on the ships, so she made them ghost ships.  They were a big hit!
After the birthday party, I went trick or treating with my friend, J and her kids.  Ben and I just trailed along with his stroller.  We seriously have so much candy left over from handing out to the neighborhood kids.  Obviously, I overestimated our need for candy.  And then we all had a homemade doughnut feast at my house.  It was delicious.  Good times, people, good times.  I really enjoyed it.

So my trip to Montana was awesome!  Jamie and I have so much in common.  Ben was completely crazy about her 3 year old boy.  He followed him around a lot.  And he also attacked him a lot.

But what I really want to tell you about is the super cute bag that Jamie made while I was there.  Check out this sweetness.

And she also taught me how to make this bag.  I was so excited to make it when I got home!  I worked on knitting things the whole time I was there.  So check out the bag I made.


My bag is bigger than the bag Jamie made because I used the original specs in the pattern.  However, I have enough fabric to make another bag similar to mine in the smaller size.  Someday when I actually make it, I think I'll have a giveaway and give it away.  I'm moving up in the blogosphere, people.  If not in page hits, at least in desirable content.  Hooray!  I also hate the word blogosphere.  Just for the record.

I guess I should also tell you that I got my haircut, and I really really like it.  I got the Amelie haircut, but I really should not have asked for the bangs.  Shorter bangs just don't look right on me.  If I had a picture of them I would post it, but I don't  My cowlick won't allow my bangs to lay flat against my forehead.  Now really, what was I thinking?!  I don't think these pictures really do my haircut justice.

(Aaaaaaaaargh, I'm givin' ye tha stink eye!)

 (Oh hi, check out my premature waddle.  What the crap?!!!  I told you!  I'm getting old!)

Hmmmmm... I'm thinking the back needs a trim already...  Now if you'll excuse me, I have too much candy to eat, so I'd better get started.


  1. (pointing at your waddle) Ha ha!

  2. i love love love the bag....especially the framed asian lady thingy on it. i wish i could have gone to ben's party. i still have to send you a card and some moneys to buy books with. it will happen....eventually. i just watched amelie the other night. love your haircut!

  3. Cute hair of course!! I want to come and make an Elvis bag like that! The party looked awesome! Kiss that baby a lot for me and tell him they are Nana kisses!

  4. Send me the pattern! I have some great fabric that I want to use! Cute bag, and I like how you used blue on the inside.

  5. Yeah, talk about slacker. I'm just getting around to reading your blog again, FINALLY. So, can I just say, I love your posts? Something always makes me laugh when you write. Let's face it, you're just a funny person. So, firstly, I just want to apologize if I was a wet blanket the whole time you were here. Secondly, Ben and Vessel were so cute together that one night. Ben is such a charming baby. (I shouldn't say "baby" anymore, though!) I loved holding him and seeing him smile with those cute chubs for cheeks. Thirdly, your bag totally rocks. I like the pocket too. You did a fabulous job!

    P.S. Loved the pirate ship cakes!