Sunday, March 21, 2010

Refashioned Threads

Last Spring I bought this dress. It's a size 12 and I couldn't pass up the clearance rack price. I was sure that I would wear it during the summer some place, but alas I did not.

Fast forward to this Spring. I still have the dress and it's still a size 12, but I'm not. I now fluctuate between an 8 and a 10. I love the print and still wanted to wear it, but it just didn't fit right, so ...

... I did some alterations to the dress and made it into a skirt. I had to take out the zipper, gathered the waist and sewed in some elastic. Not bad for an hours worth of work? I wore it today to church and got several compliments on it. I liked that! Cute huh?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

What's Up?

Wow, I can't believe that March is half over and I've only made done one post. So let's see, what's been up!

Things have been better at work lately. I've came up with a few new strategies for myself and my assistant to help us better manage some of our more difficult children. They seem to be working, but we did just start them this week. Brent was also in the emergency room right after Aaron.s birthday. Luck for us, it turned out to be nothing!

All the snow we had melted and then we had those torrential rains. Needless to say, the pond behind our house crested as well and the irrigation run-off pond. Can you say muddy waters? Brent is loving it though. We bought him new boots and he can't stay out of the water!

Brent's best friend Brandon turned 10! I can't believe Brent is going to be 10 next month. No more single digits! I told him this will be the last time that your going to be a single digit. He didn't seem to mind either way.

Brent and Brandon found a new way to fly a kite! They attached it to the back of Brent's quad and Brent drove it around the backyard. They were having fun until is got caught in a tree. It's still there today! Oh well.

Lastly I have to say that Brent has been such an amazing kid lately. He's always been a great kid, but lately he's been helping out more around the house and not complaining about doing things that he's asked, so I couldn't resist letting him buy some songs for his iTouch. He even found a great place to chill out and listen to them ... my bed!

Well, I think that about wraps up the past few weeks! This coming weekend looks crazy with a party for my neice Cory and nephew Jake who are turning 12, a birthday movie for Brent's friend Brandon, and I'm hosting a purse party ... so I'll try to post before then.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

To Aaron

Happy Birthday to my amazingly wonderful and handsome husband! Aaron, I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else. You make the world a better place just by being you. You're my everything!