Wednesday, April 8, 2009

At Least Something...

I know last week I was complaining about feeling like doing nothing and feeling like I can't get anything done even when I try. So, in taking a more optimistic approach, here are a few photos of the things I HAVE accomplished this week... See the above photo? Yeah, it's an arial view of what most of my energy goes into. This week "Double Double" has grown to the size of a half gallon jug of milk. See, I am doing something Brett, even if I'm just sitting at the computer! I'm growing a baby, performing a miracle while I sit here on my butt typing-top that!

Also, I've allowed my children to explore their creativity. See the crayons and paper everywhere? Yeah, our house is currently scattered with it (still, three days after taking the picture), but Anna is getting some good writing time in, which is one of her goals this month, and Izzy is showing how much she's been walking by leaving a paper trail wherever she goes.

Monday night we went up the canyon and roasted marshmallow Peeps and made smores. We attempted to write up some family goals for FHE but Izzy was insatiably cranky so we opted for a drive after the campfire. Quinn did decide to have a goal of eating hot dogs this week and we did buy some yesterday, so check and check-attempting to have FHE and helping Quinn meet his lofty goals-that's something.
Oh yes, and the only thing I have to show for the winter...Quinn's quilt. Thanks to Linda for lending me the frames and to Bre for helping with the handstitching...I FINALLY finished this bad boy over conference weekend. I cut up a slew of Brett's and Grandpa Jim's old shirts to make a keeping quilt for Quinny with a pattern I found online and adapted. I'm not a terrific quilter by any means and the thing isn't perfect, but it's finished and I'm proud to have seen a project to the end...which really is something for me!
Ah, and laugh if you will, but this week I made rolls from scratch that actually rose and cooked and tasted good. Brett, in July when you're back from picking up another pizza or bag of burritos from Taco Bell, please refer to this post and remember the rolls I made you, back when I used to cook. Also, if you're reading this post and the oven is cold and it's dinnertime, please refer to the first photo and remember the little bun I'm cooking up right now...and remember how much I love Papa Murphy's chicken and garlic pizza and a Dr. Pepper...hint, hint....




9 comments:

Bre said...

It looks like you keep your self plenty busy. Can I get that asian salad recipe?

The Olsons said...

I'm very impressed Wendy. I want to know where you got that quilt pattern from, it's so cute and I need to make one for Jacob. So let me know.

And homemade rolls that really worked! Impressive. I just realized I was using the wrong kind of yeast, and that way my problem, so you're doing something right.

Steve & Kim said...

I don't know who's complaining, but it looks like you are plenty busy. I am feeling rather lazy this week, so it is good to remember that I am growing something in my belly too, and that is a big accomplishment!

mike and chenoa said...

You're too funny. Fabulous job on the quilt! Quilting scares me.

Mel said...

Beautiful Quilt! I love it, what an awesome idea (the shirts) and a unique way to put it together. Very nice!

Jessica G. said...

That quilt is really amazing! Where did you get the pattern? I've been meaning to make a denim quilt for the Boy; even have a stockpile of old jeans.

And whenever Q grimaces when I ask him to hold the baby, my response is "I held her for nine months...you can handle a few minutes."

Holly Goodman said...

Wow, aren't you being domestic these days? Homemade rolls, a darling quilt and a bun in the oven. Watch out or you'll become a Molly Mormon like me! Aack!
I love the belly picture. ( :

Oh, I had another idea for how to get stuff done, like cleaning. I usually clean the bathroom while the girls are taking their bath. I have to sit right there anyway, so I figure I might as well do something useful while I'm there, and then it kills two birds with one stone!

Kaila said...

Well I sure didn't finish a quilt when I was pregnant with Oliver and I'm pretty sure I never made rolls. I am sure the house was a disaster but I've blocked most of that pregnancy out of my mind so I can't be sure.

Congratulations too! May you find a ferris wheel suitable for a nice celebration.

Christine said...

Wow, your quilt turned out fabulous!! Way to go girl. I think you are a great mom..who cares what the house looks like.