Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm not the only one enjoying this weather.

This past weekend the weather finally started to feel like spring/summer. It was almost 90 on Saturday and then again today. Yesterday it was a pleasant 65 or so. We were able to break out the grill, eat outside, and really just spend some fun time outside.

These past few days have been HEAVEN for my dog Baxter. He has spent as much time outside as possible. Which of course has gotten him into trouble a few times, but most of the time he just lays in the grass and watches for squirrels and chipmunks (the source of said trouble when he tries to follow them into their homes under the patio and digs some holes).

Fri I didn't have to work and it was a beautiful 70 degrees outside so we decided to pack up and go to the pack for a while. He had so much fun. We played fetch, laid in the grass and unfortunately for Baxter, got stung by a bee(we think). Here's some great shots from our time at the part on Friday.

Sitting Nice

Laying out watching for the squirrels.
What was that?
Playing fetch at the park
Laying in the grass with his favorite toy, his "stick". It used to squeak, however he chewed it enough so it no longer squeaks, but he still loves it and even tries to bring it into bed with him at night.
And a quick message from Baxter, "no more internets mommy, come play outside with me!"

I will definitely be spending a lot of outside time with him in the weeks and months to come. He loves just laying outside in the sun then playing for a little while, then relaxing and cooling off in the shaded patch next to the house. I can't blame him it is utterly beautiful outside(even if it's supposed to rain again tomorrow, at least it will be warm rain!)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Feeling Nostalgic

Well I finished my quilt square for my cousin's wedding quilt tonight. It made me really think how fun it was to plan my wedding and get ready for it. She is about 4 months out now. It's so weird to think that as of Saturday I'll have been married for 6 MONTHS already.

The colors are all the colors her BM's(myself included) will be wearing and we will be carrying sunflowers. The center brown fabric I used for my own wedding on my Escort Card board. I wanted some way to pass on something from my wedding to her. This was the perfect way.

Her mother's wonderful friend is organizing this and I can't wait to see the finished product. I received my own wedding quilt as a wedding gift with scraps of fabric that meant something to each of the givers. I will certainly treasure it as I hope she will love hers.

Next project: I'm knitting them an afgahn as their wedding gift. As well as designing their wedding invitations. Which I really need to get started on!