The Final Countdown

I’m thirty weeks pregnant right now; the final countdown officially began yesterday. After a wonderful physical therapy appointment and wearing a maternity girdle for a couple of weeks I am able to walk again without feeling like a cripple. Hopefully this will continue as my belly pokes further out.

Today I packed the diaper bag and made a list of things I need to pack quickly when I go into labor. I pulled out the new boxes with the bassinet and the car seat/stroller and put them together. They are sitting in the living room and will probably sit there … Read the rest


This is at their test to get yellow stripes on their belts. The next test is for the actual yellow belt.

Above: Isaac doing power board breaking.

Above: Isaac showing off his broken board. He’s shows it to all his friends when they come over.

Above: All the kids checking themselves out in sparring gear. The mouthpieces are particularly attractive.

Above: Are you gonna mess with this girl?

Above: You mean I can fight with my sister and not suffer any bad consequences? Yes!!!

Above: Sydney spent most of the time on the defensive…

Above: She did manage a couple
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North Pole Ice Sculptures

The kids playing on the “merry-go-rounds.” They could get spinning pretty fast!

Above: That’s Sydney on the green sled going down the ice slide.
This ice sculpture was absolutely stunning. The picture does not give it any justice.

While we were here freezing our little tushies off (well, my tush is pretty big right now) we went into a heated tent to get some hot chocolate. Santa Claus came in to say hi to the kids. He overheard us say Isaac’s name so he came up to Isaac and said, “Hello Isaac. Have you been a good boy this year?”

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My Knutty Knitting

Just some examples of my humble knitting abilities…
Above: This picture is actually upside-down. This is a simple decrease for shaping patterns.

Above: A friend in our ward showed me how to square off my edges more clearly and how to have the edges turn out even.

Above: Garter stitch border with stockinette stitch in the middle.

Above: Yarn over to create the holes.

Above: My first dishcloth. It has a diamond pattern in it but it is hard to make out in the picture. This was my first practice following a pattern.
This is a scarf I finished for
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