Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is.....

Something I was surprised I liked
My husband. I was going to marry a tall cowboy who loved to dance, could ride, lived on a ranch, and wanted to have a million kids. It'd be nice if he loved God, but that was just icing on the cake. To my surprise, I married a tall computer programming jazz musician who hates to dance, has never been on a horse and only wanted 4 kids. So how'd we end up with 8? Well, he decided that 3 and 4 were so much fun, lets go for 5! Then number 5 got here and it still just didn't seem like all that many, so we ended up with 6 and 7, which suddenly made it seem like a million. I talked him into #8 though. Turns out it was the best thing we ever did.

He not only loves God, but is passionate about Jesus. And that's really what is core in our marriage. Weird, the one thing I could care less about about and it's what is now the sexiest thing about him.

He learned to dance and I learned to love jazz, except for modern, :0P. We're looking for an acre or so, but no bigger, and NO horses, which is fine with me, turns out they are a lot of work. I've learned to decorate around all the computers and not make too much fun of him for being a nerd(I actually greatly appreciate his nerdness, it keeps our family very well), he's learned that not all country music is awful.

I really like him. I look at him some days and am still surprised and a little overwhelmed how much I like him.

This post is part of a game called This Is which I found at Three Buttons, through my friend at Sum of Mum. This weeks This Is topic brought to you by Earl and Cookie .

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I've been tagged!

My friend Kerrie, over at Life At Number 14, tagged me on my kids blog! How fun! Since I try to keep that one strictly for them (and my in laws read it LOL), I decided to do it over here.

  1. I live in Texas and hate cold weather, but I LOVE jackets and boots.
  2. I really admire people who are really good at what they do, even if I don't like them. For instance, I had a grudging admiration for Bill Clinton for being an amazing politician, even though he was pretty much a dog as a person.
  3. I love to roller blade. I don't get to do it but I love it and I can even do a couple of tricks.
  4. I've never been stung by a bee. I used to sit in flower patches and let them crawl all over me, but never was stung.
  5. I want to adopt. Preferably from Africa.
  6. I worked at 6 Flags Over Texas and can probably still say the train speech.
  7. My kids are 4th generation Texans. I married a non-Texan but it's ok, his mom was born in Dallas.
Hmmmmm, now must tag 7 people. The only problem with that is I don't really have 7 people to tag LOL. I don't know that many people with blogs that haven't already done this.

Oh well. If you have a blog and read mine and wouldn't mind being tagged, please let me know and I'll link to you. If you don't have a blog, you can leave your seven random facts in the comments.

Thanks Kerrie! That was fun!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I made this!

I got the shirts done. A while ago. But then I started school with the kids again and it got crazy around here and there ya go. The tea dying was definitely the way to go. I really really like the way they turned out.

I have also crocheted a couple of blankets for my comfort boxes, a burial wrap for a full term baby who won't get to go home, a couple of bonnets for my friend Vi's baby who did get to come home (I'm also working on a car seat blanket for her) and am still working on my footprint blanket.

So here's the part where I show off my work:
one of the box blankets the burial wrap
and the bonnets and blanket for baby Evelynn!

I love crafting. Wish I had more time for it.