Happy Thursday

I have definitely been absent lately. I keep meaning to get on the computer and actually post something but it does happen.

I haven’t got myself to on a schedule with blogging and until I do its going to be torture to get on and post. Its not that I don’t enjoy posting. Ok, I don’t really. I feel like I’m in college again, writing a paper that I really don’t want to write. I enjoy doing the things I post about and I enjoy having you all read them and see the pictures. Its the getting on the computer, signing in, writing the post, uploading pictures from my camera to the computer, editing everything repeatedly to finally have a post that I dislike. So I procrastinate. And then the relevance of what I was going to post is no more.

This is why I have about 7 posts I could write right this minute. Most of those are DIY crafts! A first for Our Life in the Making’s blog! Woooo hoooo!

So I’m making myself write. And write I will until I get at least one post up!

In the mean time I hope everyone had a fantastic Independence Day! We sure did!

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Yes that is a carnival in the background. No we didn’t ride the rides (I hate lines). And yes it was actually sunny and warm for once! I have the tan lines, okay burn lines to prove it!

Before I forget, here’s a little taste of the Independence Day DIY craft that cody helped me with. It actually got finished and was up on our wall one whole day before Independence Day. Go me! I’m still not crazy with everything around the flag though. It takes me awhile when I add something new to find a design that actually works.

ImageDIY Instructions will follow everyone 🙂

Hello Wednesday!

Hello Breakfast!

I absolutely love when the weather decides to be decent enough so I can have fresh berries everyday for breakfast! And peaches with this yogurt…

No half the fat here. I’m breastfeeding, its okay. I need that extra fat. And I need this left over piece of Spinach Mushroom Dubliner Quiche.

And a piece of Dave’s Killer Bread with natural peanut butter smothering it.  

Seriously this stuff is AWESOME!

Well actually all of this was awesome.

See these beauties? These little suckers are called Chewbeads. I’ve been waiting on them for weeks!  And there they were, waiting for me when I got home from craft group. I’m pretty sure Zane knew they were for him. Okay both of us. But he knew cause as soon as I put them on he wanted to grab them and then of course chew on them. Which is exactly what they are for. I have a smart child.

He’s pretty cute too.

Especially when he’s crawling around wearing his cloth diapies 🙂 There is just something about a little baby butt in cloth diapers. So stinking cute. Pardon my pun. Har har.

Tonight my good friend Stefanie and her husband came over with their son CJ, who is 3 days older then Zane for dinner.

And we made this. How good does this look?

I am referring to not only the Spanakopita and French bread (I forgot to take a picture of my Greek salad) but also to this fantastic plate. This was Cody’s first Father’s Day gift. Zane helped. Yep that’s one of his little mitts. I actually made this plate with Stefanie so it’s only fitting to share it in this post 🙂

Look at this face. Pretty perfect huh? Zane was showing off.

Root beer floats for dessert 🙂

We had a great evening. I should have got more pictures but I was busy cooking. I usually have more prepared so I can visit but I decided to plant some creeping thyme that I bought at Home Depot a couple days ago…… And then I decided to prep some wood for a crafty 4th of July project. Then Zane got hungry. And then I realized I was out of onion. You can’t make Spanakopita without onion! But Stef bought an onion and I just had to wait to start dinner till they came over. So all was not lost. I got a few things done that needed to be done (okay the wood preping was maybe just for my sanity, I’ve been thinking about it all week!).

It’s way past my bed time so I’m off to bed. And those 4 loads of laundry that need folding, they can wait till morning.

Day visit from my Momma

Guess who got a visit from this lovely lady?

That’s right me! Oh, and Zane. I think she came more for Zane anyways. I did tell her that he would be walking before she knew it. In fact Grandma might have missed Zanes last days crawling if she hadn’t of come. Well that’s what I told her 🙂

She even came bearing gifts! Peonies, my favorite 🙂 I’m not sure my husband knows this.

And she made this for me. We stopped at one of the nurseries in town. She even gave me this wood planter with a matching one a couple months ago. Yes, they were still empty. I know. I didn’t even fill them! What my mother must think of me. Hahaha I think that’s why she took pity on me and filled this one up! Thanks momma 🙂

Ok I had to post a picture of this one too. She lugged this with her, a soaker hose and a baby gate. Did I mention she came on the ferry and walked across? Gosh my mother is amazing! I’m sure the looks she got from people were better then the time she lugged a sewing machine with her. She said people were staring at her as if she had a bomb. Hahaha

Ok back on track! Well we had a pretty fantastic day doing pretty much nothing of importance. Just getting some good quality Grandma time in 🙂

Did I mention it was a beautiful day out? It actually felt like summer! I know, shocking! Summer in Washington in June? Pretty much unheard of! So we took advantage and went on a walk along the water 🙂

Its no surprise Zane passed out.

How can you not love this cute little boy? Gosh look at those squishy little cheeks and blonde locks. ADORABLE

Isn’t that view awesome? The water, not me. Hardly a cloud in the sky!

She even stayed for dinner and we made fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce. YUMMMMM! I had left overs for lunch and dinner the next two days. I know. But I love fresh spring rolls especially with peanut sauce. I will be making these again soon and posting pictures and the recipe 🙂

But this post has already become entirely too long. And Zane is in need of a bath and some of Momma’s milk. Oh gosh I just made myself sound like a cow :/

Hope everyone has a wonderful night!