Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day to my amazing dad, aka PaPa Ed. The kids are thrilled to spend the day with you. We appreciate your love and constant support even from afar.
And of course we are also wishing a Happy Father's Day to my kids super hard working dad who didn't get to travel with us this year as he's working. We miss him but send our love to him and PaPa KiKi back in sunny San Diego.
So much love in our family and it never gets old! Dads rock!!
Happy Fathers Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I learned to sew when I was about 8 as I best recall. I can remember getting frustrated with patterns and perfection as I just wanted to wing it, which didn't always turn out well. I can remember saying, "Why would I ever need to know how to sew anyways?!"
Well today I am thankful that my mom Betti, my grandmother and my great aunt persisted and taught me to enjoy sewing. My aunt passed away just over a year ago, but I inherited her sewing machine which means so much to me. It helps carry on her memory every time I use it. Yesterday Callie needed her American girl doll clothes taken in. We buy preemie and newborn used clothes then make them fit her doll. I also had this scrap bottom of a onesie which I made into a Barbie jacket with buttons! Callie had no faith in my clever idea but loved how it turned out!
So this one is for you Aunt Charleen, I hope you are smiling down on me from up above!