Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I Have Been Up To



Oh My Oh My! 
Where do I start?

Yes, Princess Pei Pei lost another tooth.
But her permanent teeth are growing 
behind the baby teeth.
So you can't see much of a space.

We visited Discovery Kingdom
to celebrate Ahnalin's Chinaversary
and had a yummy, and super bad-for-us funnel cake sundae.


We went to our church retreat
at Westminster Woods
and this is the only picture I got!
Ahnalin loved playing all the fun games
and got soaking wet!
Our speakers were amazing
and I had so much fun being on the 
drama team and singing all weekend.

Sadly, India had to stay home because of her
rehearsals.

Oh!

I probably forgot to tell you!


Now that India is all graduated from the 
Disney College Program,
she is in college full time here in Santa Rosa.
AND......

She is in the musical, 
"My Fair Lady"!!


As we have walked to school each morning,
we are often greeted by the sight of 
hot air balloons that have landed in the school yard.

I had never seen one being deflated before,
so this was fascinating!

video

Ahnalin asked Daddy to take
the training wheels off her bike,
and in about 2 seconds flat, 
she rode away!


As to sewing,
well, between being "Taxi Mama" 
and doing alterations for a gajillion people,
I have not been super creative with fun sewing.

I am not complaining about the alterations jobs,
as they provide much needed "extra" (not really) income.

But I did manage to make a valance for my dining room.


This is some much loved fabric from my stash.
I don't have a lot of each fabric,
and I believe the floral is out of print.
So I am having to be fairly creative 
in order to get 2 more valances out of it!
And as usual, there is no pattern for this.....
just math. 

I have lots of Fall clothes cut out for Ahnalin
and need to get busy sewing them! 
It has been very hot here,
so she has been happy still wearing
summer clothes. 
But I need to get busy!

But I would be so grateful if you have any 
extra prayers to spare,
if you would send them my way.

I have been struggling with 
some pretty extreme pain and
swelling in my left hand.
Thankfully, we now have medical insurance,
so I was able to schedule a doctor appointment!
I get to see my new doc in just over a week
and I am praying for some answers regarding my hand.

But in the meantime, 
I have decided to try 
the anti-inflammatory diet.
It can't hurt me any more than 
my hand hurts already.
And I am wayyyyyyyyyyyy too young 
to feel this rotten. 
I mean, I have sewing to do!

I hope to have some fun things
to show soon.

Happy Sewing!


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures and the comments. Basically just LOVE the entire Parish family. Kisses and hugs from the grammie and grampie.

The Momtastic Stitcher said...

I am so sorry your hand is hurting so much I hope you get some answers soon. Congrats on college, My Fair Lady and the lost teeth!!

cre8tivecrys said...

Sounds like your life has been busy and blessed! Sending prayers for your hand.

Bunny said...

I am SO GLAD you were able to get insurance,Sivje. What a burden lifted!

Those curtains are fabulous. I am dealing with limited fabric for Audrey's mudroom window and this idea would work, I think. I hope you don't mind if I email her a pic. TIA, bunny

Debby said...

So sorry about your hand. I hope it isn't from the sewing. The swelling is the scary part.
I have missed you.
Guess what, I have my own little China Girl to babysit for. She is adorable.
Your curtains are so pretty.
I still don't understand the Disney College. Is it to work there? Good news on the musical.
I hope you get good news at the doctors.

Debby said...

Also, I just posted about a nursery. There was a picture of a newly adopted little girl names Lily. If you scoll back a couple of posts you will see
Anabelle the one I watch.

~*Aria*~ said...

"they provide much needed "extra" (not really) income."

This made me giggle heartily. I know exactly what you mean about how what's often referred to as "extra" income is so often not extra! Around here, it helps pay the basics. I'd love to have some income that was truly extra. I know you would too. *sigh* Maybe one day, Girl.

And congrats to India! What role will she play, and do they have costuming, or will you get to make her costume?