Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Finally finished!

I started making the cutest quilt for Micah a couple of weeks before he was born, using this tutorial.  I was so excited to make something for my little man using the awesome 30's reproduction fabric my Mom got me from here, but I could only work on it for a couple minutes at a time because of the whole bed rest thing.  And then, baby came, and we had doctors appointments, and I went back to work, and I Jesse needed a lot of time with Mommy...and no crafting of any sort happened around here for a loooooong time!
1-month-old, casted Micah on his unfinished quilt top
So it sat around in my "to finish" bin for over a year.  And then, after a trip home to NJ, and some help from my very crafty Mom, and sister, I finally finished Micah's baby quilt.  WOO HOO!
Pinning the quilt top to the batting and back

And here it is!
Jess likes it too
such a sweet boy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Big changes around these parts

Hmmmn....where to begin....

This summer has flown by in a flurry job changes, travel, and visits with family.  God has been so good to us to give us exactly what we needed when we needed it.  Over the last couple of months I've been having a very difficult time finding a good balance to my life.  I had become increasingly uncomfortable with our childcare situation, and it affected every part of our collective family life.  So, after much prayer and pleading, God opened the door for Jared to get promoted to an art director position at work... and I got to kind-of quit my job as a nurse for the oral surgeon I had been working for for two and a half years.  And although I was sad to leave, I am so excited for Jared and the huge step this is for him... and I get to spend some much-needed time with my boys!

Also I've been having great bursts of clarity recently, like I've just woken up after sleeping for a long time.  So much of how I saw myself was tied to what I did for a living, and my husband and kids got what was left over of me at the end of the day.  My patience was always wearing thin, and I always felt like I could never quite get on track.  I'm not perfect, and I have a long way to go, but I'm just so thankful for this opportunity to invest in my family!  So, here's to new adventures of the mommying kind!