You’re a woman & you love to weave. You’re a woman you’ve got woman’s needs. Oh yeah. I can’t help but sing the femident commercial by flight of the concords when talking or thinking about weaving. This was my first attempt project, I started wanting a table mat but my weaving got a little loose towards the ends so it didn’t lay as I’d like it when on the table. So in haste I got out some fabric, sewed a Back shoved some feathers in it & now it’s a pillow. Here’s hoping the next one turns out a little better. Maybe rectangular in a table runner shape? Wish me luck.

Eating bagels, rice cakes & all the fruits & veg. CRAWLING. Pulling herself up to standing. Two teeth & a master at the walker.

Eating bagels, rice cakes & all the fruits & veg. CRAWLING. Pulling herself up to standing. Two teeth & a master at the walker.

Life just got interesting.

Life just got interesting.

Life Lately (months & months over due)::
We’ve got a crawler. Full on Arms and Legs moving in motion, crawler. Its amazing to think that 7 months ago, she was a tiny little thing that slept the day away and now.. this. She’s pulling herself up into a siting position on her own, so thats big. I’ll be lowering the mattress on her crib tomorrow. Eating everything, no meats or dairy (except for a bite of papas ice-cream..) but she’s crazy about any and all veg/fruit. Trigger and Pete are warming to the idea that they now have to share the floor with someone else. Our fella is away in anchorage working ever so hard for us. we sure have got a good one. 
It feels like fall is coming, the tea kettle is always hot, i turned the heat on tonight and i’ve been binge watching 30 rock as if it’s the dead of winter. My creative mind has been going nuts with project ideas, currently weaving and compiling a list of goals for 29. Tomorrow along with the crib project i’ll be working on a new baby blanket for a friend. I’m also itching to bake something.. who am i kidding, everything.. but with J out of town and it just being the girls & pups holding down Fort Fraley, I find baking anything a little unnecessary. But i know it would feel, smell and taste so good (which almost makes it worth it.. almost) We had pesky moose in the yard that had a good snack on our garden. Only nice thing was that it is nearing the end of summer so I’d already pulled a lot out of it already. Either way, I’ll be netting it in next summer. 
All in all, Life feels good. We’re lucky beyond measure. 
side note: i read the other day about a “mug swap” where a group of people from around the country get a theme and each season then send a care package with tea/coffee and mug or goodies to one of the other members. wouldn’t that be nice. we need to get something like that going. Simple enough and it would bring so much happiness to the recipient. Don’t you think?  

Life Lately (months & months over due)::

We’ve got a crawler. Full on Arms and Legs moving in motion, crawler. Its amazing to think that 7 months ago, she was a tiny little thing that slept the day away and now.. this. She’s pulling herself up into a siting position on her own, so thats big. I’ll be lowering the mattress on her crib tomorrow. Eating everything, no meats or dairy (except for a bite of papas ice-cream..) but she’s crazy about any and all veg/fruit. Trigger and Pete are warming to the idea that they now have to share the floor with someone else. Our fella is away in anchorage working ever so hard for us. we sure have got a good one. 

It feels like fall is coming, the tea kettle is always hot, i turned the heat on tonight and i’ve been binge watching 30 rock as if it’s the dead of winter. My creative mind has been going nuts with project ideas, currently weaving and compiling a list of goals for 29. Tomorrow along with the crib project i’ll be working on a new baby blanket for a friend. I’m also itching to bake something.. who am i kidding, everything.. but with J out of town and it just being the girls & pups holding down Fort Fraley, I find baking anything a little unnecessary. But i know it would feel, smell and taste so good (which almost makes it worth it.. almost) We had pesky moose in the yard that had a good snack on our garden. Only nice thing was that it is nearing the end of summer so I’d already pulled a lot out of it already. Either way, I’ll be netting it in next summer. 

All in all, Life feels good. We’re lucky beyond measure. 

side note: i read the other day about a “mug swap” where a group of people from around the country get a theme and each season then send a care package with tea/coffee and mug or goodies to one of the other members. wouldn’t that be nice. we need to get something like that going. Simple enough and it would bring so much happiness to the recipient. Don’t you think?  

Happy April we’re excited to move into May. Here’s hoping it brings sunshine!

"Because you are alive, everything is possible."

— Thích Nhất Hạnh  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via thatkindofwoman)

Life Lately: Lucy. 

I could go into more detail, Other than falling more in love and getting to know our girl we’ve been huddled up at home. Jakes been furthering his cooking with new recipes & we’ve also watched numerous episodes of chopped and iron chef. I’ve started thinking about projects and things id like to be working on..  baby calander for all the big moments, i’m writing letters to lucy every week on friday, a book to give her eventually from mama with love. I’d like to start printing off our photos and storing them in photo boxes for the future, that and I’d love to print off a few photo books our our adventures, Travels and clam life at home. I’m also still working on Lucy’s nursery, once we’re up to taking road trips i’d love to hit up the thrift shops so i can collect some frames to work on her gallery wall. I might want to print off a large picture or canvas for our bedroom. Something, but i’m not sure just yet. I’d also love to keep up with this blog. I was so good with it the first year and then for an entire year it went un-loved. So hopefully i can keep with it a bit more now that i’m not working and a full time mama. here’s hoping. 

Life Lately: Lucy. 

I could go into more detail, Other than falling more in love and getting to know our girl we’ve been huddled up at home. Jakes been furthering his cooking with new recipes & we’ve also watched numerous episodes of chopped and iron chef. I’ve started thinking about projects and things id like to be working on..  baby calander for all the big moments, i’m writing letters to lucy every week on friday, a book to give her eventually from mama with love. I’d like to start printing off our photos and storing them in photo boxes for the future, that and I’d love to print off a few photo books our our adventures, Travels and clam life at home. I’m also still working on Lucy’s nursery, once we’re up to taking road trips i’d love to hit up the thrift shops so i can collect some frames to work on her gallery wall. I might want to print off a large picture or canvas for our bedroom. Something, but i’m not sure just yet. I’d also love to keep up with this blog. I was so good with it the first year and then for an entire year it went un-loved. So hopefully i can keep with it a bit more now that i’m not working and a full time mama. here’s hoping. 

Tuesday we were sent into the hospital & induced to get our little out, after 56 hours of induction/pre-labor, I was able to start pushing, after hours of that we were told that we’d need an emergency c-section to get babe out. It wasn’t how we planned it, but in our defense we did say the entire time that we’d roll with it as long as the end result was a happy healthy baby. After a long 3 days I’m exploding with happiness to announce Lucy James Fraley to the world. 8 pounds, 6 ounces. 21 inches long, Born 4.42 AM, January 24, 2014. She’s absolutely perfect.

Puppies in their day to day. Petey has been getting all of papas snuggles & that trigger dog got into it with a coyote so he spent some time healing his wounds with the cone of shame. He’s out of it today but still a pitiful unit.

T-10 days

We’re in the home stretch. We’ve spent the last few days being a couple of home bodies, enjoying ourselves as a little family of two with the puppies before baby joins us. Making quiches, re-arranging furniture, making finishing touches to the nursery, watching far too much mindless television, snuggling puppies, staying up past our bedtime & sleeping in late into the morning.

Sunny Saturday soak for baby & mama. It was all I wanted & turns out, all I needed.

Sunny Saturday soak for baby & mama. It was all I wanted & turns out, all I needed.

15 day count down. Eep!

15 day count down. Eep!

Sleeping until 10.30, watching the two hour premier of downton & laying under blankets. Thank you Thursday. {now to muster the strength to go turn on the tea kettle}

Sleeping until 10.30, watching the two hour premier of downton & laying under blankets. Thank you Thursday. {now to muster the strength to go turn on the tea kettle}

A few pictures from lately, Christmas morning hot chocolate made by Jacob, Emma & her presents in her Christmas jams, eggnog cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve. 2013 Christmas tree, a little love note left outside in the snow, a lazy puppy, & a nursery waiting to get filled with the love of a tiny baby.