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Thursday, April 19, 2012

what i've been up to

This time of the year can get quite hectic with birthdays, graduation parties, baby and bridal showers, and the onset of 'wedding season', but all the excitement really gets me going.


I recently returned from my first trip to Las Vegas.  Four great (and long time) friends from high school joined me for a weekend in the city that seriously NEVER sleeps.  We stayed at the beautiful Paris hotel for three nights, wasted away the afternoons sitting by the pool, and danced, laughed, and talked the nights away at some of the city's hot spots.


We all had such a wonderful time together and we're all looking forward to our next girls weekend... this time maybe a bit closer to home. ;)

We received our new rug from Overstock yesterday.  We had originally ordered it several weeks ago, but they sent us the wrong one and then claimed that it was sold out.  Scott somewhat surprised me with this when he got an email saying it was back in stock.  I love it and I now feel like I have something to work off of for this room.

I've also started a new knitting project for Maria and have been busy sewing in my new sewing room.  It's sew nice to finally have a permanent spot for my machine without having to drag it out every time I want to use it, especially when it comes to repairing clothing.

Enjoying it all

And tomorrow is a VERY big day in our house.  Maria turns 5!!!  I can't even believe how fast she's growing up.


It just so happened that Scott had the entire weekend off, so tomorrow we will travel to Duluth with her cousin Luke, and meet up with my cousin Stacy and her daughter Zhaina at a local playground.  Afterwards we will treat them all to dinner and ice cream at Maria's favorite restaraunt, Bridgeman's.  Yum!

On Saturday, Scott's mother will be here along with some other guests for an afternoon of talking, laughing, and playing.  A lasagna dinner and my version of the 'Super Epic Rainbow Cake' will follow.  It should be a fantastic weekend.

Oh, and one last tidbit of information... I have finally upgraded to an iPhone!  Seriously what was I thinking two years ago when I didn't think I needed it!  What a great device!  I have completely fallen in love with the Instagram app for taking pictures and have used some of them for this post. My mother mentioned that I'll never use my real camera again, and I think she may be right. :) My username is lateniteknits if you choose to follow me.

Lots to do today, so I guess I'd better get crackin'!  Enjoy your weekend folks!!


  1. happy birthday to maria and birthing day to you barb! x

  2. your mother is a prophet~


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