Sunday, October 31, 2010


Last weekend, Ryan and I took a little love trip up to Durango. Taking the advice from my friend Susan who is the expert on Durango, we stayed at the Apple Orchard Inn. This place is the definition of charming. It's a Bed and Breakfast north of town, and we had our own private cottage!

Our little cottage! It had a fireplace inside and a hot tub in the back.

Delightful, right?!

The trees were all changing colors and were beautiful.

We ate, and ate, and ate some more. Isn't that what vacation is for?

On the front porch of the cottage. Ryan is the expert on the timer-photo.

Dessert. Yummy!

How cute is my love?

The aspen in the fall are to.die.for.

It was a great blessing to get away and relax for the weekend. I love you, Ry!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Babies, Babies, Babies.

No, not for us yet (keep those prayers coming!), but many of my close friends are having wee ones lately. This not only provides me ample opportunity to hold sweet newborns, but also for taking a whack at the Singer dear husband bought me last Christmas. Craft blogs are my new best friend, and as my friend Michelle pointed out today when opening a gift I made for her, "Part time is treating you well!" Using patterns and tutorials from homemadebyjill, I've come up with some sweet shower gifts.

3 burp cloths, a bib, and diaper wipes clutch-of the feminine variety made from a 4-pack of receiving blankets.

Same thing, only the gender neutral "Surprise Baby" variety-and I bought the flannel fabric from Joanne's.

The wipes clutch. Making diaper changing a little less crappy.

This afternoon I also hosted, with the help of some sweet friends, a baby shower to help welcome my good friend Michelle's second daughter into the world. For throwing parties, and other crafting goodness, I always check out kojodesigns. These girls are good.

Sweet "wishes for baby" cards that people filled out. Very fun.

And for favors...A festive chocolate bar for the road!