November 11, 2010

It's already November!?

You know I need some more balance in my life if I totally missed the month of October :). This update is for you Coach K!

First of all, our hearts and prayers go out to the Ence Family, especially to our friends Skyler and Alisa. Skyler's (one of Brad's best friends) dad unexpectedly passed away earlier this week. I never knew him, but Brad speaks very highly of Rick and has some great memories to remember with him. I know he is a great loss to their family and the community. At times like these I couldn't be more greatful for the Savior.

On a lighter note,  I've been super busy.... life is good though. I had some t-shirt quilt orders recently.

My favorite quilt I have made has to be this one below. A lady from Oklahoma had me make a photo quilt of drawings that kids with Cystic Fibrosis colored. I had the images printed on fabric and I created a the quilt. The quilt is going to be auctioned off... I hope it makes a lot of money for such a good cause. I love t-shirt quilts, but nothing beats a quilt like this...

 I brought it out with me to Oklahoma when I visited to give to her so it worked out perfectly. Speaking of Oklahoma, it was so much fun. I didn't take any pictures, dang it, but I  had a blast... it was way to busy visiting everyone I felt like I only saw each person for like 2 minutes! Kendria picked me up from the airport and I stayed at her house the first night and we hung out on Friday, can I tell you how much I miss her! I don't thing I will ever meet anyone like her againg... she has the most amazing heart. Anyways, Friday night I helped Natalie and her friend at the walk-around, so much fun... I forgot selling shirts was so fun :). Only with Natalie, she is the most energetic person you will find... love her! Friday night I stayed the night with Nick and Cassie and Saturday we went to the homecoming parade and watched the game with a bunch of friends. I miss all of them! Stillwater was a chapter in our lives that we will always deeply remember. I love it there. Saturday Justin and Kristen took me to OKC to meet up with Natalie so I could help her with her craft show on Sunday and then I flew out Sunday night.

Natalie gave us her new t-shirt.... so comfy and cute. Us girls took pictures in them and I thought this one was funny... our dogs are nuts.

 Me, Shauntel, Jeanette, Alex, Andra.

I also had a fun time in Idaho with April visiting family. It was great to see everyone and I can't wait until Christmas. Alexis turned 12! I love that girl, she is so funny. She dressed up as a lamp for Halloween so we helped her make her costume when we were there. I also got to interview my Grandpa Thornton for a history project. It was such a great conversation with him and Grandma. Grandma is having problems with her heart, the family all fasted on Sunday for her so hopefully the doctors are able to find out what is wrong and fix it.

School is going good. Just when I feel like I'm starting to understand Spanish after this last test, La Professora throws a new concept at us and I'm totally lost again. Looks like this weekend will be some more tutoring from Brad. I can't believe I only have one month left for this semester. My other classes are going well. Just busy, busy, busy. It's hard to find time to do things I love, such as blogging and crafting. I decided I need to do something so I can keep sane, so I bought the cutest pattern for visor beanies... will post pictures later. 

Thanksgiving is almost here and then Christmas! I love this time of year! It will be weird not having to drive in snow and having 50 degree days. I think I might actually miss the snow... crazy I know. I still have Idaho blood :)