February 10, 2009

Amigurumi Swaps!

Ok as you know I recently sent out a Happy Poo to my swap partner for the 2009 Amigurumi Celebration Swap. I just received (yesterday) my swap package from my partner for that swap.... She lives in Spain and makes some of the cutest stuff.... and Here is what she sent to me!



She crocheted the doughnut and tea cup for me, as well as sent me some tea. And how nice of her was it to crochet a dragonfly (my favorite bug) for Olivia!!! :D I LOVEEE IT! I was so excited to get my package.

I also joined a Winter Amigurumi Swap on Swap-Bot... I'm still waiting for my package to get here (it's coming from Australia). I did however send mine out... Here is a picture of what I made for my partner! :D

A Gingerbread Man!


I loved that gingerbread man....

OK well now i'm off to work on my current WIP - a Seahorse

Just because...

...Olivia is soooo cute :D Here are a few of my favorite recent pictures







She's a Daaaaayeeyay Tripper...



This past Saturday, Olivia and I took a lil road trip to go see Aunt Deb and Uncle Ron... Ron was skiing for most of the day so Liv and I spent our day with Aunt Deb and had a lot of fun. :D

First, after hanging out at the house for a bit we went out for Chinese for lunch and then when we came home, Aunt deb took Liv and I over to her neighbor Abdul's house. He is from Afghanistan and just recently got his US Citizenship and his family keep and Afghani home... see their living room in the picture below??



While we were there his wife Parwen offered us some Chai Green tea and some of the bread she made from scratch... the one with the black and white sesame seeds is called Roat (idk if that's spelled right but thats how they pronounced it when i asked what it was called) I thought it had lemon in it, but she said that it is milk flour sugar eggs and mint with the sesame seeds on top... she just described it as Afghani bread... I liked it alot but Olivia was crying so I didnt get to eat it all or finish my tea.



They also gave me an outfit for Olivia - it's a blue Carters outfit in size 9mo. I'm sure Olivia will get use out of that this spring/summer :D

After we left Abdul and Parwen's house, Aunt Deb decided it was time for Olivia to take a ride in the "Family Sled" sooo we plopped her in there and Aunt Deb pushed her around on the mekting snow/slush


video

After we came inside, Olivia got a little mad with me as u can see (heh i think the squishy face is adorable), she and I played a little "Dress Up" and She played with the Tree with Aunt Deb (Olivia loved the texture of the branches the best).





All in all it was a fun day and I'm really glad we went :D

February 03, 2009

A message from George Carlin

I was browsing some of my new blog friends blogs (courtesy of Swap-bot blog swaps) and came across a post on Laura Ann's Blog that is a beautiful message written by George Carlin that really makes you think and i found to be very humbling. It is one of those messages that reminds you no to take life for granted....

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember to say 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


George Carlin