Wednesday, September 14, 2011

spare time

**Pretty much everything on here I found on Pinterest
When I'm not chasing down a toddler or gathering proof of my identity for the Texas State Dental Board, I try to keep busy. 
I'm currently waiting to get my TX Dental Hygiene License in the mail and then I can get to work, but until then I've got some extra time. 

Thanks to my talented sisters, I am a beginner crocheter (is that a word?). 
These are a few of the things I've made (sorry for all the random pics from various mediums):
 {knotted headband}

 {super bulky beanie}

{slouchy hat} 
(thanks for the idea Care! I finished it on our drive to TX)

I've learned how to do lots of different braids, all of which I practice on Liv 
{yay for having a little girl!}
Unfortunately they only last about 2 minutes on this rambunctious almost 2 year old.

Liv and I have been doing some toddler activities like this and this.

And I've tried some new recipes:
(nutella and plain fat free yogurt- 
totally takes the edge off when I need something sweet)
Creamy Nutella Yogurt Fruit Dip Nutella Yogurt Fruit Dip


(I'm a breakfast person)
Baked Oatmeal

(so yummy and SO easy)
Blackened Chicken with Avocado Salsa

I've also started leisurely reading again! I was so excited to be
 done with school to get back to reading for fun :) I've read The Help 
and my current read is The Palace of Illusions (thanks Danee!).

And now I'm crafting for a small celebration for Liv's 2nd Birthday!

The very best part of all this time is being able to spend so much of it with my big girl! 
After spending the first 20 months of her life in school, I needed this time to be home. 
Finally "just" a wife and a mother, which brings me far more happiness than anything else.
Finally we can all sleep in! We like our sleep around here :)


Laura Beth said...

Ummmm, I think its time you crochet me something. You are WAY good. I would even buy it off etsy. I'm super impressed and I want that baked oatmeal recipe.. or just to know what you threw in there since baking oatmeal cant be that hard.. you rock!

Anonymous said...

Joyful, joyful, and more joyful!!! That picture at the end looks so content and happy.
Love all your projects and happy that you have been able to be home with little Livy.

Love you all!

We hear there is a bday coming up!!! ;)

Love, Gma Hansen and Pops

AmyJ said...

Great job on the Pinterest projects. I'm so rediculously addicted to pinterest, but I've never acutally put it to good use.

Glad you're home and enjoying your sweet family.

PS I have a dental question , and if you don't know, that's ok...Coop killed his front tooth-hit his mouth on the driveway-(it's turning kind of a grayish color). It's slowly gotten darker and darker-over about a 3 week time period. I called the dentist today, but he wasn't in. What are they going to do? Is there anything I can do to save it?? Will they want to pull it? What can we put in its place so he's not one toothed for 3 or 4 years 'til his front teeth fall out?

Carrie said...

the crocheting is looking good!! i need to post the hat i made, too. i've read all of your posts lately. i'm just always too busy to comment on anything. we're happy to see that you guys made it to texas. and maybe a little jealous, too. we miss you a lot, though. : ((

Leandra said...

Um, why are you so incredibly talented! Those projects all look amaaaaazing!

Tyler + Zahara said...

Your so talented!! I love all your crocheted projects! And I definitelyy want to try that baked oatmeal.. minus the bananas. I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas.. thanks!

I seriously love being a wife and mom, I'm nor working right now and its been awesome staying home with jarin, makes me wonder why I went to school ha jk