Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Portland, Oregon

We just returned from our anniversary trip to Portland, Oregon. We took the train there and back and loved our ride! The scenery out the window was lovely!

We had a fun time walking around and going in the various shops they have there. It was a nice relaxing trip!

I used some of the time on the train to make this Christmas hat for the baby! =)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Summer day...

It has been unbearably hot today....

But, despite that, I've been accomplishing things....

We picked blueberries this morning, and they are in the freezer ready for us to use them this winter! I've been able to get our home mostly back in order, and I've done all my grocery shopping for the next two weeks.

Now I just need to pack - we're leaving in the morning for a trip on the train, as we go away for a couple of days to celebrate our 2nd anniversary! =)

Should be nice to get away from it all and relax for a couple of days!

New Dryer Rack

One of my purchases from our most recent trip to Ikea was this drying rack. At first I thought it was a little too big, but after using it for a couple of weeks, I think it actually seems to take up less room than the clothesline, since it keeps all the laundry in one location, instead of being strung across the room. Another thing I love is that I can hang two loads of laundry at once, so I can do laundry a few days a week, instead of a load every day. I still have the clothesline, also, that I may need to use when I'm washing baby clothes and diapers, but for now I'm enjoying the new rack!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Getting ready for baby...

I was able to get the baby's quilt top all finished, now I'm working on getting the batting and back put on, and I'll start quilting. I'm happy with how it turned out so far - it is so nice to see the results of your work! My next project will then be bumper pads!

We got the baby's crib all set up - it fit just perfectly next to our bed, and it looks really cute! We're happy with it. The bedroom's a bit more crowded, but it's not too bad. It will be nice and close for me to get up in the middle of the night. =)