Church Program

Ella and Sam had their church program this morning. It was an early morning! Zan and I were at his work party and got home late; then had to get up early for early church. We made it though. Sam sung with the preschoolers and kindergartners and was so cute. Ella was in the nativity program. She even had a few lines and was super cute. 

Here's a photo I took this morning - still dark outside - before we left. 

It's been a busy week so far. Sam had his preschool concert on Thursday evening, which was also Ella's rehearsal at church among other things. We made it on time to everything. Now all we have left is Ella's school concert on Monday and Christmas Eve service at church that Ella sings in the choir for. Whew, I'll be happy to take a week off after that. 

And by the way I'm loving not having any snow yet!!!


Been Busy

Can you hear the crickets chirping? 

Sorry, I've been pretty busy lately just trying to knock some things off the to-do list. I'd say I'm doing pretty well. I got the Christmas cards mailed out yesterday, finally baked some cookies yesterday, getting all the shopping finished up and just generally getting things done.

The next week is going to be really busy. We have things going on everywhere. Ella has rehearsal for the Christmas program at church and Sam's preschool sing-a-long on the same night, we have Zan's work party and Ella's school holiday program. Busy week and I can't wait for break. 

The little bit of snow that we had melted - yay!! The longer we go without snow the better if you ask me. It stays warmer and the winter doesn't seem so long. I know it will snow soon enough. Yesterday it was 40 degrees outside and it smelled like spring. It was kind of sad because I knew it wasn't going to be spring for a long time. 

Well I think I'll get some more cookies baked today. Yum!!


Another Dress

It was nice finishing up the last dress that I thought I'd start on the next one. Only took a couple days and voila - another summer dress.

I'm starting to make a dent in my fabric stash, but not enough. I've got some really cute fabric that I need to find just the right thing to make.


Summer Dresses in Winter

I bought a couple dress patterns for Ella over the summer and even cut out the fabric for one of the dresses. Then it sat and sat and sat. I looked at it all the time thinking that it wouldn't even fit her by the time I was done sewing it. Well on Monday I had some free time, so I sewed it up. Just finished the buttons this morning (there are buttons all down the back). 

The good news it will fit her next year!

I didn't get a picture of the back, but it has the same little pleats on the the back and buttons all the way down. It turned out really nice. Now on to my other to-do projects.