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I am the thirty-four year old mother of 14, married to the most incredible man on the planet. We are expecting baby #14 (hereby known as Opus) in June, 2010
Interests: chocolate, good coffee, adoption, writing, photography, scrapbooking, good books
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So happy to participate this week!
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2013 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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Ooh, those toys look fabulous!
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Thank you, Sarah...I so wish I had photos of Apollos birth. I didnt see him until he was hours old, bathed and wrapped like a burrito.
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Posted Jan 14, 2012 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly My sock is officially finished. I was going to blog yesterday but I forgot. My sock <3 It actually fits too! This was when I'd first started it. This is I think 56 stitches, but then I ripped it out. This is the pattern for my sock. Cast one 50 stitches on size 3 needles using sock yarn. Divide evenly on three needles. Rib 16 rows (or however many you want) purl one row (because I like the way it looks better) then knit 3 inches. put 22 stitches on a holder needle (or whatever it's called) put... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly First, my sock. I got the best sock yarn ever at Michaels the other day. I finally started the sock. This is my sock. I got this far and then it was looking too big so I took it apart. I cast on 56 stitches and then ribbed until the pink was almost finished. then I purled a row, because I like how that looks, and then I started knitting. The more I ripped out the bigger it looked. I started over again today and cast on 50 stitches. I'm still doing the ribbing but I think it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly So, I went to the store again a while ago and bought more duck tape- obviously ;) Whenever I finally have an even number of rolls of duck tape please check to see if it's really me. Now I have 37. Now, please don't say that's not 37 rolls...I know it's not. it's 24. Those are only the ones that I haven't used all up already. Used up ones. the purple, right beside the black, always looks weird, because my camera makes the colors look different a lot. Two pictures of the most adorable 1 year old ever.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Adalia First combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast in a large bowl. Next put the butter, sugar, salt and milk (or in our case water, because we were out of milk) in a pan and heat until milk is just warm, and butter is almost melted. Do not do this. I grabbed the salt shaker, unscrewed the lid to measure it out, and pepper flew everywhere... needless to say, I grabbed the wrong one. If you are very brave, and love pepper, you can add it instead, but other wise DO NOT. Most people do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Blogging by the Dozen
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite birth photos from 2011. Enjoy! Ezrah's birth (May) Ezrah's birth (May) Daiven (January) Solomon (May) Abigail (November) Abigail (November) Crew (October) \ Lydia (June) Ezra (June) Ezra (June) I can't wait to see who I get to meet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at Little Earthling Photography
By Tilly My first sock, Adalia's first sock. My second sock. I jsut halved the first sock. Pretty simple...but when it says to knit 6, knit 2 together does that mean you should knit 3 then knit 1 together? Well, it turned out ok anyways. It doesn't fit Apollo. My first socks....I do think my second is maybe a little less than just half the size of the first? Even though I just cut the pattern in half.... Adalia knitting. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Adalia I was working on a blog post with the recipe for our cinnamon rolls... but I got tired of working on it, and I wanted to blog about one of my most favorite things ever... Knitting! Right now I have 4 projects going. A hand warmer, which I need to rip out because I decided I didn't want to finished it. A sock out of my lace weight, which has horseshoe cabling, and so far looks to be just the right size! My purple hat... which I am almost done with, but I needed to do some math... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
by Tilly I made a sock! I actually did it. This is my first attempt at a sock. I never actually finished it. This is the sock I just made today. It's prettier than it looks. My point and shoot, which I generally use, makes the colors look wacky. Sock in progress. I got this pretty yarn in my stocking. The heel was all weird but I fixed it. My hat. I started it Sunday afternoon and I was almost finished with it and was already decreasing when I realized it was WAY to big, so I took it out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly I can't believe it's Christmas Eve already! It hasn't even snowed. I highly doubt we'll have a white Christmas. And then when we're doing something we're really looking forward to, it will snow and whatever it is will be canceled...right? At least you can't cancel New Year's Eve- us big kids (Enoch, Me, Judah and Adalia) get to watch Avatar! These pictures are of some flowers dad got mom a while ago. We still have them but they're all dying. Sorry, it's a sort of bad picture. I don't know why the first and last pictures are so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly ...And some other stuff. Now, about the dead deer. Adalia saw it when she was taking a walk, so then me and Enoch went to see it and I took a few pictures. Don't worry, it's not gory. No blood or wounds or anything. It's just frozen. I'm not sure what happened to it. Doesn't it look a little bit like a kangaroo? A little... well, I think so anyways :) See, it's not bad. No blood. close-up;) Pretty sky. Poor pathetic baby :( But we're working on getting him fixed. As in, figuring out what's wrong and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
Heather, you bet! I LOVE Ravelry.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on I Take It Back... at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly Here are some pictures of the nativity sets that we have this year. Poor little baby Jesus. He has legs but no head :( And then something that has nothing to do with nativity/advent/Christmas. there are a few things that don't really make sense, like how one 'Primrose' has an 'r' on the end, or the 'cg' by Katniss and Finnick, but we did the best we could. And I just realized that 'Thresh' is spelled 'theresh' here. But they should give people more letters then! Like in the scrabble dictionary, 'zzz' is a word...but there's only one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Adalia The whole blog post yesterday where I talked about how I was committed to my knitting? I take it all back. All. Yesterday I ripped out the whole sock. AGAIN. You know what is even worse than ripping out a sock that you have knit just past the heel because the heel isn't right? Turning a perfect heel, figuring out an encrypted pattern perfectly, knitting all the way to being half done with the foot, and only then realizing that something is dreadfully wrong, and ripping out the whole darn thing. In order to fit this sock, I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Adalia Earlier today I was accused by a family member of not being committed to my knitting. Here is why. This is the first fingerless glove I was working on. I quit a few days ago. But I had a good reason, the glove is wayyy to big. Big enough that my mom suggested I either try to felt it, or gain 30 pounds. Not only that, but when I counted my stitches, there was a big difference between my number, and the pattern. I haven't ripped it out yet, but I can honestly say that I won't mind... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly These cookies are the result of over five and a half hours in the kitchen. Five batches of cookies. Let's just say, my feet got REALLY sore! You can probably tell that we're going to decorate cookies soon! Hezekiah. Isn't he cute? Mom made that hat. She started making it for herself, but then it was too small so she gave it to Hezekiah, because it fit him. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly First the candle pictures. Now for my tape. I know I already said this but...yellow! I love my yellow tape :) The red dragon, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, blue polka dots, blue, blue, blue/purple, blue/purple tie die, purple, paint splatter, silver, black, houndstooth and zebra actually have some tape on them. The other ones are out. Red dragon wallet It has a main compartment, then the four little black ones. you can see the different spaces here. Houndstooth and yellow. This has two big pockets and two little ones. (iPhone picture by Mom) This is on Friday,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Adalia It was a couple of weeks ago after mom and dad had put the little kids to bed, Tilly and I were in our room, and I wanted to knit. I was going to knit little baby socks out of the blue yarn I mentioned in my last knitting post. I had my yarn, all I needed were needles. I didn't have any in my room, so I checked mom's knitting basket for the knitting box, which had the needles I needed. No box. I checked all the places it might be (ledges, couch, dining room counter, mom... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly Yesterday Adalia and I babysat. Then mom picked us up and we went to Michaels. I got 8 skeins of yarn there, and 6 rolls of Duck Tape. Yes, I got more Yarn than Duck Tape! Anyways, then we went to another yarn store, where I got one skein of yarn. Then we went to Rocket Donuts because I had a gift certificate to it. My yarn and tape. My yarn (photo by Mom). Me with my yarn (photo by Mom). My hat. This yarn is SO chunky! 2 stitches to the inch! I just finished row 4... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Adalia I love this kind of bread, and I hadn't made it since I got back, so I decided to photo document it, and share the recipe :) First put 1/2 a cup of corn meal in a bowl (in my case, 2 cups. I quadrupled the recipe to make 4 loafs for our family.) I read the next ingredient "3 Tablespoons of butter" okay... no way I am measuring out 12 individual tablespoons of butter, I mean, seriously? Would you take the time to do that? Good thing we have the Handy Kitchen Measurements, cause it tells me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Tilly I know I said I would take some nicer pictures sometime, but the light isn't right whenever I decide I want to... I know, lame excuse :p sorry. But here are some cute pictures of Pollo to make up for it :) First a black and white...we all know I'm not good at those. But it helps if the picture is a good one in the first place. So I have an excuse- no nice pictures %D I just remembered that I do have some pictures, but they're not on the computer yet. They're the Duck Tape wallets... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen
By Adalia Right now I'm on a sock binge... I've knitted two pairs in the last four days, and want to start up another pair tonight. Socks are soooo fun to knit, and turn out so cute, and adorable (okay, not always, but I think you get the point) right now my sock pattern is the most charming, fun pattern ever! I love making the socks! Of course, this won't last forever, and I kind of wonder when I'm going to get sick of my pattern, but of well, its not come yet. Anyway, I started on that paor of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2011 at Blogging by the Dozen