Saturday, April 18, 2009

Busy, Busy , busy and a new baby....




It seems like a long time since I have blogged...Usually when I don't, it is due to depression..This time though it is because I have been busy and having computer problems. I had to change my photo software cause it wouldn't pull anything up. I just haven't had the time to mess with it....Easter was great and relaxing, the kids enjoyed the day and the sunshine and then we had snow again for a few days. Very strange, but I guess it is like that here in the spring. I got my hair highlighted and the girl that did it also straightened it for me..she had it smooth as glass so Julie took a picture of it...(me with the kids..) I think it shows off my round cheeks...I dont have straight hair by any means and it was fun to have something new, fat face and all....That evening, we went and picked my youngest daughter up at the airport. (this is Olivia's and Andrew's mom). She also has a new baby boy. I have mixed feelings about this one, but he is a cute little guy. At this time, she is doing really well and trying to get back on her feet. She is in several counseling programs and going to Narcotics anonymous meetings. I am cautiously hopeful. She is visiting for another week and then going back to Portland to finish her programs and then she wants to move to Utah too...If she is serious about staying on the right path, she will get out of Portland. We will see...I have still been sewing a lot. I am working on a quilted wall hanging, I have been hand sewing little cupcake pincushions and I made this bag that I adore! I am posting a picture of it...It is big and roomy and I carry everything but a clean pair of underpants around in it! I took four days off from work and today was the first one...it has been strange being around the house without a zillion things to get done in one short day. Julie and I went to Lowes and bought a tree for the front yard and a bunch of flowers to plant. It is going to look so pretty out there! Olivia actually got sunburned today....this after snow three days ago...Like I said....strange!

16 comments:

LDN said...

Don't see any fat face. Where?

I blog when I'm depressed, and you blog when you're not. Maybe we should share a site - which would only work if we could schedule our down times to coincide.

I love love love love that bag! My address is... :)

Rannyjean said...

I love the new look & it fits right in with the new move. The baby is adorable, how do his brother and sister feel? Sometimes it is hard for them to understand. I wish your daughter the best!

Melinda said...

I love the bag. Did you design it or use a pattern?

Talking Horses Arts said...

New look, new you....that's the way to go! looking great girl!
Cute pics of the kids too!
When you get tired of the bag..I will come and pick it up for you..lol! Its good to hear from you and to see how great you are doing.
Do not forget to show to wall hanging you are working on!? Please?
Andrea.

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love your straight hair. I, too, have curly hair and I much prefer it flattened, as it is shiny and smooth and like someone else's hair on my head until I wash it. The kids look adorable, as does Cooper. The new baby is very cute, too. You definitely have your hands full and I'd say you are doing a GREAT job.

Hugs

Pam said...

Hair looks great. Children are cute. And I love the bag.

Hope all goes well for your daughter.

Laurie said...

I love your hair Melinda, and what cute kids! I'm glad all is going well for you, by the look on your face, the move has agreed with you.
Blessings!
Laurie

Laurie said...

Our weather's like that too - hard to get used to! I love your hair and your purse and the baby is adorable. I hope everything works out with your daughter!

purplepaint said...

Hey Melinda! I didn't recognize you with straight hair! Ah yes, springtime in the rockies ~ a blizzard one week and 70 degree weather the next! :D Would love to see the cupcake pincushions! Congrats on the new grandchild -will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Hi Melinda, you look lovely. I have curly hair, too. It's hard playing back and forth from straight to curly, curly to straight! lol.
Congratulations on the baby. They're a blessing. I understand why you have mixed feelings though. Hugs to you Melinda! I hope you're adjusting well to the move.

Fannie said...

Cute photo, melinda. nice to see smiling faces.

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Helen in the UK said...

Nice to 'see' you and the kids looking so well (and Cooper too!) Wonderful to hear that your daughter is getting her life back on track ... will keep everything crossed that it continues and you don't end up with THREE kiddos!! Enjoy your days off - you deserve them :)

needlewings said...

What cute kiddies and love the bag too! Very sweet!
I'm heading to Seattle next tuesday for R&R and adventure! I loved it there when I went to teach at Innovations. I was also close to visiting Whidby Island when I was there a few years ago. I had read an article about a quilt shop and retreat there one time. Any good suggestions of where to go is appreciated:)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Cute picture, Love all the smiles and your hair looks purdy too! Lovely bag!!! Very Best Wishes to you and yours always! oxo

Sherry said...

OMG! You look amazing! I had to keep rereading your post. I thought it was a picture of Lisa with the kids. I'm so jealous!

I'm glad Lisa is doing good. The baby is really cute. I hope things work out for all of you okay!!

I'm with you, I don't blog much when I'm depressed. It's been awhile since I've done much blogging, but I'm getting happier again!

Sherry