Thursday, July 30, 2009


Bee lined his French fries on the table tonight, along with his car.

I'm scared for his future wife.

I see some OCD showing through already.

I thought he just lined up his trucks, but no... Fries, socks, shoes, Hooch's food

yeah I made this.

You're welcome.

Monday, July 27, 2009

My first block done

Basket Weave Block

So remember when I sent out all that fabric. ($72 worth of postage!)

This is the first block that has a picture posted!!!

It's done by Highway cottage. I don't know how she feels about visitors so I'll link once I find out!

Isn't it AWESOME!!

Can't you just see if with black sashing around it and sitting next to all of it's brothers and sisters!!!!???!!!

OH I didn't think I was going to get this excited but I totally am!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


these are the blocks I finished for Bee Inspired. They were both really fun!! I should be done John's first... The pineapple one... Cuz one you start sewing wonky it's hard to stop!!

So now my Sapphire is going in a box until Seattle til she can come play again. It's a sad day in the W house!! Lol

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursdays game

Okay so I gotta explain the Wordless Wednesday!

I did NOT put those sticky things on Bee. We packed up his room on Saturday. Chris was giving a talk on Sunday and I thought he would use the stickies. So I left them out, I think on the crib railing.
Bee decided some time during the night to pull every last one of those stickies off the pad and throw them off his finger. I know he threw them because some were across the room.
I know he did it in the night because he had marks on his face where had slept on a few!!!

I thought it was funny and something only a kid would do.

So we leave in eight days!!!!

My mission for today is our clothes. We are going to be in Seattle for awhile so I need to pack more than normal. We will have a laundry room though so maybe not so much. This is the hardest part for me... What clothes to pack!!

So that's my plan. What is yours for the days?

Ps did you know farm town still isn't working for me???!!! LAME!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

(See the one on his shirt?)

Monday, July 20, 2009


Hi! My name is Krista and I'm addicted to texting. (and Farmtown but that's another day.) Ever since I was in high school, I've been a texter. I used to text answers in class. I used to text while driving. I even texted on dates.

I LOVE texting!!!

The convince of it is AWESOME!

For example, someone...let's say Amanda texts me at 8 in the morning. I don't have to rush to it, to see what she wants. I can get up at 10am and reply back. There's no guilt in taking two hours to respond.

Obviously if you are in a texting's not nice to just stop. You have to have a reason...battery died, kid bleeding, etc.

Even though I'm a 'grown up' now...I still text my heart out. The first time I had a texing convo with Amanda, I was hiking up a mountain. Seriously. (Remember Red Shirt lake?? yeah she's the reason my phone got wet and now the 7 key has attitude.)

So my relationship with texting has even GROWN...since I've gotten the iPhone. See here's the deal. When you text on an iPhone, it makes little convo bubbles so you can see what you wrote. It keeps it all on one page. None of the going back to see what I texted before.

Chris is famous for his one word replies to my texts. (He doesn't understand my love affair of texting.) I almost ALWAYS have to go to my outbox and see what I wrote. NOT ANYMORE!!!

I love that I have it all on one screen!

My friends that I text are all different types of texters but I heart you all.

Amanda is like me, in it for the long haul. We talk all stinking day long.

Taron-she's my night owl...or was until now when she is 2 hours ahead...lame!

Krystle- she's a hairdresser with a different schedule everyday so texting is really the only way we talk.

Lindsy- she has 3 kids and a hubby that is deployed. She texts me when she is lonely or stressed or I need her advice. She's a super runner too!

Nicci- she keeps me update on her single world...LOVE IT!

There are more of you but I gotta go post stuff on craigslist of the hubs.

Do you guys text?? Are you addicted like me?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bee Inspired and Live Piecefully

These are the fabrics for Bee Inspired and Live Piecefully virtual bees.

I sent out one black and one other color. They can make whatever kind of block they would like.

I'm going to be getting back 30 blocks which should make a king size quilt.

I asked to have the month of August for both bees because we are moving and I didn't want to have to worry about making a block while in Seattle for the month.

I also sent one to my grandma Carlson, red. And my mom made a yellow one when she was here.

This quilt is going to be AWESOME!!

When I get the blocks back, I'm going to write their name on it so I can know who did it!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Goals for today- updated

Well my list didn't go as planned. I only got about half done. I'm thinking I'm going to up the number of boxes and make it my "To Do before Weekend list"

PS I did get an iPhone yesterday but I kinda have to share with Chris until October. I hate AT&T's stupid rules of upgrading!

Come back later I will have a great post!!!!!

Here is my list:

1. Pack and label 20 boxes
2. buy needles to finish projects
3.Cut out all my Bee Inspired material
4. Call Marianne and explain quilt situation
5. Start on baby quilt
6. Sew two Bee Inspired blocks
7. Mail all blocks, and fabric and baby quilt
8. Cash check
9. Put clothes in garage bags
10. Take clothes to Goodwill
11. Find Chris' green socks for work
12. Do 2 loads of laundry
13 Return library book
14. Call Major Thomas
15. Set up other computer with Itunes on it
16. clean out bathroom hair stuff to give to Kim
17. Make truck payment
18.Pat cell and insurance online

I hope that is it. I'll take pictures as I go!

Oh and if I get all my chores done, we are going to buy iPhones today!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


All right. I think everyone but one asked how we prepared these silly porcupines.

Chris did all the work. I wasn't going to touch those things. Yes it's meat but I have a queezy stomach for that sort of thing.

So anyway Chris put the porcupine into a gallon ziplock back and put about an inch of Worchester sauce in the bottom and put it in the fridge. The first one was only in there for about an hour but there is still one in the fridge. (Eric is suppose to come over and eat it this week with him.)

So zip lock bag, one inch Worchester sauce.

Then when he was ready to cook it, he slathered on BBQ sauce, Bulleye's I think. And plopped it on the BBQ. I think it was about 30 minutes of turning and basting. They wanted to make sure it was all the way done.

Eric and Chris both said it tasted like rabbit. That it was a bit juicier than rabbit.

I haven't eaten either. I don't know if I will. I can eat all the elk, or moose, or buffalo, or deer....I can but rodents I have a problem with. I am not sure why. I think it's a combination of thinking they are dirty and the whole redneck thing.

I don't judge. TRUST ME. I just don't think it's my thing.

Although I have a feeling that Chris will bribe me somehow with doing the dishes for a week or laundry, for a bite of porcupine. (I'll let you know how it goes down.)

PS I didn't keep any of them quills or feet for jewerly. Neither did Chris. I think Slade grabbed some quills for his boys but that's about it. It was for the meat.

So do you guys totally judge me for my porcupine post??

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chris' Saturday Evening

So this is such an adventure that could happen no where else but Alaska. I have to write it down.

Chris' buddy, Eric, from our hometown came to visit us Saturday night. Chris was just about to go fishing when he showed up so of course, he went with.

They picked up Slade and off they went to the lake. On the way, they start talking about food. Chris says he wants to eat a porcupine, just once. And if he sees one, he is going to kill it.

Slade and Eric laugh it off, I'm sure and go about the conversation. Some time in the journey to the lake, a poor porcupine runs across the road.

Chris slams on the brakes...PORCUPINE!!!!! Jumps out of the truck, grabs a huge rock, runs for about 10 feet and chucks the rock. Hitting the thing in the head. SPLAT!

He picks it up and throws it in the back of the to go fish.

They get to the lake and with all the guys around somehow Chris' pole gets stepped on and broke. With no fishing to do, what does Chris do....skins the porcupine.

Slade and Eric have had their fill of fishing and are ready to go home.

Driving home from this 'secret' lake, the boys are laughing and comparing fishing stories, I'm sure.

All of a sudden, Chris slams on the brakes, yells PORCUPINE!!!! ...jumps out and grabs a rock and this time has to chase the thing up a hill. He gets it. In the back of the truck it goes.

Eric is laughing his head off cuz he can't believe what is going on. Slade is shaking his head and laughing his head off cuz he can't believe the Chris is running around with a rock above his head.

Chris gets back in the truck and off they go to home. (Did I mention it was 11:30pm?)

(It's still light out at 11:30pm in the summer here.)

So down the road and Chris slams on the brakes again....PORCUPINE!!!!!!

This one was a huge one!

He chases after it with a rock above his head, but this one is climbs a tree!

Oh but Chris hits it with a falls out of the tree....AND runs away!

He chases after it until he finally gets the thing. Throws it in the back of the truck and off they go!

They are headed for home when Chris has to stop for gas. As he is filling up the tank, he hears a sniffing sound. WHAT THE WHAT??

Two of the porcupines are still alive, making noises!!

They hurry to Slade's house where they put the poor creatures out of their misery.

Seriously, what an adventure!!!!!

Don't worry, all porcupine were eaten. Animals WERE harmed in the writing of this story.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I need ...

I need to sleep for 24 hours straight...

I need to pack up everything in my house cuz we LEAVE in 20 days...

I need about 5 more hours in the day...

I need to get to level 27 in Farmtown so I can buy Peppers... :)

I NEED a new phone...water and cell equal no good...

I need payday to get said phone... (which is going to be an iphone cuz they are cheaper)

I need Bee to stop throwing fits in parking lots... (any thoughts on this? He is fine once we get to the store/house/whatever....just the parking lot)

I need the weather to cool down some so I have motivation to actually do said packing...

I need to do a post soon with pictures so I don't loose my followers!! :)

I heart you guys!

Be patient with me the next two months....I'll be here and there but less time blogging!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cutest thing ever!

Chris, Bee and I were all watching a movie upstairs on our bed, before nap time.

Bee, all of a sudden, stands up and counts to three in Connor. (Eee ahh ahh!)

He falls/jumps on top of Chris' legs, rolls all the way up to his neck and back down...giggling the whole way!

We all just laughed and laughed for a few mintues.

I wish I got it on video, but he only did it once.

Another news about Bee. His hand is looking great. Good enough to not put a bandaid on today. The blisters have popped but covered over again so I'm not worried about infection anymore. He definitely favors his other hand but still uses the burnt one a lot more than I thought he would. Such a brave boy.

Bee threw his first HUGE fit today in public. Thank you Bee. We had to go to the hospital for labs today for me. As soon as we got out the the truck, he refused...REFUSED to walk. So I carried him. He threw a fit about that, throwing himself back and forth. So I would set him down...he would latch on to my leg and not walk.

I think I could have seriously hurt him if I didn't love him so much. It wasn't that I was was that I had stuff to do and had to do it then. If I didn't have to have the labs done today, I would have put him back in the truck and went home and put him to bed.

Oh well, the pleasures of children!

I hear it gets better...right???!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Awesome score!

You guys have got to check this place out!

They are sooooo cute.

It's called Diaper Bag Diva.

here is the link.

Just go check them out for me.

Pretty please with sugar on top.

We all know someone that needs a diaper bag!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Finally Fourth Pictures

This is what the boys did most of the weekend! Rocks and dirt in the bucket, rocks and dirt out of the bucket. Bee and Hudson plus Chris' sexy legs! This happened within the first two hours of the W's arriving. Bee grabbed the firepit grill as he tripped. It blistered immedately. This is our makeshift bandage. Mychel came to the rescue.
From Left to right, Tanner, Slade and Issac. They had to take turns with the sparkles so we could watch them.

This is Carissa. She is mom to Tanner, Issac and Easton...married to Slade.

This is Eli. I've watched this boy grow up. I met Mychel in Tech school in Texas. She was prego with this boy. They got orders for up here too! And now we are hoping they will come to New Mexico with us. (We are hoping, they are not!!) :)
Oh and I guess there's part of Bee's head.

Tanner playing with a firework. I just love his face. They are moving to Arizona so we have plans to met halfway and go riding!!

Bee with another sparkler...we got a bunch free...the kids loved it!

The Hulet boys! Wouldn't this be a great Christmas card??

The boys finally killed Mychel. We all knew it was going to happen one day! LOL i'm just kidding!

Or this one for the card? Aren't they just so photogenic! We heart our Hulet's!!
Mychel, Hudson, Robb and Eli

Hudson, Bee and Easton chilling in the tent...or condo as we called it!

Hudson and Eli being goofy! Look at our views behind them. Alaska is beautiful!

Hudson growing up too fast!!

My boys! I sure wished Bee liked his Dad.

I have more pictures but I'll save you for now!
Thanks Flitton's and Hulet's for such a great weekend!!!
We hope you had as great time as we did!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Things I'm learning...

Things I'm learning from living with a 2 year old boy:

1. Dirt is not just something you walk on. It's also a snack, throwing object and race track.

2. Refrigerators that aren't locked are free game. Especially leftover anything. Hooch now sits by the kitchen to make sure things go okay and nothing is left for me to see! :)

3. Anything can be turned into a car...water bottles, cups, shoes, etc

4. If he shakes his head first, tells himself NO but does it anyway, I laugh my head off and let him get away with it. (how could I not??)

Monday, July 6, 2009

25 days

25 days until we are out of here! (If all goes as planned! Crossing our fingers!)

I am SOOOO excited to be going to Seattle. We will be in town most of August so let us know if you wanna hang out.

Does anyone wanna come help pack??

i kid, I kid....kinda.

Anyways, this week my goal is to have everything sorted through, and what we are leaving here and what we are taking. I have a few more closets and piles that need sorting. After that, everything goes in a box for two months.

Things at are staying out in this order:
Bee's pacifier
headache medicine
cell phone
Sewing Machine

anything else?

Did anyone catch that the sewing machine is before the dog?

It's on worries.

There's another post below this that was suppose to post on Thursday, silly Blogger!!

Off on our last...

We are off on our last adventure in Alaska.

We are headed out camping with our hommies, the Flitton's and Hulet's.

I hope that we don't have rain but bring on all other adventures!!

I'll tell stories next week when we are home.

In other news, Chris has a HUGE bump on his head. He got it at work yesterday and went to the ER. I was freaked out for a bit but actually there wasn't even a concussion! So now we just have to keep his headaches under control. Poor guy.

Tuesdays are park days with our friends. Each week is a different park. This week it was Campbell of my favorites.
I brought Muddy Buddies.... chocolate, peanut butter, butter and powered sugar....YUM!
We shared with everyone. It was gone but the bucket was placed on the bench.

Smart Bee knew what was in the bucket and wanted some.

He didn't get anything but a face full of powered sugar and a bunch of laughs!!
He was actually laughing in this picture. The whole rest of the day, he licked his fingers and wiped his face! It was a good day for Bee!

Bathtime was sticky but well worth the laughs!
See ya Monday!!