Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Photo Phail

So, I brought my camera with me on my trip back home, and left it in my bag the entire time. Oops! But I did have an absolute blast! It's always good to see family :)

To make up for the lack of photos there, I've tried taking lots of pictures of my projects since getting home.

Since getting back, it's been nice to relax and do things just because. Like making these cookies for Justin to take to work:

I don't know what inspired me to make them the intel logo, but it was really fun decorating them! 

I've also done some things not just for fun, but with an actual reason. One of Justin's coworkers had a close family member pass away, and Justin was asked if he was good at picking out cards. He said not really, because his wife usually makes cards when we need one. So, I was volunteered to make a card for her. It was actually kind of hard. I'm used to making cutesy cards, and cute isn't really appropriate for that situation. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out though: 

In other news, I finally took my first "belly photo". Mostly because I saw a picture on Ashley's blog of her at 18 weeks, and wanted to compare. Here's hers: 
And mine (taken yesterday at 18 weeks and 5 days): 
My analysis of the comparison: I think my belly is sticking out almost as far as hers was at that point, but I don't look quite as obviously pregnant, because of how long my torso is. 

Yesterday, Jeremy's stocking kit arrived, and I was very excited to get started! Here's my progress after day 1:
Okay, it doesn't look like much yet, but that's already several hours' work right there. Of course watching America Ninja Warrior slowed me down a bit, but hey, I got to see the first American to ever make it past the ultimate cliffhanger! 

In addition to working on the stocking, today I'll be making cheesecake! Next Monday is National Cheesecake Day (any slice 1/2 price at Cheesecake factory), and I decided to start celebrating early. I'll be making four little mini cheesecakes and freezing 3 of them. The 1 I leave unfrozen will be eaten when we feed the missionaries tomorrow night, and the rest will come out next week for the actual celebration of cheesecake. Hopefully I can keep myself from eating them for that long! 

That's all my updates for now. Justin is still doing great at work. One of his main buyers that he works with actually commented how helpful he always is, which was neat. It's great that his hard work is being recognized so much. He is really a great employee, and people keep noticing. I'm very proud of him!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

The card is very lovely. I love the belly pictures.