Thursday, August 2, 2012


Life Happens

Hey!  Sorry it has been a long time since my last post.  I got wrapped up in the end of school with tests and papers due and all that.  Plus, my family took a trip to London, England.  I didn't get to go with them, I had to stay at home and study for finals.  Boo.

Once school let out, my whole family got in the car and headed out to Colorado.  I took some pictures along the way to show you, so there will be some follow up posts to this one.

It was really pretty in Colorado, very green with huge mountains.  We were in Pagosa Springs, Colorado in the south western part of that state.  There were fires around us.  We never saw flames, but there was a lot of smoke and my Mom had trouble breathing due to her asthma.

We went out to Colorado to celebrate my Grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary!!  They wanted to get their whole family together for a vacation.  Since they had spent their honeymoon in Colorado, this is where they wanted to go.

Do you know that it took us 4 days to drive from Maryland to Colorado?  We stopped a couple of places on the way.  One of them was in Oklahoma City to visit my Uncle and Aunt.  It only took us 3 days to get home, because something bad happened.  Our house was robbed on the day we left to come home so we had to rush home.  Luckily, they weren't interested in my American Girl sisters or our dollhouse.  Also, luckily, they didn't take much, but it was kinda a bummer end to our trip.

Well, I'm looking forward to loading up some pictures to show you.

Bye for now.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A new find

A kind friend told Mom that there were microscopes just my size at Target in the dollar spot.  She ended up checking twice and finally found one and only one, but I got it!  It came in blue plastic, but we didn't like that color, so Mom painted it black with silver accents.  Oops, I see some blue on it still in this picture.  I'll have to go touch that up!

I forgot to take a picture of it before, but here it is done.  I also didn't have anyone around to get a picture of me with it.

I'm excited to get it down into the school room and play with it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Okay, two posts in one day.  Since Mom didn't feel well, she stayed home and sewed for me!  She made me and some of my cousins Harry Potter robes.  She used a pattern that she bought at the Liberty Jane site.  It is by Miche Designs and is a really nice pattern.  Mom really likes Liberty Jane because the patterns fit my slim body so well and she can pay for them and download them instantly.

Here I am in my Gryffindor robe.  Mom did some research and learned that all the robes had a black lining until the third movie and then each house got a lining in it's own color.

See, here I am with my cousins, Kit, Naomi, Lizzie and me.  See, Lizzie is from Ravenclaw, so her robe is blue.  I just noticed that we are all blonds.

Mom got tired of sewing robes, so she took a break to sew me a new holiday dress.  She realized that I didn't have one this year.  This is from another Liberty Jane site pattern.  This pattern is by Heritage 4 and is called "The Wrap Top Dress."  It is a very versitile pattern because if you make it in a pretty cotton, it could be a sundress.  If you make it like Mom does, it is a fancy dress.


Here I am trying on the dress.  It is almost done, but not quite.  See, I have on my pants and loafers.
Mom made this dress before in orange.  This silver one will be nicer for the holiday season.

I'm really glad that my Mom sews.  I get some really neat clothes.

Do any of you have some pattern suggestions?


Wow, It's been a long time since I posted.  Mom got really sick over the holidays.  She had bronchitis and a sinus infection.  Luckily, she is better now.  I'm going to see if she'll post our holiday photos later in the week.

Now, on to the exciting news.  It snowed here!!  Okay, we only got about 1 1/2 inches of snow, but after the weird weather we've had, I'll take whatever I can get.  Of course, it came on Saturday so we didn't lose a day of school.  Bummer.

Here I am outside.  This is my fancy dress up coat, but it is the only one I have for right now.  It was cold outside.

I climbed up on the block wall.  You can see how much snow we got.