Sunday, November 9, 2008

What We've Been Up To....

I know, I know, I know. I'm a really bad blogger. But can you blame me? After I spend all day behind a computer at work, the ABSOLUTE LAST thing I want to do is come home and get back on the computer. I still look at all of your blogs during my lunch breaks, but my computer network at work won't let me make comments on your blogs. (Commenting gets blocked as some sort of "on-line chat.") So anyways. I just wanted all of you out there in blogger-land to know that we are alive and well and we are still keeping tabs on what is going on with you and your lives.



So this is what we've been up to in the 3 months and 1 week since I last posted....



For my 27th birthday Sam surprised me with a fancy evening out. We went to dinner at Piropos, a fancy Argentine restaurant, and then to see the Broadway production of The Lion King. Sam and I have been to several Broadway musicals, including Wicked, but I'd have to say Lion King was my favorite, hands down!




Here we are, all dressed up for our evening out.


For Halloween this year I dressed up in my default costume - Pippi Longstocking. I had more people tell me they loved my hair that night that I've ever had in my entire life. Since I got so many compliments, I'm thinking I'll start wearing pokey braids more often. :-)



Sam has gotten really involved in his Tae Kwon Do class.

He is up to his purple belt now, but these pictures were taken a few months ago when he got his orange belt (or his "o-rain-gey" belt as his instructor pronounces it).





As for me, I've been keeping my free time busy with crafting, as usual. A few months ago a friend taught me how to knit, so I've been getting really into that. Here are a couple of pics of some of my completed projects:




I even knitted myself this sweater!


I do love knitting now, but I still haven't given up on jewelry making. Here are some pics of my latest designs:







20 comments:

JoJo said...

So good to hear from you! Are you coming to Boise for any holidays? Maybe we'll have better luck with lunch this year. :) But even if it is just the two of us I wouldn't want to miss it.

KC Mom said...

Did you seriously knit the sweater you were wearing on sunday? You are crazy!! I've been knitting for years and still can't knit more than scarves and basic stuff!! Glad to see you back blogging!

Marc and Liz Anson said...

When I saw that you updated I was super excited! I totally understand that the last thing you want to do is be on the computer AGAIN after you get off of work, but it was great to see an update.

Looks like you guys have been busy. Purple belt? Congrats Sam! Your knitting looks awesome! You have such talent in the crafts area. I've tried my had at beads and knitting and never really liked the turnout. Keep it up girl.

Aubrey and Mandy said...

It's awesome to see what you guys have been up to! LOVE that Sam's karate class has so many youngsters in it...way cute.

We're coming through that way on our trip back west December 19 or 20. Will you guys be around?

Andrea said...

Welcome back, Lace! Wow, you are talented. I love your sweater! Do you take orders? I would love the baby stuff for our little one (just don't know the sex yet).

Take care, Lacey. Miss you!

Ryan & Tiffany said...

I have to say I liked your hair in the braids too! :) I am glad you take pictures of all of your jewelry creations. I LOVE that black and grey one! And your baby things turned out so cute. Bailey loves her bib!

LaCee said...

So baby stuff....Are you trying to tell us something???

Jenn Oldham said...

Love your stuff!!! Thanks for making me all that cute baby stuff (just kidding). Yeah I love the sweater I am impressed, VERY impressed. I don't have the attention span for knitting! But I love your jewelry as well! You are such a talented person.

Leslie said...

I agree with the rest of the people that commented, you are full of talent!! I have to admit, I'm a bit envious of your craftiness, I just don't have the knack for crafts. You're amazing!

Nicole said...

Ok, so your Pippi Longstocking costume totally reminded me of the Hawl our freshman year of college. I still laugh at how crazy and funny we went with our costumes and how the other girls went sexy looking. Good times!! I love ya girl!!

Sam Ransom said...

We loved your Halloween costumes!! I think the braids are the best!!

WOW WOW WOW!! Awesome crafting!! I love the little buttons on your knitting. Those really make it! And all your jewerly is of course awesome- per usual! It makes me want to get mine out and make a new necklace!

Melanie said...

wow lacey, that jewelry is amazing! Remember a number of christmases ago when you had just started making it and showed me how to do a littl bit :). I feel inspired to start again!

Chloe and Tyler said...

Yeah, I'm glad you posted an update. I had no idea Sam was taking classes for that, how cool. I love your knitting and jewelery projects...espeically the blue knitting project that Kellen has:D I'll send pictures soon of him wearing it. love you

RitterB's said...

I noticed your sweater on Sunday. I wondered if it was the one that you had knitted. I looks so awesome! If I could only knit!

Amber Swensen said...

WOW! Crafty Lacey! I LOVE the knitting. I want some of that stuff for Amelie. Can I buy it?

Blondlings said...

Amber said...
Hi Lacey! I found your blog through Jenn's. I'm so glad I can catch up on your life. I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriage but when the time is right, it will happen. Love ya!

P.S. Love all your jewelry. But where's the PINK? :)

Heather said...

You are SOOO talented. If you could pass a fraction of that on to me, that would be great :)

Alexandria said...

You are seriously super talented. I can't believe those darling hats and booties and sweater! It looks like you and Sam are keeping busy and having fun. I hope we get to see you again soon. We move December 20th to San Diego so if you ever want to come to Sea World, you've got a place to stay.

Pulver Palooza said...

If you lived closer I would be paying you to knit me awesome clothes for my kid and myself and make me some of your beautiful jewelry.

BreeAnn and Travis said...

Lacey! So, funny story. I work with your old roomy Jen Johnson. Just this morning we figured out that we both knew you. She told me you have a blog! I'm so excited you have a blog, I do to it's tballred.blogspot.com. Keep in touch.

Bree