Monday, February 13, 2012

February Blessings :)

I have to admit, that I'm not much of a Valentines' Day girl.
Maybe because my birthday is 5 days before,
and my daughter's birthday is 2 days after.
And did I mention that she was born
on our 3rd wedding anniversary?
So with all that going on,
we have enough love to celebrate!
For some reason this cute fabric called out to me
when I was at Joann's the other day.
I fussy cut it into strips and then did
a sort of log cabin block and made this fun mug rug.
I figure that I always do my best to
"Sew in Love" whenever I am making something crafty :)
So it's not necessarily Valentines
and there are hearts and polka dots....nuf said!

For my birthday this year
I asked my Mom, my daughter and my daughter in law
if they would want to join me and we could all go
to Balboa beach for the day.
We packed our lunches and headed over there.
The weather was fantastic.
One of the very few times it wasn't raining
on my birthday.
Gotta love California.
The boys had such a great time in the sand and water!

And my Mom loves any excuse to hang out
with her 6 great-grandchildren!

Little Miss Sofie is 9 months old already!

And little Miss Evie is 7 1/2 months old!

Makes my Nana heart happy to see the boys
playing so nicely together!

I know these little ladies will be
best friends forever too!

The boys were excited to ride the ferry across
to the other side.
David has made this trip many times,
but for the other boys it was their first time :)

What a perfect way to spend my birthday!
And if that wasn't enough,
this little blog of mine was featured in
the "Best of the Web" post
How fun is that?
They also have a really cool "tips"
section you can check out HERE


  1. what a fun day and I am soooo happy that you were happy!!!

  2. Looks like a fantastic birthday! What a fun day!

  3. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday. Glad you all had fun. The baby girls are adorable.

    That fabric called to me too in Joanns...actually all of their Valentines fabric did. LOL. I haven't decided what to make with mine yet.

    Enjoy your week :)

  4. I got the same material, at least you did something with it. Mine still sits there.
    Looks like a fun day was had by all for your Birthday celebration.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  5. Happy Birthday, a few days late! I have a Valentine birthday, so it's a pretty big deal around here with my family, and now I have nine grandchildren to celebrate with as well! Your day sounds like a lot of fun, and I've been thinking of doing something like this for Mother's Day (I live in WI, it is typically cold here for a few months yet) with my girls and their little ones!
    I love your mug mat, cute idea!

  6. Hey,me too! I have plans for mine,just haven't had the time yet! Happy late "B" Day Karen :)

  7. Sounds like you had a great birthday! It looks like everyone had fun too!

  8. Found the lovely Valentine's fabric at Joann's today!!! Love it!!