Friday, November 22, 2013

the latest...

 Asher is in kindergarten, and he gets loads of homework! The teacher in me doesn't mind though, I think it's great for parents to share the learning load with their kids, it's also a great way for Asher to get one-on-one attention. Plus, Geoff does the homework with him, not me. ha
 Our little learner!
 This photo was taken on Veteran's day. This is our 90-year-old neighbor, Captain Lyons, who was a bomber pilot in WWII. He came over and gave us our very own presentation on his wartime experience. Really incredible stuff! We are grateful for our Veterans!
 Whitney gave me these old quilt squares. I just had to piece them together and quilt them. Now I have a new throw quilt. Thanks Whit!
 And, here's a selfie from this morning. I've been enjoying the one time in my life when I have a great excuse to not do anything. Sure, I putter around. I clean up. I do laundry, dishes, cook, teach twice a week, etc...but in the in-between-times, I rest. It's been nice to get back to the 19th century patterns of womanhood, back when if women were menstruating they didn't leave the house, and they didn't work while pregnant, and there was a fear of fainting spells or hysteria if you do too much or are overstimulated. In our contemporary society it's like you are supposed to pretend you don't menstruate or that being pregnant isn't a physical impairment. Of course, every woman handles it differently. I am so grateful for my free time and this chance to rest and take a break from all the motion around me.
Lastly, here's some paintings from one of my classes. I like how weird some of them are! :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Geoffrey turns 32!

fall family photograph attempts...

Fall Pictures

I went to Boise for a fantastic family baby shower. The food was good, company fantastic, and I got some really cute gifts to boot!
 Here are the women of my family, including my Grandma.
 Three generations
 Creme Brulee French toast and breakfast casserole!
 My mom's homemade whole wheat cinnamon rolls, a classic!
 I love this HUGE bag. :)

 Mother and Daughter Fredin
 Halloween wouldn't have been complete without a sugar cookie decorating session.
 The kids loved it of course. And nobody wanted to eat the cookies they decorated...