Sunday, June 19, 2011


Last weekend I went camping with some of Hannah's Girl Scout troop. We camped close to Hersheypark, so the girls could go to the park on Saturday. We got there fairly late to set up camp and the girls all had a really late dinner, but we were all in good spirits. Around 3-4 in the morning I could hear thunder in the distance. I knew it was coming our way. And, boy did it. The rain pounded down on the tent for a couple hours. The lightening was very bright and the thunder was loud. The tent started leaking! I pulled everything away from the walls, grabbed a towel and covered Hannah and I, and I used a blanket to cover the other two girls in the tent. Then, I tried to sleep and not think about the tree above us getting struck by lightening or getting washed into the river behind us...

The rain let up in the morning and we had a fun day at Hersheypark.

Hannah's in the last car.

All was well until we got a call that we had to move our campsite because the weather forecast was for 2 inches of rain and there was a flash flood warning. We took a vote amongst the girls to see if they wanted to go through another night like the one before or pack it in and go home. They voted to stay. I wanted to declare mutiny.

The troop leader fixed it up so we could stay the night on the floor in a large convention hall at Hershey Lodge. It looked like a refugee camp that night with all the troops that had to leave their campsites due to the rain. Some people had their tents flood, collapse, etc. Crazy!

Amazingly, through all the crazy rain we had a fun weekend. I'd even do it again!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

super cute

I made some darn cute kids! Of course, I am biased, but wasn't Seth cute today?

Super cute!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Sew savvy

I have thoroughly enjoyed not having any classes. I miss my day job. You know, back in the day when I was a stay at home mom. Le sigh... My summer class started today. I am hoping to still have some "me" time this summer, even thought we are going to be busy.

So, I saw this messenger bag on a blog and fell in love. I had to make it for myself!

If by chance you decide to make one yourself and like mine, I made a few slight changes. I opted for using a patterned fabric instead of a linen and I didn't make the cute hexagons. The fabric was busy enough. Also, I used canvas instead of batting to help strengthen the bag. I didn't want it to feel too puffy.

Whatcha think? Adorable, no? It's only 9 x 7 x 2. I like all the little pockets on the front and the big one on the back. My iPhone fits so nicely and I know right where it is! It's not lost at the bottom of the bag where I can't find it.

I delivered the baby quilt. All wrapped up. You can't go empty handed so I brought banana nut muffins too.