Thursday, March 25, 2010

an evening walk around North Park

Porter has on two clip ties clipped to his pockets, a ring on a string around his neck, a belt with a camera, a whistle and the bass hat.

in this photo Liesl is doing one of her "dance" moves, Porter is taking a picture and Jason is pretending to be a zombie.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cactus Gardens

Liesl fell asleep on the way home from school so, Porter and I left her home with Jason and went to the cactus gardens in Balboa Park. I gave Porter my old camera to use and we had a fun time taking pictures together. Porter could not understand why I was just taking pictures of him and not the cool plants.

Porter's response to my question "are you having fun?"

Tonight after dinner we walked down to the park to play and enjoy the extra daylight.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a new camera

After saving for months, selling my goods and working I had enough money to buy a new camera.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Schoolhouse Tunic part 2

I decided to try and make a Spring dress using the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern. The last dress I made, I followed the pattern as best I could. This time I changed the neckline, didn't put on the sleeves, added pockets and buttons. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tee Ball

Porter had his first Tee Ball game this past Saturday and he loved it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Birthday Girl

Yesterday we celebrated Liesl's 4th birthday at the park with family and friends.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

almost 8 years later

When I met Jason he had this painting on his wall of him and his ex girlfriend that his ex girlfriend's friend painted. They had broken up a year and a half earlier and he still liked the painting. When I went to Portland and met his family 4 months later his mom still had photos of him and his ex on the fridge. For a while I felt like I had to compete with this ex who he even sent money to once when she needed it. Eventually I realized that if he wanted to be with her he would be. He was with me and I needed to not be effected by it. When he bought his first house 10 months after we had been dating, he told me that he was not going to put the painting up in it. I was like "yay, I don't have to look at this painting everyday anymore". Jason would not just put it in the moving van, he had to find a cloth to wrap around it to protect it. It sat in the shed for the 4 years that he and eventual me and the kids lived at that house. It moved to our current house and I often wondered how long he was going to hold onto this painting. I thought that I could just put it in the trash and he would not even know about it, but I could not do that to him. After all I made him get rid of his beloved cat before we had our daughter. The cat was adopted by a friend and has a lovely kid free life now. I could not make him get rid of the paining too. Tonight Jason took a friend out to the garage to look at the painting after his friend was telling him about this new show . Jason looked at the painting and realized it was not as great as he thought it was. I asked him and he let me take a hammer to it. It is now hanging over our mantel.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


My mom bought some pipe cleaners or as liesl likes to call them "cleaning pipes" for the kids. Liesl was asking for some ever since Jason bought a craft book for Liesl. Anyway, Porter came home from school and spent at least an hour making different thing with them. He made Jason and I antennae. Here he is modeling Jason's.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


So I have a job making necklaces for my friend's jewelry company Leila Jewelry. I just finished my first assignment to make 350 necklaces. I worked at night and a little during the day while listening to This American Life. It was fun and easy work for me.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Porter had his first t-ball practice today and he loved it!

I can't believe my little Liesl is almost 4