Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm Here

I am still here I promise.
It has been crazy here since Christmas.

It was my birthday on the fifth.
It was the big 4-0.
Good looking surprised me with a party,
Grandma Kath and Pap Bill came.

After they left my brother came.
He is staying here for a couple of days.
My brother lives in Samoa and we haven't seen him in almost three years.
It has been so much fun, and I have had a hard time getting back into the swing of things 
since Christmas break.

I also forgot to show you the girls Christmas dresses 
and they were fabulous.
I used this Susan Stewart pattern, and I am in love with it.

I used some super cute fabric from Riley Blake,
it is from the lost and found line,
and it sparkles.

I first saw the fabric over the summer, and knew it had to be their Christmas dresses.

We stuck with tradition and went to see the Tabernacle Choir sing,

Don't worry I was very aware of my shoes.

Then of course we went to Little america for breakfast,
the girls favorite part of the tradition. 

Keeping with tradition, I was sewing the night before, this time the big girls skirts.
Here they are.

I sometimes wonder what it would be like
 if they could smile a real smile, and not these big faker pants smiles. 

The little girls love to take pictures on the stairs,
here is baby sister...

and Lala.

I will be back, but right now I am suppose to be taking my brother
 to meet my sister for breakfast. 
It is the last day they are going to staying at my house. 
They are moving to my sisters tonight, and then back to Samoa next week.
I have to show you the presents I made for them,
but not now because we are going to be late.


  1. My Baby brother lives in TX (and I am in IL) We went to see him last summer for the first time in three years and I had a hard time leaveing! I miss him so much! We talk every week, but it is not the same! Have a greattime with your Brother!! Oh, LOVE the dresses!!

  2. What beautiful girls in beautiful dresses and skirts!

  3. A Happy belated birthday to you!! The dresses are beautiful, I love how she's holding her dress on the stairs - what a gracious young lady!

  4. Beautiful dresses! I'm so glad you're getting time with your family. Our family is spread out too, and it's always nice to see them.

  5. I love these dresses. There are so beautiful.

  6. oh my gosh I love the pics of the girls. Sweet. Happy Birthday. I cried and had a panic attack when I turned 39. After that every year just kept coming no matter what. Now I don't even care. Bring it on! Birthdays are for celebrating.