Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Funtober Fest

This month has been crazy and fun!! Jer and I just got back from mid-semester tour with the ballroom team in Northern CA. It was 10 days long which meant missing 6 days of school. :o/ not so good. BUT! We did get to do a lot of fun things while there and met some amazing people.
 We visited the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield.
 About to take the tour.
 Jer and a group tasting the Booger flavored Jelly Belly. I opted out of that one.

That same day we were able to visit the Oakland temple and even spend some time inside. :o)
 We got to go to a cool Nasa visitor's center and learned a lot about our planets and solar system.
 At Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
We could watch these guys for hours.
Bread bowls with chowder and fish and chips!
Sourdough bakery. Making animal-shaped loaves. Also visited but not pictured- Ghirardelli Chocolate factory. Mmmmmm.
Our show site in Fresno.
When we got home, the Halloween festivities were already starting! We had an awesome FHE with this cutie and her parents, and the Mantells.
How cute is she? Yes she is my niece and she is to die for. She is a Bee if you can't tell. Love the antennas the best.
For our FHE we went to the pumpkin patch, picked our pumpkins, had delicious pumpkin soup and paninis made by Alison, watched Hocus Pocus and carved pumpkins. Is that not perfect or what?!
Here's Jer's awesome finished pumpkin.

 Court and Harps
 My cat pumpkin. Yes, I made up the pattern. Haha
 Pickin our pumpkins!
 Preparing to carve.
 Delicious cupcakes made by Alison. The inside had candy corn colored frosting. Al, you really outdid yourself this time! You're too crafty!
Cute Jer with his pumpkin!

I think I almost like Halloween as much as I did when I was a little girl! We're having lots of fun this fall!

Monday, October 3, 2011

General Conference, How I Love Thee

 This should actually be called conference WEEK because its a update on what we've been up to this past week. First thing's first: my latest projects! Below are Meg's recent orders, a mustard ruffle scarf and an owl hat! This is the hat without the face but you get the picture. :o) She's going to be all suited up for fall.

 Here is a hat I had only been making in baby sizes but decided to make in an adult size. I really like the mustard and navy together and I even used a vintage button from my mom's button collection. Love it.
 My sweetie brought these beautiful roses home to me one night this week. :o)
 Here's another adult sized owl hat I made. This time with the face on. I think they're pretty fun!
 Katie and I looked forward to our craft night all week. Katie came down from West Valley and we went craft shopping and found some awesome deals. We went to California Pizza Kitchen (a favorite of ours) and Coneys (also a favorite). Then we watched Lady Victoria and crafted for hours. We worked on flowers for her choir girls dresses and I made some wreaths like the one above, to sell in my booth at the farmer's market this Saturday.

Saturday morning we watched the first session of General Conference and ate cinnamon roll pancakes. Please try this recipe, seriously. Find it on this blog www.cjaneinthekitchen.blogspot.com its delish!
 Saturday afternoon we headed to Kaysville to spend the rest of the weekend with Jer's family. After the afternoon session we had a little girl time while the guys went to priesthood. We got stuff to make delicious peach pies! I can't take any credit for making the pies though because we ended up watching a movie but Dianna sure made some wonderful dessert for our Sunday night treat!
I worked on a lot of projects while we were watching Conference. It was a great way to stay awake! Here's a scarf I just finished for my friend Alison. She picked this color, isn't it cute? Thanks to my cute sister-in-law Becca for modeling it for me. :o)

Highlights from Conference talks were:
-President Monson's refreshing animation whenever he came to the podium.
-President Eyring's tender closeness to the spirit and inspiring anecdotes about fulfilling our duties as ambassadors of Christ.
-The talk about fathers raising their daughters in righteousness.
-Loved it all!