Saturday, January 9, 2010


I know I am a little late but I did want to write about some of the highlights of 2009! It was an action packed year as we welcomed our first baby on January 2nd, barely missing New Years. Peter went back to school and was, as usual, busy studying. I decided to abscond to MN with Quinn for a few weeks to visit the fam and got back just in time for us to move up to Hamden. We got settled in our new place and Peter started a new semester. My brother came to stay with us and we all took a trip to England. David stayed until mid August and then headed back for school and we prepared to start yet another semester. We celebrated all the fall holidays and then headed to Utah for the Christmas holidays.

One of things that stood out to me was what a creative year it was and wanted to share some of the things that we made.

We successfully planted some tomato and basil seeds. (Well really how hard is it to plant seeds?) But the best part is that we didn't kill the plants after they started growing. We are looking forward to trying some new veggies and herbs this year.

I finally finished some pillows I had been making that I started the first year we were married. I also altered these curtains I had previously made to fit the windows in this apartment and Peter and I made the window bench. We are planning on making a second one so it runs the length of our window and putting some molding on them to make them more elegant.

I made this quilt for Quinn. I am really happy with how it turned out and with how my sewing skills grew.
I also have been making a quiet book for the moose in attempt to entertain him during church. I have so many ideas for this and am eager to keep at it and make a truely entertaining quiet book.

We have been cooking up a storm trying lots of new recipes as well as old favorites. We have enjoyed lots of homemade bread, granola bars, yummy desserts and a variety of delicious dinners.

And two of the best things we made this year:

Quinn David Bracken
Born Jan 2nd, 2009

Pudling #2
Due August 11th, 2010


Adrienne said...

congrats! hope all is well

Elizabeth and Russ said...


David and Amy said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!

Rachel Hair said...

Wow you have had a great year! So many new things you are learning that are very motivating to me. I hope I can learn new skills like you! Congrats on the second one coming along.

Mr. and Mrs. Pope said...

WOW!! we're (i'm) fully jealous!! congrats!! see aren't they just so cute you just gotta have more!! :)