Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Heiner Family visits the Heiner Family

Bryan's parents, youngest siblings, and younger sister Nicole, along with Baby Anna all came to visit last week. They started to travel on Thursday, but the drive was longer than they thought so they didn't get here until Friday. Saturday we went to Boulder toured Celestial Seasonings and walked around Boulder...but we forgot the camera. Sunday after church Bryan and his dad and Taylor drove to the top of Pikes Peak, and there are lots of pictures from that, but I am going to let him tell that story.
Sunday night we found out that his parents' basement had flooded so they decided to go home Monday instead of Tuesday like they had planned. Before they left we went to the Denver Mint (no pictures allowed) where they make coins. Then we walked around the capitol and downtown for a while.

All of us in front of the capital building. Taylor was too tall no matter where he stood in the group so he had to stand alone. Jill and Mom look so happy, I look distracted and Dad and Nicole look like they don't want to be in the picture.
Taylor at the 'mile-high' marker.
Bryan and his dad and Jill climbed to the top of the capitol building and this is the view down into the dome.
This is a church a few blocks from the capitol that you can see from the dome. Pretty cool, huh?
This is what the rest of us did while they took pictures.
Me and Bryan in front of the capitol and the creepy soldier.
Bryan, Nicole and Anna in front of the statue but closer.
After we left the capitol building we were walking around and Anna looked so cold so I stuck her in my coat. I had two babies on board and the perfect shelf for Anna to sit on inside my coat. She'll have to thank E later.
We also toured Hammond's candy factory and bought plenty of candy but didn't take any pictures. We sure enjoyed having the whole gang here and hope they will come back soon.

Happy Birthday Bryan (two weeks ago...)

In case you didn't know, Bryan turned 27 this month. His birthday was on the 13th and we had a few friends over for cheesecake and pie, and of course I made him blow out the candles. Somehow I didn't get any pictures of our friends, but I did get pictures of the birthday boy and his cheesecake and pie.

Doesn't he look so happy,or kind of like a pirate? either way I like it.
Action shot of the candles being blown out
This is the butterfinger cheescake I made him.
And the pumpkin pie to go along with the cheesecake.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The coolest diaper bag EVER.

One of the projects for the online sewing class I am taking was this canvas and leather bag. When I saw it I immediately thought of what a great diaper bag it would be. Plus I could customize the bag to have all the pockets I wanted. The outside wasn't originally supposed to have pockets so I added those and I added extra pockets to the inside. This is what it looks like: Didn't it turn out great! I LOVE it. This is the inside of the bag:
I don't know about you, but I definitely think this is going to be the coolest diaper bag EVER. (Hopefully it iwill be functional too.)

Monday, October 11, 2010


After an inspiring visit to Utah where we saw the new laminate floors in Mom and Dad Heiners we decided to a bit of upgrading ourselves...

Friday, October 1, 2010

What we have been up to lately

I realized that it has been a while since I have written about what has been going on in our every day life. Here is a little/big snippet of some things we have been doing.

We got two pumpkins from our pumpkin plant. We have two more growing, but when we chopped these off the vine we severed the part that was connecting one, so we might only get three off of our plant this year.
Bryan went to the nursery to ask about some seed that we could spread that would do well next year. He ended up talking to the guy for a while and mentioned how dead some of that sod looked. The guy said they would probably just sell it for half price to someone else, but Bryan told him he doubted he could even get that out of it. So guess what? The guy told Bryan he could have it all for free! FREE! We got 25 rolls of sod for FREE. Bryan is so proud.
This is what it looks like after a few weeks of nurturing care.

I had book club at our house for August, and I really wanted to make a new door-hanging. I found a tutorial here and decided to try it. This is how it turned out:

This is a clost up of the wreath. Can you guess what I used? Yep, lima beans and a can of orange spray paint. I love the way it turned out.

Finally, we had some friends here who had a joint baby shower and so I appliqued some onsies and made some booties. I forgot to take pictures of the booties but the onsies turned out really cute, see:

Well, that's about it. Ok, so really there are about a million other things that we need to update on, but they will have to wait.