Catch The Moment Week #10

The snow melt is on in North Dakota! The temps finally warmed above freezing on Sunday.  The busy season is around the corner and this week we definitely shifted gears.  I’m not sure what ever happened to all the time the farmers are supposed to have in the winter.  We don’t see it around here.  There’s always something that needs attention.  Before we know it, we’ll be scratching around in the fresh smelling dirt and loading up the combines for harvest.  I had hoped to start my seeds for the garden this week, but haven’t gotten to it yet.  We had Max’s 6th birthday on Monday. He had his classmates out to the farm.  They had so much fun playing both inside and outside.  Here are my captures from this week. Hopefully I’ll have more outdoor ones next week!

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The theme for the week is sleepy!  I ran upstairs for something and this is what I found not even 2 minutes later.  I panicked at first hoping he wouldn’t fall, but grabbed the camera for a quick shot.  Poor guy.

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Laugh Attack!

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Buttercream frosting for Max’s Ripslinger cake.

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Brett was in dad’s boots before breakfast on Saturday.

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I caught dad playing on the 4-wheeler when he was running back and forth in the yard while he was drying wheat.  It was so nice on Sunday, our first day in the 40°s.


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I have 2 pics for our birthday boy.  Monday was Max’s birthday party – one by one the kids thought they should ALL go for a ride on the 4-wheeler! Mick took them all around the yard.  I could walk faster than they were going, but they loved it! I think he had just as much fun as them. That’s our 6 year old on the right with the crazy face in the purple.  What a fun group! Max wanted a Planes Ripslinger cake so when he eats it he can tear him apart!

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I finished the top for my feathers quilt along.  You can check out all the other beautiful quilts here.

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Feathers Quilt Top

I have been slowly working on a feathers quilt along project.  It’s the first paper piecing project I’ve attempted.  The quilt along started with picking colors in December.  I changed my mind on the white background when I found the turquoise fabric when we were in Florida.  I’m glad I did! I’m keeping this one!  I hope to find time to finish it soon or else it will end up waiting until we are on the road for custom harvesting.  I need to finish the back and quilt it, but the top is complete. It has been such a great learning experience and so much fun to look at everybody’s color combinations.

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Feathers QAL- Show time!!!

February #catchthemoment Week #6

I can’t believe we are 6 weeks into 2014! It’s been another bitterly cold week – lots of below 0°F weather. It’s been blowing or snowing every other day.  We’ve been working in the house and shop a lot!  Here are my pics from week #6.


Brett was bundled up ready to play outside for a little while. It was around -10°F. We went from the house to the shop! Lots of work for a 2 minute walk!


This is somehow a comfortable position.  Brett was having fun with an iPad while I was making dad his favorite chocolate cake.


I made this quilt for our daughter Kayla.  This was my 2nd quilt project since starting last year, but I just completed it.  She turned 20 today!


The boys and I went swimming with friends.  Brett only went down the waterslide once since it shot us right under the water at the end.  He was understandably leery after that! He’s going again on Friday. I hope he’s not scared of it!


We have our 1st tomato on our Aerogarden plant!  It’s a little hydroponic garden.  There are many more tomatoes to follow.  We love getting fresh tomatoes in the dead of winter!


Brett enjoyed a big chocolate chip cookie after lunch.  I think it took him 20 minutes to eat it!


Sadie couldn’t take it anymore.  She stayed up too late waiting for me to finish sewing.

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