days 142-148 {the week in which I broke my nose}

This week’s photo post is a few days late, but with good reason. On Tuesday evening while we were getting the kids ready for bed, Paul managed to break my nose. I’ve not broken a single bone in my body my entire life up until this point, so it came as a bit of a surprise. Needless to say bedtime was interrupted. It was one of the moments when I’m most glad that family lives nearby, my mom came to watch the kids while Ben brought me to urgent care. I’ve been a bit tired and sore and out of it ever since, but the swelling and bruising have gone down considerably.

In other news, summer appears to be officially sneaking up on us – the weather is warmed up enough to start turning the bedroom ceiling fans on and the kids have only a few short weeks left of preschool before they “graduate” and are off for the summer. It still hasn’t fully sunk in that in just a few short months they will be in Kindergarten. How fast time flies.

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days 142-148 {the week in which I broke my nose}

days 128-134 {Disney World}

The past week has been the definition of whirlwind, but in the very best possible way. We flew with the whole family, including my parents, to Disney World for five nights… and then back again. When we were planning out the trip I wondered if it might not be enough days to justify the plane ride. After all, five hours on a plane with three kids under five? Yikes! Especially now that they don’t really serve (or even sell) real food onboard. The funny thing is that even while having the time of their lives (and they did!) the kids were still totally ready to go home by the end of our last full day in Florida. It turned out to be perfectly timed. And I have to say, now that we are back… there really is no place like home.

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days 128-134 {Disney World}

A quilt for baby S.D.

One of my best friends from college is expecting her very first baby in just a few months. She also happens to be a quilter and made a quilt for Paul and Amelia when they were babies. She had a baby shower just last week and if that doesn’t scream “occasion to make a quilt” then I don’t know what does!

I wanted to make (yet another) scrap quilt because no matter how many of these I make I always seem to have enough left in my stash for at least one more. Is that a sign that I have a fabric problem? The mystifying thing is that I don’t just go out and buy fabric willy-nilly. Somehow over the years it’s just built up. I think I was in denial about just how much of it there was. In any case, I really like the process of sifting through the fabrics and finding ones that sort of work together as a color scheme – I sometimes drive myself crazy adjusting the final layout, attempting to make a random pattern that’s not actually random is strangely satisfying – like a giant game of Sudoku. I only bought one fabric for this quilt, which was the flannel on the backing. Every time I make a new quilt I promise myself that this will be the time I just use a whole cloth backing, but then I put it up against the quilt top and I start to feel sorry for the poor old plain back… so off I go to piece together yet another backing. I really need to just factor in the time it takes to do that step into every quilt making process. I just love the look too much to go without.

I haven’t been able to label this quilt yet because baby’s name is top secret (hence the initials) but that just gives me an excuse to go and see her once she makes her entrance. Baby girl I cannot wait to meet you! Enjoy your new quilt!

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A quilt for baby S.D.

days 121-127 {Houston bound}

Have you ever seen the work of James Turrell or been inside one of his skyspaces? If you haven’t, I’d urge you to drop whatever you are doing and get yourself over to one – stat! It’s no secret that I love the sky so on a quick visit to Houston for a friend’s baby shower, my one must-see item was the new skyspace at Rice University (which also happens to be my alma mater). I have actually been to several other skyspaces before and knew it was going to be amazing, but we went for the sunset light sequence and it completely and totally blew my expectations out of the water. If I lived in Houston I’d be parked there every evening. Amazing, I tell you.

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days 121-127 {Houston bound}

April skies – an instagram project 365

I think that this is going to go down in history as the fastest year ever. Or maybe it just seems like that to me because I have so many things going on? In any case the end of the month sneaks up on me every single month and I can’t believe that I’m more than a third of the way through my daily sky project. I know I still have 8 more months to go but I honestly can’t see myself ever going back to life without these daily pauses to glance upward. They do a surprisingly good job of bringing me peace and increasing my zen quotient. If you haven’t been following along, you can find all of the daily sky goodness in real time over on instagram – @katyregnier and the sky posts are tagged #365daysofsky.

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This post is a part of a series of daily sky images. One image a day for the entire year. If you missed the other posts you can find them right here – January, February and March.

April skies – an instagram project 365

days 114-120 {march for babies!}

This past Saturday was the San Diego March of Dimes walk – the March for Babies. It was a beautiful blue sky day and we couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather to celebrate my nephew Peyton on our walk. I am so proud of my sister for everything she’s done for the March of Dimes and they way that she’s chosen to celebrate her son’s memory. The rest of the week went by in a hurry… I cannot believe it’s already MAY! Already 1/3 of the way through this 365… it’s amazing!

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days 114-120 {march for babies!}