Monday, January 10, 2011

I've got an "Ingrown Hair"

So I wrote my text before I added the pictures and I can't copy/paste on this make sure you read the text at the end and the heading will make sense.
We let Austin open this present before we left for Illinois and he LOVES it. It also turns into a walker
A close up of the back side.
This is the back

My first Quilt! It was great that each panel was so big...Made for minimal sewing, which was perfect for me to start out on.

What does that mean? (Referring to the header) We spent Christmas in Illinois at Tyler's parents house and after we opened all the presents we told everyone we had one more surprise and opened up Austin's sleeper to reveal a homemade onesie that said, "I'm the Big Brother". After a few moment's of silence and a few weird glances they finally started to figure out what this meant. We have another baby on the way!

I then sent a text message to everyone in my family since they were all at Jamie and Bryson's house that said something about having an ingrown hair and to call me once they figured it out. Jamie was the first to call and everyone was very surprised to hear our news. My mom has always guessed or just knew when we've all been pregnant up to this point, but I COMPLETELY FOOLED HER! hahaha. She even spent a week before Thanksgiving at my house and I then flew home for a couple days. I felt victorious. The only people who knew was Jana and Brad because after spending a few days with them after flying home to Washington I just couldn't hold it in any longer. They promised not to tell and I'm so glad they kept that promise.

We're really excited even with them only being 17 months apart. But some people are even crazier than us, (Alainna) so I'm sure we'll manage. I've felt great so far and hope to continue running/jogging once this weather warms up even a little bit. Yes, Texas is actually cold right now.! Well, I've got tons of picture to sort through from my 2 1/2 week trip to Illinois over Christmas and New Year's so I will be updating soon... However, I made my first QUILT at Tyler's paren'ts house. (Tyler's mom, Jane, had cut all the panels ut for me so I just had to sew them together). But that was a HUGE step for me being someone who never sews. The quilt is a racetrack so Austin can drive his cars on it when he gets a little older.


  1. That is Very exciting! Mine are 16 months apart and I LOVE it!! It's so fun to have them so close! Everyone thinks their twins but I think that's part of the fun! You will have a blast! Congrats!

  2. Congratulations Rachel! That's so exciting! We still have to plan our play date in Houston.

  3. Congratulations. We should have come seen you in Nauvoo. The babies could have played together.

  4. Lol!!! I love the play on your last name! So creative!! Your quilt is beautiful. Great job! It can be an addicting hobby.