Archive for August, 2011

Tatting Class

Posted by: Frances

August 28th, 2011 >> Crafts, Sewing

I went to my first tatting class today!  I was very excited to complete a snowflake that inquired many of the different techniques needed to tat. I don’t have a picture of what I made, but I did learn how to do these as well.  I am really enjoying learning this lost art that is slowly being reborn.  The teachers website is   Also, if you knit or sew or do anything that requires a pattern you can find free .pdf books at  it is an awesome website.



Posted by: Frances

August 23rd, 2011 >> Outdoor Activities, Travel

During my time off, I was able to make it out to Disneyland again.  I have one more day pass to use before October so hopefully I will make it out before it expires.  I went with my friend Amber and we actually went to a few rides neither of us had done or done in a really long time.  We enjoyed climbing through the tight spaces to the top of Tom Sawyer’s island and the fun adventure Roger Rabbit ride in Toon Town.  We took pictures with Minnie Mouse last time and this time we actually got to take pictures with Mickey Mouse.  This place always puts a smile on my face.  We enjoyed an extremely delicious lunch at the French Quarter, New Orleans Restaurant.  We had an amazing salad and a Monte Cristo that melted in your mouth.  Then we ended the afternoon with a delicious cup of ice cream while watching the parade.  There were some very different costume that I just loved.  I am thinking about making one up for Halloween.  Across from where we were sitting there was this adorable little girl dressed up as Minnie Mouse.  She had a huge red lollipop and then her mom showed up with a pickle.  She went straight for the pickle and said forget the lollipop.  She was very entertaining to watch as the parade went on.


Wedding stuff

Posted by: Frances

August 21st, 2011 >> Holidays

I have been so busy since my last post with school and work and making decisions about the the wedding with Matt.  We have almost everything done for the wedding, just need to figure out what we are going to eat at the reception.  I am really excited about wearing my mothers dress.  We are having it altered to fit me and a few minor changes.  It is going to be perfect.  I have picked out my shoes and my wedding bands have been made and I am working on getting my bouquet finished.  We are not doing flowers at all at the wedding, we have some other ideas in mind for a surprise.

School has been busy.  Every week they give us more problems for our assignment and increase the work load.  It is frustrating at times.  The class I am in now is over in a week and a half.  Glad this one is almost over, I do not like this auditing class very much.  It is not fun.

Work is the same, I am enjoying my job, I just wish I lived closer to it so the commute wasn’t so far in the afternoons.

I have not worked out much in the last two months because of my school work, but I plan on getting back into it very soon. is the best workout I have yet to find.  You should check it out.  It is very accommodating to a busy schedule.