Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April's Ten Things to Smile About

Time for April's Ten Things to Smile About post! (Also, sorry for not posting yesterday; I really, really wanted to finish reading Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik. In retrospect, this was not the smartest choice, since I finished it at 1:30am. And forgot to blog.)

1. This little Pokemon that I made during General Conference - and now it sits on Nathan's desk at work and garners lots of compliments. 

2. Making Easter themed chocolate covered Oreos, courtesy of my in-laws who sent us all the materials

3. Finishing our steampunk goggles!

4. Making crafty stuff for my sister in law's fundraiser for Autism Speaks, and then having them arrive in time even though I put it off til the very last minute.

5. Nathan writing a book in 2 weeks (bringing his total finished up to 9) - and then I got to read it all in one go and it was really compelling! Now he's editing it to make it even better. 

6. We finally got around to trying Buffalo Wild Wings and now Nathan can't stop talking about how good (and cheap) it is.

7. We (Nathan and I, and my friend Amy) did a steampunk photo shoot with Nathan's brother, and the pics turned out amazing: 

A sampling of pictures not posted on my blog previously. (Mostly for my sister and any others of you not on facebook.)

I was very pleased when I found that watch necklace for sale in the mall.

This is my favorite one of Amy.

8. Speaking of the steampunk photo shoot, my amazing sister in law (well, one of them - I have three :P) helped me make Nathan's vest and my corset belt, and they turned out really well - especially since we made up the patterns from scratch! I am grateful for family willing to share their talents and teach me new things.

9. It is finally, finally warm outside - not always, but warm enough that sometimes I don't need a coat to go for a walk.

10. I got a new high score on Dance Central 2 (which I've been playing a lot more, hooray for exercise that's fun!) on this song - 2.9 million points! (No, that's not me dancing. I don't know how to record it properly... but you get the idea.)


  1. Great list! Love love the pictures from the photo shoot. So incredibly fun. Really wanting some of those oreos now. So awesome you were able to help out family and had family helping you.

    Thanks so much for linking up.

  2. Yay pictures! I hope we get the rest soon! :)