Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I miss you!

I miss my blog. I think it's time to pick it back up. As much as I LOVE Facebook and the ease of uploading photos I fear that some people are missing all that's going on in the Lewis world. Will be posting soon. Going to Utah tomorrow to see DJ, Ali, Gabe & the new baby!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

D23 Day one

So I want to put all my D23 thoughts down before I forget any more. First D23 is a club for Disney fans and this weekend is the first ever D23 expo. I was lucky enough to get to spend the weekend in Anaheim with Kim expiering it!

First we were both awake early so we went and got in line at 6:30. When we walked in the door we went the right way and ended up towards the front of the line for the Bob Iger talk.

Two hours later we were ushered into the arena (after checking our cameras & phones at the door where we got to sit 7 rows back from the stage and right next to the Disney Legends section. I was in awe... Disney stars were just FEET from me. It was way too cool. I was shaking with excitment.

Bob came out on stage and it was so great. He had some amazing things to say and I really enjoyed listening to him talk. We were then surprised with a screening of the first 30 minutes of the princess and the frog (the new Disney movie). Some of it was still in outlines. The movie looks super cute. then Bob talked some more about the company and D23.

After Bob was done talking it was time for the Disney legends Ceremony. What is a disney legend? it's the highest honor in the company, people who have made an impact on the company are inducted in as "legends". Today 10 people where inducted. The speeches were amazing, the voice of donald duck & goofy both were there, I was 5 feet from Roy Disney and Betty White also made us laugh. Then Robin Williams came out and he was a kick.

We then had lunch, went shopping and headed back for the "ABC's of Disney" on our way in we say Donny Osmond and his dancing partner and two other dancers from Dancing with the Stars giving press interviews. Plus the guy who played Al Bundy.

We went in and learned all about the new shows and got to see Courtney Cox, Patricia Arquette (SP?), Kelsy Grammar, and Al bundy talk about their new shows. i am actually really excited for the fall shows!

our next seminar was filled so we headed to the park for a little bit of walking and some shopping. So now we are back at the hotel ready to collapse... until tomorrow...

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Bug Boy's help

I am hoping "Bug Boy" will stop by my blog and tell me WHAT this is. Mr. Lewis brought it to me and I have to say it FREAKED me out.

Mr. Lewis really wants to know what in the world this gross thing is. The "tail" is actually two very long legs or something.
Please help.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

More baseball



Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Baseball/Softball

Baseball and Softball season has started....David plays Thursday & Sunday and will occasionally fill in on Tuesday's. Alex plays three times a week. Email me for schedule information. (In June I begin playing on Tuesdays.)



this was an AMAZING hit! Good job Alex!

So far behind

Ok, like many of the last several posts I apologize for being so far behind on my blog... It's hard, life is so busy and none of my guys like having their photo taken so I haven't really been too worried about getting the camera out. But I did for Easter, so here are some of the things we did.

On Friday night we had the Gates, Johnsons & the Russell's over for Five Crowns. It's a fun card game that makes it easy to chit chat and LAUGH while you play it.

Saturday we met up with the Tollefson's in Edmonds for their Easter Egg hunt.
Josaih had a "bad" hunt. He didn't get any eggs only two pieces of candy (on reason why I am not fond of public hunts, there just isn't enough for everyone)



After the hunt we went to a church in Edmonds that had bounce houses, horses & crafts. The Carter's met us there.






Tuesday, March 17, 2009

9 Years

Hard to believe, I know, but nine years ago tomorrow David & I tied the knot.



We were one of the last couples to get married at Alderwood with orange carpet. We had 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, 2 ring bearer's, and a flower girl. The guest list was too big to remember. We both moved out of our parents house & into our first apartment after the Wedding. Two days after our wedding I had ankle surgery and thanks to the kind gifts of everyone we were able to go on a mini-honeymoon over on hood canal.

We first lived on Admiralty road in Lynnwood, and 18 months later moved into an apartment on 148th, where David worked. Then moved a few months later to a bigger apartment because I was pregnant with Josiah.
I was laid off from Crista after 9/11 and during my materinty leave, we then moved to North Seattle so I could manage an apartment complex, and within 4 months we quickly moved up to Mukilteo and I went back to work with Disney.
That November David got laid off and I got promoted to full time through the holiday's (Completely a God thing). David then got a job in April.

On December 24th David got laid off, but on December 26th the church called with a temporary position (Again, a God thing). After a few weeks the job was his for the taking and he stayed there for two years.

By then we were both working for the Disney Internet Group. And then we fast forward to today. We still live in the same apartment, mainly because of my fear of moving. Josiah is in First Grade, Alex in 8th. God continues to bless our lives and lead us through trials. We are truly blessed, and loved to have each other and our boys.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

An Afternoon with the girls

On Saturday we invited the Tollefson Girls for a day of fun. We took them bowling. It was there first time and it was tons of fun. Sorry the photos didn't turn out better. All those funky lights mess with my camera. v
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Josiah & Basketball

We signed Josiah up for Basketball and we have finally decided that he isn't a "team" sport kind of kid. He wants to play until it comes time to actually play. But after he gets pushed into it, he has a good time.
He is in the begining league where he has basketball "clinics" instead of practices & games. The last three clinics that have the kids play each other so they can learn.







Today he had his second game, he did really well on defense and got a basket as well.


Monday, February 02, 2009

Quick update

I know, I know, it's about time for some pictures, but I don't have any. I hope to get some of Josiah's basketball practice on here very soon.

We had an eventful weekend. We babysit three little ones for a couple at our church. It was an adventure. I did enjoy having two little girls to dress for the weekend, but I forgot how loud several children are and how things can change at the drop of a hat.

On Saturday while the kids played I got my sewing out. I put together another quilt, I thought I would love it, but the closer it get's put together the more I question it. Here is the first pass, I need to do the rows & get it complete.


I then took the rest of the jelly roll & started on a rail fence quilt, sorry no photos, I made a big booboo and I need to take it apart and put the blocks together again. :0). Fun times. I already have an idea of who is getting these two quilts, but we will see how quickly I get them done :-).

On Sunday we had the Tollefson's & Russell's over for some superbowl fun, food & of course five crowns.

Monday, January 19, 2009

More quilting

I know you are all wondering what is going on with my machine. Well let me show you.

Alex's quilt is finally done.







And since binding was impossible to do in a timely manner by hand, I decided to use my machine and do a "baseball" stitch all the way around. It didn't turn out perfect, but at least he will get the quilt today instead of next year. :-).




I posted this quilt when I first finished the top. It is a bitter sweet quilt for me cause I hate it. It is very loud. But, I also love it. I went outside my comfort zone to complete this quilt. I have never made anything so "loud" and pushed myself to take the pattern and make it my own. Well then I quilted it myself on my machine. I put flowers in the centers of the four patches and did some squigglies around the outside. I have had several people offer to take it off my hands, but because of everything that I put in it, I just can't see it leave my hands.
I still have to hand do the binding, but we will see how long that takes :-).


Now it's time to see what other unfinished projects I have, and what I can do to finish them. It feels really good to get these off my plate!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fingerprint Friday

Fingerprint Friday

I saw another good idea for a new post series every Friday. I have an incredibly blessed life so I hope to never run out of things to share... I will probably forget to post, but then again, maybe not.

There's a song by Steven Curtis Chapman called "Fingerprints", that goes:


"I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God.


Just look at you
You're a wonder in the making
Oh, and God's not through, no
In fact, He's just getting started…"



I know last week I said my boys, but I think I will focus on each of them invidually first since they are amazing blessings in my life.

There are so many things I can say about David. We met when he was barely 18. Three months later we choose to date. I had a three year old, but he didn't see that as a hinderance. 18 months later we became Man & Wife. One month later I was diagnosised with Lupus.

I see God's fingerprints in David every time I look at him. God is teaching him so much right now, how to be a strong leader, a loving husband and a good dad. It is amazing to watch him grow in so many ways. I look forward to every day to see how he will grow that day. He is such a blessing to me in so many ways.

Ok- so maybe I'm not so good at this fingerprint thing- but I hope to get better :-)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Fingerprint Friday

I saw another good idea for a new post series every Friday. I have an incredibly blessed life so I hope to never run out of things to share... I will probably forget to post, but then again, maybe not.

There's a song by Steven Curtis Chapman called "Fingerprints", that goes:


"I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God.


Just look at you
You're a wonder in the making
Oh, and God's not through, no
In fact, He's just getting started…"




The men in my life. Being Married, and a mom I work hard at making sure they are headed in the right direction. With all three relationships I seek God's direction and pray that His fingerprint will remain strong.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Lots of rain in Seattle

I found these pictures on the web and I am completely shocked...

This is Snoqualmie Falls on a normal day:



And this is from yesterday:




That is completely crazy!! I can't believe how much rain and snow melt we are dealing with in January!! Lots of people are dealing with flooding. It's a little crazy around here and the rain keeps coming.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Pretty good two days

Ok, so yesterday was probably one of the best days I've had. At 8:00am Alex got home from being gone a week. I was so happy to see him, we talked for a while about his week and his holiday's with his other family and it was great to see him smile. I missed him so much.
We went to church and the lesson in Sunday School was SO good. It was on discipline, and I can't wait for next week. Plus the Daniels came so I "volunteered" to hold their new born for the morning. (Ok, it wasn't volunteering, I took him, but they don't mind and I get my baby fix).

We came home from church and instead of my Sunday nap in my room I curled up on the couch with David to watch football- and I fell asleep.

I had a hair appointment and while I was waiting I got a free hand massage. I'm telling you it was WONDERFUL.

Then we got Josiah ready for bed and went to Jeremy & Jennifer Williams house (in the snow) to play five crowns. I was so desperate to play that we risked getting stuck to go beat them at the game.

And today it just got better. One of my directors had told me that he had an amazing Christmas gift for me, he had told me he and his wife were really excited for me to get it and when he showed up today I was excited to open it.

He gave me the concert book from Bryan Adams 1985 World Tour AND some photos that his wife's friend took from close to the stage. It is SOOOO cool- words cannot describe the excitement!! (Yes I know I'm a nerd).




So totally cool! I think I need to get a shadow box now to put some of this stuff in!!