Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Deanna

This weekend we packed up the family car and headed down or up to Nova Scoita for my bestest friends birthday party.

Her sister planned a wonderful party with lots of Deanna's friends and family. The theme of the party was "ugly sweaters". Every one got into this theme and really dressed up. We decided to wear our Peterson matching ugly sweaters. The one that I am wearing is actually Micah's favorite sweater that he wears daily (heheh). We got another one just like it from a couple at church one day who saw Micah wearing his and said "we have one to match if you want it". Eben got his last winter when we spotted it on sale at Super Store. Its a little small but it was cute for the party.

Krissy and I were busy in the kitchen all evening making lots of healthy food!!! Ya right... the b-day girl wanted sausage rolls and hot dogs in dough. I caught her at one point double fisting the sausage rolls! hehe...

Since Deanna didn't know the theme of the party her sister picked out this beautiful sweater for her to wear.

Now the winner of the party (in my option) would have to be our friend Alex, a 6'7" man squeezed into a lady's Easter sweater that had more bunnies, fuzz and Easter eggs on it then could count. Can you see the beautiful pastel sweater! hehehe....

Today is Deanna's actually birthday. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEE!!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

An Early Birthday Present

Today is a great day! Many of you know that I (Micah) have a bit of a thing for T-shirts. I just like T-shirts that make people laugh or confuse them (which makes me laugh). I have collected them for many years and each T-shirt has so many wonderful memories.

Well, as you all know I'm not getting any younger. I'm turning into a bit of an old geezer and there are certain things that come with this territory. Apparently you are suppose to dress nicer, you know polo shirts and shirt shirts and stuff like that. Stuff the wives like to see you in so they can show you off when you are out and about, looking respectable and so on and so forth. T-shirts unfortunately do not fall in this category, so many of them have sat unworn, or they are simply worn out!

That's when my mother had an idea... "Why don't you just give them all to me and I'll make a quilt out of them?", she said. Brilliant, it was almost a win-win. Katie got a well dressed husband, and I would stand to gain one of the greatest pieces of nostalgia, I dare say, of all time. The only loss would be no more response from people when I wore them out in public, but that would be ok.

So New Years Eve my parents came up and mother started the big project. That evening we were joined by other NYE celebrators and the extra helping hands greatly increased the speed of the project (thanks Nicols!).

New Years morning we awoke to the sound of a roaring sewing machine with the pedal to the metal. Within no time my mother had finished the masterpiece. Ta Da!

It looks great on the bed!

Later in the afternoon, we tested it out as a family and curled up to watch a movie and catch a cap nap. I think Eben likes the new blanket....

So it is with great excitement that I share this work of art with you. I can't tell how awesome this birthday present is. Thank you mom (I love you)!! I hereby declare this T-Shirt quilt to be an official Peterson heirloom!! Dun-Duhna-Dun!

Well I'm off to bed, should be nice and warm tonight. Later! Micah

*Note - Don't tell anyone that my mom made it, she wants to keep it a secret ok ; )

PS - Sarah, I'm sorry about Veni, Vidi, Vegi, that was a really tough decision, it didn't fit quite right on me and I wasn't wearing it too much, so I though it deserved a better, more permanent home. I think when you see it in person you'll agree...