I found my camera. I know, you didn't realize it was missing, but it was. Now that it's been found, the pictures have been secured to the computer and I can share (some of) them with you!
1. I went on this embroidery spurt. Actually, I made two of them. This one here I did not keep, but gave to my friend who had a baby boy shortly before I came home from Taiwan. Pooh is hard to get just right, I think because he's so large.
2. I had a "surprise" birthday party! There are pictures of my parents in the party hats, which I adore. However, despite what you might believe, I am not stupid, so those pictures will not be going anywhere on the internets. Come to my house, though, and we might have a different story to tell. Drawly "loved" his party hat. Can you see the look of defeat on his face? This is after 20 minutes of trying to get him to hold still while wearing the hat on his head. He kept shaking it off. Violently.
3. There was an eclipse! I'm sure you noticed. Well, at least heard about it. Mom and I drove over to the church where we would have a clear-ish view of the sun. The day before we'd purchased these special glasses so that we could actually look at the sun without doing any damage to our eyes. We got hot pink for Reasons (well, only one, really, and that was to make my dad wear pink, relatively by choice), and we were SO COOL! Dad met us out in the parking lot, and we watched the sun and the moon do their eclipse thing.
4. Finally, the parents and I recently went to Southern California for a little R&R. Actually, I don't know how much R or R we got, but we still enjoyed ourselves (speaking for myself, anyway). We took a day off from the Wonderful Lines of Disney to go to the San Diego Temple and do some family sealings. This was my first time doing sealings, and I loved it. Afterwards, we walked around the temple for a bit and I took some pictures. We were also able to get the cute sister missionaries to take a picture of all three of us together.