Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!

Diego and Master Yoda. FUN FUN

Jake strikes a fighting Yoda pose for the camera.
I told Nathan to do something that Diego does, so he looks at his watch then yells "GO RESCUE PACK!!!!!" It was cute!
The city does Trick or Treating on the Sunday afternoon before Halloween. I LOVE IT!! But I think I'm the only person that does. I love seeing the kids in their costumes and know that drivers should be able to see these little ones running around during the light hours. I'm not sure if we'll take them out tonight. I will probably go knitting since I missed it last week, if I can find what ever project I'm knitting at the moment.
Moving went fine and we are in our new place. I am super happy and already feel at home. It's still been nice enough in the afternoons to eat our lunch on the screened in back porch. The neighbors are really nice too. This feels like a Family oriented street, BIG TIME!! All the neighbors seem to know each other and such.
I am also floating on a cloud because this weekend I'm getting away with some friends for the weekend. No kids. Just a bit north of here. Girls weekend away. One of my best friends, Sonya, is coming to NH and going away with me!!! She needs the time away too!!! I can't wait to see someone from home!! HURRY SONYA!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Banana Republic Knock Off Hat

MAN I love this pattern!! I am going to make a couple more of these hats and stash them for Christmas presents. Already started a second one.
Banana Republic Knock off Hat (Pattern Here)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease gifted from Celti
Cast On: Tuesday morning 10/23
Cast Off: Tuesday night 10/23
Button from an old duPont Manual High School Uniform (my Alma mater)

In other news, Dad had a birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday dad!! I called him and the boys picked out a hoops and yoyo card on the Internet to email him. I sent his gift and my brother has it. So when I find out he's gotten the gift I'll post it here. Maybe I already did I can't remember, but don't want to post it now and ruin the surprise! If you're on Ravelry you can see it there. :)

Also on the home front, we have the keys to the new joint. Last night a very nice coworker of Brent's came over with his two teen age sons and they moved some boxes over to the new place. I think they made about 3 trips in that big Suburban truck of theirs!! The rooms here in the old apartment are looking big again now that all the boxes are gone. I'll get some pictures soon of the new place. It's beautiful.

I'm not sure when I'll have the Internet back up over at the new place so this may be my last blog entry for a bit.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Inter"knit"

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Peek At Yoda.
I can't wait to get him all Yoda'ed up!!! I will try and get out this week to get some face makeup so we can make his face green! :) We are moving this week to another house/apt. I've VERY excited. I did get the ears "glued" so they are stiffer and stick out without flopping around. I'll make sure and get another picture when he's done up.
Yesterday we went to the Keene Pumpkin Festival. I'd post pictures but Brent is gone with my car and the camera AND MY KNITTING (shoot) is in there. *sigh*

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mama's Boy??? Most days, but this night he had to get some snuggle time with Dad. I thought it was too cute!
I have the Yoda had done for Jacob's Halloween costume. I hope this weekend I can hem the bottom of the robe I made him since it's VERY LONG!! I didn't have a pattern so much. Just kinda folded the fabric and had him lay on it and traced around him.
Wednesday afternoon the whole family went with Jacob's cub scout group to a Corn Maze in Lee, NH. MAN was that a riot!! Yeah I think we got lost a couple times....but hey, we were following around 7 seven year olds.....haha
In this picture the group of boys were in the Eye of the wolf. We got around the wolf's nose and ear pretty good too.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hey all, Happy Tuesday!! Don't forget I have some cute and sassy bags in my etsy!! Great for yourself or for gifts!! Pass along my store. I offer free shipping in the US.
Stay tuned later this week for updates on the Halloween costume progress.

Friday, October 12, 2007

We went out shopping today for Halloween stuff to make a Yoda costume (wish me luck!) Nathan got sidetracked by the pretty beads. OOO Mommy look at this! I was almost as glazey eyed as he was! :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Life is so short. Why waste a single day of it doing something that doesn't matter?" ~ Dean Kamen.

This is a cool video. It shows the wheel chair that my husband works on daily. Pretty cool.
Just incase you ever wanted to know why we moved to New England. This is the reason. Isn't it amazing!
Watch Ugly Betty tonight. The wheel chair is supposed to be on there tonight if the network doesn't cut it or change it. Cool eh?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Really, It makes me smile!

This commercial for Mastercard just gives me a giggle EVERY time, yes, EVERY TIME I see it. There are several different reasons:
1. I can just picture my oldest, Jake, dancing down the hall way with some of his buddies like this.
2. It so dang sweet.
3. And yes, having that someone that just understands you, yes, it's priceless.
4. I think of
Tina when I see this video.

Through the years I've had some great friends. I've probably even danced with a couple of them in the hall ways of good ole Manual High. As I was packing the other day I was going through some old photos. I came across one from my wedding of me and my best friend, Tina. Gosh I miss her! Tina and I met in 9th grade. We've been best friends since then. We have Brent's wedding band on our fingers. In high school I don't recall that we EVER had a class together other than band. We were both band geeks, and played the clarinet. About the only thing Tina and I had in common was we both played the clarinet and we had awesome parents. Other than that, we're pretty different, never had the same taste in boys, never excelled in the same subjects.... But we get it...we get each other. We got "da funk"! Love ya Tina!

The picture below was taken about.......oh 4-5 years ago... We went out to eat with a bunch of other gals from high school that night. I was pregnant with Nathan. Really early at the time. But we had a blast! Apparently seating was limited at the bar and the smoking ban was NOT in effect (note smoker in the back all sassy and stuff). I think my hair was dyed back then...what do you think? LOL Kinda dark eh!!?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Happy 4th Birthday Nathan!! Hard to believe this was him 4 years ago!!
I love this picture of Nathan and Jacob!! This was taken a couple days after we came home from the hospital. Race car beds are so cool!
Last night Jacob, Brent and Nathan went through that big box there. It was a package from Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop and Scott, Amber, Lacey, Luke and Lana! Birthday presents and gifts galore. The kids had a blast with the new stuff. He also got some puzzles the other day from his Grandpa Chris and Grandma Cheryl. We have one more Grandparents package on the way too from the third set if grandparents. These boys are LOVED!