Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's our 13th wedding anniversary. Yep I still like him.
Brent and I camping sometime in 1995 after we were married.
Brent and I at our "Pack the Pantry" Shower that our friends threw for us. Little did he know that would be the only time in his life he'd see me holding a mop, broom, duster, or what ever that thing is I'm holding....
Brent and I (looking dazed for some reason) at my Brother's wedding in 1997.

Possibly interesting information about us (but probably mostly useless or something you already know.)

Met in Feb of 1994
Engaged Dec. of 1994
Married Aug of 1995
1st child - Jake - Sept 2000
2nd child - Nate - Oct 2003
At one time we had 4 dogs, Kramer, Molly, Lincoln and Trixie.
Still have Lincoln.

My favorite song that was sung at our wedding. "If" by Bread

Love you Brent!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Getting Spoiled and FO's!!

Where do I start?!? Let's start with the spoiling.
I had joined a swap on Ravelry called the Pill Bottle Swap. The Instructions that came with the swap simply said "Take as needed, preferably daily. Repeat as often as desired" In side the package was all these goodies pictured below! Thank you Karen! You're an "angel" ;o) Two skeins of Cascade Fixation, peanuts, knitting needles, tapestry needles, stitch markers, "L" notepad, Needle tip protectors, a cut zippered bag with a matching mirror.

Next in the mail was a package from my Secret Pal 12. A book of patterns from Debbie Macomber, Labels for my sewing projects, Wool to hang outside for the birds to come and take to make warm beds (they'll be needing that here in the North!) And some Lavender and Shea Butter Soap. OMG but it smells goooooooooooood. Thank you SP! Love all the goodies.
Now for the knitting. I knit these pedicure socks and they are going to be gifted out. They were a quick knit on size US7 needles with Paton's Classic Merino Wool that I got a Michael's while in Kentucky.
And the Summertime Tunic. I'm still not sold on this as being a great finish project. I don't like how it looks on me. Trust me it looked WORSE with out the bright white shirt underneath. Maybe it will grow on me and one day I'll be like "HEY I like this". Last night at knitting I was threatening to sew up the bottom and have myself a new Bag!! It's made from Cotton/Linen.
I do however LOVE LOVE LOVE the ribbon I bought to accent it with. It's just perfect!

On a not knitting note but still worth mentioning (maybe some of you won't care). But I am now officially a resident of the state. Yup. I surrendered my Kentucky License yesterday and got one for here. Hello New England!!! You are home now! I have proof!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Got Beans?

We went to a Fisher Cats ballgame last night. I had to take Nathan to the bathroom at sometime during the night. The conversation was like this:

Nathan: Mommy, maybe you can get some beans.
Me: Yeah? You think so?
Nathan: Yes...maybe if you have good behaviours you can get beans for your birthday.
Me: {Immediate Laughter with tear streaming down my face!!!}

I could not even come up with a response on that one!
We also got free soccer balls.
My boys

If you're totally confused on why this is so funny......shoot me an email. I'll let you in on the joke. Most of you who know me....you already know and I'm sure I should have put a disclaimer at the beginning of this so you didn't spew your drink on your monitor. For that, I'm sorry!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yep, I had a birthday!

Yeah I know...my birthday was over a week ago, but I've been celebrating since the middle of July people!! It all started in Kentucky with my knitting friends and mom. Mom bought me some clothes, Sonya got me a sewing book I've been wanting and some other cute goodies, Ruth gave me some of her hot off the press patterns that she designed (find her HERE on Raverly). Sonya made those sinfully delicious cupcakes. It was good times baby, good times.
The gals here in Manchvegas were not to be outdone though. Yarn and Patterns (knitting and more sewing!) and Fancy Bags and beads and the Olympics (oh wait that wasn't for me). Jackie made an oh so good will you marry me Carrot Cake (my FAVORITE kind of cake), and I do believe I might have asked her to marry me?? Did I not Jackie? She declined.....said she kinda liked the spouse she had, he's a keeper. I am truly blessed to have all these knitters in my life. I am so glad I found this group when I moved here and I'm so happy with the friendships that have blossomed out of it!

I got a gift card in the mail from my mother in law saying that I should go out and get that new purse I've been wanting. So I'm kind of excited to go shopping for a new purse. I had told her when I was home that I needed a new one, so instead of her picking one, she is giving me the choice! SWEEEEET!!!!!!!!

Jackie cutting the cake. Ms. Gina behind her in the pink top.
This years color theme?? ORANGE!! Nope wasn't planned. Just came out that way and I am SO HAPPY!!!! Left to right: Sereknity in Campfire colorway, Schaefer Yarn "Anne" in color #28, and Claudia Handpainted Yarns in Circus Dancer colorway. They are all vibrant colors, happy colors, and I need to get knitting so I have a nice pair for Fall!!

I have been knitting and finished this little cute elephant. Jacob named him Eduardo the elephant. Find the pattern HERE.
Thanks to all my friends and family for a wonderful birthday. You guys rock!