Friday, January 30, 2009

There's still hope in finding lost pictures!

Back in September of 2001, right after 9-11, Brent and I traveled with Jacob (who was 1 year old) to New York for Grace and Paul's wedding (good friends that live in KY but grew up on Long Island and went back to get married as their family is there.)
The day after the wedding we went out with Grace, Paul and Fump (one of their friends, honestly I do not remember his real name, they just called him Fump) to Jones Beach out on Long Island. I had forgotten the camera so had bought a disposable one. At one point on Jones Beach, Brent was walking in front of me carrying Jacob and Paul was walking beside him. Grace and I trailed behind a bit chit chatting. We looked up at the same time and all we could see of Jacob was his feet sticking out the side of Brent. Each little shoe of Jacob's was placed in each back pocket of Brent's pants. It was a cute image, so I took a picture.
Well....yes you guessed it. We lost the disposable camera. I called the hotels we stayed in, in New York and on the way home in Pennsylvania. No one had seen the camera.
Well I stumbled upon a blog that gives me hope now. I doubt I'll ever see the pictures, but knowing that someone set up a blog like this kind of gives me hope.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Car issues can't get me down, no sir!

Car issues. We all have them, we all hate them. A couple months ago it was inspection and needing new control arms that hubby put on. Last month it was ordering new CV joints and axles and hubby putting them on. (Thank goodness for a car savvy husband) Last week it was a low tire that I had to get plugged. Yeah, the warranty was still good on the tire. GREAT NEWS!!
Today I'm driving around and kinda realize that my car is pulling to the right a little bit. I look at the tires and the front tire is a tad low. I figured when I went to get Jake from school I'd run by the gas station and air that bad boy up, wouldn't want to get a flat in this weather, no sir! Yeah, well, on the way to get Jacob, POP!!! I look in the rear view mirror to see what I had ran over. Hum, nothing in the road...around the corner and I was at Jake's school. After Jacob got in the car, off we go and MAN is the car driving funky now!! So, I round the corner heading back and I pull over to inspect. FLAT AS A PANCAKE!! That tire popped! After changing the tire, we were off to the same store as last weeks tire escapade since I knew we had a warranty. A different guy from last week is working. He comes out and looks at the tire and says "We don't carry those." I thought for a moment.... "Really," I say, "Last week I was here and they plugged a tire for me and said I had a warranty." The guy tells me that they are not tires they carry and that another local store carries them (one I KNOW we haven't been to because I don't know where they are). I told him it was odd that they fixed the tire last week. So after he goes back in he searches a bit and sure enough, the tire ARE UNDER WARRANTY (thank you very much, I'm NOT crazy..oh hush). So they look at the's not patchable, so I have to get a new tire, and they have to order it. They'll have it tomorrow.
Now if you know me and my car issues...usually my dad gets drawn in some way, some how. This time he showed up in a very interesting way!!
I get home and there's a box on the porch. Now let me just tell you, I am loved. I have the best parents and they are talented to boot!! Check out what my dad made for me!! (see told you he'd show up somehow, a gift for me on a day that I'm dealing with my car!)
Since I got a bread maker for Christmas from one set of the in-laws, I thought I would like a nice bread box. And nice indeed!! This bread box even came with treats for all of us. My Grandmother even enclosed 4 skeins of Red Heart Yarn, bless her heart!! It is a pretty color! I'm thinking maybe a Wallaby for Lana. Nice and washable. There were Oreo Cakesters, A tin of Peanuts, 2 boxes of Fruit Rollups, some bubble tape bubble gum that was heart shaped and some chocolate covered orange jellies (YUM!) Thanks Dad!!! I love the box!!! L-O-V-E IT! Thanks mom for the treats and yummies. Tell mamaw thanks for the yarn.Other than that, things around our house is pretty much the same. Lincoln did get a new supersized dog bed (that was MUCH NEEDED) and Nathan now loves to hang out with him. I think Lincoln likes the snuggles too.

There's been some knitting going on. I made some Bella mittens out of some yarn that Sonya sent me and they are SOOOO nice and soft!! They are made with Alpaca. Delicious yarn! Thanks Sonya.
The palms are made with Baby Alapca from Plymouth Yarns and the sleeve/cuffs are made with Cascade Alpaca. I love these mitts/armwarmers.
I have some other things on the needles, a surprise gift that I can't post because that someone might read my blog, some slippers for me, and some socks for me. And if you follow the Yarn Harlot's blog. She just made a pair of socks out of some of Heather's yarn. I got the same colorway and printed the same pattern because I really like how the pattern shows off Heather's yarn.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

More Knitting

More knitting. Finished knitting is always so satisfying.
This is a purse for my friend Tina. The Pattern is called The Luckiest. I sure hope she likes it. It was so fun to make.

Next is the awesome and cute little Sack boy!! Jacob requested I knit him in Blue. I am now getting request from Nathan for one in Red. :o)
This is a baby blanket I made for an Army buddy of Brent's that lives down in R. I. Hopefully we'll be able to go visit in February after the baby is born. I used Bernat Satin yarn and it's so soft and very washable!! Nice for a baby.
And finally, another Baby Yoda Sweater. This is such a fun knit!!! This one is for our neighbors who just had a baby over the holidays.
Now to figure out what I want to cast on next. Don't know if I want to jump right into another Sack boy, but if I don't figure out something, I guess I will.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Picture Tagging

Here are the rules:

* go to your 4th picture folder
* go to the 4th picture in the folder
* tell everyone 4 things about that picture
* tag 4 more people
1. This picture was taken at Seneca/Cherokee Park in Louisville, KY. If you're from Louisville then you know my confusion of remembering which freakin' park it was since they butt up against each other and you never know when your in one or the other.
2. It was a beautiful day. I'm not sure really what the weather was. I mean look how we're dressed. Jacob in long sleeves, shorts and snow boots. Nathan in a light jacket and jeans (in the swing to the right). And Brent in long sleeves and shorts.
3. The bathrooms in the background were probably locked on that beautiful day. They oddly always seemed locked.
4. The boys both still like to swing on the swings.

I tag Heather S., Ellen, Carol and Dot.

Just for fun, here are some other shots we took with our camera that day!!

Jacob peeking through the trees.
Nathan and a RARE happy moment with a smile!! LOVE that picture of him.And here are both of the boys. I think Jacob was probably 4 years old and Nathan was about 1.