Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My Piece of Knitted Heaven

This is what I consider a piece of heaven on earth! Its my finished Brown Alpaca "Hannah Wrap". The pattern came from my LYS - it was so much fun to make. At first I was scared because in between each cable, I had to actually DROP the stitch and then pull it all the way down to create the gap in between the cables. It took me an hour and a half to pull it all the way down in each column! That was alot of work. It is beautiful and sooooo soft. I was sad I came to the end of this project.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Good church day

It was great - my nieces came to church today, as well as Juli, my sister in law! I was thrilled. It was a busy day - It was a singing Sunday for me in the Praise Team, then the twins came and I had my lesson for the youth. It was all good though. I got to hold Sophia up on the stage. Miss Personality turned out to be shy up there and didn't like looking out at the audience. I found out afterwards that Madi was the socialite in the class and Sophia was the shy one. I would have never have guessed. Now - the thing is to get them to come back next Sunday and to let Juli get up to the sermon. It'll get there!

The bad part - Steph didn't make it to church. The chemo kicked in. Plus, she did alot yesterday. We spent 3 hrs at the knitting store and we ended up going out to dinner too. She ate really good - she's got to keep that up. She's missed when she's not at church! Also the bad thing about today - Vicki's results came back positive - her cancer is back. DARN CANCER! At least her and Steph can be together at CBC.

We still know GOD IS IN CONTROL!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Vacation officially over - sniff, sniff!

It's official - its over. Vacation is gone - in a blink of an eye. We spent yesterday with Steph during chemo. Ricky had never been there before - that was an experience for him. We all tried to keep laughter flowing through those halls.

Today, I got to spend it with my daddy. We went to the IMAX to see "Riding with the World" - a cowboy/horse documentary. It was neat to watch though. My favorite part, there was a scene where 3 shephard dogs helped the cowboys round up the cattle - Go puppies! When we got home, the twins were there and I spent the whole evening with my parents and the twins - a great night! The girls were amazed that Aunt Bec actually played the piano - sound comes out of it instead of just banging on it. They probably just rather bang it.

In store for tomorrow - a trip to the Knitting Store- YIPEE!

FYI - did anyone notice on Ugly Betty the term "Cruella DeVil" used? Did I not post before my life is Ugly Betty? Just another support for that!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween come and gone

Another Halloween pasted! The girls had a great time this year - even though it was rainy and cold. They had more fun passing out candy at their Yaya's house then getting it. For me, the scariest part - finding out getting my car fixed was going to cost $1,800 - SSCCRREEAAMMM!!!!!! We got to see Julie Adam's daughter for Halloween too - talk about wierd. She looks just like her mom. She's right at the age where me and Julie use to play together and it was like looking back in time. She looks exactly like Julie did. Now, the test is to see how long it takes for the girls to get through all their candy. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Monday, October 30, 2006

A Trip to the Zoo

I got to go to the Zoo with the twins. It couldn't have been more fun! Sophia had the trick or treating thing down! Candy was the only thing on her mind! Madi wasn't too sure of the scary costumes but she wanted to see "Donkey" from Shrek. Sophia gave the grim reaper a high-five. Dad said he should be more afraid of her than she should ever been of him! :-) It's just so fun to see all the kids in costumes. I know who was the two prettiest princesses though!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Our baby isn't a baby anymore

The baby is now 18 years old! I can't believe it! I came into Lindsay's life when she was 4 - just a baby. Now, she's officially an adult- turned 18 this Saturday. Where does the time go? Looking back, I remember how small she was - how particular she was about what she wore. We had to go home and get her PJ's that were pretty because her dad's t-shirts were good enough to sleep in. Her inability to make a decision was comical - the best is her cutting her hair when she was little. What a fashion statement! Now, she's turned into the most kind hearted, beautiful young lady you can imagine. She is something to be proud of! God blessed me with this bonus-daughter!

Friday, October 20, 2006

This is my "Jazzercise" horse. I see them every day I go to class. They are always together. The black one is a minature pony and he almost stands right underneath the big horse - but they stay together. The big one looks alot like Cochese.
I see so many horses and cows on the drive - its beautiful living out in the country!


I was cracking up last night watching Ugly Betty! First of all, she walked around all night carrying my purse - the one I call my "Hippie bag" because it's just full of different leather and suede patches. That was bad enough because she's considered to have such bad taste (hey - that purse was in the latest Glamour magazine as one of the purses to carry for this year - and I carried it LAST year - I'm so fashion forward). The ending made me laugh and cry at the same time though. Her ex sang "Beauty and the Beast" and then Betty's father said "It's her favorite movie" - I couldnt believe it! I was laughing just because of the connection AGAIN but it made me cry because it was so sweet he was singing that to her. AAAHH - I'll be Ugly Betty anyday!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

This is my first pair of socks that I made. They are made of wool and I was afraid they would be really itchy and not comfortable but they actually feel pretty good. It's just amazing to me that yarn can do patterns on their own - it makes you look like you're a professional knitter.

I was always afraid the socks would be too hard but Stephanie had me do them with her and now, I think I'm up to 5 pairs now. Love doing them! I don't think people understand all the work in a knitted pair of socks. That is ALOT of stitches!

Starting anew

This is my first time blogging! I'm excited because I have an idea to show how my life goes. I am going to take pictures of things I see every day that I think are beautiful or amazing. I want to look back and see what draws my attention. Alot of it will be my knitting because it amazes me that 2 sticks (sometimes more) and a string of yarn can make something beautiful.