Archive for November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008

Here is the happy recipient enjoying her new blanket after the big meal!

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FO – Mother’s Day Half Blanket

November 22, 2008

Yes, I am aware that it is not Mother’s Day, not even close.  My sister and I are just a little behind.  🙂  Our goal was to get this done by Thanksgiving, and I am a week early!  Yay!

Pattern: Shivaree Throw (Ravel it!)

Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn in Leaf, 5.25 balls

Needles: US 7

Started: September 3rd

Finished: November 21st

Lyndsay will complete the other half, and we will join them together to create the blanket for mom!

Up next, something orange!

It’s that time of year.

November 16, 2008

Here at our house, we are prepping for the holiday season.  That means, we have started putting the lights up!  Now, I know for most, that usually means just a few strands around the garage door or along the front of the roof line.  But, for our family, it is a production.

Since we have so many sets of lights, the easiest way to store them from year to year is on a spool.  We put that spool on a broom between our recycling and yard debris cans and unspool the lights.  This is the best and fastest way we have found to store our lights from year to year and avoid tangles.  (This process makes putting the lights away much easier too.)

Once wound off the spool, we stage them (G is all about staging) on the driveway in individual sets.  Once we have a few, we chuck them up onto the roof for installation.

Then, it is up onto the roof to get these puppies attached!  (I was up there most of the time too, just not while I was taking photos.)

In the following picture, please ignore the pumpkin on the porch, which has yet to be removed following Halloween.

And of course, because it is G, here he is checking his email on his iPhone while on the roof.

Are you as excited about Christmas as we are?  🙂

Zoo!

November 15, 2008

Today, J and I went to the zoo.

We saw bears.

We saw eagles.

We saw penguins.

We saw a giraffe.  (Doesn’t that dead tree thing look like another giraffe?)

J tried to eat the seal exhibit.

We saw fish.  (Okay, you can’t see any here, but I promise there were some!)

We missed the real baby elephant, but we did see a small elephant!

And we learned that J is much smaller than bears.

Overall, we had a great Saturday.  Did you?

Bath Time Action Shot!

November 15, 2008

I didn’t realize how much he needs a haircut until this photo.  🙂

Happy Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2008

Please take a moment to remember what they have done for us.  (And enjoy these pictures of G in Iraq.)

Halloween!

November 6, 2008

Okay, I am a little late with this, but better late than never, huh?

If you know us, you will not be surprised that G decided to be a Jedi Knight and then J was Yoda of course!

The evening was tough for J, so he took a little Yoda nap on the couch.  🙂

I think J really liked being part of the Star Wars world.  He loves the taste a light saber!