Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Can you tell what Santa brought me????? A CAMERA!!!!!






Loving his fishing game...


FUN!


Favorite Chrismtas Gift 2010



Realizing he can open a gift when ever he wants. I would be in the other room and hear paper tearing!




Merry Christmas Friends and Family!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas EVE 2010

Excited for tomorrow! The Boy flips the light switch every morning to light the tree. Wonder what his thoughts will be tomorrow when he flips the switch and the tree is surrounded by a ton of presents.

Everyone keeps asking if he's excited. I don't think he has put it all together. I think after this year he will remember what the tree and all the fun means.

Want him to open something tonight. Trying to decide what?


Last night he was so dang cute. We were playing with his computer on the kitchen floor. I had gotten up to do some things and came back to the kitchen to find that he had placed his teddy bear in front of the computer where he had been sitting and he had moved over to where I had been sitting.




Here is photo catch up... sorry for the quality- hoping Santa brings me a new camera or else a cord for mine. Getting a disposable one for the morning because even if he does won't be able to use it until I open it!

Cowl III- Made for a friend to give as a Christmas present!




Christmas Haircuts... He was a big boy and sat in the chair all by himself. She used the clippers on his hair and it didn't even phase him. He was really into his sucker and her phone.



My new due and a cheesy smile to go with it.



The new Big Boy having a little cereal... dinner of champions.



You will know by the next photo I post if I got a camera for Christmas. I won't cheat and post one from the disposable camera!

Happy Holidays and Cheers to the New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

11 days!

Only 11 days left.

I only have 2 more gifts to get and I know what both of them are. Just need to make the time to do it.

Need to get the gifts I have into the mail so they arrive before the Big Day!

Hope to do that tomorrow!

Are you all ready?

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Meeting Santa


Happy Valley- meet and greet with Santa. See the lights go on the City Hall Tree. It was fun. Ben was all set to sit on Santa's lap then once he was there he was ready to be done. hence the blurry photo! Oh well he didn't cry. We had cookies and coffee. Fun times.



Got our tree and got the lights on it. So far the Boy is not interested in it. We did put the lights on after he went to bed so well see what tomorrow brings.



I went to the nursery on Saturday and hung out in the green house with the flocked Christmas trees. It was like a winter wonder land. Fun. Looks like i'm in the mountains or the North Pole!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

First Night of Advent



We have our First Candle burning- we are doing votives instead of pillars and all green (didn't have purple and pink)- I will add a White one by Christmas day!

We added Sand Dollars and Sea glass to celebrate the festival of minerals. Also the first light is for Hope!

A nice tradition to start!

2-st RT

A new knitting abbreviation I learned.

Basically it's a right twist. I had to you tube how to do it because the instructions in the pattern were not making sense.

K 2nd st on LH needle, then K first st and sl both sts off needle.

was not making sense...

the video showed me

k 2tog - not taking them off the LH needle.

slide 2 sts apart and knit the first stitch bringing the yarn through between both stitches

slide both stitches off.

if you are reading this and it seems like a foreign language then you must not be a knitter!


Here is the video!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Reverie

I'm dreaming of owning a yarn store. There is only one store I like and it's on the other side of town.

I don't know if I would be a good yarn store owner. I get so overwhelmed when I go in. I just want the person working to pick out the yarn for me.

I tell her what I want to make and she goes through the million of skeins and comes out with something wonderful that will end up being just beautiful.

I am really missing my camera cord and have a new camera on my Christmas list. I would rather get a new camera than buy a cord for the current camera.

My phone photo quality simply sucks....

Here is my current project.



Not my typical color choice. I tend to go for the same colors... green.... gray... black.... I put all those colors back and went for this soft blue.

I have two projects that I have been asked to make for Holiday gifts. I am totally excited to sell some of my work. I finally made something for someone who wants me to make more for their friends and they will pay for them. Basically charging for the yarn and a little more for labor.

It would be nice to get the cost of yarn down. I have expensive taste. Again back to the yarn shop what I do pick out is almost double what I really want to pay!

Maybe my reverie will follow me to sleep! Good Night!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Healthy Mug

My Friends website!!!! Check it out for a tasty cup of coffee or tea!

The Healthy Mug

I have tried the Green Tea and have to say it's pretty dang tasty!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day

Hope you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving with Family and Friends!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First

The first Christmas decoration went up today!


A little night light I found at end of Christmas sale last year. When the light heats up the water in the glass candle the glitter moves around.

Not the best photo- still looking for the camera battery charger. Might have to get some disposable ones for the holidays!

Advent starts next Sunday! Thinking of my wreath!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Yikes

The camera battery is about dead and I think we lost the cord to the charger. We have an odd cord that goes to nothing and a camera charger with no cord. Thinking we misplaced when traveling in Maine. That was the last time we charged the battery. If anyone from Maine is reading this- please check your charger cords and see if you to have an odd cord and are missing a charger cord!

Thanks,

Dancing Skeleton

The Dancing Skeleton






The Kitty and the Inmate!


Cousin Dillon the football and Uncle Jared the Quarterback! Let's Go Pats!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We are trick or treating with friends in their neighborhood!

Ben was going to be a punk rocker but I decided a skeleton would be more fun. I mean easier! Carter has a skeleton pj outfit- that has glow in the dark bones on it. There was a cute monkey outfit but he won't wear anything on his head so it wouldn't be very cute with the hood.

I am going to be my standby cat! fun- um I mean easy!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Comfy

Random photos of comfort!








Sunday, October 24, 2010

Children's Museum

Ben and I spent about 3 hours at the children's museum today. I have to say getting there early is a plus. By the time we were ready to head out it was pretty busy.

I think Ben had a great time.

I had a nice time but I have to say the parents there are a little annoying. One lady was saving a shopping cart full of goodies (there were only 4 carts total for about a dozen or so kids) while her daughter was over running the cash register. As Ben touches the handle of the cart we hear " I'm saving this for my daughter" giggle giggle. Seriously I was like it's time to leave the grocery store section of this joint.

Over all it was good I just had to take some deep breaths and hope the annoying parents would stop following us to each new station.

We had lunch in the little cafe. No Pizza today! Sorry! :(

We will go again- maybe not for a month - but we will go again. Like I said Ben had a great time!

As promised-









Saturday, October 09, 2010

Cowl I

Here is my first Cowl. I just saved one as my favorites on Ravelry! I might be obsessed!

The photos are not the best. sorry was trying to hurry




Bug and I got haircuts today. Went short on this guy since his hair grows so fast. He's going to be a punk rocker for Halloween!



Fall Mums!


Fun tub photo!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Favorite

My new favorite things to knit are Cowls. I can't wait to get this Book! I ordered it and it should be here next week!

I discovered it while reading one of my blogs on lunch and had to order it immediately. I can't wait.

I'm currently making one from a free pattern I found on line. I had some left over yarn from Christmas gifts past. The drag is I don't have enough to finish. That means I have to buy more of the same color. I do like the color so that is good. I just want to buy new colors if I have to buy yarn.

I might have to venture over to Alberta tomorrow and stock up! Well enough to finish the current Cowl and maybe one other color. I have to wait and see what kind of yarn the patterns in the book call for as I have bought yarn in the past thinking I will use it and then never do.

Happy to have the knitting needles back in hand.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Fall 2010

Garlic planted- Check
Halloween decorations up- Check
Summer Garden and plants cleaned up for winter- Check

Ready to Fall back- (not checked)


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Getting Busy

Just looked over the calendar for the remaining part of the year.... Um There is a lot going on in OND (October, November, December)

OND is like a swear word. It's a time of craziness at work. No one is allowed time off. The calendar is blacked out for vacation request.

A good portion of my families birthdays are in OND!

Only 7 more pay days in OND!

Tonight I realized I haven't written down any ideas for christmas gifts. This time last year I had 3 things made! What THE OND have I been doing with my time. I did some quick brainstorming and decided on what this years gift is going to be. Can't give any details as you who are reading this might be getting one of the decided gifts or maybe a last minute gift card to "Blank" if I run out of time.

I just bought some supplies on line from a hip fun site. I was looking to see what was on sale and they had noted a discount code to use when checking out. I love that. I totally punched it in and saved $2.45! Half my shipping cost!

Now that I have calmed down a little, I realized I do have one gift done. I guess I'm a bit more ahead than I thought!







Thursday, September 23, 2010

Today

Two Great Things!

1. First Day of Fall

2. 4 years ago today I married a wonderfully, sweet man!

Oh Happy Day!!!!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Vacation 2010


Maine was wonderful and here are the photos to prove it!

Little shop on Long Island, Maine

Ben's little Cousin- Dillon

Papa and Gammie Sammie

Us at the Beach! As soon as we got there Ben was saying "I'm done and pointing to the cars" we didn't stay long!


Papa and Ben on Long Island. We drove a golf cart around all day! Ben took his afternoon nap on the cart while Papa drove us around.

Saying good by to Grammie Sammie's beach house!

The Ferry ride back into Portland, ME... Again "I'm done"!







Kennebunkport, ME with Pepe! Ben's Birthday get together.


Elijah with his birthday money! That kid loves money!

Ben and his little cousin Lillian. Josh and her dad are cousins... so are they second cousins. The family thing was confusing me. He's showing her how to swiffer the yard!


Elijah's birthday was a week before Ben's so they had a shared birthday cake!



Us with Josh's Dad and Aunties!

Grammie Sammie and Ben at Nana's house for a little get together.

Josh with his Pop Pop (Grandpa)

Josh's Mom and Pop Pop


Josh and Ben with Uncle Kevin and Uncle Brian!

Ben found some chips. He had another bag there as well- he went between the two of them until we finally had to take them away from him.

The Crowley Clan... with Lee (Nana's boyfriend)!

The Boy being crushed by pillows! Now that he's two we are going to work on the binky... hopefully just for naps and night time. I know he will hide them! He is sneaky like that!





It was a great vacation. We got to meet lots of family I have heard about. The weather was amazingly hot and humid... and we made it out of there before Earl struck New Jersey! I don't think it was as bad as they thought it was going to be.

Thanks to all you Mainers that showed us a great time. Hopefully we will be back soon!