Sunday, July 30, 2006


I finished Christian's earflap hat last week
and just look at how adorable he is in this hat!
It fits great, and will probably fit him for many years to come. It was a bit challenging to say the least, but I did finish it. I think it took just a little over a week to complete it. It was a pure and simple knitting pattern that I used and with lots of help from Angie I was able to do it. I think I will attempt to do another one for my neice sometime in the near future because the same size will fit her. It was a lot of fun to do. I love seeing it completed and on him. I need to get busy on all the Christmas gifts I want to make. Although this is August, Christmas is just around the corner!

Friday, July 21, 2006


Earflap hat for Christian

Knitting in the round

Random kitty picture

first completed project

First completed scarf, for Jordan
Lion Brand Chunky Wool

What a dork!

Button used on second bib

Bib made for newborn, although the older
daughter uses it as a purse! how cute!

Knitting is so much fun! I cannot say that I am the best at it, but I am working hard at it. I have made 2 bibs, 1 completed scarf, 2 adult hats, and now I am making a earflap hat for Christian. It's going, not as good as I wish, but nevertheless it is going.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Bastille Day !

Yesterday was Bastille Day, which is the equivalent of the 4th of July to the french. We were invited to Jessica's sisters place to celebrate. Jordan and I rode down to Jennifer and Yann's with Jessica and Mark, which was a lot of fun. We all chatted the entire way which was nice. They live in Connecticut, so the car ride was about 2.5 hours long, but it was definitely worth it. They had tons of food and the company of everyone was just really great. It was an all around good time. We spent most of the day chatting with Jessica's family and Jordan played several games of Petanque. The food was absolutely wonderful and the company of everyone there was great. We had a wonderful time with everyone.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Shooting Lesson!

I have been wanting to learn how to handle a gun for years. While we were home I got Ken to show me how to shoot a Pistol and a Rifle. This is something that I would definitely love to do again at some point with Jordan and Ken. It'd be cool to set up some sort of shooting range on some wooded property in NC to do it on.
This picture is obviously posed with the pistol in our drive at the house in NC, but I wanted one to remember it all by so Jordan took this after we were finished.

Family in North Carolina

Seeing family is always important, but we don't always get the camera out to catch the moments. This was our last day while we were there. We stopped by to see everyone to say good-bye. Jordan and I saw Nanny and Pawpaw that afternoon as well as the Morrisons. It's crazy to see how much the kids have grown. They'll be as tall as us before long!

North Carolina trip to Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach

We passed this truck on the way to the beach, read the labels closely! What a great sight to see. Jordan, Shawn, Heidi and I went to play Putt Putt at this really cool place called Paradise Jungle. It was so incredibly hot while we were playing putt putt. Later that day we went to the actual beach, where Heidi and I got beat to death by the waves. The undertow was so incredibly strong, completely wore us out to say the least.

More North Carolina

When we got to NC we were so excited to see everyone including the dogs! Here Ginger is snoozing on their doggie bed. Angie made me a new bag, which there are 2 pics of it before she felted and one from when she felted it! I can't wait to get it. Kelsey and Garrett were pretty shy at first when we saw them at Monterrey, but it wasn't long before they warmed up to us. Felt great to see them. That night we went to Country Club lanes and played several games with Heidi and Shawn.

North Carolina !

So we left for NC on July 2nd super early. We were at Manchester airport by 5am. Oreo is in her carrier waiting for the flight in one pic, then one is of us on the flight, and the other is a shot taken through the window looking out into the sky.