Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have been knitting , sewing clothes, and quilting Christmas gifts. Hopefully I will finish by the first week of Dec. (HA!) Hal and I also went to Reno on the train. It was a delightful experience going up. We were told to sit on the lower level. Going back we assumed that was where we were to sit. Then, we found out that we might have to move. I guess we needed to pay extra to sit downstairs. We were able to sit downstairs and found that to be just a comfortable returning home. The only complaint was the bathrooms were not as clean as they were going. While in Reno, I spent time knitting, sleeping and of course playing games. No I did not win. And no, I did not venture out in a taxi or bus. I did shop though and added to my nativity scenes.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Today I get to play grandma again. Yesterday, I sat with my 31/2 yr. old, grandson, and we put a puzzle together. He is very good at puzzles. It had 62 pieces and it was a dinosaur puzzle, 14x18''. Not bad for a grandma and her grandson. Today, rather in a few minutes I will take care of his brother, 6 mon. He is rolling and as cute as can be. Later, I get to sit for the two sitters. Their mother has an errand to run and then she will cut and pamper my hair color, so I continue to look somewhat younger.
Monday, September 1, 2008
This passed week was spent with grand kids. First our daughter, called to help enroll her stepdaughter into school. They needed to work and she would be alone. Sure, I put my super grandparent cape into the bag and went for a visit. I got to sleep on the couch, have 2 dogs jump on me and a little girl, now 7 yrs. jump into my arms when she was frighten of the oceans waves as they first approached her. Then she pulled me into the waves the second time. We both laughed and giggled the whole time.
On returning home, I was able to visit my grand daughters here in this area. The newest is getting to look like a baby. Her legs and arms have filled out and she is holding her head upright, looking around to see new things.
Later in the week, my husband and I were able to be with our grandsons as they went to the zoo and a science museum. Sharing special animals, seeing and touching new things. No one can take these memories from us. It is such a blessing to have our grand kids in our lives.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
On our way home we stopped again in Bend. My plan was to see the two knitting stores there, but they did not open until 11am and 12 noon, so we stopped at two quilting stores. We took off after 11am and headed south. Just about 30 minutes south, Gilchrist, I saw a sign off the freeway, "yarn shop." I was driving, so we stopped and found a small shop with many of the yarns one can find at Joann's or Beverly's. I owner was very nice and what she had to sell was nice, but I did not buy anything. I even left without a kitten. Her stray mommy cat had 5 little kittens there in the store and were 1 week shy of going home with anyone. Before we even arrived at Bend though, our trip became an adventure. A few hours laters we left Washington, passed Moro, and we drove right into a thunderstorm. Thank God I was not driving. The hail was the size of quarters or bigger, flashes of lightning and thunder seen and heard nearly at the same time; and then there was the rain. Hal decided to follow the car in front of us through a wash. The water was up to his bumper as it was for us. The storm lasted longer than we wanted it, about 20 min. We continued to drive, but some cars pulled over while others drove on. There were even motorcyclists stopped and huddled together. I know if we waited the storm would have lasted longer than the 20 min. We did have some window damage, but not major. The trip from Bend home was unevenfull. We made it home just as the sunset.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, at 7:45 PM another grandchild came into our lives: Jazlyn Marie Hurtt, 6lbs.11oz., 19.5". She has a loud cry, beautiful brown hair, big feet, and petite hands.Mom and baby are doing well. She was induced at 5:45PM and delivered at 7:45PM, quick delivery!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
This is the shrug I made for my daughter at Christmas. It was a sweet challenge. She has received many compliments.
The little guy next to her was born April 14 to my son and daughter-in-law. His name is William and he is the brother of the young man posing in the picture with the Christmas sweater.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
As I said, I'm planning to trip on down to the Bay Area and it's 11am and I am sitting here and not preparing to get ready. Oh well, we'll leave a little later.
I also just finished my grandson's baby jacket made with Opal yarn. He is due in April. I want to make a hat and booties, but we'll see about time. I have pictures for the jacket, and hopefully that will get here on the same day as the other projects started and finished.