Thursday, December 11, 2014

Just because...

... I can't get enough of these girls.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Just a couple of the projects I have been working on since my last yarn along. I have since finished the blue adult size Gnome hat, also made a child sized one, a couple Soulemama favorite hats, two pairs of socks, a cowl, fingerless mitts, and a scarf.
I have just cast on another pair of fingerless mitts and a pair of baby socks.And waiting to be knit is 3 pairs of fingerless mitts, and another warm wooly hat. Phew, then I think I will be done with the holiday knitting!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Keep Calm and Craft On

Some of the many crafts going on: beewax candle rolling and me once again pulling out the fabric for Nuala's quilt and seeing what I want to do about it. I am thinking it may have to wait until after Christmas and actually become a birthday quilt. I ordered a couple more fabrics in pink to add a bit to the mix of white, green, and blue. We shall see.

Joining Nicole from Frontier Dreams for KCCO

Monday, December 8, 2014

Life and things

fiona playing in the puddles

at the AZ science center

at the AZ science center

at the AZ science center

at the science center

water works at science center

st nick's day morning: hot cocoa and candy cane

tree hunting

this is it

Wow, we have been so busy, but in a good way (well, most of the time). Can I just say having a three year old around makes the holidays so amazingly awesome.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

Right now, I am so grateful that we have enough. Enough time, enough money, enough togetherness, enough love.
Over the past month things have gotten a bit nutty, but I feel that life is once again falling into place, perfection!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Holiday knitting is in full swing! Since this picture was taken I have turned the heel and am now working on the foot of sock #2. They are going to be some cozy socks! I'm sorta, kinda, not wanting to give them away. LOL
I have been reading my book on breastfeeding and also reading Jurassic Park, and when I am knitting I am watching silly ABC family holiday movies. Nothing beats a good sap fest, that is for sure.
After these socks are done I am planning on starting sock set #3 and also casting on a pair of fingerless mitts. I have to get busy with the knitting, so much to knit so few days left!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween and such

At the DBG pumpkin festival... it was about 90 degrees

my pumpkin patch girl

all done with this pumpkin patch business

Row making a sugar skull at the Homeschool Co-op

Fiona working on her sugar skull

Fiona in her face paint

scooping out the pumpkin

Sagan carving his pumpkin

Cae carving a pumpkin

My trick or treaters

dia de los muertos at the DBG

flags in the breeze

Ofrenda at the DBG


The celebration of Halloween lasted many days this year. We started it with a trip to the DBG for their annual pumpkin festival where we picked up our pumpkins and the kids played silly games and did craft projects. It was a warm day and after a couple hours everyone was just done.
We went to a neighborhood restaurant that was giving kids free dinner if they wore their costumes, the homeschool group talked about Day of the Dead and made sugar skulls and had face painting, then of course there was tricks and treats on Friday. Sunday we went to Mike's grandma and grandpa's grave site and cleaned it up a bit, left flowers and candy, then we meet the big kids at the DBG to celebrate Dia de los muertos. I am thinking it was probably wonderful, but my people just got tired, hungry and were cold (it was 70 degrees), so we left after less than two hours, sadly before the procession which I was really excited to see. Ah well, there is always next year.
Now it is a candy gorge fest and planning next years costumes. Can't wait!