Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Baby DG's Marble sweater. It's much prettier in person.
My Socks that Rock yarn, Fairgrounds colorway. Can't wait! Posted by Picasa
I'm so excited! I got my first "Socks that Rock" sock yarn and the Rock and Weave. I can't wait to get started, but I'm going to have to, there are too many other things to finish! I'm almost done with the last August baby's sweater and I have to make a bigger sweater for Baby M. Soon, I'll be able to concentrate on Christmas gifts and other items.

I do have other activities vying for my time. I'm acting campaign manager for a young man in our district running for the state House of Representatives. This will consume quite a bit of my time for the next couple of months. It's a great opportunity for the kids, as well. How many kids get to do a campaign "unit study" for the first part of the school year? It's a great opportunity for us all.

I've been trying to do some reading also. I'm getting into the 5th Yada Yada book. They are awesome books, really make you think about your prayer life, judgements against others, etc.

I praise God for His continued faithfulness. This summer has not been easy, but God continues to show me that I do not need to worry, He has everything in His hands and He will deal with it all.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

We're sitting at my mom's, waiting to hear if my uncle's flight is delayed or canceled. He's coming in for my aunts funeral. It's been a very stressful week. Stuff going on with my oldest dd and my aunts passing. I crave my knitting when things are this stressful, but I don't get much done.

One thing I know, God is faithful! He is totally in control of the entire situation.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Baby K's sweater. It came out really cute. I like this pattern and it was quick to knit in Encore DK, so I'm using the same pattern for the last August baby. I'm using a different DK yarn, it's called Marble and it's got a neat self-striping effect. It will be nice to have all the baby sweaters out of the way this early, then I can focus on projects for Christmas and a couple of left-overs I need to get done. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

After we visited Baby M, we made a stop at our new racetrack. The Richard Petty Driving Experience is here through Sunday and we were able to see several ride-alongs. We weren't to sure that the track would be a good thing, but since Rusty Wallace designed it and is extremely involved, it looks like it's going to be a great thing for our community.

I love NASCAR, so it's exciting to have some of the cars so close to home. We live about 10-12 miles away and I could hear the cars going around the track with the south breeze we have blowing. While NASCAR hasn't signed on yet, they are coming to test on the track before the final 10 races. It could get very exciting. Posted by Picasa
Baby A, she's 14 months now and is taking her first steps! Posted by Picasa
This is Baby A's baby brother, Baby M! Welcome to the world!! He was born at 39 weeks! Praise God!!! Since he was full-term, his sweater is way tooooo small. He weighed in at 8 lbs, 8 oz, and is 22 1/4" long. He was able to be born at the birthing center with the midwife, rather than the hospital. He's absolutely perfect!! He looks like his daddy. Baby A likes him and is being very gentle with him.

I still have a couple of August babies to knit for, but I've been able to keep up. 4 have been born in the last week and a half. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Baby J's sweater. Dale Erle, made with Dale Baby Uhl. Only 2 more August babies to go!

We're obviously back from vacation. We had a wonderful time and when I get the chance, I'll post photos of the highlights. Suffice it to say, we'd move there if we could. Posted by Picasa