Saturday, August 30, 2008


My dad, my Aunt P, & me.


My cousin J, my cousin K, & my cousin B.

Last night we had a family get-together. We all knew of each other, but the cousins hadn't seen each other since we were tiny children. It was so much fun and we got to know each other. I'm excited to continue these relationships!
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Where/how do you find motivation? I'm totally without it right now. My knitting seems boring and tedious. Nothing is going on at Ravelry. I've got so much to do to prepare for vacation, appointments to set, cleaning to do, lists to make, things to pack. UGH!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Now that the wedding is over, it's been relatively quiet around here. Life issues keep breaking in, though. I've spent several hours over the last two days helping friends and family to hash out issues that are bothering them. Life just seems so complicated anymore. Relationships, church, our homeschool group, and on and on. Nothing is easily solved anymore. People are hurting. People are selfish and not thinking about others. People are living by their feelings and not with facts.

I started my Ravelympics sweater set on Saturday. The day before yesterday, I was this far...
If I can keep at it, I think I'll get them both done. It looks funny because the cutting stitches are in there, I will be steeking both of the sweaters.

Sin=offending a holy God. Just something to think about.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

The beautiful bride. My niece was married last evening, to a wonderful young man. It was a nice wedding, simple and filled with love.

Who gives this woman to be married? Oh my, she is a woman. Where did all those years go?


The first kiss!


Presenting Mr. & Mrs.

Can you tell that they are brother & sister?


I add this one because, well, dang, I am blessed!!

Cutting the "Pie". He had strawberry, she had cherry. No dress was harmed in the sharing of pie!!


A kiss to seal the deal!

First Dance.


Daddy & Daughter

We got a chance to dance, too. Oh, my!!

Kalijah!!




The evening was a lot of fun! There was a lot of dancing and laughing and strange dances.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Festivities for my niece's wedding began a couple of weeks ago with mint making, program cutting and finishing. We have such an awesome family, the guys didn't complain, they just jumped right in and helped with everything!



We enjoyed supper following all of the work. There were horrific storms going on, but we felt pretty safe and had a good time.


Today, we went to help decorate the reception hall and I took the stole that I knit for C. I'm really happy with it, it came out quite lovely.


The decorations are simple, but will be quite pretty. Despite complicated family situations, we're looking forward to enjoying a respite and just having some fun.
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