Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Blurb Book

Yay!! I just sent off my Blurb book of Carissa and Ben's wedding. It is not too fancy, but I would say it was easy to do and if I had had more patience I could have done it even nicer. I did basically no texting for the pictures, since I figured they were pretty self-explanatory, plus the book is just for myself and anyone else who comes here and might want to look at it. Try it! (I mean try one for yourself).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Two days and counting until we go to the Expo. I am trying every way not to get sick since about 1 out of 2 people (seems like) either have the flu or a bad chest cold.

The dreary weather continues, so I pep myself up by looking at a few sewing and craft blogs. The ideas some people have! Its incredible how creative people are.

I continue knitting on my purse and a pair of fingerless gloves. Will show you if I ever get it done. Expect to do some knitting on the way and on the way back.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Changing my Blog look

I was trying to change my blog look and am still having a little trouble with the title. I know it looks wierd.

Monday with not much news

Time for a little blogging. Susie, I always enjoy your blogs and updates on Hunter! We have Boo here (white chih-pom) for the week since Steve and Sandra are in Billings on vacation. He's been a good puppy, doesn't seem lonesome - only a couple of brief times where he sat on the stairs and looked toward the door and whined.

We had a nice potluck here yesterday. I should have taken a picture of the food. Why don't we do them more often!?

We're getting rain here, but it looks like if it drops one degree we could be getting snow.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hunter's first hockey game

Even though he had seen Uncle Todd play before. Last night we sat at the end of the row near the exit and Hunter was able to visit with the section leader, who apparently asked him if he was going to be a hockey player when he grew up because when we got back in the car he said, "When I grow up, be hockey player." He wanted Uncle Steve to feed him the chicken nuggets right before we left. The pictures are a little blurry, but you get the idea. You couldn't use a flash in the arena.

Grandpa bought him a little stick at the souvenir booth. You can't see the stick in motion, but he is playing hockey on the way back to the car.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ta da!

Here they are - finally. My first pair of knitted socks.

Thanks, Susie,

for taking some pictures so I could blog them. On Saturday I cleaned house and we went to Costco in Coeur d'Alene (Idaho has less sales tax than WA) and we had new tires put on the Sante Fe. Wow. Tires are EXPENSIVE. But necessary! Saturday night Hunter and I got to play so Susie could go with Jeff to the hockey game. Even though he was tired Grandma didn't make him go to bed (he wasn't cranky though)because we had so many things to do. Sunday dinner was here and I made lots of food hoping one of the friends that has lost her husband could come - she wasn't feeling well. Here are some pictures of Hunter making snowflakes. He was so thrilled with himself. You can see Grandpa and I are standing by ready to help at the least sign of distress. haha

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lunch on Wednesday

Susie brought over my Market Spice Tea that she got for me in Seattle, so I thought we might as well have lunch together. Hunter and I got a little play time in before he had to go home and have a nap.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Quiet Weekend

It's Monday morning - we had a pleasant, but relatively quiet weekend, ending up last night with supper at the Hot Rod Cafe with Kent and Carol Schluter. I had their feta salad with huckleberry dressing. Yum! And it's served with their garlic bread (unlimited). Dad had shrimp, which was on special last night.

I am working at finishing up a few undone projects in my sewing room so that when I come back from Sewing Expo I can dig into whatever inspirations I have found there.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Well, here's Peanut basking in undivided attention from Grandpa and Grandma while Jeff and Susie are on the coast. Well, it's snowing.... but that certainly isn't news any more.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Larry and Ginny's Visit

We had a wonderful 4-5 days with Larry and Ginny. During that time we celebrated Larry's birthday with a party, cake and presents!! Larry and I did lots of reminescing over old times. On Saturday we helped Todd and Amy finish moving to their new apartment. We played the new "pencil" game, which got pretty feisty. We played a little mystery partner Rook, too. Here are a few pictures.