Monday, September 26, 2011


Labor Day weekend was a special celebration with a visit from both of our kids and their families.  Tom and I were celebrating his 60th birthday and everyone came to help him celebrate.  We also celebrated Connor's 7th birthday.  Eric, Maria, Gage, Ryan, Lizette, Connor and Collin were all here.  Having all of our children around made it a great day for Papa Tom.  We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs,  went to the park and had a great time enjoying family.  Thanks guys for a special weekend!

We have another event to crow about, Connor got his gold belt in Karate!  Woo hoo, go Connor!  We are so proud of him.

I have been busy knitting for the studio on Artfire but am working on a couple of old projects and hope to get them done this Fall.  I just chase rabbit trails (smile) and find something new to knit or crochet for the studio.  Watch my studio for new hats and scarfs for Winter (coming soon, I hope).

Happy knitting and find a good book to read.  One of my favorite authors is Susan Whitted Albert.  Her books are a light read with information and mystery thrown in.  Check her out if you haven't read any of her books. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Summer Camp Grandpa

Hi Everybody,
This Summer has flown by!  We had two weeks of fun with our two older granchildren.  The first week Gage, our ten year old grandson, came for Basketball Camp.  He had a ball (oops punny) and even won awards!  He had our friend's grandaughter, to do things with, so he wasn't alone and it took some of the pressure off Tom and me.  It's been a long time since we've had young children in the house but we loved every minute of it.  We took the kids swimming after camp, most days, and Tom taught them how to throw a tomahawk.  The second week, of Camp Grandpa, Connor ( now seven) came for Music Camp and Gage stayed on.  Having the two of them was fun but interesting at times.  Tom and I were going at quite a fast pace!  We had to get them to Music Camp in the morning, swimming lessons in the afternoon and tomahawk throwing too.  Oh, I don't want to forget Bingo and other fun events at the firehouse.  As I said, we had a blast with them but were exhausted by the time they left!

I did get some knitting done while the boys were here but now I'm back to talking on the phone and knitting up a storm to fill my Artfire studio.  My studio now has catagories so it is easier to search for the items you're looking for.  Well back to work and I'll talk to you soon.