Thursday, January 8, 2009

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Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hubby turns 30!!

This past week marked a momentous occasion in that Craig turned 30 on Monday! His mom and dad came up from Delaware and we spent lots of time all together giving him a hard time :-)

On Tuesday, his mom and I tagged along with the guys on their mini golf retreat to Sunday River in Bethel, ME. We had stayed here a couple of years ago during the off season to enjoy the wonderful Maine summer. It was beautiful then and just as pretty now.

The view from the balcony off our room at night was beautiful! The highlight of the trip however, was the mam and baby moose that we saw in the hotel parking lot on our way back from dinner. The wildlife around the area are so used to people that we didn't even faze the moose family as they moved from one grazing spot to the other. This thrilled my in-laws to no end since they had never seen a moose in the six years that they have been coming to Maine.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


It was such a beautiful day outside that I decided to walk down to the library and to the park. I admit that I was also looking for an excuse to try out my new baby, a Fujifilm FinePix S700 This is such a nice camera. The pictures are so much clearer than my little point and shoot and the colors are much truer.

The super macro setting is crazy! I have been getting into photography a little bit more and while I didn't want to spend tons of cash on a digital SLR, I also wanted to have a little more control over the finished photo than my point and shoot offered. This is the perfect compromise. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Mafia Bride

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of watching one of my dearest friends and founding member of the Knitting Mafia marry the love of her life. Did I mention that he is my brother? The ceremony was lovely and yarn abounded. There were the hand knit socks that my brother wore,

the modified Stardust sweater/shrug that each bridesmaid wore, the glorious Gemstone Silk shrug the bride wore down the aisle, even the bouquets got the yarn treatment by holding the pretty tulips and daisies in place. It was a beautiful day with many a teary eye as Shawn and Amanda pledged their love to each other. Congrats to them!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Have you ever wondered...

what Wal-Mart looks like before the throngs of people that always seem to be there arrive? I found out today and I had to share it with you. When I woke up this morning, I did not intend to go there. In fact, I was trying not to be late to work.
I get up at 6:15, take a quick shower, and hop in the car for my 30 minute commute to be to work by 7:00 just like I do every other weekend. Except, as I pull off the interstate, I realize that my car's clock says 5:49 instead of 6:49 like I swear it had just said. I look on my phone and it says the same thing. I call my husband up (waking him up, which he did not enjoy) and ask him what time it was.
It was at this point that I realize what has happened. About a year ago, we purchased a new alarm clock and one of its features is that it automatically resets itself to the correct time if the power goes out or it gets unplugged. It even sets itself forward or back according to daylight savings time.....but we bought it before they passed the new law to change the date of daylight savings time. So, apparently today is the day that my clock decided that it wanted to change for us.
As a result, I was not late for work as I had feared, but now I was an hour early with nothing to do so I decided to get a jump on my grocery shopping. I have to say that it was the most pleasant shopping experience that I have ever had. All of the shelves were lined up prettily and I had the aisles all to myself. All in all, it wasn't a bad way to start an unintentionally early day :-)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring delights

You are looking at the very first real sign of spring in my neck of the woods! Granted, it is on my windowsill instead of outdoors, but it is nice to see new growth after this very long winter. The days are getting longer here and the weather is getting warmer and soon I will be out playing golf in the sunshine. (I can hope it will be soon, at least)

On another note, I finally finished Juliet! I really love those Zephyr Style gals and their lovely sweaters and this is no exception. The Ultra Alpaca is soft and smooshy without being overbearingly hot in the spring sunshine. It really suits this pattern well. Tomorrow, Juliet will get her buttons and loops and then it is off to knit Stardust for Shawn and Amanda's wedding! @->--