Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yarn Along

I am still knitting my super soft baby Alpaca scarf in the Fir Cone lace pattern from Super Stitches Knitting, written by Karen Hemingway.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yarn Along

On Sunday, my sister-in-law gifted me with soft baby Alpaca yarn. She recently moved, and her nearest neighbors raise Alpacas and operate a country store. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Theme Thursday: Orange

When I read that the theme this week was orange I knew that I wanted to join the link-up. Orange is my favorite color.

A habanero in my garden.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


My friend, Laura, tagged me for a Scrumptious Blog award. Laura writes at String of Pearls, and she is also the author of Finding Grace. If you have not already, you should take a moment to meet Laura, and you should read her book!

Now for Laura's questions:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Story of How We Met

I was in the 8th grade the first time I heard someone mention Chris. It was the spring of 1990, late in the day, and my junior high school was buzzing with the story of two high school boys in a fist fight outside of our school in the parking lot. Chris was one of those boys. Shortly after that story, I would hear his name again mentioned in another story. There was a bonfire that I had decided not attend even though several of my friends asked me to go (being a shy and introverted girl, I decided the comfort of my room sounded more appealing than a crazy teen party). At the bonfire, there was an impromptu wrestling match between two friends that ended with one a broken leg. Chris was one of the wrestlers but not the one with the broken leg. After hearing both of these stories, I decided that Chris was not a guy I needed to get to know.

Early in my 9th grade year, I saw Chris for the first time. I was leaving the Chorus room (a huge room that held about 200 students), and I noticed a tall blond haired boy leaning against the wall opposite the chorus room doors. I did not know whom he was, but I thought he was cute. Then I saw him look down at a girl as she walked up to him and wrapped her arms around him. Instantly, I knew his name. The girl in his arms was in my grade. She was not a close friend of mine, but she sat near me at lunch. Most days she came to lunch with a new story about her awful boyfriend, Chris. The same Chris from the fist fight and the bonfire. I quickly dismissed the idea that he was cute, and I forgot about him.

Friday, October 11, 2013

7 Quick Takes (vol. 6)

1. Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary. Stop by tomorrow if you want to know all the details about how we met. Just to give you an idea of how the story goes, I almost titled it "He was a fighter, and I was a grouch".

2. I won't get to spend my anniversary with my husband. He has to work, and I have my sister-in-law's baby shower to go to. Oh well, maybe we will manage to sneak away for a bit on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Our School Day

Here is an example of what a typical school day looks like in our home. We have a senior in high school, a fifth grader, and a kindergartner.

The little boys, Chris, and I wake up between 6:30 am and 7:30 am. We get dressed, eat breakfast, clean up the kitchen, click around on the computer, and watch a show on Netflix. I wake Holden up at 8:00 am. After Holden washes his face, he comes down to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. He chats for a few minutes before starting his school work in the schoolroom. Chris and Thomas go down to the basement for a 30 to 40 minute workout that includes cardio and weight training.

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