Sunday, April 29, 2012

4-29-2012 One Week Old

~Got to see my granddaughter again today...
I am blessed!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

4-28-2012 Noro Entrelac Scarf

 I finally finished knitting the back side
for my Noro Entrelac Scarf today...
now it is blocked and drying.  
Can't wait to wear it!

4-27-2012 Patchwork Puppy

For a special girl
who loves dogs!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

4-26-2012 Home At Last

...sleeping in her "Moses Basket"...

4-25-2012 In Pieces

... a Patches Puppy...

4-24-2012 Three Days Young

My beautiful granddaughter!

4-23-2012 Nap Time

Monday, April 23, 2012

4-22-2012 I'm a Grandma!

DD had her baby last night while we were in Chicago
so we left Chicago earlier than planned
and drove to Iowa City
to meet our new granddaughter
who arrived 2 weeks early.  :*)

4-21-2012 All dressed up

Here's my dear daughter and her beautiful baby bump...
all dressed up to attend a friend's wedding reception tonight.
DH & I are headed to Chicago to visit our son & d-i-l tonight.

4-20-2012 Snuggle Sack

Today I finished a snuggle sack
for a baby due in July 2012...
here are the booties that go with it...
the bootie picture shows the true color better...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

4-19-2012 Tulips

Facing the morning sunrise...
they will probably be gone 
by the time I get back from work tonight
thanks to rain storms coming through today.

4-18-2012 Peonies

Everything is blooming a month (and a half!) early!

4-17-2012 Brucemore House

 Today DH & I decided to take a day trip
to see the Brucemore House
in Cedar Rapids.
The $7.00 fee to have a guided tour of the mansion 
was well worth the price!

The founder of Quaker Oats once lived in this mansion
as well as two other families.
My favorite part of the mansion was the 'man cave' in the basement!
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos
inside the mansion, so all I took was outdoor photos
of the gardens:

4-16-2012 Mirror Mirror

DH & I went to see the new
Julia Roberts movie: Mirror, Mirror.
We give it a "Two Thumbs Up" rating.   :*)

4-15-2012 Mountain Bike Race

This morning we enjoyed
spending time with our DD
and watching our S-I-L race
in the Sylvan Stampede.
It was the first time he had ridden 
in the "Fat Tire" category 
(and on a borrowed bike!)
and he still came in second!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

4-14-2012 Black Sheep

Today at the LYS Knit & Knot

they are beginning a KAL (Knit-a-long)
for a Lamb toy/doll (seen in upper left)
and the instructor brought in some lamb/sheep cookies
for participants.
I love the black sheep in the middle!

Also, looks like there is a bit of interest
in the new deck hockey rink
(run by the local professional hockey team)
at the local park.

4-13-2012 Out-numbered

The cats and dogs appear to out-number 
the people in this family!

4-11-2012 Summer Shawl

I want to make one of these shawls for summer!

Monday, April 9, 2012

4-9-2012 Plank

Office break
at  Vibram...
I love it!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

4-8-2012 Happy Easter

He is not here...
he is risen,
just as he said.

Made a trip to Nebraska
to share wishes
for a blessed Easter
with my M-I-L
who is in this rehab facility.

3-7-2012 Baby Shower

Today I attended my DD's baby shower
hosted by her M-I-L.
She had a cute "Rubber Ducky" theme.
The 'baby shower games'
were my responsibility.
The object of this game was to see
who could drain the 2 oz. of grape juice
from the baby bottle first.

Friday, April 6, 2012

3-6-2012 Passover & Good Friday

.... fall on the same day this year....
how cool is that?!?!?
Christ our Passover Lamb is sacrificed for us!
After DH & I got off work today
we attended a beautiful
orchestral & choral contata Tenebre service.
Thank you, Tom, for inviting us!

3-5-2012 Baby Shower

Spent the day getting ready
for my DD's baby shower this coming weekend.  :*)

4-4-2012 Three Seasons Room?

I wonder if they will turn their deck
into a screened-in three seasons room?!?!?
It's fun watching the work progress,
but it still looks like they have sun on their deck!

4-3-2012 Westward Deck

Looks like our backyard neighbors
are tired of  not being able to use their westward facing deck
in the afternoons and evenings...
to sunny and hot!
... but it looks like they're trying to solve the problem!

4-2-2012 Palm Cross

Today's newspaper
had a front page article
about a family that makes "Palm Crosses."
I bought one several years ago at a synod convention,
so it was fun to read about the 
people who make them!

Monday, April 2, 2012

4-1-2012 Congrats

Today we drove to Iowa City
and took our DD & S-I-L out for brunch
to celebrate the end of their school year!!!
Since they are moving back here to the QC next month
we brought a load or two of items back with us...
every little bit now will make 
the official 'moving day' in June easier.

3-31-2012 QC Symphony Season Finale

...was a fabulous concert
with amazing soloists!!!
I'm still feeling the wonderful vibes from this concert 
days later!

3-30-2012 Rhubarb Pie

I think there's a rhubarb pie in my husband's future!!!

3-29-2012 Lilacs

My little lilac bush has lots of blooms this spring! YAY!
After one of Iowa's mildest winters on record,
it is still wonderful 
to feel the Spring's warm sunshine on my face,
to smell the blossoming trees,
and to observe the beauty of Spring flowers!

3-28-2012 Footprints