Friday, September 30, 2011


This is a christmas presents
for my one of my sister-in-laws.
Made our of Berroco Pure Pima yarn
Color 2226 lot 686. 

This is a blanket I'm making for my daughter
I have no picked it back up because it has cooled 
off in Texas.
Made out of Plymouth Yarn Encore Knitting Worsted Weight
Magenta and Red double yarn knitting.
My daughter picked out the colors.

This is my son christmas stocking.
It probably won't be done 
this year, but hopefully next year.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011


My parents were here for nine days. That doesn't seem like a lot and I can be honest and say that I wish it was longer. In those nine days, we cleaned up the garage, rearranged Abbie's room, picked up the toy room, organized the office, celebrated a birthday at the zoo, went swimming, pulled weeds, and found the Rio Grande River.

After our busy week I needed a just a break, but I am missing the adult conversation the most. Yesterday I didn't feel like doing anything and really didn't (except 3 load of laundry) but I stayed in my bed most of the day. Which is hard with two active children. We snuggled down and watched a movie on my computer and listened to music; read some and just chilaxed.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Finding the Rio Grande River.

So my mom and dad came to visit. It was lovely, got a lot of things done around the house. 
 One of the things my mom wanted to do was find the Rio Grande River. So we did a google search found out that if we took one exit we could go a few miles into New Mexico and see it. We were successful, we had to stop at a Dollar General. Which told us to go back to the liquor store and take a right. 

This is what we found:

The bridge

It's a little low, but then again we haven't had our 'monsoon' season yet. It's still pretty. Of course I had to get the construction equipment.

My little engineer, was super stoked when a train came through.

A view of the Franklin Mountains from the west side.

My little man with his Grandpa. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September loves!!!

I have to say that going to the Biggs Park splash park in mid september is not something we could have done in Washington or even Montana. 

And get a sunburn. Love the sun!!! Have to say there are pluses to living in El Paso, TX. 

1. Sun all the time. 
2. Still warm in September.

I will keep you posted on the others. My baby turns 3 tomorrow.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Celebrating Patrick!!!

The Zoo for the birthday boy!!!

The Train we had to ride first.

The birthday boy!!! He's turning 3. Can't believe how fast its gone.

My mere cats. Abbie, Aurora, and Patrick.

They also got to ride the carousel. Talk about spoiled. 

Abbie, Aurora, Amelia, and Patrick

We found out that you could go see the sea loins from underneath. Pretty cool. One of the sea lions was trying to eat the kids hand through the glass. 

Patrick found the water park. Played for a good long time. Ended up dry by the time we got finish going through the rest of the zoo.

One of my favorite birds. I think its the bill. When the kids and I went through they decided to serenade us. Pretty interesting.

Of course we had to have a Thomas cake!!!

Can't believe its been 3 years. He is getting so big. Tried to blow out his candles before we were done singing Happy Birthday. Right before that he was singing it to  himself. Love him. 

This birthday will always be remembered because he slammed his thumb in the car door. Poor boy. Getting so big. Just loves everything specially his Grandma & Grandpa

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Anticipation: that is the word for the day. Abbie was so excited to hear that her Grandparents are only 4 1/2 hours away. They will most likely be here before school gets out. I can't wait. Patrick is so in love with his Grandparents I know he is looking forward to this visit.

I'm not ready yet, I never am. The floors in the kitchen need to be mopped. I need to finish my grocery shopping. Clean the bathrooms. You would think I haven't be preparing but that's all I seem to be doing. That and keeping up on the house work: dishes, laundry, pretty much everything thing else that falls into my category. Oh that is everything.

Missing my hubby, which has become a full time job. I'm hoping this deployment isn't actually going to be a whole year. I would take any smaller amount of time. Like say homecoming in February. We hit 10 years of marriage and I'd really like to spend it with the one I love and married. (Highly doubt that is going to happen).

I started my new project. It's a shall for my sister-in-law. Pink, she is going to love it. I also got yarn for Kimberly's shawl. Can't wait to start that. I need to get crack-en.

I find it interesting that I found an old college spanish book. Picked up and opened it and was reading the spanish. Was totally comprehending what was on the page. I wonder why I can't understand it while its spoken. I catch phrases I know and what not but not whole conversations. I'm going to keep the book and see if I can't brush up on my spanish. Maybe even get J.B.'s log on for the Rosetta stone.

I also have to thing of what I'm going to do for Patrick's birthday. I'm not really into it this year. Which is very sad to know. I don't know what to get him. If I should order him a cake or make one. He wants a Thomas the train cake. Abbie wants to do his birthday at the zoo. I'm just not sure how long my parents are going to be here. I'm think Sunday, but even then it I don't want to do it. UGH!!!!  Wish I had my battle buddy here to bounce ideas. The things we take for granted.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Catch up!!

So I know it's been at least a week. So we are going to catch up. 

Over Labor Day weekend we went to see Dan and Kristina and Baby Connor. Who is just cute as cute can be. Got my baby snuggles in. (Which J.B. is happy baby fever didn't set in).

We had a short week for school and it went by fast. Abbie learned a new trick to learn her words. Called the Pyramid. So if you are spelling fast

And then you draw a triangle around the word. She enjoyed it and did well.

I've been working on Patrick's christmas stocking. I will post some pictures. It's going really well. I guess I'm waiting for the other stitch to drop. I know bad joke.

We've been lucky in being hearing from J.B. everyday or at least once a day. Patrick loves to talk to him. He always asks if its Daddy or Grandpa on the phone.

Today was pretty funny. We called my dad to get a hold of my mom. It's her birthday and I figured she didn't have her phone on her. Patrick gets hold of the phone and was telling Grandpa all the things he was doing. Like watching Little Einsteins and in the middle of his diatribe he just stops and says: 'oh hi Grandpa. How are you?' Which he asked all ready. Got to love my boy.

I found some picture collages that the NICU did of Ian when he stayed there after he was born. Kind of glad I went through some boxes today. 
Just need to go through a few more. 

Now we are finishing our day with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.