Saturday, June 25, 2011

Update on cal

A montage of my Julianny's mystery afghan cal...

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Port A

Here at Port Aransas with Mom, Ashley, Sean, Hadley, and Holden. Got here yesterday evening and the younger ones were ready to pose with the pelican.

The girls stayed at The King's condo with me. And the boy's with Nana and grandpa. We had some rain this a.m. And napping now so will hit the beach or pool next. Did get some Shell's cappelini pomadoro. Yum.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Girls time out...

Ok there are girl's night out, ladies weekends, and whatever you want to call it. I like the idea of "time out". Us mom's can relate to time outs. Usually it's a punishment for the kids so they can sit and think of what they've done...and try to figure out if it was worth sitting in the corner for. Ha. That would be my definition of course. The type of "time out" I'm talking about is a chance to take some time out of the daily crazies and enjoy time with friends, family, or whatever playmates you choose. You have to find a "corner", which is defined as any place out of reach of whatever makes your life crazy or busy.
I was just blessed with a "Time Out" with my beautiful mother-in-law, Renee. And equally beautiful sister-in-laws...Nadine, Michelle, Jennifer, and Melissa. Throw in a darling, soon to be a mom, niece Alison and you have a perfect "time out". We celebrated Renee and michele's birthdays, ate, shopped, and had a wonderful time.
We stayed at a great out of the way B&B called "the barn at the Quarry" outside of Fredericksburg
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It was perfect, the rooms were great, breakfast great, scenery great, and peace and quiet great.
We ate some great food. Hilltop cafe, Peachtree , and a nice visit to Lincoln St. Wine bar (one of my fav places in the whole world). I've tried to rate the restaurants on yelp. Yelp is an awesome app and website. Go visit here

View from back patio

Oh, I had my "time out" did some serious thinking and deemed it a just punishment. Will for sure do it again!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Mimi this one is for you!

Finished a potholder in blues for Aunt Mary! Love it! These are so much fun. I'm afraid to look at more patterns on Ravelry. Need to work on my mysteryghan before I start another !

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mandala potholder

Love this. Now to find sone blue for Aunt Mary...

-Ashley and jordyn made s'more cookies today ...

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

First crochet potholder

Love it! Can't wait to do more!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Ready set go!

Ooo I love new projects! In the Vanna White yarns fan group in Ravelry we've started a new mystery cal. Fun! First clue today.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hookin' it...

I've been on a crochet kick lately...joined up with a group of ladies on Ravelry "Vanna's Choice Fan Club" they do all sorts of Swaps and CAL' small take along projects since they are mostly squares, etc.  I've done the Granny McFour swap...have all my squares sent out...waiting on some to come in, then I need to finish putting it all together...
Also have a batch (16) of squares for the Iris swap ready to mail are photos of them...

Simply Yoyo Square by Chris Simon, 200 Crochet Blocks #161 Daisy Chain, Bright & Cheery by Dayna's crochet, Spanish Tile Square Priscilla Hewitt

200 Crochet Blocks #35 Tri Color Square, Velvet & Lace Priscilla Hewitt, Pretty Posie Flower Square, Maze Granny Square Priscilla Hewitt
Blooming Granny by Melinda Miller, Smoothfox's Charity Square #1, Topsy Turvy Square, 99 Squares to crochet #40

Love & Honor, 99 Granny Squares to crochet #7, Granny in the middle, 99 Squares to Crocet #40
I recieved these beautiful squares from them...knit with a crochet edge   Have 4 more to make...Ashley is keeping the one that I put together...she liked the colors...can't wait to get more squares!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Things have been a bit crazy around here...Last throws of school...Sean's 5 th grade graduation from St. Louis Catholic School...a visit to Ft. Davis for Haley's Highschool Graduation...and now to Sean's last day of school!  I can't believe it!
No more early mornings to take kids to school...woo hoo!

the graduates...we had a great visit in Ft. Davis with family and proud of Haley and I'm so proud of Sean...he will be at MV next year!

...Ashley has been at the coast with mom and Donald...went fishing yesterday...Tammy shared the photo on facebook of James snapped Ashley's line right before this...after all the fighting with the fish!
Ashley & James...with the jack fish...Sean and I will be joining them this evening!  PORT A BOUND!!!