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15 October 2010

Life taking control...

I was informed by my Mom yesterday that it's been too long between posts.  She's my own personal 'blog police' if you will.  She keeps me in check when it comes to sharing what we have been doing around here.  So this is what we've been doing since last week...

Glenn is still 'vacationing' of sorts.  Even though we didn't go on some planned out trip, we've been having some excellent family time around here.  Movie nights (another one tonight), board games, baking, crafting, Dad helping with lessons, etc.  It's been really grand if I must say so myself.  It seems that on most 'normal' days (if you can can them normal) we are always trying to cram in as much "Dad" time as we can when Glenn gets home at the end of the day.  The last two weeks have been great having him experience everything as it comes along, just as we do every day.  You know, baking, cooking, learning, yard work, projects around the house, etc.  I'm a bit sad that come this Monday he will be going back to work and we will have to be filling him in again at the end of the day while we all smother him with hugs and kissies.  So these last few days of 'freedom' for him will be savored.

We have taken a few strolls down by the river so the girls can see the progress of the colors in our part of the world.  The colors are definitely slow this year.  I'm trying to be patient but it's hard.  The girls want it to happen now also.
There was some exploring parts of the river that are normally submerged in the water all summer long.
 And of course you know just the right rock has to be found to throw in the water.
 No big surprise by now, right?
There were lots of bugs to be examined while on the trail.
So many grasshoppers and spiders.
I wasn't impressed like the girls were.
 Then of course in the evenings I've been trying to work on the sweater as much as possible to get it finished.  I have now finished one sleeve and started the second one last night.  Hopefully this weekend will be the 'ta-da' for it.  I can't wait to wear it.  I'm tired of being teased with the 'trying it on to check the length of things' bit.
 A trip to the library the other day was quite wonderful.  Everyone came home with some wonderful choices to enjoy.  Glenn found another photography book and surprisingly took home a book on artisan breads.  I'm not sure on that one.  I'm not asking.  The girls found some more Calvin and Hobbs books to keep them busy along with some more I Spy, some chapter books and easy readers.  I'm glad to see that Brenna is liking this whole reading thing that happens around here.  I even sat down and read one of Em's books for the book club, in one evening.

I spied this little lovely and had to bring it home to investigate it some more.  Let's just say that I'm going to have to ask for this one for Christmas!  Absolutely too cute!!!
 I'm so loving this little sweater.  The cables are gorgeous!!
And this little one is so sweet and adorable!
You know my list of creations just got longer.  It's so sad.  I do need the days to be twice as long so that I can attempt to get my list whittled down.  Notice the word attempt.

So off I go to enjoy the last couple of days off with Glenn.  I hear some talking about bowling, hiking, a river exploration, etc. going on this weekend.  Who knows what will end up happening with this crew.  I'm just going with the flow.



  1. Sounds like you've been having a lovely time with hubby and fam :) It's precious time, isn't it! My darling man has to wait all day to hear about our adventures, too. He feels like he misses out on all the fun so it's double time for Dad when he gets home!

    Your sweater is already beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished product...I've had a sweater on my needles for 3 years now and I just can't seem to finish it up *sigh*

    Enjoy your weekend - look forward to reading all about it!

    XX Ann

  2. Sounds like a really wonderful week. You have the best banners girl, and I totally LOVE this new one! I wish I was throwing rocks there too! I cant wait to see your finsihed sweater. Happy Friday and happy knitting!

  3. Your sweater is coming along beautifully!!!
    Cant wait to see you modeling it.
    I love reading about all the fun adventures you guys have been having lately!
    I remember when I was little it was always fun when Daddy would stay home even if you still had to do your lessons:)
    Have an awesome weekend,Kar:)

  4. So glad you're having an awesome time with Glen home. I love the color of the sweater. I went to a knitting shop to do some knitting in a neighboring town and the owner's 18mo old daughter was there and had on the cutest knitted sweater/shirt. It was more like a shirt than a sweater. I'm not sure why but I thought of you when I saw it.

  5. Thank goodness for your Mom, I was missing you! Glad you guys are enjoying these days with your hubby on vacation. Sounds like loads of fun. Your sweater is coming along very nicely!

  6. Karrrrfeeee! How's my friend? Sounds like you have really been enjoying life lately!! Wish I could have my hubby home for 2 weeks!! Isn't that great though? So many women don't want that much time with their men! We are really blessed! Love you outdoor photos and stories! I want to come skip rocks with you and the girls! How fun! Those rocks are so cool! I have a thing for rocks...especially the semiprecious ones. I think it is so cool that God made something awesome to discover in the ground, the sea, the air...everywhere!

    Hope you have a joyful Sunday! Mine will be restful and I will work on some stuff for the shop, and of course, praise my heavenly Father, and make a meal or two! Lazy Sunday!

    Oh and of course...the sweater is divine!

    Love and hugs to you!

  7. I love the picture of the rocks in the river. It's so beautiful. Don't you just love Fall? It's the best.

  8. I'm so glad to have popped in to read this post. I think your "vacation" sounds like just about the most perfect vacation anyone could ever take. A loving family spending time together, and enjoying every minute of it.

  9. Looks like a lot of lovely family time!! We are having a movie night over here as well tonight. Junk food and a movie together, love friday nights!

  10. That is funny, my mom is my 'blog police' as well. She is 78, obviously retired on a beautiful Island and she does not drive - a bit of a homebody and she lives for my posts. If I don't post something by Friday night, she is on the phone Saturday wanting to know what is wrong. Sigh. And the blog is supposed to be my place to do as I wish :)