Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday Craft Update

My goal of two scarves this week did not happen. Boo. We decided to do a few quick home renos this past weekend that had been a plan for a couple of years. Replacing a door and covering up some pipes took much longer than anticipated, and now we need an additional weekend to complete the projects! So sadly, my crocheting took a backseat. I did start a new skinny scarf and I hope to finish it by next week, but with this weekends house hunting in a different city, who knows if it will be done?!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yellow Roses in Memories

Yellow roses have always been my absolute favorite, and I think because of this particular bush.

This is the rose bush behind my parents house. I remember waiting excitedly for spring and summer to come so I could watch them bloom and then become dizzy with their sweet fragrant smell.

When I was younger the rose bush was shorter than me, and now it is stunning in its enormous size. I believe it is over (or about) twenty years old? I hope at the new house, of course that is when we get it, that I will be able to get a clipping and start my own.
My mother did this with a clematis that my late Grandmother had growing at her house. When my Grandparent's house was sold, I tried to take a clipping of the clematis too, however it did not make the long thousand mile drive back to Boise, Idaho where I was living at the time. Luckily, it survived at my parents house, and now they have a wonderful purple flower blooming in their yard every year since. I did however, get one beautiful picture of the wondrous flowers, and have it still framed for me to look at. Maybe I can try again with the clippings next spring. Lets hope that this time I can have those growing in my yard for more wonderful memories in the years to come.

Monday, July 27, 2009

How Many...

...boxes will it take to pack all of my books? This bookcase is done , but I have so many more to go!

Slowly I am packing more things that aren't needed for some time. The house is now feeling a bit lonely. But only lonely to us, as we are so use to organized clutter. Our house has never been a clutter disaster, but rather just too many things scattered around a small space. Secretly, I am liking it a little more bare than usual.
This Friday we will be looking at a few houses to potentially purchase, and I keep thinking about all the new cool things that we could buy to fill the larger space up with. Now, though, I am liking this minimal appearance so much, why not continue that idea with the new place? Let's call it simplistic elegance. Yeah, I like that.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of the Broken Crib

Here is a picture of my "original" crib. It is called a mini-crib because it is half the size of the cribs that are sold today. Mommy and Daddy, however, did not think that I would out grow it so soon! Actually, I was too big for it about six months ago, but I never told them that! Anyways....

Here is my new big crib! Yep, the smaller one some how magically broke on me when I was happily jumping around one day a couple of weeks ago. Mommy said that she had had enough with the tiny bed and was ready to chuck it in the bin! So we all went shopping around for a better one that wouldn't fall apart and wouldn't have the stain coming off in my mouth when I chew on it. FYI... Stain does not taste very yummy.
Mommy was happy when we all found the new crib, as it was on clearance and waaaay under budget from what she thought we would have to pay for a new one. But at least now, with this pretty new bed for me, I can stay in it longer! I think I would have been sleeping on the floor in a month with the old one. Yeah, I didn't like it when my legs would stick out the end and my head would hit the other end!

See ya all next week!
Fritz signing off...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Such a Lovely Park

I took so many photos from the park this past weekend, that I knew I would need to save it for it's very own post. There was a lovely pond and small river that ran at the edge, and while visiting, I couldn't help but think how lovely it would be to come here often. The park was so quiet and peaceful that I wish I could put it in my backyard!
Here are some more photos that I took. These are just a few of my favorites. Which one of these is yours?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Craft Update

I'm back on track. Well really under a time crunch, so I am forcing myself to be on track. I have 33 finished scarves, but only have a little under two months to finish my goal of 50 before the festival in September.

The above one I had fun doing. I started it this morning, and finished at 10:30 tonight! No, I did not work on it all day. But the yarn I was using is so easy to work with that I can go quite fast. It may have taken only a little over an hour to do, but it seems longer when you stop and start! I loved mixing up the colors and making it look a little funky. That's my style!

This one I finished yesterday. I had started this one two weeks ago, but all of the house buying 'to-do's' got in the way to finish it on a timely manner. My goal for the next week's update is to have two more done, as next weekend we will be gone again for an awesome rock and gem show and to look at houses to buy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Past Weekend

We had a lovely time visiting some friends this past weekend. We dropped Fritz off at my parents house then headed two hours from my hometown to where this couple lives. My husband has always wanted to visit this town, and now that we know people who live there, why not?
We enjoyed a nice adult night out on the town. A wonderful dinner and then beers at a couple of different hot spots.

A wonderful park that was shaded with lovely old trees to block out some of the heat of the day.

A fish hatchery with HUGE fish. This guy looks small, but trust me, all the fish were enormous!

We also were able to tour the local Air Force base, as my friend's husband is in the Air Force. The neat thing about going there was that even though my husband and his family are from a different state-Idaho-my husband's brother use to work at this exact base! And to make it even weirder... the husband of my friend who works here, and the brother of mine (he no longer is in the military) both were/are in the same job!

The best part, was hanging out and chatting up with lots of laughter and great stories. Here's to fun weekends with good friends!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Crazy for Flowers

Usually every summer I go all out with my deck. Potted flowers and plants galore! I would love it when coming from a hard day of work, pretty colors would welcome me home.

Different sizes and shapes of pots would be in every crevice and corner of our front deck. I would have up to 10 or more trailing the stairs and sitting on a kitchen rack by the front door, and various other spots. However, this summer I decided to go with a less is more attitude. There are only four!

With this summer being so crazy busy, I knew it would be better for me to go on a simple flower plan. These pictures are from a few years before when I spent a peaceful day planting to my hearts content. Next year will definitely be one to go all crazy again!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of the Ravioli

I don't like it....

That's all I got!
Fritz...signing off.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Good News and a Fun Weeknd Ahead

Fritz and Chase. Aren't their feet so cute?

We got back from the bank with smiles on our faces as we were approved for a great loan to buy a house! Such a relief!

Although, Fritz didn't have quite the lovely day. He had to be dragged to the Doc's office for his one year check up and shots. Poor boy. But, he did get to have a play date with his buddy Chase while we were away. So hopefully he forgot about his ucky morning!
Tomorrow we are off to visit some friends for the weekend, and dropping off Fritz to spend some time with Gradmee and Grandpee.
Have a great couple of days everybody!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

In The Blank Pages

With all of the boxing up I have been doing, it has given me a chance to go through a few things. I'm sure that when the unpacking commences it will be in a more hurried rush to get everything in place at the new (hopefully) house. I haven't been tossing things to the bin, yet, as I am unsure of what we will need to make a new home, but some of packing has left me with a sense of nostalgia.
Today I placed a few of my old journals and (my) poetry books into a pile to be added to the boxes I was working on, but as I was starting to place them inside their cardboard home, I hesitated. What was in these old books? Glancing through them it was some fond, some not so fond entries written from when I was much younger. Oh, the mind of a teenager!
Reading a few of the pages, I quickly realized that in every book I have only two that are completely filled front to back. The rest are only partially done, waiting to be finished. But I can't. That is the past, and those memories need to stay with the blank pages following. Which got me to thinking earlier this evening...
Everybody has a story. Some are lucky enough to tell those stories for others to know, but some never fill those pages of their life. Leaving an empty existence of forgotten tales and stories fading away through lasting family. I'm not saying that all people should write journals, but with my recent experience of keeping one for Fritz of his mostly daily activities, I have come to understand how important these lasting words can become. If I was to be non-existent tomorrow, I have a pleasing smile knowing that when Fritz is older he can read what I have put on paper for him and know how much he meant to me. The same holds true for my older journal books. Things forgotten as the years have past, but one sentence read, and all comes flooding back.
But for some reason, the blank pages not written left me with a curious thinking. In all those old books, where only a few pages had words, what of the things left unwritten? Those I guess, are the private words left for me, and only for me.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes

I have no craft update for this week, as I have been swimming in boxes. No, we aren't moving, yet, but I have decided that we needed to de-clutter and box up the crap that we use once a year or less. Things that we can survive with out for a couple of months. Already the house feels bigger, even though there are packed ones all over. I rented a storage unit so tonight, hopefully all the boxes will disappear.

I figured that if I can get rid of some of the 'crap' in the house it will make it that much more easy to pack up the rest when it does come time to move. We are speaking to a lender in a couple of days, so here is hoping that all this packing was all for not!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Poor Boo

My middle cat/child had a vet appointment this morning for some dental cleaning/misc stuff, so him in tow along with Fritz, we headed off very early this morning to drop him off. A few hours later the vet called to tell me that his blood work came back with low white blood counts. He should be fine, but is on antibiotics for a week. Hopefully when they check him again next week, he will be better. But now he has to put up with me almost sitting on him to shove the dropper-thingy in his mouth for medicine. Hmmm... I wonder how long he will be mad at me??

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cherries and a Hat

Continuing our Farmers Market week, during the summer (besides the one on Tuesdays at the park) the local fairgrounds have a market open on Saturdays all summer long. Usually at each market it is the same fairs, but we decided to give it a go to see if there would be anything different.

We came away with some delicious cherries (Maria... sadly, no, they are not Flatheads) and a new winter hat for Fritz. The hat is so darling and will fit him perfectly come the colder months later this year. We tried it on him, but unfortunately he still does not love things on his head and immediately tried to take it off. We still bought it as the one he used this past winter is already too small for his noggin. And how perfect that it has a cat on it, being "kitty" the first word out of the tiny mouth of Fritz?

P.S. The hat is made by a local woman in our town!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of the Swinging Kid

My little blogging buddy Cohen and I shared a first time event this week. But not together! I want to meet him someday to play, but he lives a long, long way away. Boo.

Anyways... Mommy and Daddy took me to a farmers market on Tuesday to check out the local fairs and listen to some music. They have one every Tuesday at a park in town in the summer-time. Hopefully they will take me back there because, as we were leaving a swing opened up on the playground for me to try out. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but Daddy told me I would have a lot of fun. He was right! What fun!

Fritz....signing off.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday Craft Update

I'm just working on a simple, fast scarf this week. I hope to start a more involved pattern after I complete the one below, but we'll see!

Have a crafty week!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to Our Sweet Baby Boy

Dear Caden Lee,
One year ago today you arrived in our lives filling us with wonderment and joy, replacing an emptiness not even known. You have completed us in a way that will never change through the years to come.

You are our life, our new found love. What a beautiful little boy you have now become at the end of your first year living. You have taught us so many things that were never thought possible and have given us an unconditional love that cannot be compared.

Thank you for being our wonderful son, and here is to many, many more birthdays to come.
Mommy and Daddy.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of the 1st Birthday Bash

Even though it is not my birthday until tomorrow, my Mommy wanted me to have a BIG party on the 4th of July for added celebration! Plus it was a Saturday, so I guess that's really why. I had lots of fun and saw lots of neat stuff and got to visit with family and friends. Here are a few pictures from my big weekend/day. Enjoy!

My first yummy cake. All mine!
I already said it, but yummy!

I didn't get as dirty as Mommy thought I would.

My first rodeo. Very cool.

My first parade ever!

Learning to walk. I took my first steps by myself at my party! Yippee!

My awesome present from Mommy and Daddy and Grandmee and Grandpee.

It sure was a great weekend!

I hope all of you readers out there had a wonderful weekend as well!
Fritz....signing off.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy (Soon to Be) 4th!

I will be in my hometown over the holiday, having a big 1st birthday party for Fritz (he turns one on Monday) so I am wishing all the US folks a happy 4th now!

Enjoy the festivities and family get-togethers!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday Craft Update

I had a busy craft week. Finished two scarves and two paintings! But, since I will be gone from home for a couple of days over the holiday, I won't have time to do anything until much later. Oh, well.
It's funny how different light can make pictures have strange colors. The two scarves have the same color of olive green yarn, but they look completely different.

The two paintings that I did were simple, just color ones. I didn't want anything busy or fancy... just beautiful colors.

The above one is for my bathroom. It was to match a ceramic plate that I bought at a festival picturing horses. I wanted to use the same colors in the plate for the painting, and hanging up on the wall, it fits and looks perfect in there.
The purple one below was for our bedroom to put in front of a mirror to hide the reflection of cords. Our bedroom has accents of green and purple, but the painting is actually black and purple. Again, how funny for the camera to capture a different color?!


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