Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

June, 30th 2007

Richard surprised me with a new ipod! And it's green! He even loaded our "song" on it (and by "song" I mean the one we finally agreed on for our first dance, it took months!) My mom came and babysat so we could do dinner and a movie (California Pizza Kitchen & Toy Story 3). Thanks Mom.

We still haven't scanned in any of the professional pictures, even though we have permission. I just browsed through my flickr set and none of the ones taken with my camera are very good.

My two grandmas

My mom and my dad. In the same picture... pretty weird, but I'm glad it was taken.

My cousin Chuck (a groomsman) and my niece, Alive (flower girl)

I need to have a scanning party or something. I wish the photographer had just given us the digital pictures. I think that's the wave of the future. Oh well. He did a good job.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Maui & the Big Island


I have way too many pictures from Hawaii. I'll probably end up making a set public on Flickr. Richard had been feeling homesick for awhile and airfare was cheap. So we went. It was kinda weird. We bought our tickets 2 weeks before we left, so for me, that was a last minute vacation. It just happened that it was Mother's day and my MIL's birthday while we were there. We spent a week on Maui, a weekend on the Big Island, and then another 5 days on Maui.

Sabrina LOVED it! She loved the beach, she loved the water, she loved the avocados... And she loved her Nana!








Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Old FO


I mentioned in October that I knit a toddler sweater in one week, but I never blogged about it again. Well, here it is after a winter of use:

Pattern: Child's Placket-Neck Pullover by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted - Mill End so it doesn't have a colorway
Needles: US 8

Notes: I love this pattern and this yarn works so well with it! I used less than one ball of yarn, probably have enough for a hat. I realize that the pattern and the colors look a little boyish, but Sabrina doesn't mind.

(cheese face)


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

50 books in 1 year, July 2010 edition

5 Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
6 Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll

7 The Saturdays - Elizabeth Enright
8 The Four-Story Mistake - Elizabeth Enright
9 Then There Were Five - Elizabeth Enright
10 Spider Web for Two - Elizabeth Enright

11 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
12 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

13 Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry
14 The Prince of Omeya - Anthony Fon Eisen

I guess I've read 9 books since my last update. Most of them are in the youth section, but I'm fine with that. Jane Eyre was a bit of a slog. I did like it, but I guess I don't understand why it's some people's favorite book. It was a bit depressing for me. I also knew how it would end since I read The Eyre Affair last year.

I love The Prince of Omeya. I read it a long time ago, probably middle school (I know this because soon after I read it, my dog Socks chewed it up and Socks passed away before high school). I thought the book was a bit hard to read when I was younger, but I flew through it this time.

I'm looking forward to The Postman because I really loved the other David Brin book I read this year (The Practice Effect). And no, I haven't seen the Kevin Costner movie.

The books I'm currently working on are: Congo, Anne of Green Gables (for like, the 10th time, whatever, don't judge) and I'm still halfway through Heaven's Net is Wide (prequel to the Otori books I read last year)

And that's about all. When I returned Jane Eyre and The Prince of Omeya to my mom, she handed me another stack of books. Thanks mom. Next time I'm going to borrow Darwinia because I can't remember much about it, but I have this weird picture in my mind about the book, so I guess it's time to re-read it.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Where was I again?


So I just went to my blog for the first time in months... Yeah, months! My last post was in March. Some things have happened since then. We went to Maui for 2 weeks in May. I've read some more books. I don't think I've finished a single knit item. Sabrina turned 2! I ordered more yarn. Sabrina had a scary asthma attach. My SIL Erin and I started a weekend yard work exchange program. We've had work parties at my house twice and we cleared a bunch of weeds, shoveled a bunch of rocks and built a 6'x4' garden box (for square food gardening). It's finally summer in Portland... well, maybe. It's a bit cool again today, but we've had some 90 degree weather. Richard and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary.

That's where we are now. I'm hoping to put up some posts regarding all that stuff I just listed out.