Friday, July 15, 2011

Marriage, sickness, job changes & new life

So many things are happening at once. Since Ray's mom has been diagnosed with cancer, she has gone downhill so fast. They say it could be days, but she keeps hanging on...I pray that we will have her around for a long time yet, and they will be without much pain.

Emily and the baby are doing fine. She is due September 30th, and that day is approaching fast.

Ray and I were married on July 9th at his mother's house. It was important that his mother was with us, so the wedding was actually mostly planned by his sisters and family in one day. I bought myself, Emily and Olivia clothes to wear, and everything else was all done for us. It was a very small, simple ceremony, and I wouldn't have changed a thing. They even bought us a beautiful cake and made me a bouquet. It was an amazing day.

Ray has mentioned many times that he would like me to quit my job and stay home. So yesterday was my last day at work. I love knowing that I can be home now to take care of the house and Ray and the kids. I really prefer to be at home instead of working, and it feels good.

Now that I can be home to take care of everything, I am sitting her looking around and realize that I need to get this house in order. So I have made a list of things to do today, and when I finish typing this, I'll get started. I WILL NOT procrastinate!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Blanket #1 Finished!

I finished the first baby blanket I've been working on!! The pattern I used was Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket but instead of making the stripes in different colors, I used Mary Maxim's Sugar Baby Stripes in Tutti Fruiti. My daughter hasn't seen it yet....I hope she likes it!

The 36th Avenue

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Laundry and The Decemberists

Slept in a little later than I would have liked this morning. It's 21 degrees out, but unless I can think of something I need to get at the store, I probably won't be leaving the house today, as a mountian of laundry is calling me....if only I can get up the courage to attempt to climb to the top. LOL! Will also try to sneak a bit of crocheting in, as I am very close to finishing the baby blanket I'm working on. Listening to a bit of music this morning, and as of today.....this is my favorite song. I do so long for summer to finally get here. This is June Hymn, by The Decemberists.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Another weekend off, and what to do? Woke up around 7, made coffee and checked emails, and am now taking a break from working on the first of many baby blankets I plan to make before September 30th. The first one I decided to make is from this pattern at Ravelry: