Category Archives: Family

One Year Ago

My kids looked like this…

as we celebrated the wedding of my brother-in-law and new sister-in-law.  Happy First Anniversary John and Steph!  How time flies.  The kids look so much older even in just a year!

Which reminds me…it’s time to pick a picture for this year’s Christmas card.

So it begins…

PS. Thanks for all the great color comments! Very helpful!


Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I am most thankful today for my family, friends and health of all.

Not far behind those, I am thankful for my yarn and knitting that get me through the days.  Also thankful for this healthy lifestyle I have been living, though tonight my early Turkey Trot is catching up with me.

We are enjoying the rest of the evening with this crew.

Enjoy! Be a pilgrim.

Let the holidays begin!

PS. Happy Birthday to Erin, not mine but hers!


Almost Wish I Were There

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My boys, big and little, went camping in Vermont with the Boy Scouts this weekend.  This is my boy using his compass in a game they were playing.  Doesn’t look like he could get too lost from there but it … Continue reading

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

2011  Champion


Good Weekend, Goodnight

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Sticking with my NaBloPoMo pledge and posting yet again.  Hope I am not boring you all to distraction with my life play by play.  But here goes: A full weekend done, 4 happy, healthy kids almost all asleep, and I … Continue reading


The Saturday Report

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I am declaring today a success.  The team is 2-0 in their tournament.  They played 2 great games and outmatched one of their league arch-rivals.  They were very happy.  It’s only pre-season, but still a great indicator of the hard … Continue reading

Fall Sports Round Up

Well, today marked the end of our Fall sports seasons.  Flag football, soccer and baseball. And by all accounts, successful and fun!  We are certainly busy but it’s better that way.

Second in the baseball season, champions of the flag football league, tops in the soccer league (2 kids on same team was a HUGE bonus!) and since I am a slacker at photographing games, all we have is sassy thing’s cartwheels even though she was an offensive force on the soccer field.

The kids all had great seasons and now we are on to basketball!

(Photo credits to Debbi’s awesome camera! Gotta get one of those. Except the team photo, iPhone quality.)

What’s keeping you busy?

I Know, It’s Been A While

But here is a condensed picture version…

East Coast Adventure with Debbi, including Rhinebeck, was just awesome.  See???

East Coast Adventure, part deux, including Stitches East, was just as awesome.  See?  Oh, yeah.  Too awesome to take any pictures.

October snow storm…not as awesome….

Halloween snowday…also not awesome.  But silver lining was a few hours of fun for the kids.  And blowing up balloons!

And then Halloween…we had a blast, snow and all.  Despite my grumbling about a snowy Halloween, I thought the snow added an extra level of festive appeal.

Oh, and actual knitting has occurred during all this time.  I am going to actively play catchup this month so…

Stay tuned…

We Now Resume Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Summer is fading and I am eagerly anticipating a return to more productive knitting, spinning and designing.

This helps.

First day of middle school

First day back to elementary school

And even this helps:

That’s me!  I completed a triathlon last weekend and had been training  a bit.  It was a 1/2 miles swim, 12 mile bike and 3 mile run.  I had a goal in mind that I am happy to say I beat.  I did well enough that I really surprised myself and find my thoughts wandering to next summer’s triathlon.  If you have never done one, a sprint triathlon is very doable.  I encourage you to Give it a TRI!

And now, back to the needles!  I have a fall design I am finishing up and a sock that needs a mate.

What are you up to?


From My Perspective

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I love warm evenings like this one.  Here’s how I’ll be rolling till either the mosquitos find me or I can no longer see my knitting.  Then I will join the Red Sox and Bruins faithful inside. Enjoy your evening!