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Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's a Boy!

Lucy of Attic 24 and Heather of Little Tin Bird invited us (us being anyone who wanted to join from our Ravelry Group and I would imagine anyone else in the world who wanted to join. They're really friendly like that!) to join them in a "Ripple-a-long". I have made several ripples before and I really wanted to make another one, but I didn't want to commit to a full sized blanket. So, when one doesn't want to make a big project and needs some instant gratification what does one do??? A baby blanket, of course!

My friend and co-worker, Joy, is having a baby boy! We're so very excited for her! I made my ripple for her new little bundle. I love the ripple as it is, but I wanted to add something a little extra to it. I got the idea from a blanket that I saw on Etsy.com. I made mine a little different, though.

May I present to you my latest ripple? Ok. Here it is!








Saturday, November 12, 2011

Another Precious Soul Is Now Home

Yesterday, November 11, 2011, my precious mother-in-law, Ada, made one last journey. She went Home to be with Jesus and her sweet husband, Bill. Ada was 87 years old. She lived a very long and fulfilling life. She was a homemaker. She raised 5 kids and worked the farm with Bill. She was the best cook in the whole world. I'm serious, there isn't anyone who could cook better than Ms. Ada. I wish I had taken more time to talk to her about cooking and a lot of other things. Why is it that we don't make the best use of the time we have with our loved ones? There are so many things that I wish I could ask her. My husband is the baby of the family. It's strange to think now that both of his parents are gone. It's a bit scary, really. I've often thought about what life would be like without our parents. It's like a huge security blanket has been pulled right out from under us. My mother is our only parent still living. I pray that we have many, many more years with her. I know we will see all of our parents again someday.

We love you, Ada. We will miss you every single day, for the rest of our lives.