Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fun Night

We picked up Lyndsey to take her to the hockey game. We got to see the 4 little ones getting ready to go trick or treating. They were so cute. Katie came out running to see us. She looked so funny with dark hair. She is really a blonde.

Chloe dressed as a devil but she is a super sweet girl.

Karly went as a cow. She was the same cow last year. LOL

Then Amy dressed up as a basket of laundry. It was a very clever outfit. I never thought of that. Here she is getting ready.

On the way to the hockey game we stopped at Pizza Hut to have dinner with youngest son Jeff and his family, plus a couple extra kids. We were all going to the game.

At the beginning of the second period Lucas got to lead the team back on the ice. He carried the team flag and skated around Komets half of the ice. He was just so excited.

A little story about Lucas. He has always said he wanted to be a hockey player. But we told him how can you be a hockey player if you can not ice skate. Didn't bother him because he was still going to be a hockey player. So in January right before his 10th birthday they got him some ice skates and took him out learn to skate. He is a natural. First time out he skated for three hours and only fell a couple times.

He wanted to join a hockey team but you have to be tested to make sure you are at a certain level before you can join a team. They took him to lessons and after 7 months he passed and they let him join a team. Jeff said it takes most kids 2 years before they can qualify. We went a couple weeks ago to watch him play and it was really fun.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I finished the shop hop. Didn't get a whole lot. Just some fabric to help finish some projects. The drawing is tomorrow night. I sure would like the main prize. They are giving a $50.00 gift certificates from each shop. All 13!! Wouldn't that be fun!!

I haven't kept you up to date on Jonathan. He has been doing really good running. His cross country team went all the way to semi-state. He has worked himself up to being #4 on the varsity. That is really good for a freshman that had heart problems this summer. He was #95 Saturday. He said he would be lucky to break 100. The track was a real muddy mess. He had mud all over him. Now he starts wrestling.

We went for a nice bike ride on Wed. The weather has been so bad I hadn't been on since vacation. It is a shame because we really like riding in the fall. We usually do the shop hop on the bike. Maybe we can get in another one this week. If the weather stays nice.

Geta has a pretty little quilt she is giving away. She has a button on my sidebar. You need to check out her tutorials. She has a really good blog.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Great Great Giveaway

Brenda at Pumpkin Patch Primitives is giving away fqts of the fabric line I bought on the shop hop. See previous post. It is a wonderful line. I didn't get all the ones I needed because it was sold out just about everywhere. It was a really hot item on the shop hop. If you sign up tell her I sent you. I would like some more chances. But I probably won't win but maybe one of my friends might.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Time Flies

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted. I was reading a blog from one of my followers. It said it had been 5 weeks since I last posted. Unbelievable!! But I have been awfully busy. I will try to do better.

Today I started our Shop Hop. There are 13 shops participating. My DH and I hit 3 today. The first store had 30% off a yard or more of fabric and 10% off everything else. I bought a panel and some fabric that goes with it.

I just liked the fabric on the right. Very pretty fall colors.
The next shop we went to had a new gadget I like and thought we would try it. It is a seat cushion that is supposed to help your lower back. It is made with the same material as the big exercise balls. When I went to the last retreat sitting on those hard chairs just about killed my back. DH likes to ice fish and sits on a little box. We will see if this will help. I can take it to class too. I will let you know if it works.
The last shop had books for 20% off and I got the book that went with the panel I got in the first shop. Maybe I can get the rest of the fabric in one of the other shops I will go to this next week.

They had a sample made up in the first shop and it was so cute.

Tomorrow we are going to go to Jonathan's cross country meet and then I am going with my friend to 3 more shops. Hope the weather gets better.

Also there is a nice giveaway. Take a look at the my side bar for the new button. She has a nice blog.