Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

Here, some things that have made me happy in the last few days. Warning: picture heavy!

First of all, by absolute necessity in the face of weeks of procrastination, photos of Mamash in her shawl. My father went out of town for a couple of days and my grandma hung out with us -- yay! We're in the midst of a very chilly wet snap (for Central Texas anyway; hush, you northerners) and she's been wearing her fabulous new shawl nonstop! She puts it over her head a la fishwife. She wraps it around herself a la granny. She wears it nonchalantly 'round her shoulders a la fashion diva, thusly:

It is rather a gorgeous shawl, isn't it? Thank you so much, Helen.

Reindeer games in the Brent Tent:

Look carefully behind the big lug. You can see the giggling boy crawling out to see why she stopped licking him:

Well, I was also going to upload and share a couple of photos of the boy riding his trike. We just realized today that he can reach the pedals now! But he came and curled up in my lap and is happily munching arrowroot cookies while he watches Rudolph on TV, so I guess I'll have to wait until I can stand up and reach the back of the computer case. Later. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 04, 2006

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

And boy does it keep us busy. I haven't finished a thing since Helen's 3rd lily a few weeks ago. I've lost Deana's ragdoll WIP. But I'm making fairly speedy progress (for me) on a Devan out of this denimy pink & purple colorway of Sockotta. I'm crazy about how it looks. Wish it were mine. ;)

Thanksgiving was one of the most beautiful days in my recent memory, weatherwise. We spent it in Buchanan Dam with my inlaws and several other family members on Will's side of the family. The meals were half Cooper's, half Gail's, and all delicious. We got to meet some more cousins of Brent's: Ethan, 4, and Leah, 2. Brent got to open some early Christmas gifts. We climbed Enchanted Rock, which is described as "a fairly easy climb;" yeah, I thought I was dying. And Will was the one who had to do it with Brent on his hip.

I couldn't find Ana's camera to take with me but am supposed to be getting emailed photos from Aunt Dianne. I'll post some soon if there was anything worth sharing.

Christmas is going to find us in the Valley to visit mom and my side of the family. Will cry if I forget the camera this time.