August 22, 2011

Hello Friends

Hello friends...I'm back! My end-'o-summer-bloggy-break ended up not turning out how it was supposed to but I'm guessin' that's life--right? The first half was absolutely wonderful. We took a road trip to Indiana last weekend to attend a family reunion/birthday party for my Grandma who is turning 90! She's the lovely lady in the above photo (that's my Dad inside the car). It was a fun trip and great to see aunts, uncles and cousins some of whom I haven't seen in waaaaaay too long. On the trip home we even squeezed in a quick stop at the Apple Wagon in Missouri where I found many, many new treasures for the studio and shops.

The second half of my break started off just fine with unpacking, laundry and getting organized around the studio and then....I got sick....ended up spending most of the week in bed. Friday I was back on my feet and 'cept for a darn cough things are looking much better now. We do have a lot on our plate this week with Patrick starting a new semester and a first grader starting first grade very soon (maybe next week now!)--oh, the beauty of homeschooling! So, that's what I've been up to. What have you been doing? Is summer officially over for you? Kids heading back to school? Speaking of kids--don't you just love my aunt's bobby socks in the photo?!


  1. That photo is amazing, seriously looks like it was an add back in the day.
    sounds like you had a good time.
    I caught this same cold going around, ick
    So I sit here on my couch today blogging and reading.
    Oh, I have changed my blog address too
    I had to shut down my mittens one so here is the new one
    Hope you make it over sometime.
    Sounds like your family has a busy fall headed its way.
    Good luck with all the schooling fun :)

  2. Maybe we picked that cold up in Indiana as well when we were Stateside...I dunno. We're almost over it though, take heart! Come Wednesday, I'll have 4 out of 5 kids back in school...
    and hurrah for bobby socks! When it's not freezing here, I've been putting them on my youngest, Olive.

  3. Seems like this summer cold is just making its rounds! Sorry to hear you ladies have been feeling under the weather also. Hopefully we're all back to 100% real soon.

    Amy--I'll head over to check out the new blog right now!