Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ordinary Things

Our assignment from a recent meeting of the Faith Club Circle at church was to photograph ordinary things in our day for the next 24 hours.  In order to share my ordinary things with my Faith Club friends, I am uploading to this blog post.  Be forewarned.  My day was very ordinary, but I am happy about that.  I am truly blessed and take great comfort in the ordinary things of my life.
On my way home from Faith Club, I
stopped at the library to pick up the next book
for my book discussion group and at the market
for a lime.

When I returned home from Faith Club, the library
and the market, there was laundry to tackle.  Recently,
I made my own laundry detergent.  I love it!  Small things,
like the smell of my clean laundry, make me smile.

There were some cards to write for
upcoming occasions.  I have a
spiral card organizer to store
cards as I buy them in advance.  This
means I do not misplace these.
I was planning to do some baking.  This
is my new favorite apron.  Since I
sew, I have a nice assortment of colorful,
fun aprons.  This one makes me feel
This photo was not taken within the
24 hour ordinary things photo event,
but I wanted to post it here.   We had
the blessing of a getaway week of relaxation.
This is Len doing a little surf fishing while
we walked on the beach.
Haha.  No, I am not getting ready to drink this brew.
Actually, I am getting ready to bake Guiness Beer Bread.
It was delicious with the Vegetable Beef Soup I made for supper.

Jenny and Rob Are Married

As promised, a blog post of wedding photos.  On November 22, 2013, Jenny and Rob were married!  What a wonderful day of family celebration.   I have an album of my favorites and a flash drive with lots of wedding photos, but I will choose a few to blog.

Jenny's nieces and Rob's nephew

Jenny and her Dad

Happy about Uncle Rob's wedding

The Parents with Bride and Groom

The whole group

Rob with his Dad and his Grandpa

Rev. Marsha Wooley with Jenny and Rob

Matt and Rob
Matt was responsible for Rob meeting Jenny.

Photo Disappearance and 2013 Recap

Thanksgiving 2013
Len's 40th Reunion weekend at West Point

Have you ever felt technology was smarter than you?  That is how I feel after seeing my blog photos disappear in the blink of an eye (or click of a smartphone button).  It seems, my new smartphone is too smart for me.  When I first started using the phone,  all of a sudden I had over 500 photos on my phone.  Of course, I did not want those on the phone, so I deleted each one.  I had no idea the phone was syncing with my computer (and my blog) to delete photos from the blog.  I am slowly adding back the photos I can, but decided that may never happen entirely.  Life happens.

I was not the best blogger in 2013, so I decided to do a bit of a photo recap of the year with a few select happenings.

Cooling off in the pool 
Visiting Maybury Farm
Boat ride on Father's Day
Key Deer on our Little Torch Key vacation.
Emily made Elmo cupcakes for Darius'
Half Birthday.
"It's Elmo!"

There was a trip to the Michigan Fiber
Fest in August with some knitting friends.
Jenny and Rob were married on November 22nd.  This event needs a
blog post all it's own.  More photos to follow.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Baking With Amma

Loves to add the ingredients

Baking dinner rolls with Darius.

Ready to put the rolls in the oven

Watching them bake
Looks like they might be ready.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year and New Start

Today marks the start of a new year and hopefully, the return to blogging on a more regular basis.  I have let things languish on the blog even though I certainly had projects to share.  For those interested in finished projects, complete with notes, you can check out my Ravelry.  I am mdix50 on Ravelry.

To end 2013, I will share one of my favorite photos of the year.
First Prayer Shawl of 2014
I completed three Prayer Shawls
in 2013.

Not Yet Started
Car Seat/Stroller Blanket
for the new little boy.
I will consider the 2013 projects in the past.  They will need to be viewed on Ravelry.  Here are a few things on the needles for the start of 2014.