Thursday, November 12, 2009

Part 5, Creating

The last 8 months have been a whirl of creating. I have knit myself sweaters, knit shawls for auctions, sewed up birthday gifts for littles, and done a whole lot of other creating that I don't even recall. (Hop on over to Ravelry if you're keen to take a peek! I'm 'thelittlemama'... creative, right?)

But. I must confess. I have been creating a something very special for the past few months that I have been very excited to share with you.
In just over 3 months (think late Feb/ early March), we will have a brand new, sweet-smelling, woolen-clad babe in our midst.
We're all so very excited!
(And, while we're on the subject of creating, I did knit the hat and scarf. Ha!)


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Parts 3 and 4, Guests and Playing

The first few months back in our home, we found ourselves with a nearly constant stream of visitors, which we welcomed.

Friends brought laughter, peace, and much-missed company.

Family from the east coast brought weekend getaways, late night chatting, and plenty of energy.

My brother-in-law and his band, who camped out in our yard, brought a whole lot of fun, and the kids especially were so sad to see them go.

My in-laws, who were out a few times, and are due again at the end of the month, are always a huge help, and a treat for the kids to have around.
I've combined these two parts, guests and playing, because they have been so rooted together over the past few months. Since summer has ended, we've settled into a bit more of a routine, and play is certainly still a focus of every day, but it's never quite the same as when our home is bursting with the energy of beloved guests.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Part 2, Camping

It seems so funny to be writing about camping trips that we went on 4 or 5 months ago! Now that the weather has turned cool, and we've already had quite a few snowfalls, camping seems to be the last thing on my mind. But, when the weather was warmer (though not always warm enough!), and the days were longer, a-camping we did go.

On more than one occasion, we drove through the prairies, found a nice spot in the woods to call our own (for a few days, at least), and spent time with friends and family. And it was perfectly lovely.

Early summer camping means enjoying two things:


*and warmth*

And there was plenty of both to go around.