I Bet You’ve Wondered What Happened to Me!

Hey there blog friends!  I am sure you thought I had dropped off the face of the earth! For that I am sorry, and I am hoping to do better! 

Wow!   It’s been something like 10 months since I posted.  Hmmmmm… Those months were filled with wedding planning… work… dress shopping… knitting animals… dress fittings… trips to the lake… more wedding planning…  bridal showers…  Can you get the theme of the last 10 months?

Yep!  We had a wedding in the family!  My daughter Amy, married a wonderful guy this summer and we had the best time planning it and the day was just so special and memorable!  (Even though many moments were kind of a blur in my mind!)

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Trips to the lake this summer were great too!  We took a week of vacation and spent it there and the weather was PERFECT!  We had plenty of time for morning fishing trips, afternoon boating and swimming, and relaxing evenings.

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Bear had a great time too!

This past weekend was our weekend to put away most of our summer toys.  Always a sad time.  But we are planning a trip to New Hampshire in a couple of weeks so we have lots of things to look forward to, also!

In the mean time, I am back to knitting my animals and other items, and I am planning to get out the sewing machine again too.  I need to get some things in my Etsy shop for Christmas!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and Happy Fall!

A Fall Trip!

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Last weekend we drove out to New Hampshire to visit my brother and sister-in-law.  The leaves were amazing!  Lots of trees’ leaves were in full color and only a few had already lost most of them.  

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And the weather was really perfect for Fall.  We were able to take a long walk one afternoon with my sister-in-law and their dog Charlotte.  You walk along where an old train track used to be.  The rails are gone but a lot of the railroad ties can still be seen.  Being outside on such a beautiful day felt so wonderful!  We just walked and walked.  And Charlotte (my brother’s dog) could run off leash.  She would stay right with us on the path, then stop to sniff something as we walked past.  Then we’d call to her and she would run ahead and just sit down looking at us, as if to say, “Well..??? Are you coming??”  Ha! Ha!

Coming back to the house, this was our gorgeous view of their “back yard”! 

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And of course they treated us royally, to wonderful meals! (not the best picture… but hey!  I was in a hurry to eat it!  🙂 )

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It was only on the way home from our trip that I realized we didn’t get any good pictures of us together.  But I did get a great one of my wonderful sister-in-law.  She and my brother were such great hosts and we had a marvelous time!  I sure enjoy our chats as we are catching up on each others’ lives!

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And of course, on the way home I had plenty of time to finish up some projects to put on my Etsy shop!

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Next time I need to be sure to get some pictures! (of course the next time we are all together may very well be my daughter’s wedding!  So you can bet we will get pictures then!

 

Road Trip!

 

Wow!  What a great time I have been having the last few weeks!  Sorry I haven’t had much time to check in.  But I’m hoping to get you all caught up with the things that I’ve been doing lately!

A couple of weeks ago, Pat, my mom, and I took a road trip to New Hampshire to visit my brother and his family who live there.  What a marvelous time we had!  The weather was a bit rainy, but we did see some beautiful scenery and enjoyed some wonderful family time! 

My brother and his wife moved to New Hampshire right out of college and have been there 28 years, as he reminded me when I was there.  It is such a beautiful area and so different from Ohio and Indiana where I have spent most of my life.  In Ohio, the land is so flat that you can see for miles around.  When you travel, it is most often in a straight line, North to South, or East to West.  In New Hampshire it has so many mountains that roads wind all over the place.  I would be totally lost if I lived out there!  But as far as seeing for miles… you can still do that, from the top of one of the mountains.  What views he has from his house that is on the top of one!

I thought I’d share some of the gorgeous photos from our trip!

This is the view from my brother’s back yard!  Gorgeous!

This is what I saw when I woke up each morning!  Loved it! 

 

 

These roads wind everywhere!  And with the trees and mountains all around, I just know I would be lost!  🙂

Aren’t these rock walls cool?  This one is along my brother’s property.  It makes you wonder how long it has been there…  (I get so caught up in thinking about history when I am out on the east coast.  🙂  )

And of course, no trip is complete without a trip to the Lobster Boat!  The best Lobster Roll I’ve ever had!  

 

 

Even though the weather wasn’t always sunny it was still beautiful!  Way too soon, we had to head back home and to the real world.  We had such a good time visiting my family!  They were such wonderful hosts!

I’ll be back soon with the knitting project I worked on during the trip!  Car trips are great for knitting!

Don’t you just love escaping the real world for a while, and taking road trips?  What was your favorite one?

See you soon!

Sandy