There isn’t a whole lot going on around our neck of the woods… and at the same time there are a thousand little things! Let’s see… where to begin?
I suppose first and foremost I can now share pictures of my recent projects! I’ve been crocheting up a storm but the problem is that almost everything I’ve worked on has been a gift of one form or another for someone who would see these pictures! Now that Christmas is over I can share a few of them… Years ago I was diligent in taking pictures of each finished project but these days I simply don’t remember to pull out the camera each and every time so there are only pictures of about half of my recent projects.
This is a standard granny square for my nephew, Dylan.
Granny square for my nephew, Aaron…
And matching hat.
This is a daisy chain pattern for my niece, Savannah…
A trinity stitch multi colored for my nephew, Malaki.
This is a close up of the trinity stitch in oatmeal… this one was full sized and for my Brother in law, Andy.
This is a triple wave stitch that I did for my sister, Becky and her husband Ty.
This is a peacock stitch that I did for my sister Charly and her husband Zach.
This is also a peacock stitch I did for my mom and dad.
I also had blankets for Ryan’s parents, Denny and Cheryl, and one for my sister in law Josie. But I forgot to get pictures of them before I wrapped them!
I also made a few hats for our Godson, Derick. I only have pictures of two of them but they were my favorite two anyhow.
This is a watchcap…
And this is absolutely my favorite hat I have EVER made. An earflap hat with a Monster stitched on the front!
See my monster!? So fun!!!
I also have a few pictures of the projects I’ve been working on for Isaac when he arrives. So far I have one standard granny square blanket in yellow (at the time I did not yet know if we were expecting a boy or a girl) and a baby hat in the same yarn… and I’m almost finished with a bobble stitch square blanket in cream.
Here is the yellow granny square…
And hat! (Baby hats might just be Ryan’s favorite things that I make so there will probably be plenty!)
And then here is my current project.
Here is a close up of the stitch…
Unfortunately for all other projects for Isaac I’ll have to either appeal to my mother to ship me yarn or make a trip into San Antonio. There isn’t anywhere here to purchase yarn other than the smallest yarn section I’ve ever seen in our Walmart. So much for one of the perks I was expecting to partake of when I moved back stateside!
Oh, there is another awesome tid bit! We received a package from my mother in law yesterday that just sent me into fits! I’m so excited about these and Ryan just about flipped when he came home and saw them sitting on the table!
The Hallmark Recordable Storybooks!
Bright and Beautiful… which is based on the hymn.
All the Ways I Love You… which is so cute! It’s probably my favorite of the two!
We saw a commercial for these a month or so before Christmas and just knew that we HAD to have them. In case you don’t know about them… They are a story book that is entirely recordable. You hit record and read each page aloud, one by one and then lock it in. Then your child can turn the pages (or you can for them of course) and your voice reads each page.
They are perfect for Ryan! Can you imagine how much Isaac will treasure being read to sleep each night by his father’s voice when Ryan is half a world away serving a deployment? I have every intention of using these even when Isaac is a baby so that when Ryan comes home his voice is familiar and loved by our son.
I also have a copy of Ryan’s official picture for NCO of the year for his group. Doesn’t he look so handsome?
AND… We just found out last week that he’s been nominated for NCO of the Year for the wing!
As a result of that nomination we are attending the annual awards banquet on Thursday night. We had to take an emergency trip to San Antonio this past weekend to find me an appropriate dress for the occasion. I have a few things I keep in my closet for just such a surprise occasion… but I don’t exactly keep anything semi formal on hand for being pregnant! So after a long exhausting day of shopping and way more money than I would ever want to spend on any dress (let alone for a pregnancy dress) I’m set for Thursday night.
My fingers are crossed that Ryan wins and that we have a wonderful time!
In any case… He needed a much more formal picture for this wing nomination. So here is that one!
He also had to write a biography of his career, send pictures of him and me together, him on a deployment, and him doing site visits for the projects he is working on. It’s a big deal!
Wish him luck!
That’s about it going on around here. We have so much to do over the next few months that my head is spinning. Here’s the short list!
Get the last of my papers together so that I can file taxes. Huzzah! They are filed!
Fix our ’98 Honda Shadow ACE and get is sold!
Clean out the nursery ie unpack the rest of our boxes!
Make yet another trip to San Antonio so we can register.
Along with about a thousand other things!
And with that I suppose I should bid you Aufwiedersehen and get on with it!