Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wish You Were Here

We're having a great vacation in Idaho. Be back in a couple of weeks!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Scenes from a Week

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site:

We went to the Fort on Sunday and had a great time. We pretty much had the place to ourselves and it was a beautiful, warm day. The cook was making delicious things over a fire in the kitchen, the blacksmith demonstrated a beaver trap, and we even got to hear a cannon being fired.

Knitter's Bell necklace and other lovely things:

I won this beautiful necklace, donated by Wendy Slowknitter, in Claudia's MS Ride Raffle. In case you missed it, each year Claudia rides 150 miles over two days to raise money for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. This year, the knitting community really showed its heart and donated over $40,000! I love the necklace and all the unexpected extras. Thank you, Wendy and Claudia!!

Fourth of July Socks:

They love them, and yes, I managed to finish Emma's anklets in time for her to wear them in the Fourth of July parade. We walked (fast!), threw candy to the crowd, and had a great time.

Fireworks and Fun!:

Nothing beats a holiday, especially one that includes fireworks, staying up late, and having the whole family home in the middle of the week.