I think the theme this year for the lighting of the advent candles at our church was "friends". The men from our Supper Club group were asked to light the candle this week. We all were originally members of the same church and they (and us as couples) have been getting together for dinner every month for the past (in February) 29 years.
What a handsome group of guys!!
Most of us were able to go to lunch afterwards. It was a good time.
We had a house full last week. Both daughters, one son-in-law, and one grandson staying for a week! It was a lot of fun. We had 16 adults for dinner and a whole bunch more for a late dessert. We did some shopping, cooking and visiting with friends and family.
There was a visit with one of Baby M's Great Grandmothers,
a visit with cute cousin Baby Bird,
and a snooze with Granddad.
On Saturday, we went to the Texas Tech/Baylor game at Jerry World (also known as the new Dallas Cowboy Stadium). Baby M's first college football game!
We had a great time, even though Baby M thought it was a little loud.....
This week my favorite Husker Son-in-law was a winner! Every year the large company where he works gives a trip to the top 5 sales people for the year. He has been close in previous years, but this year he WON! I am very proud of him and all of his hard work. Congratulations!!!!
In the mean time, we have had some more representation from the other Big 12 schools attended in the family.....
My Mom and I got home last night from Rhinebeck and the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. We had a great time. On Sunday it was colder and raining, but we were able to visit the vendor booths that we didn't have time for on Saturday, as well as check out some of the demonstrations and food.
Here are a couple of photos of the stuff that called my name and came home with me.
At least I tried to get yarn for specific patterns I've been wanting to try. I only bought a couple of thing without projects in mind.
Today, my Mom and I went to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. If you are a yarn person, think of all of the yarn and knitting and spinning supplies that you have ever seen in all of the yarn stores that you have ever been in your whole life and then multiply that by about 1000. Talk about yarn heaven.....I will have to do some creative packing to get everything back on the plane home.
We arrived a little after 9:00 am and didn't leave until 4:00. We were both pooped and we still didn't visit all of the vendor booths. We'll have to try to get to them tomorrow.
The trees here are wearing their colorful fall attire and are gorgeous! The weather was cold -- and is supposed to be colder tomorrow -- but that is what sweaters and coats are for I guess. There were gobs of people there, but it was really fun.
So far this weekend, Doc20 and I drove to Lubbock to watch Tech beat Rice and then got up at 6 am this morning to drive home in time to watch the beginning of the Cowboy game that started at noon on TV.
I also got this photo emailed to me of Baby M modeling the outfit I knitted for him. All ready for church!
I haven't been posting a lot lately. I figured I could bore you with nothing or bore you with words about not much. I guess today you get words.
Doc20 and Carebear are back from their great Peruvian adventure. They hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and had a great time. The tour group they used, Gap Adventures, got great reviews. Their guide was terrific and even the food was terrific on the trail -- think cream of asparagus soup and even a birthday cake. Doc20 did a great job shopping in Peru and brought home lots of great alpaca goodies like sweaters, a throw, and some yarn for me to knit.
While they were gone, I just had to make a trip to Denver to visit with Linds, Husker and Baby M. I had him model his new hat and his new "kind of" cousin had one to model as well. We had a great time shopping, going for his 4 month doctors visit, and freezing some of the many, many tomatoes from their backyard garden. We enjoyed dinner with Husker's dad, brother, and grandparents. We also had a rather frantic search for car keys -- found in the kitchen junk drawer....
Tomorrow, my Mom will be back from her cross country trek and my sister, Matt, will be here from Australia for Mid-Week Mexican. Yea!!
I got Doc20 off to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with our daughter, CareBear. They'll be camping out in tents for 3 or 4 nights. I don't do tents. They'll also be "doing" the Amazon and sleeping on platforms. I don't do that either. He'll be gone for a couple of weeks. I've gotten a couple of e-mails from them and it sounds like they are having a good time so far.
My nephew, with his wife and daughter, were here for a few days. They are on there way to a new assignment in Alaska where he is a pilot in the Air Force.
I have been doing a lot of knitting -- finishing up some Christmas gifts and also finished a hibernating project or two. Since my camera is in Peru, I'll try to post some photos when it gets home. Tonight, I've been invited to go to the theater with some friends and that should be a lot of fun. Monday, after Baby Bird goes home, I'm going to Denver to play with Baby M for a few days. I KNOW that will be lots of fun.
I'll leave you with a couple of pictures that I took with my phone, of Baby Bird eating guacamole at Mid-week Mexican this week.