Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Blog to Read

For those of you that know my daughter, CareBear, she has started a new blog of her own...Dancing Daylilly.  Check it out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I've been spinning a lot of yarn lately.

This roving

became this yarn,

and this

became this yarn.

Now I just have to wait for it to tell me what it wants to be...

Monday, January 10, 2011

For Me!

One of our recent stops was in Taos at Lalana Wools.  I bought a kit for knitting a shawl.  The Caspian Kush Shawl pattern.  Now, I don't really consider myself a shawl kind of person, but I really liked the way this looked.  It only took me about a week to finish it.  Here's a picture of mine.

Now I'm working on some spinning before starting a new project.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Burger Place

We recently had dinner at Chop House Burgers.  It was pretty yummy.  Definitely worth a try.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Guess What?

Toddler M is going...

to be...

a big brother this summer!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


After we left Denver, we drove to Taos, NM.  We stopped for a late lunch at our favorite place, Orlandos.  We also stopped for some yarn at Lalana Wools, and Steven Kilborns Pottery shop.  Purchases were made at both shops.  We cruised through some of the other shops and then left for Santa Fe.

We checked into our hotel, Garrets Desert Inn, and picked a place for dinner.  After having such a late lunch, we were only a little hungry but decided to give Zia's Diner a try.  The salmon quesadillas were awesome.  I can't wait to have them again the next time we go to Santa Fe.

The next day, after a big breakfast at the hotel, we did some shopping on the square.  We also visited my favorite yarn shop in Santa Fe, Miriams Well and another place I like, Oodles Yarn and Beads.  We also checked out a bakery that had been recomended to us, Sage Bakehouse.  The olive bread was amazing.

We weren't really hungry for lunch, so decided to hold out for dinner.  We tried a place that was new to us, Santa Luna.  If you have a chance to go, their appetizer, Chile En Nogata,  was to die for.  I think next time, I'll just get a couple of them for my meal!

The next morning we packed up the car and stopped at Tecolate Cafe for breakfast, before heading home.
We had a great time.  Laundry is done, gifts put away, and football games watched.

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


We have had a busy last couple of weeks.  On the Wednesday before Christmas, we left for Denver by driving to Amarillo that afternoon and then on to Toddler M's house the next day.  We cooked, and ate, and got everything ready for the big day.  We went to a very nice Christmas Eve church service.

Christmas morning, both sets of grandparents, one of the great grandmothers, two aunts and an uncle, and his parents, of course, were there for Toddler M's Santa extravaganza. Gifts were opened, paper was trashed, and everyone was (I think) happy with their loot.

This included a big truck,

and a "computer" all his own.
(Ohhhhh, truck and computer both at the same time - awesome!)

 Hummmm.  What have we here?

 How cool is this!

 Whoa!  This looks cool!

Aunt Carebear made a terrific coffee cake for breakfast and later we had a yummy Christmas dinner (complete with chocolate meringue pie, and blueberry cobbler) for 12 adults. 

That afternoon everyone helped clean up the kitchen and visited, wondering when Aunt S's and Uncle M's new addition would make her entrance to the world since December 25th was her due date.  (Turned out she arrived on 12/29 - only a few days late!)
We left Denver on Tuesday morning for a detour through Taos and Santa Fe.  More on that next time!