My Boy’s Bucket List

When my Daney-boy told me that he was taking is sweet little family to Boston–AND to his first actual Patriot’s game–well, I knew something special was in order. I grabbed the appropriate colors of my favorite Caron yarn and got to work. With three different patterns and some embroidered patches from Ebay, Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear had some awesome new hats for the special day.

As you can see–they were a hit!!

Of course the Patriot’s did their part too and put on an unforgettable show right where my boy could see it, up close. Good job, Tom Brady!

Colts 24 / Patriot’s 38

“Take family to Patriot’s game–”



double check.

The Wanderers Return


Our sweet Dane and Kortney have been away…


in far, far off China…


for nearly a year now.


They’ve been working in the preschool in Wuhan…


teaching English to the little ones there.


This week, they returned to America–at last, at LAST! They are still back east for a while but we will see them soon. Not soon enough for me, of course, but sincerely, I’m just glad to have them back on closer soil. China is just tooooo far away for this mama’s liking.

Welcome back my darlings!

Now, come home.

Heh, heh.

Gr Signature

A Teeny Tiny Football Day

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Our house was waaaay up from the beach so when I watched these guys doing that which they always do–throwing a football–they were so far away that I could barely see who was who. After zooming in and cropping, this is what we get…that is until the Bald Kid went behind the cliff and I couldn’t see him anymore.

Maybe if you scroll through fast, it will look like a flip book or something.

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No matter where we go,

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or how long they’ve been apart…

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some things…

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between these boys…

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Oh, how I love them.



Lighting The World


My Daney-boy and his sweetheart Kortney came all the way from Idaho to man a booth at Summerfest.


The company he works for is called Niki-Nu Lites.


Perhaps you’ve heard me brag talk about them before.


See they make these beautiful, incredible lights, in all kinds of colors…


and all kinds of shapes.


Some even have logos…


very IMPORTANT logos.


These lights are so much fun to put together–easier than I thought too.


Of course, people can also buy them already put together…either way.


The booth attracts a lot of attention during the day, because the lights are so unique.


But the minute the sun starts to dip in the west…


these lights simply glow.


People actually gather around just to stare at them and try to figure out what they’re made of…


and how they’re put together.


And of course, my cute boy is right there to show them. Looks like he’s a little light-headed at the moment. HAaahaha.

I crack myself up!


If you happen to be in Provo this week for the 4th of July–please come visit my boy in his Niki-Nu Lites booth at the Freedom Festival.


We’ll all be there to help and cheer and clap…and stare.


Hope to see you there!


Stained Glass Crochet


I’ve found the perfect late-night-in-front-of-the-tv-type project. You know, the soothing kind that keeps the hands busy-busy while the mind just starts shutting down for the evening.


This is the afghan project that my dear Daney boy and his Kortney chose many months ago. With them not quite so close anymore, I figure, now’s the time.


It’s called the “Stained Glass” afghan from Annie’s Attic and oh, myyyy is it ever fun. Some nights, I can barely put it down.


The whole design of the motif changes with every round, which of course spurs me on to finish each of the twelve, if for no other reason than to see what it’s going to look like next.


I’ll keep taking pictures of the progress though because this fun thing might just be hard to give away in the end…

that is…

if those two weren’t so dang cute.