Thursday, December 28, 2006



I keep forgetting. December 9, 2004 - this blog is already two years old - my how time flies!!!

Ayanna's birthday was great! She got presents and cake. She was soo tired, but you certainly couldn't tell - she was having so much fun! I will try to pick some decent pics, most of them are awful!

Malik was in a concert at school on December 14. It was a Beginning Band concert - 6th grade. He liked it. It was good.

That is Malik standing

Christmas was good. I got a bonus at work on Friday, so Saturday we went Christmas shopping. We also saw Santa.

I gave dad his sweater without zipper. I got some advice against the zipper I bought, so I bought a new one on Tuesday. I plan on installing it this weekend.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Holiday Meme

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Neither, really.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Santa always wraps, and in his own wrap, not the same as the rest of the wrap

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Lights are lights

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No. I have some somewhere, but I can never find it from November through January

5. When do you put up your decorations? Between Thanksgiving and December 20

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Pumpkin pie

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I love Christmas.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I do not remember – in school, I think.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Usually, no, this year, yes because I knit my family stockings, and those should be opened before Santa comes

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas Tree? Hallmark, hand made by children, store bought cheap balls, candy canes.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread? DREAD – it is pretty to look at when you are in the house with no where to go.

12. Can you ice skate? Heck no! Tried once, but never again.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? no

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? That the kids believe in Santa

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Pumpkin pie

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition? The whole thing.

17. What tops your tree? A star

18. What is your favorite holiday book? The Night Before Christmas

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Don’t know – maybe Nutcracker Suite

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy? Not worth the trouble

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ayanna's birthday

Today, she is ONE!!

day 2

baptism in february

first Christmas

mmmmm good!!

last June

Today for her birthday, we took her to Red Robin, so they could sing to her:

Apple Juice

French Fries

Oops, here comes that french fry back again

Macaroni and cheese

What are these people doing

Some kind of song

The crazies singing to her.

Sorry the pics are soo crappy. Blurry must be in this season

Sunday, December 10, 2006

15 Knitting days until Christmas

I finished DeAndre's sweater awhile ago. He decided this was the best pose.

I finished knitting ALL 5 Christmas stockings. I have ends to weave in on three of them.

I am finished with all knitting, weaving all ends, and seaming most of the edges on Dad’s sweater. I still have to buy and install a zipper (I have never done this before), and seam the top and bottom edges. Sorry for the crappy photo, but it is black, what do you expect?

I started and finished a beret from the latest issue of Interweave Knits. Bought the magazine on Monday, December 4, and bound off on Sunday, December 10.

I am done with some gloves for DeAndre’ and have finished glove one of a pair for Malik. I would like to make a pair for Marcus (DH), but haven’t gotten that far, yet. I took pics of Malik’s glove, but the flash made it unable to be seen, so you will see it someday.