Friday, July 10, 2009

Where I've Been...

Have you been wondering about me? Here's what's going on! I have been to eleventy-billion softball games to watch Mayhem play. Her team is undefeated and just finished regular season play. Tournaments start next week! Not one single game was rained out.

The kids and I have been to The Toledo Zoo. The new children's area is beautiful, but geared toward little kids. My kids liked it, especially the "kids only" treehouse. We are really too grown-up for it, though.
Somehow, Mayhem was turned into a giraffe for a few moments.

One of my lifelong friends has the good fortune to finally be blessed with impending motherhood! I knitted a blanket for Linda's baby shower, and attended. We have known each other since Kindergarten, and I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Araucania pima cotton. All garter stitch.

The glowing Linda and a friend.

Bill and I again took a big group of 7th graders to Gettysburg andWashington, DC this year. Here's Bill and I at Mount Vernon. He's a big fan of President Washington. (I'm a Lincoln fan, myself.)
This year, my Absent-Minded Professor was old enough to go on the trip!

He was one of two students chosen to do the Wreath Laying Ceremony at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier at Arlington.

My kid is wearing the red tie.

At the Lincoln Memorial, my favorite place in DC, all the kids ran up the steps, and Bill stopped me to have a very serious conversation. CJ took our photo afterward.

I said "yes"!!! I am the future Mrs. Bill. No date is set.

And the rollercoaster continues with pro baseball games and trips to Traverse City and swimming and swapping the kids back and forth with their dad...

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Anonymous Kelli said...

Oh, good for you and Bill.

Friday, July 10, 2009 at 12:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Mazel tov! You, Bill and the entire family have been extremely busy.

Congratulations and every best wish!

Friday, July 10, 2009 at 5:39:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Kristin (Krispyknits) said...


Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 12:07:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats (again)

and those are some really lovely pictures of your son laying the wreath!! I bet that was a really cool experience to be picked to do.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:41:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Congratulations -- I hope you all will continue to be as happy as you have been. Life is good, isn't it?

Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 12:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

aaawh! the picture of you two afterward is adorable - you both look so happy! CONGRATULATIONS!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 12:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jeanne said...



How exciting and wonderful! Wow. I have to get out to InsaKnitty again soon, and catch up on all the goss...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 9:55:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 8:02:00 PM EDT  

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