Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

Here we are in St. Augustine. Picture was taken with my new ipod and then sent to my computer...kinda small. Hm...I'll have to work on getting the sizing right.

I've been knitting feverishly, trying to get most of my 2011 projects done before the new year. I've finished two socks, two shawls and am working on getting Justine's new Orangie done. I just thought a clean slate would be best for all my soon to be casting on in 2012.

Christmas was fun! It came and went so quickly. Everyone loved their stuff...and I really want to thank all the relatives who send stuff to the kids. I know it's hard to get things done and shipped in time for Christmas. We really appreciate all the effort. Sure do miss seeing everyone and hanging out with the families.

2012 is going to be HUGE for us. I hope your New Year is full of new and exciting things.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Spirit

Justine and friends at her Winter Concert for beginning band. It is such a fun concert. While the 7th graders were playing, some one's reed kept squeaking...I don't know why but it gave me such a fit a giggles! Then after the advanced band (8th grade) finished their songs, they played some Christmas favorites and the audience had a sing-a-long. It helped move me along toward that illusive Christmas Spirit. Can't seem to find mine this year....yet.
Veronica's new fella came with us to see the Christmas trees in Green Cove Springs. We visited the knitting group tree (and all was still intact), too. We all hung out at our house, watching football and relaxing. The weather was cool and crisp and the trees were so pretty...feeling more in the Christmas mood, that's for sure!

The kids are going to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party tonight...although their sweaters aren't really all THAT ugly. Hey, at least I wasn't asked to knit anything! Whew!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas and the Band (s)

The kids all dressed up for the Winter Concert. Anyone notice how Joey is just a hair taller than Veronica...and she's wearing heels!! Woohoo!
Maybe it's Joey's hair-do.

The Jr. High advanced band (aka 8th graders) marched in the Christmas Parade in Green Cove Springs...and Justine got to help hold the banner. This parade was so cute...really had the small town feel.

The High School band marched in today's Eagle Harbor Christmas Parade.

Joey's carrying that heavy base drum. Veronica didn't march, she was busy taking the ACT again. Gotta get those test scores up if she's gonna get in the honors collage at her university!