Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn


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Wait? It’s July?

I’m not really sure where the last month went.  The last time I posted was before Dreamboys graduation.  So…here’s a quick recap.

He graduated!

And then there was the party!  It rained most of the weekend, except for the four or five hours of the party.  We waited til an hour before the party started to decide whether to put tables outside or in the basement.  The sun came out and we had a gorgeous afternoon.

Let me just tell you about the food.  We didn’t get too crazy.  Dreamboy wanted brats and broccoli raisin salad.  We threw in chips and a thai pasta salad as well.  But the highlight were these!

Chocolate cupcakes filled with peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache frosting and white cupcakes with strawberry filling and buttercreme frosting.  If you’re local and need info, call me!!!  They were fabulous!

And a picture of the fam before the party started.  Even The Genius came home for the weekend!

I’m not sure what happened to the month of June.  I was just going to sit around and knit, make meals, and do laundry.  The sit around and knit part hasn’t happened a whole lot!

My Hero and I had comprehensive physicals that led to more tests for me, which turned out to be nothing.  That’s good, but I sure wasted lots of time figuring it out!

Kids had dentist appointments and eye appointments.

I was handed a decorating project which was supposed to be just a little carpet and paint.  Ha!!!

Ms In Charge had three weeks of drivers ed.  Now she wants to drive.  All.  The.  Time.

Frankie visited Grandpa and Grandma.  When he’s home, he mows lots of lawns.

Superblonde is working on a couple of college classes.  She really hates math!

Dreamboy is working with Dad and Uncle.

The Genius is back at work, fighting for justice.

This week, a lot of my family is around, so we’re going to just hang out and enjoy all that chaos!

And, yes.  I’m knitting.  And spinning.  But right now I’m going to go make two huge pans of chicken enchiladas for dinner tonight!

 

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Family Photo……

Well, we have one family photo, but its not what I was imagining, so we will keep trying.

While I’m waiting, I knit. Gee!!! There’s a surprise. I started a new Dale of Norway sweater for My Hero. I won’t knit it in 16 days like I did the last one though. It probably won’t be his favorite either because the colors aren’t traditional Dale.

Gotta go! Evidently there is stuff to do here in not-sunny California. Actually, the weather was gorgeous yesterday. I’m not complaining.

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Oh, Did We Celebrate!

We had a great 4th of July!  Our day started with an awesome church service.  My favorite part of Celebrate America at our church is when they do “Step In Time” and have anyone that has ever been in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines come up to the front.  The audience just goes nuts, cheering all the brave men and women who fought for our country.  One older gentleman just wept.  It’s such a great opportunity to say thank you to all of these heroes!

Then there was food.  Oh, was there food!

We had ribs (duh!) potato salad, a green salad, and zucchini pie.  And Superblonde made dessert.

We ate until we couldn’t stuff any more in.  Then we hit the pool.

Frankie spent half of the day upside down.  He’s been doing flips off  the diving board since he was about 2 years old.  They also made a slip ‘n slide.

We ended our day with fireworks…on tv.  With a high-definition tv, both the Macy’s and Boston Pops fireworks are pretty amazing and we didn’t have to fight the crowds or the mosquitoes!

I had a good day on Saturday too.  I decided it was time to do a little quilting.

The fabric is called Summer Fun by Deb Strain for Moda.  I love all the cheerful prints.

I’m turning these strip sets into these:

This is Jelly Parfait by Fig Tree Quilts.  It’s not going to look anything like Joanna’s gorgeous quilt, but I think I’m going to like it a lot.

Gotta go!  It’s fairly quiet around here today, so I think I’ll go quilt for a while.  Happy 5th of July!