Much of our time was spent making memories with the grandtreasures – which Paul has mentioned in the blog – football games, sleepovers, learning to play horseshoes, playing Wii, geocaching, soccer, school start up – phew! It was busy, but that is what memories are made from.
We saw little Owie play his first soccer game, he even scored a goal.
His parents were so proud.
I was even able to make progress on Christmas preparations. For every grandchild I have hand made each a Christmas stocking for their very first Christmas. The average time it takes is three months with all the embroidery and hand stitching required. This year, two stockings had to be done, with the arrival of Anabelle and Rebekah. This past week I finished the second stocking! (Phew!)
I did a little project for Owie, a Robin Hood hat for a dress up party at school. The boys were fascinated with my sewing machine.
They each had to take a turn operating the sewing machine.
So, tomorrow we head out and will have some mini vacation time on a leisurely 900 mile drive to Branson, MO with five days to get there. Afterwards we'll slowly head back east back towards more grandtreasure time, the Carolina Clan gathering, and then the holidays begin (Ack!). Where does the time go?
Now I understand when folks say: “I don’t know how I had time to work!” Life is as busy as we want it, and we are loving it. Progress!
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