Thursday, July 31, 2008

Welcome to Scottsdale

We have been here since very late Sunday night (actually, Monday morning!!) We close on our house August 11th, so we are in temporary housing until then. Things are fine, nice, great, what have you.....I am loving the sun and the landscape and visiting old friends!! Thanks for yur prayers. God has just been so good to us during this move! We are going to Tucson Saturday to visit oldest daughter!! YAY can't wait to see her and her new puppy!!
Gotta go for now---

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Movers Are Here

.....and all of a sudden the whole aura of the house was transformed into a bustling center of moving things, packing, lots of people........ music playing from radios........the sound of plastic being ripped from large rolls, paper rustling, boxes being assembled and tape guns searing across them...... I would take photos, but I ran out of batteries and my camera isn't working.......these guys are fast!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We're almost on our way!

Tomorrow the packers come and will be here Thursday and Friday, and they are going to load the truck on Monday and Tuesday.........wowee it's going by fast!
We are going to have a little birthday party for youngest son on Saturday at a fun place here. Today is his 9th birthday!! Can't believe he is already 9!! wow!
I am working on daughter's cami and packing knitting projects for the road-- have a pair of ankle socks and 2 purses to felt....fiesta del sol bag by Kristin Nicholas and the Caledon Hills Felted City Bag from Yarnmarket. I figure those should give me PLENTY, as IF I was not going to be crazy busy anyway!!! Oh, I may as well take the Exploring Stripes Bag.. as well...... stuff for the road....
Wish us luck in this move, and that we all get there safely - animals, too!!!!Thanks!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hey Ho!


Well the most exciting thing so far today is I found out that I won a prize from Aunt Kathy's contest from her blog!!! oooooweeee! I won a cool sock knitting tote from BeaBinneys Etsy store!! Wow and have I been admiring those, too!! Who knew?? Wow thanks Kathy!!!
The second exciting thing is that we are waiting for an answer to our offer on a house in Scottsdale.... We are ready-just need a house to live in!!!
Youngest son is outside playing with a bunch of kids and I let him take out a bag of Cheetos Puffs to share...he seems to be pretty possessive of them but is happy to share......I usually don't let him do things like that. Otherwise, I continue to change my mindset to a moving on one....have been knitting my daughter a beaded cami to calm the is a picture:

It has been fun to knit so far. I hope it turns out cute and fits her. She is tiny!!
Well, what else can i say. Please pray for my cousin Mary as she has a job interview on Thursday of this week.
Have fun knitting!!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Spongebob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge

I spent this morning on this ride: SpongeBob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge Roller Coaster, with youngest son. !!!! Older daughter and my sister wanted to go to Mall of America, so we did...had fun- although I had sworn off roller coasters, I went on this one and just didn't let my mind go to the sane place it does sometimes when I am scared....... I didn't fall off or anything severe, just closed my eyes the whole way and laugh-screamed..... sister and daughter had fun shopping, and I offered my sanity as sacrifice for everyone to have a little wasn't so bad. I might actually do it again!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Knitted Babe #4 is done!

Well, she is finally done..... I have to make clothes for all of these little babes, though. So, mom has 4 now. I guess the initial thrill is gone for me!! I still want to make a Frida Kahlo one, though. Think I'll try to make some of famous artists and writers or something!!

We had a wonderful 4th of July here at our house, and 2 more of my aunts even joined us from Chicago! So (these are my mom's sisters and a cousin--all in their 70's and 80's)! We had a blast and at night did fireworks and put Mexican music on and danced!!! Good food, too........ Of course you know there were young people here too!!

Saturday we traveled to the bustling metropolis of Mason City, Iowa, for the bi-annual Vega Family Reunion...(my mom's side- my dad is from Germany..) it was fun and we had great Mexican food! What a treat! Tamales, a pinata for the kids, met people I never knew, etc. etc.

So, my arm is doing great, too, thanks for the nice thoughts!!

My parents and sister are still here, oldest son left today and oldest daughter leaves Sunday.

What a fun exit from Minnesota!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

We Sold Our House!

Well, we sold the house in a record 10 days. God is shining down on us. We went to AZ to find a house, found several, but haven't made an offer yet. Things are moving quickly now.

Tomorrow daughter and older son are both flying in, as is my sister Marta and my mom and dad! Friday we'll have a huge party here with 2 more of my aunts, their husbands , and a bunch of cousins! One aunt is coming from Iowa, the other from San Diego. We'll have a wonderful 4th! I am still trying to knit clothes for my mom's knitted babe dolls,with everything else. I'll just give them to her when she gets here instead of mailing them.
When we were in AZ, Frankie, our cat got really sick and had to be transferred from the kennel to the vet. He was so stressed that he couldn't pee and he wouldn't eat. They got him straightened out, though, and the vet kept him the rest of the time he was there.
The night we returned from AZ, I was baking cookies and burned my left arm pretty badly. I would take a picture but it looks nasty. It has been healing well, though.