Sweet Summer Time!

Sweet Summer Time!
New Found Love

Cloud Nine Rose

Cloud Nine Rose
Wish for Summer

Friday, February 25, 2011

Baby its Cold Out There!!!!

Friday, no work, no swim meet! Just me my needles and my spinning wheel and a hot Cup o' Joe... AHHHH Life is good. The sky is blue, it's 34* out side and I really don't know what the wind chill is. The wind has been blowing the snow around all day. Weather man says its going to dip down to 14* tonight.
My heart is full of sunshine and joy to have my needles in my hands. I'm finishing my little shawlette that I have been working on since before Christmas. Next big project on the horizon is the  Pacific Northwest Shawl as a KAL with friends at Textiles A Mano. I'm so excited to get started on that in May!
My Little Garden Birds all Frozen Over

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oregon 5A State Champion!

Now that the State Swim meet is over, my plan Spin and Knit!
My boys just swam the most amazing state meet ever! Luke didn't final, but he left everything he had in that pool! He swam the 200 and 500 Freestyle in the Prelims, he placed 10th and 8th respectively. We are so proud of he perseverance and sportsmanship! 
He is amazing! He PR'd for both events.
Cameron did final for Saturdays final races. He swam the 200 IM and placed 5th overall, he swam the 100 Breaststroke and placed 1st in the State for 5A. He is just flying high. He broke a team record for both events and PR'd in both! Amazing kid as well!
Needless to say we are very proud of the twins, now on to Spring training for them. They both have the goal of swimming on the Oregon Zone team in races in California. August 2011.
My Twin Sons! Cameron and Luke 17 years old

Mt Hood Community College competition Bubble

There it is! Cameron Lindsey! Almost broke the State time. So funny Camero....
Right now I have so many knitting and spinning projects to finish and plan to start the " Pacific Northwest Shawl" in May as a KAL with my Wednesday night knitting group at Textiles A Mano. I have my yarn, now I need to buy and read the pattern, get the right needles and start in May! I'm really excited to begin.

Sunday, February 13, 2011




Luke>> in the middle, blond fuzzy hair

Cameron and Luke 17 years old, my twins
These last two weeks have been dedicated to High School Swimming! My twins just swam district and now we head to State. They were on the bubble in 2 of their relays and now both relays are heading to State! Cameron is seeded 1st in the 100 Breast Stroke, and 3rd in 200 IM. Luke is seeded 8th in the 500 Freestyle and 10th in the 200 Freestyle! I'm so amazingly proud! Now on to State next weekend in Portland. Prelims on Friday and then depending on how they do, they will swim finals on Saturday. So needless to say my spinning and knitting have taken a 2 week break on the weekends. I still try and do at least an hour in the evenings before I fall over exhausted! 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Oscar Meyer WienerMobile Adventure

I usually try and keep my posts to comments about knitting, spinning and some family stuff. Please forgive me today as this is all about a Wiener Mobile.
We were told by our very good friends that the Oscar Meyer Wiener mobile would be in our area this week. Knowing the reaction that my strange and delightful teenage boys would have, we knew we had to take on this awesome adventure!
As soon as swim practice was over, in fact a bit early because Cameron told the coach that they had to leave early because of a church function! They drove over to the local Fred Meyer to view the greatness of a wiener! The Wiener Mobile turned off the freeway right in front of them! Oh my goodness! I was driving behind them and watch them yelling and jerking around like a bunch of 2 year olds! ( they are 17!)
We followed to the Fred Meyer parking lot and the boys were the first to arrive right behind that wiener! They were so happy to finally meet their dream... The biggest wiener in the world... Ok, ok one of 6. 
The rest is history... they got to sit ShotBun in the wiener and even got to get their own wiener whistle! Oh the joy of being a teenage boy with a wiener whistle!
Back to the lie that was told to the swim coach about leaving early for church.... Well coach found out from someone where they were going, first thing he said was I'm going to check out this "church"... he arrived and BUSTED the boys. He had a great sense of humor about it asking "Well, were are the free hot dogs? I'm hungry!"