Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Apple Blossoms & Air Planes

LD, Grampa and I went up to the ridge last Friday to visit our local apple orchard. Grampa knows the people who own the orchard (he works their farm stand for them in the fall) and they were happy to let us drive into the orchard and walk around. We had Dolo doggie with us and when I finally stopped the car I don't know who ran faster, LD or Dolo! In any case, we had a wonderful time. The apple blossoms are so plentiful this year that the orchard owners have hired kids to come in and prune the blossoms. If left to grow on their own, there would be so many apples they would never grow larger than a plum. So pruning the blossoms will allow for larger apples. Anyway, it was beautiful there. Dolo ran around sniffing everything and leaving his mark. LD and Grampa walked all the way down to the end and back again while I took some photos. Take a look:

This past Saturday we went to the Rag Wing Fly In Air Show at the local airport. They had all kinds of single engine planes, experimentals, sport lights, ultralights, and a few beautifully restored bi-planes. I ended up taking a bunch of pictures of the planes and neglected to take any of LD! He was such a good boy. He ended up being more interested in watching the planes taking off and landing than the ones parked on the tarmac. In any case, here are some samples of what we saw that day:

Grampa had a great time there and so did we. Unfortunately, LD's patience level wore out after about an hour. Not too bad for a 22 mo old!

Today Grampa filled LD's little pool while we brought lunch to Daddy. When we got back LD was so excited to go "swimmin'" and see the "wah-ta." It was a little too cold then. After lunch we went back out to the pool and I let him kick and splash around for an hour. It's above 80 out there and I'm sure it felt great to be wet! He LOVED it! We'll have him go in again after we go pick up Daddy from work today. This time he can splash his daddy instead of me!

On the yarn front, I've decided to sacrifice the beautiful Lamb's Pride wool I bought for myself. It was originally intended to be a sweater coat for me. Now it is destined for a Henley Neck Down Pullover for my darling hubby for Christmas. Since he doesn't read my blog, I'm not giving anything away!!! He doesn't care about what I'm knitting and since he thinks he knows what this yarn is going to be used for, he won't care what I'm doing! Sneaky, eh! I just got the pattern in the mail today, so I hope to cast on either tonight or tomorrow during LD's nap. I don't know how I feel about knitting with worsted weight wool in the summer but I feel if I don't start now, it might be too late later. In any case, I'll be making some socks, too, so that will break up the heavy wool. Speaking of socks, check out these babies!!! My first pair! (Just ignore the horribly white legs!)

This is it for now. Hope you all are enjoying the wonderful weather we're having...that is if you live in Southern Maine!

Happy Knitting!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

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  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
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  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
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  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

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  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
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  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
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  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
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  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
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