It is so hard to remember to update my blog because there is so much going on. Christmas is coming very quickly and there is still so much to do. Yesterday I took a vacation day to start and finish my present shopping. Whew, that is done, thankfully. One thing done, many more to go.
I am having a party at my house on the 8th and the 16th, so getting ready for that is consuming a lot of my time. Cleaning, organizing, etc. Man, nothing like having a party to get your house in tip top shape. It pretty much is the only time I will clean top to bottom. Everytime I clean this much, I vow to keep it this way. I have never kept my vow, but maybe this time I will.
It shouldn't be too hard because I am never home. We pretty much live at a rink. Take tonight for example, my younger daughter plays at 6pm and my older one plays at 8pm. It is picture night, so I won't be home until about 10pm. Life of a hockey mom.
It is that time of year to put the ice rink up, and that is exactly what Chris did last night:
Poor guy was out there for hours putting the boards up, screwing in the tarp and putting water in it. This is no easy feat because the rink is 40' by 50', so there is quite a work.
See that smile? He is so happy to do this for our girls. He loves skating and so do they. I think if he didn't build a rink starting 6 years ago, I doubt we would have known how much the girls love hockey and skating.
What a guy - I love you honey!
Knitting news? I finished my friend's socks, but didn't snap a picture before gifting them. Here is the last shot of them I have:
I finished sewing the fleece backing on the baby log cabin blanket. My job doesn't look too bad, but I wish I would have found a way to tack it down in strategic places so it is firmly in place. But since it is a baby blanket, that will be take quite a bit of abuse, it will be just fine.I finished it just in time because my neice Anna came into the world yesterday evening. I can't wait to see her. I'll snap some pics and upload as soon as I can. I want to share her adorable little face with the world!
Sorry for the long post, but I am not sure when I will be able to get back to post.