Monday, January 11, 2010

Where I've Been

The past two weeks have been spent spending some time with my sons, DILs, daughters and grandsons. I also got the chance to catch up with friends from Idaho Falls and Pocatello. I was able to attend the knitting groups that I had been going to in both locations. It was fun to catch up with everyone, but the best time was had spending time watching the babies play.

BEK is now a year and a half old! I spent five days watching him explore and play. We put puzzles together, put lots of plastic coins in the milk jug, played with cars and blocks, and had lots of snacks together. I will treasure the time I got to spend with him and his little brother, CJK. To be with E and Au was an added bonus.

The next five days were in Pocatello with J-b and K and their little one AEK. AEK is a happy baby and his daddy got him, at one day shy of three months, to stand tall on daddy's hand without holding onto anything. J-b had to have AEK do that then because Grandma had said I stood on my dad's palm at three months old. Both the older boys are turning into quite good young dads!

The second to the last night of my Idaho/Utah trip was spent in the house my mom used to live in in North Ogden. My aunt and uncle now live in the house and we spent Thursday night there. On Friday morning I got to watch the sun come out and shine on Ben Lomond. It has been at least ten years since I watched the sun come up on Ben Lomond and it is still a magnificent view and one I wouldn't get tired of. Although, I liked the view better when the swimming pool was there instead of the new grade school, it's still neat to see how the mountain changes as the sun gets to certain spots.

I also started and finished a sweater for myself while on this trip. I still have to block it and put the buttons on though. Maybe I can get that done this week, if I can stand to take it off. It's cold here now!!!! I also worked on a pair of sock which have been on the needles since about February of last year. I only have the ribbing to finish on the toe up socks that I started for myself after making socks for everyone as gifts at Christmas 2008.

Well off to get things done that weren't done while I was gone. Happy knitting and spinning.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Laura
It was super to sit and knit with you again while you were visiting here in Pocatello. You were one of the first people I got to know when I moved here nearly 6 years ago, and I have missed you.

That photo of the sun rising on Ben Lomond is lovely. And I hear from my family in Connecticut that it is horribly cold. Alas! Keep knitting!
Catherine in Pocatello

Anita said...

We're celebrating here! It's 22 degrees right now. Nothing like a 40 degree turnover since 8:30 Saturday morning! That's NOT including the windchill.

I love the pictures of the boys with their boys. The adoration for their kids is so cute!

I miss seeing Ben Lomond regularly. The mountains are one thing I miss a lot since we moved to Minnesota. Especially the mountains along the Wasatch Front. I'm glad you're back!

LDSVenus said...

Ah, it's good to see you back on line, I was afraid that things were too busy for you on the home front. I can see the love in your son's eyes for his son, what a great picture!

We hit -27 with windchills the other night. brrrr. But it's not been -51 with windchills like last winter, so I will not complain to loudly :P. I got my Llama finished up today, will post a picture on the blog tomorrow after it is dry :).