Monday, October 27, 2008

Pam Came Back for a Visit!!!

The lovely Pam came back from Pennsylvania for a HUGE stitch n bitch.
The lovely Pam....
I also got to see Michelle, Heather and Melanie too!
Gosh darn it, I miss my SnB girls!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Gorgeous Wedding

I am having issues with blogger so the photos are in random order.

My college girlfriend, Laurie, got married yesterday to Floyd.
It was a small, intimate wedding. We had to have a "chick" photo.
Four college girlfriends....Tamara, Sheryl, Laurie & I.
The lovely couple, Laurie & Floyd.
Fall flowers at the top of the arch in where they had the ceremony.

The wedding dance.
The wedding cakes. Laurie had a flavor for everyone! Yum.
Cutting the cake.
It was a really beautiful wedding. Their vows made me cry and I am really happy Laurie has found such a nice, gentle and caring man in Floyd.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cooking Sunday

I was surfing through the Food Network this morning and ran across Paula Deen's program. She made a hashbrown quiche so I decided to try it because I had hashbrowns in the freezer. Here they are before I put the filling in the crust.

The finished quiche.
I also had a bunch of bananas on the freezer that needed to be made into Banana Bread. I made a full loaf and a bunch of mini loaves.
I also made a grilled zucchini salad and some grilled flat bread.
The finished grilling.
And made into salad for lunch. The salad I made used grilled zucchini, grilled onions with some olive oil, salt, pepper, a little cayenne and pine nuts.
The quiche will be my lunch a few days this week at work and dinner tonight.

Knitting & Last Minnesota Photo

Awhile ago I knit the Flutter Scarf from some Malabrigo lace weight yarn in the color Tuareg that I got as a thank you from Suzie for some charity knitting.
Once you got the hang of it, the pattern was pretty easy and the yarn was very soft. It is now living with my sister in law, Mindy, in Maryland. I have taken it on two trips to places cool and I realized it needed a good home in a cool climate.
Final photo from Minnesota on the deck of my Mom's cabin. Me, Naomi, Mom, Hannah & Simon.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Random Wedding Shots

Dad, Linda, Hannah & Simon under the wedding arch.
Matthew, Mindy, Benjamin & Emily.
8 out of 9 kids. From left: Matthew, Tim, Mom, Naomi, Jen, Samuel, Christa, Stephanie, Me, Dad & Mark.
The happy couple saying their vows.
Hannah, Beth & Andrew.
Dad, Jen, Samuel, Stephanie & Beth.
Mark & Mom.
Dad & Linda.
Mom & Hannah

Split Rock Lighthouse

Are you sick of Minnesota yet?? Well, a big group of us went to Split Rock Lighthouse the morning of the wedding.
My sister, Stephanie, her daughter Beth, Hannah and my brother, Tim.
A view of the fall colors along Lake Superior.
Simon, Benjamin & Hannah leaning up against the lighthouse.
Climbing to the lighthouse top.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Gooseberry Falls State Park

My sister, Stephanie, her children (Tiffany, Katy & Beth), Hannah, Simon & myself.
Hannah with curly hair.
Katy & Beth.
Simon with the Gooseberry River.
Simon & his cousin Andrew throwing rocks in Lake Superior.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Duluth: Friday

Sunrise over Lake Superior.
The S.S. Irwin. We wanted to tour this ship but it was closed except for Halloween tours so we did not get to see it.
The drive up with the fall colors!
And then I saw this yarn shop!!!! I had to stop and support the local yarn shop, Playing with Yarn.
The entrance to shop.
Upstairs with all the yarn!
Downstairs...she had great yarn if only I had had more than 5 minutes to shop.
Sigh, I hoped to get back there but did not. I did get enough time to buy yarn for a scarf for the Red Scarf Project.

S'mores Anyone??

The hotel in Duluth had s'mores out by the fire at 8 pm. While we were waiting, we headed to Grandma & Grandpa's room for some cards. Then, out for s'mores....
Love my kids! ;)
Grandma & Grandpa!
Grandpa & Simon on an anchor!
I love Duluth. Brings back great memories from childhood.