Sunday, October 17, 2010

This Weekend, I . . .

Keys to the Cottage

* Since my husband and son-in-law are gone hunting for the week, Michelle and the boys moved in with me. So as you might imagine my weekend has revolved all around grandchildren! Yay! There's nothing better!

* A trip to the Pumpkin Patch was enjoyed on a simply beautiful autumn day:

Baby Aiden got his very own pumpkin:

Mia enjoyed spending time with all three of her grandbabies!

Ava Claire found a pumpkin just her size:

Tyler spent some time in the maze:

These two have a very special little friendship:

* The girls, grandkids and I enjoyed eating dinner out after church - a rare thing around here.

* Enjoyed a very lazy Sunday afternoon.

* Watched a little football - a high school game and of course, Boise State.

* Began knitting a new pattern - a sweater for Tyler. It's hard to find knitting patterns that I like for little boys so I knew right away when I saw this pattern it wouldn't take long to get cast on my needles. So far it is knitting up really fast and I am enjoying it immensely. I have to hurry and get it off the needles so I can get Aiden's Halloween costume cast on. He is going to be a football. A knitted football at that!

* Made a favorite autumn snack - peanuts and candy corn. Tastes just like a nut roll. Yum!

* Caught up on laundry.

* Finished a book and started another. More about that in a future post.

* Tried not to think about how short the weekend seemed.

How about you? Link up at Becky's and let us know what kept you busy.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


The other night my husband and I watched the movie, The Gladiator, for like the 1347th time. Seriously.

We got into a discussion about re-watching movies. He LOVES watching his favorite movies over and over again. Braveheart, John Wayne, The Sacketts, Lonesome Dove, and Wyatt Earp are just a few that he can quote line for line. It is definitely worth the money for me to buy him a dvd because he totally wears it out. He says he can rarely find anything worth watching on tv anymore and he loves, loves, loves having his "go-to television watching" right there at his disposal. You can imagine that he is a big fan of the dvr feature on our satellite system. Recently we upgraded our receiver to high def and after the technician left we realized that changing receivers meant that the HOURS of horse training programs he had recorded over the last couple of years was - poof - gone. Just like that.

I hate seeing a grown man cry. Just kidding. But there was a lot of whining around the house for a few days.

Anyway, I am not the type of person who loves re-watching something I have already seen. I rarely buy movies because they would just collect dust. Who has time to watch something already seen? I do have a couple of favorites like Father of the Bride. The Sound of Music, and Return to Me. And then of course there is the BSU/Oklamoma Fiesta Bowl game that I have watched several times - and even though we win it EVERY SINGLE TIME I never get tired of seeing that Statue of Liberty play!

So, anyway, it got me to wondering how many other people like to watch movies they have already seen. What about you? How about your husband?

It's riveting information I know.

Monday, October 4, 2010

This Weekend, I . . .

Keys to the Cottage

* Spent Friday evening around the firepit with all FOUR of my daughters, my sons-in-law and my sweet grandbabies. Special moments together that will be filed in my heart as a precious memory.

* Decorated and hosted a table at our church's Ladies Tea. My table was Beauty and the Beast.

* Said goodbye to my New York City girl. Sigh. Good-bye's are so hard for me. I hate them.

* Watched the last half of the Oklahoma/Texas football game - which marks the first time I have ever watched a non-Boise State football game. I am advancing!

*Attended an outdoor wedding on Saturday night. What a risk to plan an outdoor wedding in October - but the weather could not have been more perfect.

* Enjoyed our church service. We had a missionary speaker from Ukraine. The depth of commitment and sacrifice this precious family gives was very humbling to me.

* Found a couple hours of knitting time - so relaxing! I'm working on some top-secret Christmas gifts!

* Enjoyed a potluck dinner on Sunday with lots of good church friends.

* My husband's truck broke down in the church parking lot. It was making weird noises. Sounds like money to me :(

* Went to the local drive-in late Sunday evening and splurged with a cheeseburger and french fries. Yummy!

What did you do this weekend? Write a post and then link up over at Becky's so we can all read it.