Sunday, September 18, 2016

Apples, treats, and baby bumps












I love fall, and it is by far my favorite season. For us around here fall is means cool weather, long sleeves, boots, lattes (pumpkin spice of course), apple orchards! For us however, this year also brings the excitement, that is coming in winter, of three new babies in the family! My two sister's and I are all due within a month of each other, so funny how life works out. This is my younger sister's first baby and we celebrated her and the baby to come this last weekend. My home was filled with friends and family, some of them I knew, others I was introduced to. My grandma enjoyed loving up on the current little grand babies. We snatched them for a quick picture before they could run off again in search of toys, trouble and treats. 


Friday, September 16, 2016

farm fun










The farm is where I like to go to get away; my home away from home. Family is always there, my grandparents are down the road and there is always good food cooking in the kitchen! I love it and now so does Oliver. We went up there a couple weekends ago to enjoy a long weekend filled with play, four wheeler rides, food and knitting. 

Right now I am slowly working on my sweater. I swear fall came faster than I realized it would when I started so I am working hard now to get this sweater done. Wish me luck!!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Knit on









It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. Not that we do anything to crazy exciting, but that time is just going way to fast and winter will soon be here. For our family, so will baby number two. We are busy getting ready as Oliver and the baby will be sharing a room and between rearranging beds and dressers, making sure to fully enjoy all the little moments of joy that I with Oliver before the new addition arrives. Part of me is nervous (normal right) and also very excited for this new adventure for our family. 

In preparation I have been cleaning; a lot, cooking, and even knitted a dinosaur. My goal with Mr. Dinosaur is that Oliver will learn to love knitted items and will wear whatever I make following this. I currently have a pair of socks on the needles for him with the same green yarn from the dinosaur that he is waiting for me to finish. This however may be put to the side as I didn't realize it was already going to be September, and I have a sweater to knit...and really fast for the fall sweater challenge. Pictures to come soon! 

On a side note, we found time between all of the craziness to walk up to the local coffee shop for some coffee, and yummy breakfast treats. On the way home we stopped by to see Mater and Doc,  characters from the Cars movie that Oliver absolutely loves. He was thrilled to get his picture taken with them!

Have a great weekend!

Ashley

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Long Summer Days













We are still enjoying all the blueberries, Oliver will one day either be a fabulous baker, or really good at sneaking bites of the batter while you aren't looking. Either way, I enjoy his help in the kitchen as I watch his little hands assist in pouring the sugar and flour into the bowl of what is to be our next creation. He has recently assisted in creating the baked goodness of blueberry muffins, cookies (we always have cookies) and zucchini bread of all which we have thoroughly enjoyed.

Along with all the baked goodness lately, my husband and I also celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. We got married young, still in college, and now when I reflect on the past five years I am so happy to be on this journey with him. Cliche, yes, but so very true. Oliver ended up having fevers on our anniversary, so we spent our night in, released our butterfly, and had some mediocre takeout as we enjoyed our little family together. My cousin Jenny made us the beautiful quilt in the picture above, you can see more of her story with the quilt and the process on her blog One Sister, Two Sister.

The little gray/green knitted blob is well on its way to what is to soon be a dinosaur for Oliver. The yarn selection is from the farm, the green yarn is some stuff that I dyed and spun, and the gray was spun at the mill. It's been fun to knit and I am excited to see the end results. Check out the pattern here.

Tucker says 'hi' and the fish is new, still alive (we have made it 24 hours) and his named Jenkins.

Now I am off to enjoy and cookie and tea!

Ashley

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Blueberries








This past weekend Oliver and I head home up to the farm. We enjoyed a fun, busy filled weekend with family. The kids played games, chased and giggled for hours on end while the grown ups talked, worked in the kitchen (we are always in the kitchen) and worked on our own projects.

On this particular weekend however, we also enjoyed handful after handful of fresh blueberries.  The local berry farm was letting people in to go and pick as many berries as you desire. I came home with 5 gallons of blueberries!! Actually, as I type this days after the event, I am enjoying a blueberry muffin, and look forward to digging them out of the freezer for pancakes, smoothies, muffins or even pie.

Food. We always have good food, sometimes to good. My aunt made a chicken for dinner, but we also had jalapeno poppers (from the garden) as an appetizer and homemade blueberry pie for dessert. Everything we delicious! And, Oliver and enjoyed some quality story time with Grandpa Bob!

Cheers!
Ashley





Thursday, July 21, 2016

day off






Yarn
Stack of unread books
Fresh cookies
Chia Tea
Yarn
Unfinished projects
Water Colors 
Relaxing

This is how I have been spending my day off with Oliver so far and it has been wonderful. I secretly love it when I get a message from daycare spur of the moment saying they are closed. This time it was because of power outages. We had some bad storms last night here, luckily our home still has power.  

We have been busy this summer. Between work, weddings and family get togethers it seems we are always on the go. I love our weekends away just as much as the ones where we stay close to home, enjoy each others company, good food and relaxing. Now that things have slowed down, I hope to get back into the swing of my old routine, especially since I have projects on needles that need to be finished for winter. 

Stay cool everyone!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ka-Chow!!













Pictures. Pictures. Pictures. I know, but this past weekend the camera was out a lot and capturing as many moments it possibly could. O turned two. TWO!! Where in the world has the time gone? 
Our weekend was a long one. Thursday was spent at the table preparing for the upcoming festivities aka birthday party, but not just any birthday party, a Cars themed party. This last year I can confidently say that I have watched Cars at least 1000 times. Surprisingly it has not gotten old yet (if you haven't seen it, go rent it). 

For the decorations I created a home made banner out of construction paper and markers (we are fancy that way) and stuck with my Cars theme by making the banner into race flags. It was a very fun and creative outlet and is still hanging in my kitchen. 

Saturday=Party time! This day was filled with family, good food, reminiscing and making new memories to reminisce on next year.  

Sunday=rest day=stealing large shirt from dad and finger painting! I purchased Kid Made Modern brand of finger paint and find the colors to be much brighter. They did not turn a brown mud color when swirled together with little hands and I look forward to many more paintings to hang on my fridge. 

Cheers and wishing you all a wonderful week!

Ashley
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