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F is for

P is For


When we did the deck last Spring, we also had the front porch done.  I just forgot to mention it until now.  We had a faux stone treatment added and the old railing replaced with one that matches the deck railing.  Also extended the porch forward by about 2 feet, just enough to be able to use the porch without falling into the planter.  Speaking of which, someday will get that fixed, too.


M is for

Montgolfier Balloon

W-a-y back sometime around 1995, Philip and I visited the Air and Space Museum in San Diego. While we were there we saw a model – lifesize, maybe – of the Montgolfier balloon.

“Oh cool,” I said. “I like it!”

“I’ll buy it for you,” said Philip.

Did I mention that we were young and silly?

And you know what…a few years later we found a Montgolfier balloon for sale. Of course, Philip bought it for me.

It’s tin and was once filled with candy. It holds a special place in my heart because once upon a time, Philip promised to buy me the Montgolfier balloon. And he did.

H is for

Hat! Soccer hat, specifically.

I have actually managed to squeeze in a little knitting here and there. It took me 2 weeks, but I made a hat for Boo that matches his soccer uniform. He plays in a club that has the same uniforms every year, so no need to make him a new one every season.

Spring soccer in Colorado is a chilly affair. As I type it is 52 degrees and falling, and soccer practice is still an hour away. Last year we had a game canceled because the snow from earlier in the week had made the field too wet. I think that was in April.

I send the boys to their games and practices with hats, sweatshirts, and even gloves. I keep telling them that suffering breeds character.

This is another hat from The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns. Just a basic K2P2 rib for 2 inches, knit until it fits, decrease evenly and finish. I like to reference the book for the exact numbers to cast on based on the yarn I’m using, the needles I have available and my gauge.

G is for…


This one is Carcassonne.

Our family enjoys playing board/card games together. Candy Land, Settlers of Catan, Uno, Blink, Clue and Right, Left, Center are some of our favorites, along with Carcassonne. We just started playing Apples to Apples, too. We found a Disney edition for our RV trip and we all had fun with it. Oh, Disney Scene It, too. Pumpkin Girl and I are almost unbeatable on a team together with Disney Scene It.

We try make sure we play games for Bip’s age level as often as we play games for older children. He loves the Pooh Bear Uno game our Aunt Peggy gave him! When we play games that are a bit too old for him, we let him be on a “team” with someone else, usually a parent. That way he gets to play with the family and he’s also learning to play the game in question, too.

What are the games that your family enjoys?

Do you have a “G” picture? Post a link in the comments in this post! Haven’t joined me in the Alphabet Project yet? No worries, jump in any time.

F is for

Fake Flowers

Fake Gerbera daisies, 50% off at Michaels

I’m pretty happy with this picture because I put the camera on manual, set the aperture and got a narrow depth of field. All by myself! After repeating “small number, small depth of field” multiple times, I think I finally got it!

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