Saturday, October 17, 2009
Well, I should be off...I have more knitting to do and items to post on Etsy. I have a busy, busy weekend ahead of me. Write later!
PS: I introduced a new line on my Etsy store. Be sure to check it out!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Last night was a first for me. I got to celebrate my sister’s birthday. Those of you who know me, know that I am an only child, and had been for 28 years. At my parents’ church, they met a young lady. They were so touched by her that they became her spiritual parents. Her name is Holly. She is Chinese and came to this country in 1995. She is the most gentle, tenderhearted person I have ever met.
This is Holly and her new Bday gift from Paris
Since my parents “adopted” her into our family, that means that I get to share. Now, I have never had to divide my time with my parents with anyone else. But you know what? I like it. She is the most wonderful person a girl could ever want for a sister.
Last night was her birthday. The first birthday that she would celebrate with us. Sadly, our parents are in Colombia right now, but Dennis and I got to celebrate with her. It was a wonderful evening! We had a homemade dinner at her boyfriend’s house. He cooked. And he even surprised her with a cake. It was so cute. I was so happy that Dennis and I were in town to celebrate with her, especially since our parents were out of town.
Holly has been a part of our family since April 2009. One of the most fabulous things about this whole thing is that I am no longer an only child and will have an aunt for our children. Dennis is an only child too, so we wouldn’t have had any aunts or uncles for our kids. Now, we do. God has been really kind to bless us with another family member.
As a child, I remember how lame it would be to have a sibling. No offense to my friends with siblings, I was always an only child and didn’t want any sisters or brothers. Well, now that I have grown up, I thought it would have been nice to have someone else. And now I do.
You will be hearing about Holly again as she is a Little now. I will be sharing our many adventures here on this blog. So stay tuned as I am sure more high jinks will follow.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Here is a crazy thought, it was 102 degrees in Sacramento when we left for our Italian adventure. We come home last night and today its a crazy storm outside. 58 degrees, rain, crazy gusts of wind and power outages. Yep, gone for a half hour. I didn't realize how much I need electricity until its gone.
Italy was amazing. Simply amazing. Old, historic, amazing. Humid though, that was not cool. I have a ton of pictures to post. You can see some videos that I posted from our trip on Facebook. Some pictures from there too, but only the ones I took with my phone. Better pictures soon.
We went to Italy because of my conference planning job. Our conference was a huge success! Praise God for that. Now the planning for 2010 begins.
After the conference, we spent a week and a half sight seeing. We saw Rome, Florence, Sienna, Venice, Cinque Terre and Vatican City. After a whirlwind tour of Italy, Dennis and I headed off to Paris for 3 days. Then back home to Laundry. I hate laundry. So, Dennis and I are working on all our photos and cleaning out the luggage. Now I have a huge mess in the family room, a.k.a. the laundry staging zone.
Well, I should get back to it now that our power is back on. Write again soon!