Meatloaf anybody?

Corey requested cold meatloaf for Easter lunch.  So……as my kids are spoiled with motherly love, whether they like it or not, he will get cold meatloaf for Easter lunch.  However, Mark insisted that HE make meatloaf, even though he rarely cooks and has never made meatloaf.

Here is his creation, on a plate ready to be covered and put in the fridge for Easter lunch…..

He remembers watching his Grandma make meatloaf and he knows basically what I put in meatloaf from watching me, so he just put in what he thought.  When we went to bed last night, we sampled it.  And we sampled some more.  And more.  It is darn good.

Corey………..we hope you enjoy it!!!!

Do you believe??????

Do you believe in Santa Claus?  We do……..

I made that wall hanging many many years ago, when my kids were young.  They are now adults with families of their own.  I’ve wanted to update it for a couple of years and when my daughter-in-law jokingly said I needed to add some stockings, I knew this was the year I needed to complete that task.  Danielle…………I love you and here you go………

Socks for my new daughter (Pair #37)

These socks were made for Danielle for Christmas.  I really am not fond of this yarn.  Sadly, the two skeins were slightly different so they don’t match perfectly color-wise.  I didn’t enjoy working with the yarn.  Unfortunately, I have more of it but socks are grand so I’m sure they’ll be fine.  Danielle likes them and again………that’s all that really matters.

**Paton’s Kroy – Fern Rose Jacquard**

Happy New Year!!!!

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…….Corey’s sleeping….and so is Chloe.  This was a beautiful New Year’s Eve.  Corey and Danielle came and we had pizza and Corey and I made chocolate crinkle cookies (Keith’s favorite – sorry you missed it Keith).  Corey fell asleep pretty early but Mark, Danielle and I stayed up till 12:30 or 1:00 and then they spent the night.  This picture of our sleepy boy was taken at 11:56 p.m.

Danielle and I knitted and crocheted.  Danielle finished her first baby afghan at 11:58 p.m.  I told her to hurry and weave the ends in before midnight so she could say she made three scarves and one baby blanket in 2009.  She did with Mark supplying a little pressure while she weaved in the ends.  Here’s the blanket – I think it’s Bernat boucle.  We’ve since decided that in order to fix one of the wonky corners and make the blanket a little bigger, Danielle is going to learn how to make a border.  So technically, it’s not finished but here it is……..

Happy Mother’s Day to me!

I’m a lucky girl.  My family makes me happy every time I’m with them.  The kids all came on Mother’s Day – all four of them since Mark and I call them all “our kids” now – with great deference to their own “real” parents.  We made homemade pizza (a family favorite) for lunch.  The guys played baseball while Danielle and I played on iPhones and watched the men and laughed at them.  Corey taught Justin how to play baseball and Justin picked it up right away – he’s very good at sports.


Keith changed oil in the Jeep and van.  This is Corey helping – under a tarp because it started to rain.


Mark made me a cake – awwwww.


Corey and Danielle gave me this beautiful plant.  It is a gloxinia.  We don’t have plants because we have cats who like to eat plants.  Corey volunteered to keep the flower at his house – nice boy 🙂  It’s safely where Carrie and Chloe can’t get to it but they’ve tried their darndest.


Keith and Justin got us a big flat panel monitor for the computer for multiple holidays.  We had a small one but this is really cool.  Nice!!!  We think of them every time we’re on the computer.

We then all went to Corey and Danielle’s house and took the leftovers with us and had dinner there.  It was so nice and Stripes and Louie were entertaining as usual.


It was a beautiful day.