Sunday, February 9, 2014


I am finally back.  The year 2013 was a whirlwind with so many wonderful things happening in our lives.  I just didn't have time to post anything because, quite honestly, by the time I was settled in one place I took the time to smell the roses and take a breather.  2014 is also flying by, but should be a more subdued year. 

In 2013 we had baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and BABIES.  David and I are now the thrilled grandparents to three grandsons.  I will do my best to bring all of you up to date.  There is a lot to tell you. 

January 2013 was the month we finished up on our busiest season for Operation Holiday Stockings. 

We sent out the last group of boxes in the middle of January and finally sat down for a breather, and a big pat on the back.  Of course, Edgar, Johnny and Louie were big help. 
February 2013 consisted of me getting ready for surgery.  I worked long hours at work to get things as cleaned up and organized as possible since I was going to be out for 6-7 weeks.  David and I celebrated 35 years of marriage reflecting back on what a fabulous adventure our life has been together.  Of course I went to the Madrona Fiber Arts retreat in Tacoma.  Surgery was planned around that of course. 
March 2013 I had surgery and spent 7 weeks recuperating.  One class I took at Madrona was sideways lace by Sivia Harding, and was hooked.  What a perfect time to knit a lace scarf while sitting on the couch strung out on pain meds.  When it came time to block the scarf Susan came over to do it for me.  What a great friend. 

Its hard to see the beads I knitted into the scarf but I was thrilled with the way it came out.  I did this scarf for my surgeon since she was willing to help me and has been so supportive. 

The weather was beautiful in March so I spent as much time as I could sitting on the deck in the sun loving the flowers David had planted the fall before.

April came and along with it came baby showers.  Rachel and Pat hosted a shower for Miranda.  It was a lot of fun since it was a co-ed shower.  Rachel really outdid herself with the decorations and games.  It was a fun time for all.

My gift was this blanket I knit, and every stitch contains a prayer.  I was really pleased with the way it came out.

At work we have a tradition of holding a baby shower for a first time grandma.  Well it was my turn and I received a lot of beautiful things to outfit Grandma's house for baby visitors.

In May David and I went to the Portland area to help Sally and Calvin celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, and Calvin's 80th birthday.  It was so fun to get together with David's family and to see the cousins and how they have all grown up to young men.  We missed meeting Valerie again. 
June 2013 was a blur.  It started out with me and Anna aka Nana, hosting a bridal shower in Seattle for Lindsey, my "daughter of the heart." 

I love this picture of my wonderful daughters, Miranda, Rachel, Lindsey, and Sarah.  Love these beautiful young women.
The next weekend took us to Bellevue to celebrate Katie's 60th birthday.  She's finally in Club 60 with the rest of us.
The next weekend was the garlic harvest.  We had planted 8 different varieties and they were more than ready for harvest.
The end of June was highlighted by the birth of Felix Romeo Rambin, born to John and Miranda.  I had the privilege and honor to be there for the whole experience.  Felix was born ready to rock and roll.

Well, that's the first half of 2013.  The second half was just as busy but will be covered in my next post. 



1 comment:

  1. Wow, that WAS eventful! What a wonderful year!!