Lots to catch up on! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We made the six-hour trek to New Hampshire. We did pretty good traffic-wise. Hit it in a few spots in Connecticut on the way there but pretty much smooth sailing other than that.
As if getting to live this close to my family isn't great enough already, it's even better because I get to visit with Kim and her hubby who live a very short drive from my family. I was especially looking forward to her meeting Lucky since we both have a love for the Cavalier breed. We met them for dinner on Friday night and she surprised me with this:
I've been working on socks with the yarn Kim gave me when we went up over Labor Day. I guess it's only fitting that I show them in progress... I wasn't hiding them, Kim, I promise!
I tried the Sherman Heel on the heel and toe. I love the way it looks but... Dear. God! If I don't have my mind completely on it I lose track and have to rip back. I am getting the hang of it though and getting better at figuring out where I am without counting. I've never had to rip back so many times. I think it was worth it though. NO GAPS!!! Can I hear an AMEN?!
And then when we got home I found this little gem from Claudia in my mailbox:
My grandparents gave me a great gift as well. A photo album put together by my great-grandmother on Gram's side. I've promised to scan every page and photo and make CD's for everyone. I couldn't wait to get it home to compare to my family history notes. This is my great-grandmother x3, Christiana Lewis (Soule) Chick (left).
Her sister, Judith Thomas Soule, is on the right. Christiana is my favorite person in our history because through census reports I've been able to get the most information on her. She is my link to all my Mayflower ancestors.
It's getting very cold and grey here in the Hudson Valley. This is the view my boys have on their way to/from school each day and every weekend when we attend Mass. This is taken from the Catholic Chapel here at West Point.