Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stitching & Our final family day.....

I can't believe how fast this month is flying by! It seems like I just haven't had time to do much stitching and I'm falling behind on my plans for the year. I haven't worked on moms bday gift for a couple weeks and it took up till now to even get my monthly cube done. But I finally knuckled down and did it......I think it's kinda cute:
I didn't get my word for February done on my Lizzie Kate piece so I need to do two words this month. I stitched the second word (love) the other day and will hopefully get the next word done in the next week or so and I'll be all caught up as planned. I love how this piece is turning out! I haven't put the charms on yet and I'm not sure if I will. I like it just fine without them...guess I'll think about it and decide later.
As most of you already know, my daughter and her new hubby are moving away. They were suppose to be going to Japan but last week he got new orders and they are now moving to Nebraska! Eric was able to come home last Wednesday and they are all set to move on Thursday of this week. I'm kinda sad to see them go but I guess kids grow up and move on with their lives eventually. I'm happy that they won't be all the way in least we can take a few road trips and go visit..LOL! Aren't they just cute?
Since they are leaving this week they decided to take us all out for one final family day today. We had so much fun! A day of bowling, pizza, bumper cars and arcade games.......
Brady told everyone right away that he was in it to win! LOL
Bodie hoping it wasn't a gutter ball.....
Amber celebrating her split....LOL
Eric showing everyone how it's done......
Pat wondering what the heck happened.....LOL (camera got blurry here, darn battery)
And the winner is....drum roll please......
Our youngest family member: Brady! Here he is doing his victory dance....LOL
After all this bowling it was time for a dinner break. What better than pizza and appetizers??
After all the yummy food it was time for the bumper cars......
Here's Brady in a complete he did it I have no idea.
Amber getting surprised by Bodie.....
Hubby and I...still happy after 22 years. Who woulda thought it?
Me with all 3 of my babies. This is probably the last time we'll be together for a long time. It kind of makes me sad.
All in all it was a great day! My daughter and her husband were very generous to take us out for one last day of fun. I'm going to miss us being all together for days like this. Maybe the next family day will take place in Nebraska......


  1. Mary,
    What a fun family day and maybe this summer you can take a road trip to Nebraska to see your daughter and her husband. You'll have some wonderful memories from today.

    Pamela in Kansas

  2. What a lovely day. Just not Nebraska in the winter though, lol!

  3. I love all your pictures! It makes me feel "closer" to you seeing your family. Glad you had a good time.
    The cube is very cute and you are making great progress on you LK. I am doing LK "Time for God" and really liking how it is turning out!

  4. Your family is so cute! Looks like you had a real fun time although you look sad. Great job on the stitching. Your LK is so cute!!

  5. What a wonderful evening and time together.

    You WIPs are great.

    Pop over to my blog to see pics of our weekend.

    Have a blessed day.

  6. Looks like everyone had a great time.

    Love your March piece. It turned out great as a cube.

  7. Looks like a wonderful time. Glad they're in NB, and not Japan! Lovely pictures and stitching, too. :)

  8. Hi Mary! I finally get to see YOU! Now I already feel like I've met you. We still need to meet with Pat for a stitch n' bitch.
    Yes, kids do move on. Congrats to daughter and SIL. They'll love Nebraska, I did!

  9. I love your little cube, and I am sad to see Amber go too. She and I were inseparable all through middle school and part of high school. But if I know her, and seemingly Eric too, they will make it a point to not leave you in the dust. Having moved away from my mom and dad (though not as far) I learn that I still need them, sometimes more than ever. Email is a wonderful thing (sometimes I just wish I could teach my mom to use it.) It will make things a little easier for you and her, to be able to send messages and pictures back and forth.


  10. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing and congrats on your finish it is cute.

  11. Lovely stitching and you have a lovely family