Monday, September 22, 2008


Almost two years ago Luke's brother lost his visa to be in the US, and had to return home to Canada. Unfortunately his wife is American, and they have had one hellish time trying to bring him back to the States. Two years has brought endless paperwork, denials, appeals, and one little bundle of joy. We have only met their lovely boy one time back in February, and are thrilled that they have finally been approved and we'll see him all the time. I can't wait to see them next weekend.

Uncle Luke holding the first baby on his side of the family.
Sleepy boy all toasty in the sweater I made.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Chicago is already feeling the chilly pangs of a winter to come, and I am arming our house against it with a quilt or two in the works...One square down, many to go.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Overnights with the niece or nephew typically result in one little munchkin ending up in bed with us. For someone so small it is remarkable how much space she manages to hog, and in turn send me out of bed as soon as the sun comes up...

The morning was primarily spent on the back porch sipping juice and talking to Clementine, our dog.
It was indeed one fine weekend.