This weekend the 'rest' of my family is in town. I grew up with my extended (very tiny) family not extended more than a few miles down the road. When my cousin married and moved away to MO, and moved again to CA, and then added a baby turned toddler, turned older toddler, turned princess to that mix, it makes the family moments much more personal and so much more precious. I'm grateful for every get together, and every memory we get to make. This weekend, Jimmy and his wife, Lydia flew into town with Blythe, and their baby-in-waiting (due to a nursery not nearly near enough to me January 2012). A boy. We had dinner together last night. The girls did the usual pedicure buzzz-ness Saturday afternoon, and then we did another family dinner at my house Saturday evening. Sunday afternoon I'm headed out again for another family lunch. I'm sure I'll have more pictures to add, but.....it'll be my last bout until Spring when I fly up to visit the family of four. I have to drag these pictures and post out, so I'll save those pics. When Blythe was an ity bity, we got to spend her first Christmas with her. I had her make an ornament via a hand print. We did it again last year with a dough thumb print, and finally, this year, she was able to paint her own. I guess you could say it's a tradition.
I must also say, homegirl has a bundle of personality (not that I'm biased). She arrived at my house dragging her rolling, princess suitcase filled with Spongebob dominoes, a smaller pink back pack, and now....a pink wand, which she used to cast spells all evening. It's probably best I can't totally understand everything she is saying b/c I can't say all the wishes she proclaimed where positive. I am impressed by her forethought in packing the necessities, and I think I could learn a thing or two before I venture out to a friend's house in the future.
In three more years I'll post pictures of the next quilt I'm working on that will HOPEFULLY be finished by then. On the other hand, by March I'll be posting more Blythe pictures on her home turf. It'll probably include a craft, and hopefully some more exciting accessories.