Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fall 2012

The last three months have been a blur.  We had a death in the family, a family vacation and two holidays in there since I have posted.  

 We went to Disneyworld!  Husband and I, Amy and Sophie and Nikki went in October.  Here are Sophie and Nikki reluctantly posing in the hotel lobby on the way down. We had taken Bethany to Disneyworld several times and since we were going during school and it is hard for a sophomore to miss many days of school she passed on going this time, but Sophie & Nikki both made their first trip.

 We stayed at the new Art of Animation and loved it! We had a suite and it was great.
 Our first night we ate at Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Hotel. We didn't have tickets to the parks that night but after dinner we took the Monorail around to the Polynesian, and Floridian and walked around each hotel.  Someday we want to splurge and stay in one of the Deluxe hotels!
 Meeting Mickey! Sorry about the terrible phone photos
 Sophie's very favorite is Winnie the Pooh as you can tell from this hug!
 Nikkie's turn.  This was in a character area at Animal Kingdom.  We also got to meet Pooh Bear at Crystal Palace for dinner. 
 We stayed in the Lion King building at Art of Animation.  The girls are dancing in front of our building.
 When we got back from Disney fall was here in full force and Halloween was next.
We took Sophie to the nursing home to trick or treat and she ran into her friend LaiCie.

 We celebrated a birthday!

 I made a new Christmas wreath this year.  I promise it looks better on the door.  Note to self - get better photo!

And this is one of the knitting projects I've been working on, a worsted weight prayer shawl for my sister.  Pattern is Mara by Madelinetosh.  Yarn is Nashua Shenandoah.  I love the ruffled border.  My sister lost her 19 year old daughter suddenly in September.  It was such a shock to all of us and such a blow to her parents and brother.  Most of us can't even imagine losing a child.  If you can, keep her and the whole family in your prayers.  It is going to be a hard holiday for them.