Monday, September 15, 2014

Summer's Grand Finale

The boys had originally planned to start their summer off with their first "solo" trip to Myrtle Beach with my Dad and Mary. However, my dad injured his knee and it had to be postponed. Well, you can bet that neither the boys nor my Dad nor Mary were going to forget about their plans. They ended up closing out the summer with a super-fun week at Myrtle Beach without the parents! While all the local kids headed back to school, our guys were having a blast down in South Carolina. It worked out well. I was able to get the final planning done for our school year. Jon and I headed down and spent Labor Day weekend with them before dragging the boys home for school. Here are some highlights from their trip ---

Dad bought them each a really nice set of golf clubs!

We kicked off our study of the Middle Ages with an evening at Medieval Times!


Thanks so much Dad and Mary for showing the boys (and us) such a wonderful time!

The REAL Reason I Haven't Been Blogging

I've been too busy knitting!
Ever since we got back from Lakeside, when I've had spare time, I've been knitting. Nothing beats the summer heat like knitting some warm winter hats, right? I may or may not have a big duffle bag filled with Christmas gifts made of yarn!
Seriously, this loom knitting thing is lots of fun. It's a creative outlet that helps me unwind (punny!). And it doesn't require much skill or thought.
So, here are some semi-professional pool-side shots of some semi-professional models showing off a few of my semi-professional creations.

Keep in mind that these are some of my earliest attempts. My work is truly evolving. I'm even working on a scarf now. So, count the days until Christmas. Maybe you'll get lucky enough to receive a Couture Katie Creation!

Meanwhile, life has gone on and I haven't kept up on the blog. I'll keep trying to fill in the gaps and set aside some time for blogging rather than knitting. :)

Farewell to a Fun, Wet Summer!


We had such a fun, busy summer!
We all loved being part of the swim team.
Ray's ribbons and trophy ---

Ray getting ready to swim in the finals with his relay team ---

Cousins and friends hanging out at the league finals ---
Creeking with the cousins ---

More fun at the pool ---

Late night fun at the dive-in movie
Our first ever lemonade stand ---

A zoo outing with the cousins ---

Zoombezi Bay ---

A new sport --- Footgolf ---

A very fun week at Camp Invention in Michigan ---

Farewell summer.
We miss you already.