Tag Archive for: September Celebrations

I must admit that this month has been very eventful.

We said goodbye to my father-in-law….

father-in-law

Who waged a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), which took his life 11 months after he was diagnosed.

father-in-law

A week later, it was time to celebrate a huge milestone in two lives…..

twin nephews

Dean loved his first taste of cake.

My twin nephews turned 1 year old.

twin nephews

Danny liked the frosting of his Cookie Monster cupcake the best.

We celebrated their birthday at my house and it was so fun to see the boys enjoy their cupcakes and play with their gifts.

The very next day, it was time to celebrate my daughter and son-in-law’s baby shower.

But beforehand, I needed to finish the baby sweater I had been working on.  

first sweater

This was my first sweater that I made.  Overall, I think it turned out well, but I learned a very important lesson when knitting a pattern.

*Don’t knit when you are stressed or distracted.*

I had started the sweater in August and brought it with me to the hospital when my father-in-law was hospitalized.  I also took it with me when he was transferred to hospice.  As a result, I started the sweater 4 separate times due to simple mistakes.

So, I learned to work on it at home and got the buttons sewed on the night before the baby shower ๐Ÿ™‚

Now that the sweater was finished, I was ready to enjoy the baby shower, which was being held at Double S Farms where my mother, sister and her family reside. 

baby shower
baby shower
baby shower

We all enjoyed a delicious brunch.

baby shower

Just a few of the gifts waiting to be opened.  (Notice my mother’s cheese grater collection?)

my cousin and my husband-the other future grandfather

Some of the men spent time outdoors discussing who knows what?  (From left to right, the future grandfather, my brother-in-law, my cousin and my husband-the other future grandfather.)

baby shower

That’s me on the left with my daughter.  It seems like yesterday, when I was expecting her ๐Ÿ™‚

baby shower

The best part…..opening gifts!  My nephew, Finley is on hand to offer any help opening presents if they need him ๐Ÿ˜‰

baby shower

Such a cute quilt made by the grandmother (the other one ๐Ÿ™‚

She loved the sweater!  I must admit that I need a break from knitting for awhile ;-)

She loved the sweater!  I must admit that I need a break from knitting for awhile ๐Ÿ˜‰

I couldn't resist taking this picture....  It may just pop up in the future when he is older and easily embarrassed ;-)

I couldn’t resist taking this picture….  It may just pop up in the future when he is older and easily embarrassed ๐Ÿ˜‰

Favors for guests.  Guess what they are?

Favors for guests.  Guess what they are?

baby shower

Thank you so much for letting me share with you our eventful September.

It is a bit overwhelming to suffer grief and joy in such a small period of time.  But they are both part of life.  I must admit that I prefer the joyful periods though ๐Ÿ˜‰