Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm going to Minnesota!

Can you see my happy dance? Can you hear me singing? I'm off to Minnesota in one week. It was a quick decision and I'm so happy I can hardly stand it. I've got to pack, I've got to get ready, I've got to...ah, stop and take a breath. Why am I going to Minnesota? Well the two most important reasons are below:Sadies is now 15 months old and Jakob is 3 years old. Here they are in their Easter finery. I got Sydney and Mercedes matching dresses and they both looked lovely. Jakob was a heart breaker in his sweater vest & tie. They look ready for the prom...well, not really. I don't want them to grow up too quickly.

I'm going to bake cookies, teach Beka to sew curves... the pattern on the left is called "Eureka!" (how appropriate she was born and raised in Eureka, CA) and she is going to make it up in Asian fabrics for her stairwell/entryway. I think it will be stunning!
I'm going to experience Spring for the first time in the Midwest, teach Sadies and Jakob new songs, read stories to the grandbabies (over and over and over again) maybe go to the state capitol, take walks, perhaps picnic....just hang out. I'm going to miss Mr. Scottie Dog, but I know he'll be waiting at home when I come back. 2 1/2 weeks....so long and yet not enough time. Sydney says to tell Jakob that the hugs belong to her.....I tell her that I have enough hugs for everyone.
Meanwhile I'm working in the store, sewing up a storm on a secret project of mine for the Cruise to Alaska (and don't bother to ask me what it is...I'm NOT telling, no, no, nowhere, no how).


Kelly Ann said...

Did I miss a post, are you not going to Pittsburgh?

Bonnie said...

I don't know if you have ever seen this book, but my favorite children's book is "All the Places to Love" by Patricia Maclachlan. It is the sweetest book of a family and the love between the grandparents, parents and children. The artwork is phenomenal. It is a must read for the grandbabies!

Gayle Bong said...

Hi Brenda Lou, Well, your favorite quilt in the online quilt festival is probably my favorite of the favorites so far. I have only been though about 100 of the entries though. How special to add the bowtie and basket blocks. your retreats... sure sound fun.