Monday, October 7, 2013

A quick hello {and our giveaway winner!}

What a lot of fun we've been having since last Wednesday when Jess arrived from Munich. :)  This week she's enjoying a visit with her in-laws (along with her hubby who arrived late last night) until the end of the week when Zack flies back to Germany and she returns for an extra week with us. Two years is too long; I don't know how folks ever said good-bye before the days of skype and cellphones and email. We're soaking up every moment with her and are so thankful for this visit! When Jessica left for England over two years ago, the kids were, of course, so much younger (and shorter). The photo above was snapped on Saturday at Cape Horn on the Washington side of the Columbia River while on our way to spend a day driving the Fruit Loop south of Hood River, Oregon. The weather was perfect, the apples sweet, and my heart overflowed with joy.

And now for our giveaway winner!!

My apologies for not getting to this earlier today...we didn't climb into bed until after 1 am last night and have been playing catch-up all morning! Congratulations to Erica who blogs at "Books, Boys,and Balls... My life with three boys, home education, and balls of yarn." Erica, send an email with your mailing address to, and I'll get your package into the mail asap!

Have had lots of time with the needles of late, so I'll be back on Wednesday...


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  1. Glad you are having fun and more fun is yet to arrive!!

  2. Sounds like you are having a great time! I love family time, long drives, and fresh fall apples. :)

    I can't believe I won! I am so excited! I sent you an email with my information.

  3. I am so glad you will get some more time with your girl, soak up all that family love.
    Congratulations Erica, how wonderful for you to win and I'm
    glad you are excited.


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