Sophia's Baptism – Jan 19, 2013

On January 16, our granddaughter, Sophia, turned eight, and we were delighted to be able to participate in her baptism that Saturday, Jan. 19.

Bob and I drove to Ohio on Friday, arriving at Laura's house about 7 p.m. Heather, Susy and Susy's kids had driven to Ohio earlier and we got to spend some time with them that night as well as with Laura's family. Travis' parents drove up on Saturday and also stayed at their place.

Since Laura and Travis had a full house, we stayed at a little place in Coshocton, The Roscoe Motor Inn. It was basic, but met our needs.

In preparation for Sophia's baptism, I offered to make her baptismal dress and, last summer, she and her mom picked a pattern and some fabric and sent them to me. I was worried about the fit since I was sewing for someone I couldn't easily try the dress on. So, when we got together for our family reunion in August, I took along a mock up of the dress (made from an old sheet) and that helped me see what adjustments to make. I had the dress mostly finished by the time we visited Ohio at Thanksgiving, but, there wasn't quite enough fabric to make the sleeves. (I found matching fabric on-line, fortunately. White eyelet is not easy to find in stores in the middle of winter.) The good news is, the dress fit great, so I just needed to sew in the sleeves and mail it off.

The baptism was beautiful! Great spirit. Great meeting. Really loved being there!!

Alice and Penny enjoyed the refreshments after the baptism, too.

Christmas 2012 continued

I was sick for most of December and about half of January. Started as a sinus infection and then just hung on and hung on and hung on. I eventually went through three rounds of antibiotics before I finally began to feel well again. Probably wasn't too much fun to be around me at Christmas!!

And, in my drugged stupor, I forgot to charge my camera battery, so only have a few pics from Christmas morning with Susy's family. :-(

After Christmas, I was able to get my hair cut by my favorite Cary hairdresser. (Hooray! Haven't been able to get a good cut the whole time I've lived in NoVA.) But, also had to spend time at a minor emergency center to get one of those rounds of antibiotics I mentioned above.
So glad we could visit with our NC kids and grandkids, both before and after Christmas day. Enjoyed spending time with them. . .

Christmas Eve 2012

So — For a while there, I misplaced the cord that lets me upload photos from my camera and couldn't post anything. But, now that I've found it, I can share some fun things from the last couple of months.

We drove to NC for Christmas and enjoyed spending Christmas eve with most of the family, plus our friend, Catherine. Laura and Travis and their girls couldn't join us and we also wish we could have spent time with our grandkids in Chicago. But, it was fun to be with all who were there. Susy and Todd hosted the festivities at their house and we indulged in the usual Christmas eve buffet and then had our gift exchange.

In the fall, I started a quilt for Oliver — but, was pretty slow at finishing it, so, I finally delivered it when we arrived for Christmas. (Meant to be a new baby gift — but, he was 6-months old when he got it!!)