We are home.. safe and sound. We really enjoyed our visit with our daughter Amy, her husband Jay and our 2 granddaughters, Jenna and Paige. Our last day in Ohio, yesterday, we checked out of the hotel at 10 am and drove to spend our 3 last hours with the kids - I snapped this photo as we drove into their driveway. Their brick home is just beautiful, large and spacious, beautiful wood floors, a large grassy lot with mature trees.
On Tuesday, Amy picked us up and we went to Hobby Lobby - we don't have them here in Oregon.. and I've heard about their yarn "I Love This Yarn" on my crochet groups like Ravelry and on Facebook and wanted to see the yarn. It was fun to see that place, and I got some yarn to make the girls some headbands for their crochet teddy's that I made them.
Amy then took us to a historic town, Lebanon, Ohio, to visit and have lunch at the historic Golden Lamb Inn. I have already posted about our wonderful day there. We got to Amy's home as Jenna was arriving home. It was her true birthday and the teacher had made this funny hat, and I snapped this cute shot of the girls with her hat on and Paige with the purple broom we got for her at Hobby Lobby.
I bought this fun yarn at HL that was rainbow colored with sequins in it and I made a headband with a flower for Jenna's teddy bear that I crocheted for her and a scarf. I also made one for Paige's teddy bear. Here is my precious Jenna holding her bear.
Here is Jenna's bear all decked out in her new accessories. :-)
Paige loves cuddling with me and playing with my iPad - she loves this 3-D Aquarium where you can "feed the fish" and "Peekaboo Barn" and "Doodle Kids".And then the time came to say goodbye. That was not easy for me. 2,000 miles is very far to have my daughter, SIL and granddaughters from us. :-( And so we boarded our Frontier Airline jet and headed to Denver, then on to Portland, Oregon. Our son, Shawn, picked us up and brought us home. Buddy was very happy to see us. :-)
A few weeks ago my blog friend Gracie gave me a stack of magazines - the English version of Country Living - I took 3 of them with me and read two in the hotel room over our stay - and brought 1 with me for the flight home. As I was turning the pages I was pleased to see an article about a fellow blogger, Emma at Silverpebble blog. Emma makes the most wonderful silver clay jewelry. The magazine has a running column and artists and their shed studios. Thanks, Gracie for the magazine and do check out both blogs - they're wonderful.We got some good rest last night but we both had to volunteer at Multnomah Falls this afternoon.. we were still very tired but still enjoyed all the visitors. I went to buy us each a hot mocha from the coffee cart and jaunted up to get some photos. Not much water coming over the falls! 75 gallons per second during low flow. During high flow it's 7500 gallons per second! Fall colors are beginning to show at the falls.
As I turned around from taking these photos I noticed two young men had jumped up on the back of the bench and someone asked them to play.
So they did. That was fun!
Walking back to get the coffees...
When we were heading home I asked Dayle to hold up my shawl to show you as it's finally finished! I'll get some better shots of it soon. Today I started a fun project - an ear warmer headband and I'm going to make a crocheted flower to put on it - using the same yarn as my shawl. I was inspired by Kris, a fellow blogger at "Simplify". More on that later.When we were driving home from the falls I snapped this photo of the gorge cliffs behind the trees.
Here is a photo of the river with sun shining on it.
I snapped this photo of my Jadeite bowl that I found in Ohio - it was marked $10 with 15% off! Score! Now I have 4 of these chili bowls. It holds about 2 cups of cereal or soup or whatever.I want to thank my friends Shirley and John for house-sitting for us - it was just wonderful not having to worry about our menagerie and the farm while we were away.
I'm catching up on my blog reading and leaving comments, I've missed that while away! OK, time to relax and watch "Big Bang Theory". ((hugs)), Teresa :-)