Thursday, September 30, 2010

Good bye September...getting ready to welcome October

Progress on Family Sampler by LHN
Last night was a stay-at-home-night (aka "no hockey") so after fixing the boys a healthier meal for dinner, something that they don't - or can't - eat before a hard hockey practice (Robert enjoyed a scallop/shrimp/salmon cooked in peach salsa dish I make and Matthew enjoyed 3 boiled hot dogs...typical pre-hockey practice meal is a cheese pizza or mac-n-cheese), I was able to sit down and relax...and pick up Family Sampler to work on. I was able to finish up the tree in the middle. Tonight, while everyone is at the rink, I can move to another area and stitch - not sure which area that will be. I am antsy to stitch the house, so I might work my way up...

Well, here we are at the end of September already - tomorrow is the first of October. The boys have already been in school for a month and have brought home their first progress reports (both have straight A's...very exciting!). We get formal progress reports every month. I love this little tool, for the boys always know where they are grade-wise, what they are achieving and where they need to challenge themselves to improve. And since formal reports are sent home monthly, we have monthly celebrations...that is what is really fun :)

As I enter into the month of October, I see that our life will get busier. Next week is a trip to St. Louis where both boys have a hockey tournament. This should be a fun trip, for once again we are able to incorporate some family visiting with hockey. My mother and father are driving down from MN, an uncle and aunt are coming in from CO, and another uncle is coming from NC with my 92 year old grandmother from SC. My mother's family is from St. Louis, MO...and my grandfather was buried in St. Louis when he passed away 2 years ago. My grandmother likes to try and get back to St. Louis to visit the cemetery, as well as many friends she still have there. Well, when they all heard that both boys had a hockey tournament in St. Louis, they all decided to schedule the trip during that same weekend. I will definitely have my camera with me, for it isn't too many young hockey players who get to brag about having their 92 year old great-grandmother watch them play in a tournament :)

After we get back from that tournament, Robert will have another tournament weekend toward the end of October...but at least it is here in town!

October will also be busy as DH and I are getting ready to be business owners. A couple weeks ago we put an offer on a business which was for sale and the owner accepted. We are in the process of doing all the work it takes before signing all the closing papers. After everything is signed and complete, I will be able to let you know what we got ourselves into...it is exciting!

Even though the arrival of October brings with it thoughts of the holidays and the end of the year - all the busy activities we are scheduled to participate in bring happiness and excitiment...as well as work and planning. But all good things!

I hope that you see much happiness and enjoyment in the month(s) to come!

Take care and...take a deep breath, decide to enjoy life
and cross a few X's!
 Lisa

6 comments:

Julie said...

You're LHN Family Sampler is looking great so far. Can't wait to see your progress on it. Your trip sounds like a lot of fun, having your great-grandmother there to watch is awesome! Have a good weekend and congrats on being new business owners!!!

Cole said...

That's great that so many family members will be in St. Louis, I'm sure the boys are thrilled!

Congrats on the business!!

valerie said...

Great progress on your family sampler! That is so nice that you're having a little family reunion around the boys' game.

I can't wait to hear more about this new venture you both are embarking on!

natalyK said...

I love your progress on Family Sampler. It is such a beautiful design and I love that you get to make it your own.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Straight A's! Wow. Nice. The stitching looks great too.

Vonna said...

My head spins every time I read about what you are doing, or going to do and where you're going...LOL! Lisa, I don't know how you do it!

Your Family Sampler start is pretty!