Thursday, May 24, 2012

An update: life, stitching and a milestone birthday

Well, the boys have offically moved on from their respective school's track & field back to hockey full-time. Last weekend was tryouts for the 2012-13 AAA year already - and I am very proud of my boys as each made the team that they were trying out for. My older son will be on the San Jose Jr. Sharks 16AAA team...and Matthew, my younger son, will be on the 13AAA team...and both will have the same coaches they had last year, so it is kind of a continuation of last year. However, both boys lost a few very good teammates and picked up some new ones. We are sad that we lost some good families and hope that we will continue to keep in contact.

Aside from tryouts, the boys have started their summer hockey camp which meets 4 times a week in the evenings (both boys are still in school for another 2 weeks) and will go on for 6 weeks. It definitely is a major committment for all involved as the drive down to San Jose from where we live is about 40-45 way :) Anyway, I have found the time down at the rink perfect for stitching and have picked up Family Sampler and put some X's in it. It has been a long time since I posted a without further ado, here is the status of my Family Sampler:

I do apologize for the wrinkles and hoop imprints. I wanted to get photos posted this morning and it was just too darn early to get out the iron (it is only 4:45am). Since the last posting I have finished up the family...from left to right: one of my sons, Me, dog Bruno, cat Chester, DH and other son. Since the boys, who are three years apart, are the same height as of right now I decided to make them the same. I also didn't want to decide which child was standing with which parent. This way, I thought I could enjoy looking at it after it was totally finished and framed and feel like both were standing with me or both were standing with my DH. Just a shame that there is a tree right between DH and I ;)

Here is the section a little closer. I have another basket of flowers to finish on the left hand side...then all that is really left is to stitch our last name in that empty section under the family. It's looking like I just might finish this in the next month...or so! At least I will finish it soon!



13 years ago @ 6:30am - Matthew entered into my life.
I was all set up to be induced on Tuesday, May 25;
 however I guess Matthew felt that Monday, May 24th.
My DH drove me to the hospital at 4am that Monday morning, as my contractions were coming fast and furious. Within a couple of hours he was looking up at me almost right into me and smiling.

Matthew sitting on the hockey bench; he was a 1st year PeeWee AA and played for the Santa Clara Blackhawks

It is fun watching Matthew grow and mature,
to witness the differences and similarities between him and his older brother.
I enjoy his stories...our conversations...his take on life.

Me, Robert (my oldest-16 year old) and Matthew (my now 13 year old)
Matthew...I am so proud of you!
You are a caring and loving son;
A great role model at school and on your hockey team.
 You are becoming a wonderful young man!
I love you!

Happy 13th Birthday!

Well, that will do it for you today. Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! Remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!


DaisyGirl said...

Happy Birthday to Matthew!

valerie said...

Oh my, you're almost done with your Family Sampler. Woohoo!! And happy birthday to Matthew! Two teens in the out! ;-)

Handmade Redhead said...

Happy Birthday again to Matthew! Great kids are a product of great parents. :)
Your Family Sampler looks great! I am glad you are finding some time to work on it.
Oh, my niece absolutely loved the strawberry and banana. She still cant decide which is her favorite. LOL

Vesuviusmama said...

Happy Birthday, Matthew! My boys play baksetball, not hockey, but I do enjoy having the time on the bleachers to dedicate to hand work. Yours is lovely!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

Looking great you'll get a lot of stitching time in if they're at the rink that much!