Friday, December 28, 2007

My Version of Christmas 2007

So much had happened during these past few days it's hard to figure out where to start! So I guess I'll start where I left off.

Lots of presents for Colin were wrapped by mom. As we put up the Christmas tree, we realized the main branch of the tree was missing!!! Now where do you get a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve???? But we made due and found this at Lowes:

And look what's hanging on the tree!

We had Christmas dinner on Christmas eve since David and I were leaving at noon on Christmas Day. Colin really wanted to open the presents but somehow we convinced him to open it on Christmas morning.

Needless to say, he woke up super early on Christmas Day. Terry made Waffles on his new George Foreman Grill. It was very very good and easy to clean! Unlike the older ones, this one has removable plates that you can put them in the dishwashers and actually wash them!

After the breakfast, Colin was finally able to open his presents:

And he opened the big one last:

David and I bought him the Smart Cycle and a game to go with it. He loves it and he asked to play with it three times that day!

We left after all the presents were opened. On the way home, after much discussion (maybe 2 seconds), we decided to take the detour up to Niagara Falls. And here are some of the pictures I snapped while I was there:

The upper rapids

The other side of American Falls

The Horseshoe Falls

We trying to get the picture with the fall

David trying to throw one of the ice sticks that fell off from the railing

All the ice!

A squirrel posing for the picture

We left the park and decided to go to the Casino next to the park and play some Keno. As you can recall, the last time we played it, we won $150!!! But what do you know, they DIDN'T have Keno!! So we walked around and sat down at the Wheel of Fortune penny slots. We had no clue what we were doing, but all of the sudden the bonus round came up during one of the hits and we spin and it stopped at 10000 on the wheel! We looked at each other, and the screen was lit up blinking at us - we had just won $100!!!! But the waitress lady won't let me take a picture, so we took the ticket out and ran outside to get a shot of it before we cashed it:

We had $3.85 left from the $10 we put in. We left happy and $93.85 up, totally paid for the hotel room the night before and then some.

The rest of the drive home was very uneventful, which was a good thing. While driving through, we went pass a town name Deposit, NY. I commented: What the hell is in Deposit? Why would you name a town that anyways? Plus I was bored because it was dark so I couldn't knit, and there was no radio station for the past 15 minutes...

We got home, sort through the mail and got a piece of mail from the Good Sam Club. Guess where it came from?

Deposit, NY.

'nuff said.

On the knitting front, I finished Vine and gave them to my future SIL Page. Here is the detail:

Pattern - Vine by Iris G. on MagKnits
Yarn Called For - 1 ball Peruvian Baby Silk in #5420 seashell pink
Yarn Used - 0.5 skeins of Jaeger Alpaca in Brown
Needles - Option size 1
Gauge - 7 sts per inch
Knit - December 22, 2007 to December 23, 2007
Modifications - Reverse row 46 and 47 so there are two knitted row between like the rest of the pattern.

Page likes the gloves. One bad thing about the dark color, the pattern hardly shows. If I were to make it again, which I most likely will, I'll make it in lighter colors to show up the vine pattern.

I am currently making the Honeycomb Socks for Schaefer Yarn. I heard back from Laura and had made some adjustment. Then the engineer in me figured out something else and I had gotten approval from Laura to make the change. I'll be submitting the changes to Laura at the end so she can modify the pattern.

Well, I should probably go knit that now...

Happy New Year to all!


Robin said...

Looks like you had a really nice Christmas! I hope you both have a WONDERFUL New Year!!

KnelleyBelley said...

Looks like you had a great time. The falls are beautiful, but it looks SO cold!

Lucky at the casino. Starts you off for a happy New Year!