Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Summer Craziness

Last week the girls and I were away for the week in Owen Sound visiting my family. The week was full of events and the girls were busy and the bonus was that I still had time to work on a sweater for my little Robobee. Last Monday I cast on for the Shawl Collered Baby Sweater that Rhonda designed. It was a really quick knit, very straight forward to follow and extremely cute. It took me just one week to finish it and all I need is some nice buttons for it now. The pattern is available to purchase on Ravlery if anyone is interested. I can't wait to try it on Rowan and get a picture of her in it!!
As well as the knitting that took place as I said we were busy. My brother's girlfriend Genna and my sister were planning a surprise party for my little brother (who turned 20 today, Happy Birthday Chris) so we were running around all week getting things together for the party that was this past Saturday (Aug. 1st). He was suspicious of us though as we were doing quite a bit of sneaking around as well as a few minor slip ups during the week. The party went off as planned at around 5 on Saturday. He thought the party was for my parents anniversary which was on Sunday, so he was told to take them out of the house for the afternoon. Needless to say he was very surprised and enjoyed himself. He deserved it too, I couldn't ask for a better brother. The poor guy broke his cheek bone earlier that week at a baseball game. He took a fastball pitch to the side of the face. Luckily he was wearing a helmet or it could have been much worse. He had an emergency CT scan the next day just as a precaution and he actually broke it in 3 places right were all the bones in your face meet. He saw a specialist afterwards, and luckily he will not need corrective surgery and just time to heal the bones.
On Thursday my sister and I took the kids to Sauble Beach. Although it was cooler, the water was still quite nice once you got in and Rowan LOVED it. She didn't want to get out when it was time to leave.
Also, an unexpected turn of events. My brother works at Coca Cola in Owen Sound and it just so happened that they were looking for a truck driver at their branch and he told his boss about Ron and how he has his A-Z licence and his boss wanted Ron to come in to talk, so on Friday when Ron came up he went over and got a job offer for more that what he is making now at the company he's currently working for in Oakville and he took it. It's defiantly a great opportunity for him and he starts next Monday too. So for now, until we can find place, Ron will be staying at my parents and coming home on weekends to help me pack. It seems surreal right now though, I can't believe I'm moving back. It'll be weird, it's such a small city in comparison to Hamilton but it'll be a nice place to raise the girls.
Tears were shed here back in Hamilton with the unexpected news. I will miss my friends and family that I have here terribly but at the same time I am excited to be closer to my family and they have a LYS Riverside Yarns which I will be checking out ASAP. I am beyond nervous though because I don't deal with change well and there is so much to do in the next 2 months that I have left our place here.

I will try to keep my blog updated on everything that's going on here. :-)


Samantha said...

Congratulations to Ron! :) I'll bet Grandma isn't too happy you're taking the girls so far away.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sweater looks great! It's going to be weird not having my big brother around, but it's great for you guys. congrats!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn,

Miss you! Hope you and the girls & Ron are doing well. I hope you all can come down to see us soon. Grandpa Johnson is having the Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday October 10 so hopefully you can come. Also, Grandma Hodgson is missing you all too - she will probably have dinner sometime that weekend as well. If you can come let her know. Rowan is getting so big! Missed her at Easter.
Love you guys,
Aunt Cathy