Thursday, December 24, 2009

We're Here

We arrived at our new home, in Seattle, 11 days ago. (That's us down in the corner.) Even though most of our belongings are still in boxes, we managed to make our way downtown for dinner one evening. (At this point, I still had not been able to find any boxes with pants that fit me - thank goodness for safety pins!) But, since Grandma was visiting and deserved a dinner out - out we went.

We set up a fresh Christmas tree and decorated it. I even managed to make Charlotte a promised Christmas present...Even when a mommy doesn't have time to make anything crafty between moving and a new baby, when her daughter looks up with doe eyes and asks, "Can you make me a purple scarf for Christmas, Mommy?" Who can say no?

I didn't have a pattern. But I recall liking the half double crochet stitch and the shell stitch. Using an "I" hook, I chained 109 stitches, made 4 rows of half double stitches on each side and finished with the shell stitch for the border. At a finished length of 3 inches wide by 40 inches long, the scarf turned out sweet and petite, just like my girl.

Our boy, Henry, is 3 weeks old in this bath picture. He's already changing and growing a bit. But compared to my husband's hands, he is still very tiny indeed. We wish everyone a very blessed and Merry Christmas in celebration of our savior's birth!

12 comments:

Judy said...

Merry Christmas and welcome to your new home!

G. R. said...

We are so very, very happy you are back on the inter net! We have missed your reports. Good to see you all out on the town, and thank you for the pictures.

casch said...

I recognize the picture! Henry has already changed since I saw him. He will change fast now. I miss him batting his eyes! I miss Charlotte's hand in mine, even with mittens on. Oh, and talk about breaking my heart. . . "Grandma can you come get me?" Oh if only I could!! The park awaits her return.

Merry Christmas and I miss all of you.

Danielle said...

Merry Christmas Diane!!! So glad to see your smiling face again! The scarf is just beautiful... and Henry is so handsome:-)

Boote Ranch said...

Congrats on baby Henry and you look great! Glad the move sounds like it is coming along...

kristilea said...

What a beautiful scarf! It is so much better than the pattern I have. I truly hope you all enjoy the area. My aunt and her husband have lived in Portland now for a few years, and they love the area. I have never been, but can only imagine how wonderful it is. I pray you have a great start to the new year, in your new home!

Katie Trott said...

I guess that I should read up on you more often! Congratulations on all of your life changes :) Especially beautiful Henry! I'm glad your still blogging despite your recent move :)

Happy New Year!

Missa said...

Congrats on the new baby, he's precious! and the new home, here's to many happy memories made there in 2010!

Summer Prescott said...

Yay, you are all here.I do love it here & hope you guys all enjoy it too. Your boy is getting cuter! Are you livning in seattle I wonder or the outskirts? Well when you get settled I hope maybe we could get a coffee.
~Summer

Jamie @ Bungalow Bee said...

That scarf is gorgeous! Can we get together sometime and do crafty things? I'm all over the place with my craftiness. I know how to knit, sew, make hairbows, etc but I'm in the amateur stage of all of them. I am sure I could learn so much from you!

Henry is just adorable. I mean really, really cute! :)

Toosdai said...

welcome to seattle! i've been here for about four and a half years, and i love it. i plan in the next year to showcase more of the emerald city on my blog, and i can't to see what the future brings for yours!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Merry Christmas! That scarf is gorgeous! I just love Seattle, it's one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

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