Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Well, now...

...thank goodness for that last entry! I had already forgotten that my youngest learned to fingersnap this summer. And NOW we know why I take so many photographs of family events. If I don't I'm not likely to remember what I did. (My poor husband has asked me if he's wasting his life with me...because my memory is so bad!)

Mimi Kirchner, a doll artist is holding a pin cushion giveaway with the main requirement being that entrants embed her video. Here goes. Let's see if this works!

I do like her work. And can completely relate to her overwhelming need to make things.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dollywood and fingersnapping

Why is it easier for me to record thoughts here than on paper? One would think I could more quickly find the time to pull out a pen and paper...

Last week (July 19 - 24) we took an official family vacation and went to Pigeon Forge, TN and Black Mountain, NC. Originally, I was just organizing a hotel sleepover for Mason's birthday present (as he requested). Then plans grew from there. It turned out to be an absolutely wonderful experience---lunch in Murphy (NC), Fontana Dam, Cades Cove, Inn at Christmas Place, Dollywood (and the Kratt brothers!), Biltmore and property, Black Mountain.

And with so many hours on the road, Youngest Son practiced and practiced...until he learned how to snap his fingers. He was very, very, very proud of his accomplishment that week!