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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The great sweater reveal.

I can 't choose just one so be ready for Piper overload today.

I drove down Friday and had a delicious lunch with Teresa, Taci and Gracie. Since I was 45 minutes early I visited the yarn shop across the street from the restaurant. It was very aptly named The Little Lamb and Ewe. I bought some knit picks cables for my interchangable needles. I am hesitant to buy online right now, so was glad to find them. It is a darling little shop and I hope to visit again. We had lunch at Bocelli's in Gresham. OR, where we exchanged little gifts-a shamrock pin from Taci, a cute sheep button and card from Gracie and a ladybug stitch holder from Teresa.

Such a good time we had! Taci had to return to work and I had to leave to meet my daughter who was working a conference this weekend. That was my reason for coming this time, so I could watch Piper while she worked. Anyway, Gracie & Teresa were able to go to another antique store. I'm jealous. Meanwhile Taci has invited us to knit night Friday night and I'm hopeful I can go. Such fun. I'm not sure when I'll be back in Portland again so it will be great to see them all again.

And Miss Piper's sweater IS too big on her but still cute and she will grow into it way too fast. We're having fun together. I folded laundry this morning and she picked it up and threw it on the floor as fast as I folded! Such fun! She was laughing out loud. Joyful music to a Grandma's ears.

Can you see her little tooth in the third picture? A second tooth broke through yesterday right next to it. Two teeth in one week! And she's still a happy girl. We went shopping and bought her the yellow dress for Easter. She looks happy with it doesn't she? And that's my daughter Mandy with her. A beautiful girl too. :-)

The last picture was Piper napping yesterday in my arms. I know I shouldn't hold her so much and I'm trying to do better this trip, but sometimes Grandma just HAS to cuddle. It more for me than her! :-)

Unfortunately, the only "fly in the ointment" as they say is that Grandpa is sick. This is the man who NEVER gets sick. I shared the flu with him last month and it sounds almost as though it's back again. Coughing, fever and aches. He's at work today though. Without me there he doesn't take care of himself. Please say a prayer for healing for him. Even if I thought I could do anything for him, daycare was cancelled this week for Piper.

Thank you to all who read my blog. I love the thought that I have friends all around the world who care about me and my little life. I'm so very glad to know you all!


  1. Betsy, I don't think we could ever see too much of that darling girl. So glad you are having a great time. Lunch with the ladies sounded wonderful, sure hope you get to go to knit night.

  2. Oh my...your pictures just made my day! Love, love, love your little Miss Piper! Love the yellow dress, the new sweater, the, love :-)
    Awesome pics too of you gals...great smiles!
    Will pray for your sick hubby...hope he recovers soon.
    Blessings, Aimee

  3. I'm happy you all like the pictures as much as I do. I'd hate to bore you all. :-)

    Thanks for thinking of my hubby. I really appreciate it.

  4. The sweater looks great, but mostly that face! What a sweet smile!

  5. Such a sweet sweater! My daughter used to wear one just like this! Thanks for the memory!

  6. Oh Betsy, Piper looks so cute in that sweater and she's smiling so much.. what a living doll! And your daughter is just beautiful! I hope your hubby gets better fast.. men usually do. I will see you on Friday at the knit night! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Oh Betsy what a really delightful post to read - so enjoyed it all so very very much!!

    I felt like I was peeking through your window of your life- but with permission :D

    ..and well can see why you could not help but have photo overload with little Miss Piper around those eyes - so expressive the look with e yellow dress am wondering if she does not like yellow :D or maybe she loves it??

    ..hard to ell definitely was not sitting on the fence so expressive! and also if her eyes are from her mother?

    Love the time with your had with your friends and that you had time for wee shop beforehand as well!!
    I hope you make it for the Friday night knitting.

    ... and praying especially for hubby that he will look after himself and recover by time you are home again,... by God's great mercy,
    love Shaz in Oz.x.

  8. Definitely to big, but she is so cute it really doesn't matter. It will probably fit her by June anyway :)
    Sorry DH is under the weather again. Poor men, they really don't know what to do when they are sick. Looks like you had a great time at lunch. Do you visit the Pearl District when you are down there? Many cute shops there.

  9. Such cute photographs! A sweater is always better too big than too small.
    I hope your Grandpa is feeling better soon x

  10. That Piper is a cutie and the sweater you made is so adorable on her. It's a good thing she can grow into it -- better it's too big than too small. Your daughter is a lovely lady and it's so nice to see all you lovely bloggy ladies together. I know you had a wonderful time. Best wishes, Tammy

  11. What a precious angel! She is just adorable. Funny about her helping with the clothes, Garrett loves to do that also! Glad to see all my special friends together all the time! I love it when you all share your days, full of good times and great memories! Love Love Love your last photo, just makes your heart melt!
    Hugs, Shari

  12. Hi there! I am a friend of Mandy's (from when we both went to Crossroads Church) and just stumbled upon your blog by reading the blogs that Kashmere Kisses follows. I recognized Piper in the picture. So crazy! Now a follower and hope you stop by my blog. ~Erika Roberts at MishMashedMe at blogspot. : D

  13. You have a beautiful family! I hope your husband is better soon...none of them take care of themselves like we do.

  14. My dear Betsy. Piper is just adorable and such a graceful model :) the sweater is beautiful. I love it. It was great to see you tonight ( love our lunch pictures) thx :)