Monday, 26 June 2017

Road Trippin'

Here we are, on the road to San Fran! We left early on Saturday to drive down the I-5.
We had a lot of podcasts to keep us occupied, namely, S-Town. Have you heard of it? It's fascinating!
We made it to Ashland, Oregen in about 10 hours, stopping only for gas and a bit of lunch.
We managed to catch UniSon, a musical play based on the poems of August Wilson. It was fascinating and really well done.
We treated ourselves to a later dinner. It was so warm and balmy out, that we sat on one of the lovely patios in the city.
I can't remember the name of this restaurant, but it was GOOD. Their cheese plate was yum yum yum!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Mario Suratos Memorial Scholarship

Last night, my mom, sisters and I attended the St. Andrew's Elementary School graduation dinner and ceremony.
We don't know anyone at the school graduating, but the school and parish have played a big part in our lives. It's where we all went to school, it's where my Pa sang in the choir, where we had his service, and where my mom and sis still attend church.
Last night we gave away the first ever Mario Suratos Memorial Scholarship to this cutie.
His name is Ervin.
The prize awarded yearly to a graduating student for excellence in academics, math, and kindness towards his fellow classmates and staff. I'm sure my Pa is smiling, somewhere.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Poop emoji

This weekend we leave for a road trip down to San Fran, to visit my two friends from high school. I see them a lot, but usually here in Vancouver. It will be fun to go to Cali and visit them!

They have three kids, two boys and a girl. I asked what they like so I could bribe them with gifts. She told me they like Angry Birds, Minecraft, and the poop emoji. Here's what I whipped up:
I used this pattern for the poop, and now all of my sisters want one too.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Card making

I decided on the weekend that I had too much paper.
So I pulled a bunch of it out and made some cards. I didn't take any "after" pictures, but my hubs was certainly scared by the "during" pictures.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Father's Day

Father's Day was bittersweet again this year, without Pa, but we did get to take my father in law John out for dinner. Here he is with my hubs:

Monday, 19 June 2017

Brunch for trivia winners

Yesterday the four of us trivia winners managed to connect and cash in on our winnings - $50 gc for brunch!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Blanket and to donation

A friend of mine was looking for donations for a charity auction she is organizing for A Loving Spoonful. I sadly could not go to the event, but made this for her to auction.
A crocheted granny blanket, good for a care seat or stroller, and a toy owl rattle. I made it from the yarn I got during Little Miss Glitz, from my secret friend. It nice and bright for a new baby :)