Saturday, October 10, 2009

Now Where Was I ?.....

A little bloggy break, possibly due to bloggy writer block, or possibly due to lots of other things going on.....hmmm, me thinks all of the above! Good to be back and now let's see what I can bore you with :-)!!

Arches National Park in Utah was the last leg of our vacation adventure. The drive in was spectacular..... and inside the park..wowie!
We hadn't planned on visiting Arches, but since we had those snow days in Colorado and left a day early, it was the perfect place to visit on the way home. Our last night we spent in St. George, Utah.....I LOVE THAT CITY. Mr. Polka Dot found the most beautiful golf course to play a round on, and I found a wonderful quilt shop right across the way from the hotel, Scrap Apple.....life is good!

Miss Sharon keeps track of me even when I'm not blogging, and coming home from vacation I had this wonderful box of Fall goodies waiting .....ahhhhhhhh, can't you just smell the wonderful smells! The pumpkin in front is wax with a flicker tea light on the top....love him. I was whining about owning one of her Halloween purses---yipeee, whining does pay off. Thanks Sharon!!!
No quilty stuff happening sad to say, but I did get these two sweet things back from the quilters. My plan for this week is to get current on my BOM'S and get the bindings on these guys. Sadly I didn't finish the Schnibbles challenge, but I did get some of the blocks made on vacation. Confession time, I didn't meet any of the challenges that I gave myself for the month. Being gone for 14 days just did me in!!! I know, excuses, excuses!!! October is almost half over and setting a goal for this month probably isn't a good idea, but I am really going to try to finish the Schnibble quilt for September and the I Spy quilt for Baby Polka Dot.

Baby Polka Dot....that name is just not going to work any more. His baby brother will be here in January, and he's a big boy now, with all the walking that is going on. So now he is little Polka Dot!!! Peek a boo papa....so sweet that's what he calls grandpa!
We feel so lucky to be able to spend so much time with him and we hope he feels the same . Smoochy smooches to you little one, we love you

And I have to mention baseball playoffs. We are HUGE Angel fans and I am happy to report we have had representatives at both playoff games. Game one, Mr. Polka Dot and nephew John..game two, Mr. Polka Dot with our girl. Going to Boston was out of the question, so there will be some big cheering from the couch going on tomorrow. GO RED!!!

Happy Fall everyone!!

20 comments:

QuiltSue said...

What amazing scenery you saw.

I loved the photo of your decorating for the season and Little One is so cute.

Hope you're over the Bloggers Block now?

Carol said...

Glad you're back...what wonderful pictures. Little Polka Dot is getting to be such a big boy...he'll be a wonderful Big Brother! You are so lucky to have them so nearby.

searchfamilies said...

Lovely photos, & the quilting photos are great also
Hugs Janice

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I enjoyed seeing the Utah pictures -- very cool! And your quilts are very nice. Does Little Polka Dot feel very grown up now that he's not Baby Polka Dot? :)

Annelies Dease said...

Loved your post.....and if it makes you feel any better, I didn't finish anything either. Was it one of your posts that said you were looking for your MO JO??? Well, I caught that feeling, but I guess if you have to catch something, it beats the swine flu!!!! Big Angel fans here too. In fact I think we raised Jonathan at Angel's Stadium....back in the days when we would try to wave at Gene Autry and I had a crush on Jim Fregossi!!! Hugs and counting the days til retreat time. XXX Annie

Janet said...

Arches looks like a wonderful place to visit - it's on our list of "somedays"!

Your little one is getting so big! We haven't seen our little J in a few months and he's walking everywhere now too. Wish they lived closer!

Glad to have you back in blogland. Good luck with your all your UFO's!

Sherri said...

Looks like you got a lot done for being gone 14 days! I love Scrapapple...it's just about an hour away from where I live...and they have so many different styles of fabric that it seems you can always find SOMETHING!!! Welcome back!

Allie said...

I think you have a perfectly legitimate excuse for not getting your goals done - that park looks wonderful!
Nice gifties you got, and little Polka Dot is darling!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Baby polka dot is soooo cute and he is getting big. He is a big boy now. Move on baby dot there's a new polka dot in the oven.

PunkiePie said...

Beautiful pictures! And Luke! He's getting so big. JEALOUS of your Halloween bag. I wanted one too and was going to place an order for one but time run away from me. Maybe I can still do it and have it for next year!

Carrie P. said...

Fun catching up with you. You have been on vacation so I can understand why you haven't done much. Too busy seeing the beautiful landscapes.

Thimbleanna said...

I'm betting Arches was much more livable this time of year than it was in July! Look like you had a great trip and holy cow -- little Polka Dot is getting SO big!

QuiltSue said...

Happy Birthday for today. Hope you have a wonderful day. (Miss Sharon told us!)

Thimbleanna said...

You've been ratted out -- Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Janet said...

What things we learn by reading FaceBook!!! Have a Happy Happy Birthday!

Sherri said...

Happy birthday!!!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!
Love,
Kris

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday, Cheryl!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday my friend!!! Sorry I had to let the world know. And about picture #2.....sorry. lolol
Love you!!!

Jean said...

Hope you had a wonderful time in our fare state of Utah... lots of quilt shoppes around here! Lots of quilters too. Looks like you had an amazing time. Your little guy isn't quite so little any more! They sure grow up don't they?
Our grandsons and granddaughter have turned 1, 2, and this week the oldest will be 4! Being a grandparent Rocks!!! And not the Arches kind! LoL...