Monday, December 31, 2007

Bye bye 2007~




Greetings from snowy white Vermont!! The Wee One & I drove to the ILS in VA on the 20th after her school party. We hit horrific traffic at Concord Mills in NC which kept us at a standstill for a good hour. We spent 2 nights w/ the ILS & then drove to VT on the 22nd. We set a new record---12 hours 45 minutes! The roads were nice & clear which helped tremendously.


We've had a wonderful time in VT & have had 2 snow storms, including the one today which has dumped at least 3" at my parents house. I shoveled! For the first time in at least 3 or so years! Tomorrow there may be an amusing story called "Laurie meets the snowblower". I'll be sure to arm Mom with a camera!


The Wee One & I are going to play in the snow after lunch & I will have pictures of that.


On the yarn front I have visited all my favorite yarn stores---Suzanne's (a hat pattern for hte wee one), Backstitches (size 6 dpn's) & Yarn Theory (2 skeins Koigu KPPPM) in VA & Kaleidoscope yarns (1 skein Koigu KPPPM) & NEFAC ( some pretty Noro sock yarn!) in VT. My scarf is about 75% done & I'm going to start my Clapotis for the 3rd time when it's done. I need to practice my P F & B as for some reason I cannot wrap my brain around it.



Here are some of my friends who still live in VT. We had a girls night out on Saturday at Sweetwater's in Burlington followed by a mini-pub crawl in a desperate attempt to find a place to watch the Pats game. From L to R--Heather, Brenda, me & wendi. I hadn't seen Wendi in almost 10 years so it was great that she showed up!
Hope everyone has a safe & happy 2008. I know I'll be happy to see 2007 end as it means we're that much closer to Hunter coming home!
xooox

11 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Happy New Year, Laurie! I'm glad you're having fun in VT - looks like we won't be hooking up (the downside of so much snow!)

Crochetoholic Debb said...

Happy New Year but sounds cold have fun in the snow

MsKnitSox said...

Happy New Year! So glad you got to spend quality time with family and friends... I got to see snow when I went to Kansas to visit my family. : )

Ursula said...

How fun! I love catching up with old friends. Vermont sounds beautiful! Someday I'd like to see a New England winter. ...not by moving there, just visiting :)

Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

Ooh snow!!! Ooh Vermont!!! I've wanted to visit Vermont for so long. Looking forward to seeing your photos. Have a safe trip home.

LeslieJ said...

yea! happy new year to you and glad to hear you had a great trip!

Dorothy said...

My kids were very upset that Buffalo didn't really have a lot of snow. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and a safe trip home.

Crafty Canadian said...

Happy New Year! Last week we had 4 major snowstorms in 7 days. (A bit much even for Canada) I bet the wee one loved the snow.

Marilee said...

Sorry I missed you. We had a house full of Australians for the first time in 10 years! We were jammed packed everyday, I wanted to leave on Saturday the 29th to go to VT, but Alex got a case of the pukes and Sean's car finally bit the dust. We had a wonderful week trying to get to work and school in two ends of the state. Sean went to Baltimore this weekend to pick up our 3rd car from his brother, and I went to VT. Karyl says hi too! OOF!

vegasangelbrat said...

Happy New Year to you and the wee one Laurie!! Glad your having a great time and I can see where a snowblower up that way could be very handy...lol Hey while your out playin gint he white stuff can you make and take pic's of some snow angels?? I really miss playing in the white stuff!
Enjoy the rest of your time and safe travels back!

Wendi said...

Lore - I am finally reading your BLOG ! Shame on me for waiting for long. I am glad you & Bets made it home safely to GA...I still have to send you that picture on my camera, I will do it soon. Gotta run to pick up Collin at hockey practice. Chat with you later. ~ Wendi