Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Reason For The Journey

I thought I would show you the reason for this journey.

This is our son Christopher who is now stationed at Grand Forks Air Base, ND after doing a year in South Korea. Since he litterly had nothing but what he brought in a 2 suit cases he really needed a mother's  help with the Dad's credit card. After finding a great deal on a nice couch (found in the as is section for $275.00) a area rug and pillows were found at the local Kohl's (luckily I brought my 30% off coupon and they were also on sale) with a few nick nacks here and there it started looking like a home. With the coffee table, end table and shelf that we brought from home and the dresser, nightstand and 2 bar stools that all needed putting together I don't want to see another screw driver for a long time. Here is what my family accomplished.

On the 2101 mile trip up I worked on "Needlework School" while we were driving. I came across a small problem with a nasty frog,

I did the four girls first starting with the white hats. When I added Mrs Ross the girls on the right are over one thread too much to the right. So there is  the two threads needed on the left of her from the table and 3 threads to the right of her. I do not want to rip out the entire left 2 girls. I am not doing the whole sampler the way it is suppose to be so I think I am just going to leave and hope no professionals check it out.

This is what we saw a lot of along the way starting in Iowa to North Dakota. You can see how the fence posts are sticking out of the water. Today it poured most of the day, not what they need.

After spending a few days with our son it is time for us to hit the road and head back home. We will say good bye tomorrow morning after we have a celebration breakfast with both our kids on our 30th wedding anniversary.

Always keep love in your stitches,


Catherine said...

What a wonderful trip you had. What a sweet family you have!

Lesleyanne said...

You did a great job with your son's place. Great progress with your stitching sorry to hear of your frog visit.

Denise said...

Happy Anniversary! It's wonderful you get to spend it with both kids.

Be safe on your way home - noticed no mention of NN. Hoping that's in another post! lol

You guys made his house look like a home. GOod job!

btw - please tell your son thank you.

Mouse said...

glad you had a good time sorting DS out with stuff for his new home (thanks to DH card and mmm mistake where's the mistake she looks like she is walking towards the girls and mmmmm what happened to the LNS and goodies ???? love mouse xxx

natalyK said...

Way to go mom!! Your son's place now has your personal touch. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I wish you and your hubby a Happy Anniversary!!

staci said...

You did a wonderful job getting your son settled into his new place...I'm sure he's so happy and thankful to have such a wonderful family! And I'm sure it's a big relief to you to have him a little closer :)

Nancy said...

Such a good mom you are to help get your son settled in to his new home! Know you are so proud of him!

Your stitchy project is coming along nicely! No one will notice that extra thread!

Peggy Lee said...

You must be so proud of your son. Many thanks to him for serving our country.
Welcome home!!

My goodness I went cross-eyed looking for that booboo and I still don't see it. Looks GREAT to me!


Valerie said...

So glad that your son is settled! I know that your trip must have been exhausting but imagine how loved he must feel! I love seeing families come together and help one another!

Nice progress on Needlework School. I would not worry about being a half stitch off. If you had not pointed it out, I would never have noticed!