The gatherings of families at the two funerals I've attended in the last couple of weeks has meant I have met relatives I didn't even know existed. Both my Nan and Great Gene had brothers I hadn't met before. Also, family member gathered for the first time in a long time. Too long, in the case of my family.
I am reminded at these times of how precious my own little family unit is and how much I should appreciate them. This week has seen my two boys becoming great friends. They have played together like never before - it is such a joy to see them enjoy each other's company :-)
Here are a couple of pics from this past week. They are dressed in their Diego t-shirts from the show we went to see last year. Teddy got himself dressed in his, then of course, Matt wanted to dress in his too. When he came out to the living room, they stood in front of the TV with arms around each other. I couldn't resist this photo opportunity.
Then they sat down to watch the rest of the show on the couch together. Another not-to-be-missed shot.
Last weekend saw the sad passing of a highly regarded knittyboarder, Momma-monkey. This brings to my mind my appreciation of my cyber-friends too.Last year, I had the happy fortune to meet my good knitty buddy, Carrieknits on the Knittyboard. I think we can say we are firm friends now. I hope so anyway - I'm going to visit her at the end of the month so we can go to Stitches West together - my first knitting event and I can't wait :-)
Last week, Carrie sent me such a sweet parcel, just because. She included a skein of yarn for something for me, a couple of recommended reads and some other goodies. She also included a partial skein for me to knit something for Baby Ethan.
Here's what I chose to knit. The cutest booties ever - Christine's Baby Booties. These colours are so perfect for babies, so gentle, and the yarn is yummy soft.
I just read Bezzie's latest post. I can't comment on her blog, so I'm going to post this message of support here. I am so sorry to hear about your latest trial. My heart hurts for you and your family. Please keep up your own amazing work with your KAYE. I will sponsor a month of yarn (your choice) and postage - I'd like to bet you get a flood of offers just like this one :-) You are a truly special individual and I love your blog not just for your knitting, but for your whole life in writing. You are in my prayers.