Thursday, June 26, 2008

What a week !

In a good way. I went bridal shopping with Stef and the girls on Saturday and believe it or not the girl has a wedding dress already . Fourteen months before the wedding and only one day of shopping and trying on dresses ! The bridesmaids are all set and ready to go as well ; now it's just the flower girl's dress to choose and buy . Emma is just 3 1/2 years old so it really should wait till next year , a bit closer to the wedding date.







I had such a blast going out with these girls .The group included Stef's mom and step mom , her stepsister and all the bridesmaids and maid of honour . Talk about dress shopping by committee . She ended up buying the first dress she tried on . The saleslady knew what she was doing when she chose dresses for her to try on , she was so helpful . Stef looked absolutely gorgeous ! I have some pics of her with the dress on after it was bought , but won't post them . I don't want to let the cat out of the bag . Max will be blown off his feet when he sees her walking down the aisle . I'm touched that Stef included me in all the fun , she's such a sweetie .







The other exciting news for us is that the long search for a new car is finally over . It's actually a "pre-owned "car , but new to us . We've been looking for an affordable and decent second hand car to replace our ancient (1994 ) Jeep Cherokee that we used to pull our trailer and was Mike's vehicle for his fishing trips . Our main car is a much smaller , more fuel efficient car that 's adequate for all our everyday needs , it just can't pull the trailer . We ended up with another Jeep , a 2006 Liberty with hardly any mileage on it . While it's not the most fuel efficient car the upside or rationalisation for us is it will not be used everyday , only for our camping and Mike's fishing trips . In some ways this purchase presents us with an ethical dilemma ,vis-a -vis living our lives to leave a smaller carbon footprint . On the surface it doesn't look good , but we are very conscious of what we do and how it affects the planet . Mike works locally and bikes to work a good part of the year . We've made other significant changes in our lifestyle , but really love our camping trips which are our main vacations each year . Can you tell this is making me feel very guilty ...

I cast on my socks for the SOS 08 on Monday . These are the Donyale or my double /double socks as I like to call them in a cafe-au-lait colourway . Below are the Baby Backward Rib sock which don't officially count for the SOS . Another long week-end coming up for us this week and I plan on just relaxing and knitting . We'll see how that works out - the best laid plans , as they say ....


3 comments:

Donna said...

Love your Donyale socks! They are gorgeous!
Glad you had such a lovely time on your bridal gown trip. The MOG doesn't usually get to do all that fun stuff!

lexa said...

Glad that dress shopping turned out to be such a breeze. Congrats on the new vehicle. The socks look great! I, too, have a pair on the needles that don't count for SOS. Oh, well. I didn't enter any of the contests anyways. :)

Have a nice weekend!

Robert said...

Congrats for your marriage. So happy for you, too want to see the photo of your wedding dress.