Sunday, January 21, 2018

Slow January

It seems like January is going slow or is it just my perception? I have not done much since January started. I am soon going to travel to another country to be with daughter and her husband. Their baby will be born by the end of this week. There is anxiety and happiness at the same time in our house. She will be our first grandchild and for sure will bring so much joy to our lives. We praise the Lord God for this blessing. We had a great Christmas time celebration with the family in Iowa. We had terribly cold days and some foggy days but in the last 3 days it has been great with 30 degrees Fahrenheit
 ( -1.1 C) It feels wonderfully warm. I have finished my small crochet project and I'm thinking about starting a new one.
My finished wrist warmers. I didn't follow a pattern. I just created my own thing. Made with leftover yarn. Nick Picks , Wool Of The Andes.
 Foggy days
 Lumi is looking better. The shots the doctor is giving her seems to be working.
Here is a great crochet podcast  LottieandAlbert
 I am about to finish Hygge so I got another book to read however I had to get in the ipad since it's handy to carry when I travel.
 Stewed apples with milk. Just cooked together the apples, sugar, a bit of cardamon, nutmeg, cinnamon and butter. Serve warm or chilled. I prefer warm.
 Mimo is is our adorable polydactyl fur baby.

 The lake nearby is frozen and still.
 Frozen lake
 Near the lake
 This was in Iowa, this is my mother is law's back yard.

 Some of the people of our family watching a Christian message in the basement of the church. We rented the church fellowship hall since it's large enough for the large family. My mom in law in the photo (89 years old) and also the youngest member of the family little Joe. (son of my husband's nephew.)
 Baby clothes are so sweet. These came from my mom who lives in Brazil. My daughter will appreciate these cool Summer clothes for her baby.
Little Ruth is so sweet and shy. She is the older sister of Joe.
Sending warm wishes for a lovely first month of the year! Keep cozy, give and receive lots of hugs from all your loved ones! Not sure when I will be able to post another post but soon I hope. 


  1. Such an exciting time for you and your family waiting for the arrival of your grandbaby. I wish her a safe delivery. When she arrives, let the joy begin!

  2. What a happy time this is. A new grand baby, so much joy. Ruth is a doll baby with such pretty white hair. My sisters and I had hair that color when we were little ones.
    The picture of the snow with the church is such a nice shot. Little country church with those perfect shaped evergreen trees.
    happy week abead - betsy

  3. Congratulations on your grandchild to be! Safe travels and may mother and baby have an easy time of it.
    Darling mitts!

  4. What a wonderful post, much nice news. Enjoy that new baby! Have a fabulous trip.

  5. Happy and safe Journey and wish you have a healthy grandchild. And like your wrist warmer. All pictures are so adorable.

  6. being grandma for the first time must be wonderful experience for you my dear friend Angla!!!

    i am so thrilled for your new status!

    this is great that you are going to your dear daughter to be with her during her little stressful days as when the delivery comes near new moms get so nervous and who else can be better support during this than a loving mother like you :)

    hope ,wish and heartiest pray that all goes so well and you get you grand child in your arms happily !

    How sweet of your dear mother to send such beautiful clothes for her great grand child !

    i loved all lovely photos hared by you ,your mom in law seems like kind and warm person .

    Great that you had such wonderful time there during Christmas ,hall pis is amazing
    you have BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!

    Ruth looks lovely cute little girl:)

    snow makes surrounding quite barren though the warmth of love and relationship keeps environment glowing !

    have safe journey and wonderful stay my friend!
    you will be miised
    Sending lots of best wishes and hugs!

  7. Oh those clothes are so sweet.
    You daughter will love having you close to her at this time.

  8. The blessing of God I wish you all here too! Just loving baby clothes! And so beautiful wrist warmer:) You have the hard winter too. We have a lot of snow and frost we had yesterday morning -20 degrees Celsius. This morning was -15.



  10. Oh, Angela - how exciting to await your first grandchild! My daughter is expecting her twins next week, too! I can relate to feeling anxious. It is nice that you will be there soon. The embroidered baby dresses are the sweetest things from your Mom. Love the beautiful winter scenes and all the sweet family photos. Glad your kitty is feeling better. I had a cat with double paws - she would pick things up with them! Your wrist warmers look so nice and warm and the stewed apples sound so yummy. Well, an exciting week ahead - safe travels and God's blessings for all. Hugs xo Karen

  11. Hygge! I keep seeing posts about it. Must be a sign! ;-)

  12. A very nice post, Angela. The black and white photo of the church in the mist is so peaceful. Would be nice framed and hung on your wall. I admire your needlework skills. I would say you have Hygee down pretty well. The baby clothes are so sweet, I love the delicate embroidery. God's blessings on you and your family. HUgs.

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