Saturday, April 7, 2018

ScrapHappy Sunshine

It's been a long week!  State science fair was finishing up just as spring break was starting.  That was when Anna won best of show.  She was a little surprised.  There are actually 8 "Best of Show" awards for the entire state, so the odds are pretty good if you make it to first.  She has never finished above second at state though, so she was really thrilled.  
Just as the girls got home from that, Kurt and I hopped off for a quick grown up trip to Jamaica.  Three days of all inclusive relaxation with lots of food and adult beverages.  So nice!  Kurt's dad came to stay with the kids and they had lots of nice family time together.  
I spent some time hanging out on the balcony of our room sewing up hexies.  Lots of prep work happened during the traveling part.  Even on bumpy and curvy roads, it is still easy enough to baste hexies.  I even thought far enough ahead to bring along some yellow for April!  
Just as we were landing, Ryan was finishing up his robotics tournament.  His team didn't get a bid to worlds this year, but they did win the control award.  Ryan was pretty happy about that because he is the head of software which is integral for robot control.  They even let him bring the trophy home for the break!  

Then once we were all back together again, we took a quick trip to the beach.  It is so close, and yet we just don't go all that often.    Here they are taking a break from the waves after somehow loosing all the fins on the surfboard. 
This morning we are off on one last college visit.  It will be decision time for Anna soon.  I think she'll finally make a final call after this.  Just 31 school days until graduation.  Hard to believe how quickly it has all happened. 
Back on the sewing front, I am looking forward to a month of sunshine and happiness.  Yellow is such a great color to add light to your quilt.  It is easy to go overboard, but in small doses, I have really become a fan.  I'll get my sewing room back on Sunday so more yellow scraps are sure to come out to play. 


   

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20 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Wow that was jam-packed ! Congratulations to the kids for their awards and hard work and the beach time sounds wonderful :) Pretty hexies !

Sheila said...

Congratulations. I have enjoyed watching your chicken grow up to be hard working, wonderful young adults with bright futures.

Ivani said...

Congratulations to Anna and Ryan!
You sure had an excited week.
Love the green hexies.

Cathy said...

Oh what happy times!

Deb A said...

Love that you and Kurt schedule getaways together. I really need to do that with Greg. Lovely hexies.

PaulaB quilts said...

Your children are on their way to great things. You have kept them in the right direction all of those years. Congratulations to them and their their mother. My granddaughter is on the same path with a future in science.

Quilty Fred said...

What a busy week! Congratulations to the kids ;)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Sounds like all of you had a great week! Glad you had a chance for a little stitching, too.

grammajudyb said...

It a busy happy time of year. Glad you could get away for some grown up time. Congrats to your kids! Thanks for the sunshine color this month. We still have snow on the ground and it is cold enough for coats, hats, muffler and gloves when we go for a walk.

Quilter Kathy said...

Fun to see all the photos of you and your family creating wonderful memories!

Cathy said...

Wow! So much wonderful stuff is happening to you and your family lately. Congrats and enjoy all the sunshine - literally and figuratively (and fabric-ly!).

Edith said...

What a lovely post, quite the week you've had, accomplishment, family, relaxation, special time and even time for playing with fabric. Lovely.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Love your post so full of family and quilty happiness. Makes me happy to read of your children's success! Good luck to Anna on choosing your new direction of study.

make.share.give said...

What a great week! Thirty-eight days til graduation for us.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Very busy. Tell Anna congratulations.

Jamie Janow Elfert said...

Congrats to Anna and so glad you had a little adult weekend. I am so glad I waited to check in -- the Rainbow of colors is amazing in the Linkup.

gayle said...

Busy busy busy! Congrats to the kids, and I'm glad you got a little time to relax and breathe!

Kate said...

Congrats to Anne and Ryan on their respective awards! Wow sounds like everyone had a busy, but fun week. Hard to go back after spring break, it will be a mad dash till the end of the school year (as the SIT is finding out). Happy stitching next week.

Kathy S. said...

Yeah for the fun vacations. Celebrate your talented kids for sure! Congrats!!!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

What a busy fun time! But you all look so happy!! glad you were able to relax just a little!