I guess you could call this a "real time" update of what we are all up too. I am still trying to catch up with our travel posts from Morocco onwards - which means more posts from Morocco, Normandy and Amsterdam. In the mean time we have all been busy, busy. Michael is finishing up his surgery rotation, the boys are trying to squeeze as much school work in as possible and completing the last month of rugby. Dillon dislocated his finger at training a week ago. Major injuries are not his favorite thing but he shocked us all when he informed me that he felt some pain in his pinky and looked down and was surprised to see it pointing away from his hand in the wrong direction. He wanted the pain gone so he popped it back in place - which seems reasonable. I was surprised that he did this but proud of how he handled the situation. The finger began to swell and has since turned the many shades of the rainbow but is on the mend. His major concern was wether or not it would affect his climbing when he returned to Colorado. The boys are both keeping up with their mini-figure painting and look to complete as much as possible before we leave.
I am facing my last month of school work for the semester which means big papers and exams. I am sorting and organizing our "stuff" in preparation for packing. I am knitting like crazy once again ( I think too many people are having babies all at the same time) - something for a friends little boy who is quickly becoming a busy toddler, something for our friends here that will have their baby after we leave, something for my new niece arriving in the summer and something for her sister as well - there is a list that keeps growing.
All the while we are trying to enjoy our last bits of time here. We are headed out for a little road trip adventure over the Easter Weekend. There are a few surprises in store for the boys that should make for some good times. We are hoping for nice warm weather but know that it will probably not happen - which in the end will result in a whole other type of adventure but fun all the same.
I will be spending a fair amount of time with this book in the coming months - I love the classic and simple knits with the earthy colors
a warm kaftan perfect for a busy toddler in the spring (just need to finish up the front and sleeves)
crossing fingers for some much improved weather here in the UK but I think we have all pretty much admitted defeat - "the weather here is miserable" - Michael finally made it official by saying it out loud.