August 5, 2012

Our Week (In a Nutshell)

I'm actually a little sad that it's already time to write another weekly update because this week it signifies the end of my grandparents' three-week trip to visit all of us. We've had so much fun together, they've reconnected with Miles (who hadn't seen them since he was two months old when he and I flew to Nashville), and although I know time will likely fly between now and when we see them again at Thanksgiving, I hate saying goodbye!

So what else have we been up to this week? Well, you saw a snippet of our library outing on Monday, and on Wednesday Miles had a belated six-month checkup. He is perfectly healthy, and for that I am so thankful. After his doctor's appointment, Grandma, Krystine, Miles, and I had lunch at California Pizza Kitchen and it was completely delicious (I had the Garlic Chicken Pizza-mmm mmm!).

The rest of the week was mostly spent watching Olympics when I should've been sleeping, and finishing up my summer courses (I was so wrapped up in all of this that I forgot to post "This Week the Trend"- sorry everyone!)- I only have one exam left and I'm done! I'm very pleased with my grades and the six weeks went by so quickly that I'm glad I decided to stick with it even though at times it was really intense.

If she and SJP can knit, so can I!
Oh, embarrassing moment of the week: last night I randomly decided to teach myself how to knit. After shopping around downtown SLO and seeing all the super cute but ridiculously expensive Blabla knit baby toys and cute hats with earflaps, I thought to myself, "These can't be so hard to make!" Fast forward a few hours to me sitting in bed, furiously muttering under my breath (or maybe not so under my breath) to the uncooperative knitting needles who weren't magically assembling stuffed animals or cute little hats with earflaps, wondering how Vanna White came to have her own yarn line (who knew?), all while watching an episode of Basketball Wives. It was quite a sight.

Tomorrow Parker and I are starting the P90X workout again. I really do enjoy it- a lot more than the Brazilian Butt Lift workout (there's only so much "Shake your boom boom! And squeeze... and squeeze..." I can take!). Here's to hoping I don't chicken out halfway through like all the first time I gave it a try!

Stay tuned- August's giveaway is happening soon and it's not one you'll want to miss!


Sable Weisman said...

I have never figured out how to knit either. =( I want to so badly though! Maybe I should just take a class haha.

Naptime Review said...

You are so lucky to have your grandparents to visit.

Cute baby below too ;)

Julie @ Naptime Review.

lisacng said...

Wow, visited for 3 weeks! Awesome. So sad to say goodbye. Do they live far? LOL on knitting. I know I couldn't do it. Crochet? Yep! Good luck on the P90X workout. Heard it's great except for the instructor can be too "spiritual" and/or chatty.

Veralynn said...

@ Lisa: we're in California and they live in Nashville. :( I crochet too! But I'm going to try and grasp the whole knitting concept.

Ugh, you're talking about Tony Horton. He is so chatty but thankfully there's an option to turn off all the extra comments except the exercise cues. It's wonderful! Haha.

Chris said...

Goodbye's are never easy. Luckily you'll see them at Thanksgiving. Most of our family is halfway across the world so we go years between visits. Insert sad face here.

Michaela {au naturel design} said...

Glad to hear you had a nice family visit. They must be so grateful to have a new baby in their lives, to keep them feeling young. Good luck with the knitting and the workouts. Start with knitting a scarf or blanket (not that we want to think about winter already) and then work your way up to something more difficult. All the best.

Danielle said...

I would love to learn to knit!!!!

Thanks for linking up to the HOP today!!

Nicholl Vincent said...

Goodbyes are never fun, but that's so great that they were able to come visit!

Hope you’re having a great day! Drop by and say hello!

Melissa Enault said...

Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today! Hope you found some amazing new blogs and even some new friends!!

Melissa @ The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife

Alyssa Dawson said...

Your blog is so cute! I really love it! I like crocheting better than knitting. I feel like it's so much easier! Also, I like going to youtube and having them help me learn how to knit! Good luck! Let me know if you need any help!! (: