So this blanket felt like it took forever and in reality, it only took me a little over 2 weeks. It was the biggest I have ever made and it was also my most stressful but I am very happy with the results. I think I put in like 40+ hours on it and Eric won’t let me do anything again until my fingers heal (I poked myself a lot with the needle putting the ties in). Let me share the results with you…
Happy 2011! Can you believe that it’s the holidays already! We can’t. We have been so busy at the Chalmers Household this year, I’m not sure I can decide what are the important parts of the year that should be part of this letter.
Brittany is in her sophomore year at South Shore Voc Tech in Hanover and got in to Allied Health! We are so proud of her and she seems to be loving it too! She has been part of everything she can be, cheer, softball, drama, creative writing, adventure club. She has been keeping super busy and still doing pretty good in school. I don’t envy her schedule at all!
Zachary finished up basketball season and went right in to baseball season which went right in to football season, though he decided to take a break from that. He finished 6th grade doing pretty well and is now approximately half way through 7th grade. Basketball has started again, so it’s back to something for him. He had it pretty easy this fall.
Things with Eric and I aren’t too much different at this time. Eric is still at Walmart. He helped coach Zachary’s baseball team this year and is doing the announcing for the football season for the Whitman youth team. My company has officially been taken over by Phillips Feed and I went down to PA for 2 weeks in June for training, which was a ton of fun though I missed Eric and the kids a lot! They would like us to move to PA but I don’t think it will happen. Family and friends are all, for the most part, within 1-25 miles away and I think it would be too hard for all of us. I also started quilting this year, which has been fun for me. I have enjoyed doing it and it keeps me out of trouble.
We lost Gram Pimental this year which was hard, especially on Brittany. She loved hanging out (“babysitting”) with her. Please take a minute and say a quick word or two for her. It was different being at the house afterwards, but the Cherry Street house has been officially been sold so it will make it easier.
I hope 2012 finds you all with lots of love and laughter and good health. Make sure to hug your loved ones whenever you can, as this year has taught us how unexpected things can happen.
We love you!!
Julie, Eric, Brittany and Zachary
Zachary turned 13 this past Sunday and I still just can’t believe it. He’s getting so old and I am not ready for two teenagers in the house!! Just a few of the pictures I could find. I have so many more but all before having a computer so I don’t have any real young ones of him on here. One of these days, I hope to go through all my pictures and put them on a disk. Here are some good ones for now though. I love you Zachary!!
I am down another 3.4lbs! Woo hoo! That brings me down 8.6lbs total! I am .8lbs away from my 5% goal and only 3lbs from my lowest point with Alli. I am so excited though don’t completely feel it in my clothes still. Will keep doing what I’m doing though because I am having success with it and I love that feeling!