Today was the first day of Winter! Woohoo! I can actually celebrate that enthusiastically, because it was 78 degrees today here in central Florida! Tomorrow, hubby and I are waking up early to get in our walk, and then we are headed to the beach to fly kites with friends! Yep....bring on Winter! We're loving it!
And we loved our recent cruise to the Panama Canal! It was awesome in every way! I don't have many pictures.....I guess I don't think to take pics unless it's of a quilt!
Here I am in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas! And yes....the water is REALLY that color! Gorgeous! We were just there for about 6 hours.....long enough to fly my kite on the beach, and wander a bit! We did the same in Aruba and Curacao.....both had nice little towns to wander around in, and lovely beaches, and we found a nice little park in both to fly the kite! Our port of call in Cartegena, Columbia was rained out, so we didn't get off the boat.
And here's a pic of the boat heading into the Panama Canal! It was an awesome event at the crack of dawn! Our boat is the largest ship that can fit through.....there was about 1 foot of clearance on both sides! Yikes! If the railings on the ship weren't so slanted inward, we could have touched the sides of the canal!
The next day, we kayaked in Costa Rica.....totally great! Then two more lovely days at sea before getting home! And we just missed the big storm that hit the islands....whew!
When we got home, I got busy on the quilt I've been working on! All the center blocks are complete, and I'm now putting them together. I'm still piecing the borders, but I think they are really coming along, so I'll show them next time! This is made with recycled shirts, and a little red and
orange solids for the centers. Pieced in the Courthouse Steps pattern.
And, of course, I just had to have a recent pic of our little peanut! Maddie is now 14 months old! Here she is watching Bubble Guppies with Grampa! And yes.....she IS as sweet as she looks! Totally true!
Our Christmas will be fairly quiet this year! The kids and peanut are spending Christmas in Utah with Liz's family, but my sister and her boyfriend will be spending the day with us! We'll relax, have a yummy meal of all our family favorites, chat the day away, and have a wonderful time of it! I can't wait!