Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Catching up

It's been nearly a week since my last real post--I've missed you all! We left last Wednesday for a mini-vacation...we stayed with Dave's mom in Nyack, NY. Nyack is a suburb of NYC, right on the Hudson River. This is the view from her balcony...

That's Westchester across the river. Isn't that a lovely view? I don't know if you can see it, but the Tappan Zee  bridge is over to the right. On Thursday, we went to the Liberty Science Center in NJ. It's directly across from the Statue of Liberty, as you can see...

Never saw the back of her before! Great views of the city from the sky deck.

This was a cool exhibit...an actual beam from the World Trade Center.

The kids goofing around at the wind exhibit...

On Friday, we went to Citi Field to see the Mets vs. Braves. This is the second year the new stadium is open...it was so cool! Lots to see, do, and eat! Plus it was Free Ski Cap night...we needed them, it was cold later on!

From our seats

When we first go there, field level...where we wish our seats were! LOL

These pictures are going in reverse order, but oh well...here we are meeting up with my Dad outside the stadium...
We had so much fun...and the Mets won, which was nice!
On Saturday we went to a baby-naming, and got to see lots of Dave's family. It was a wonderful day.  We came home that evening to see that the front of the house is done! I was going to take pictures today but it's rainy and dark, so I'll wait for a nice sunny day. They do have to re-do the columns on either side of the sitting wall...they're a bit too tall...but it won't take long. Otherwise it looks great, now we have some landscaping to do.
Sunday I went to a Country Folk Art Show at the state fairgrounds. They're here a few times a year, and I thought this weekend's show was particularly good. I got this cute sign for my laundry room...

These goldfinches to add to my bird collection...

This farm scene plaque for my entryway....

and a sweet wool stitchery...

Most of the things I got were 50% off since I went the last day of the show. Nice!
One more Hobby Lobby fabric find...they had Kona snow this time (they didn't the last time I was there), which I'm using for my 30s quilt so I got a few more yards. I've made a bunch more blocks, but I forgot to take pictures so I'll have to show them next time. I also picked up a 1/2 yard of the green 30s fabric you see below. Cheap!

Well, if you made it this far, thank you for sticking with me! I saved the best picture for last...just LOOK at these cute espadrilles I got at Target yesterday! I love them and they are sooooo comfy. And on sale! LOVE that!
Have a great day friends!

♥ Jen


  1. So much in this post to look at and see. I love the view. Unreal breathtaking. Fun to go to the ballpark. I do miss that living where I do now. And those shoes! Don't you just love Target.

  2. Looks like a wonderful trip and those sandles. LOVE THEM! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby in our area. Sounds like I need to find one next time I'm on a road trip.

  3. What a wonder family trip you took--loved the pictures and love all your new goodies--even the new shoes--and all at bargain prices--way to go!!!
    hugs, Di


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