Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blog Break


I just wanted to pop in and let you know all is well! I realize it's been a long time since I've been around, but sewing has come to a screeching halt (don't worry, I'm not pregnant again!) so I haven't really had a lot to show and tell.
Instead, I've been goofing around with these guys (please excuse our disheveled, 'I-don't-care-I'm-on-vacation' appearance). We took a much-needed, first family of four vacation to a beachfront rental house near Cannon Beach, Oregon last week. Despite some serious fog we enjoyed perfect end of summer 70 degree weather and spent lots of time trying to keep Lucia from running head-long into the ocean. Other than that we ate ourselves silly - I think I ate fish and chips on four different occasions and consumed half a pound of salt water taffy! - and I actually went to bed before nine o'clock a few of the nights. I did get some good knitting time in, especially on the road. I finished a fingering weight cardigan I'll be able to show you as soon as I get some photos taken.

Harvest time for wine grapes is right around the corner, so it was great for Mark to get to spend a little time with the girls before his schedule gets crazy for a few weeks. If you want to check out a bit about our winery, we finally just got our new Mark Ryan Winery website up and running, which is very exciting considering the one we had up before was such an embarrassment. Now we're looking sort of pro! And we also just got named one of the Top 100 Wineries for 2011 by Wine & Spirits magazine!! That's one of the top 100 in the whole world!


So between all of this and trying to manage a quickly growing infant (she's getting so cute and starting to do all that sweet cooing! Pictures soon!) and this girl who is smack in the middle of the terrible twos (but so much fun to watch learn about her world at lightning speed!) I have had very little time in my sewing room. I'm hoping to carve out a few hours this week, though. I can feel the lure of my Maple Leaf Rag scrap quilt calling. 

I hope you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend with a little crafty time carved out for yourself, too.

10 comments:

  1. You guys are beautiful!! You deserve a break. Take your time we will all be here when you get back. Take care!!

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  2. Oh heck yes to a blog break... that's me too. (we're at 36 1/2 weeks now, definitely out of the fun part of pregnancy!)...I sleep (or at least try) if the big boy is sleeping, rather than sew. :)
    The wines look delicious, by the way, and the family is pretty cute too.

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  3. I think we'd all be surprised if you were sewing and blogging like mad. Enjoy your time with your precious family!

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  4. woo hoo vacation. You are so blessed to have such a beautiful family! Congratulations on the top 100!! thats a major accomplishment!

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  5. Glad you got to take a little beach break with the fam Megan. Enjoy every minute - they slip by too fast.

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  6. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful vacation! The new website looks awesome!! Congratulations! Wish it could be shipped to Wisconsin :)

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  7. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time on vacation! And congratulations on the top 100 winery award - that is just amazing! I did a search for your wine at the LCBO but unfortunately it doesn't look like they carry it - so sad!

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  8. I'm glad you had a great vacation! Sounds wonderful. :)

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  9. so glad you had a vacation. Being a mom and having personal interests are sooo hard. Congrats on the website..the offer to trade always stands. XO

    Lynn

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  10. congrats on making the top 100 list! i believe my husband's family's winery is also on that list (all the way from oz :)

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