2014, despite the lack of blog activity, was a big year for us. We became first time grandparents (Simon was born the very end of 2013, and Adalyn in August) and it boggles the mind that I did not write more about them.
Of course we did not get internet at the casita until August, which hindered blogging greatly, and we had a lot going on otherwise too. But still, it's a shame that I didn't take the time to write more often. Project 365 will help document at least some of what's going on in our lives.
Trying to post on the weekend doesn't really work for me, so the goal is to get photos up on Monday.
Thursday, January 1After a rare quiet New Year's Eve at home, we awoke to hail at 4:30 a.m. on New Year's Day. Hail on a metal roof is really loud! While we didn't lose any big branches (as we had during a storm earlier in the week), shredded leaves littered the ground beneath our elms. While sweeping off our little patio later in the morning, I went to move Ivan's work shoes (which he'd left outside because they are that cruddy) and about had a heart attack when a large toad popped up from inside one of the shoes. Oh my word! I laughed hysterically and it took a while for my heart rate to slow down. I snapped this shot as he left, looking for another place to hole up.
Friday, January 2It's been a much rainier/stormier spring and summer so far, and the river often rises several feet, as you see here.
Saturday, January 3I went into sewing mode after finding out I could send things back with someone who is visiting Argentina right now. I'll write more about the baby quilt in another post (finished it on New Year's Eve) but I will share a few photos of the camera strap covers I made today. For once the project went smoothly, with minimal seam ripping and hair pulling. I kept this one...
Sunday, January 4We had lunch at the Molinas, enjoying a wonderful meal and even better conversation. Jorge and Bilma are such an encouragement to us!
Monday, January 5Today is Ivan's birthday! ¡Feliz cumple, mi amor!
I'll be talking more about this in the coming months, but for now I'll just share the sign we made and hung late last night on the fence out front. It was too dark then so I waited and took a picture this afternoon.
Although rain is not in the forecast for today, it sure looks like more rain is on the way.
[You see, this is what I was talking about at the beginning of this post. Because I didn't write about it, it would have been easy to forget the storm last October that revealed a big leak in the roof over the kitchen. Water literally poured into the house over several hours. By the end of the day, we had mopped up three buckets of water!]
And so concludes week one of Project 365, the 2015 Edition.