I know it has been awhile since I have been out here and for that I have no excuse other than - life. It isn't always easy and it isn't always hard. But it happens regardless.
Let us start at where I left off and get to the present shall we?
My dad passed away a few months ago.
We are still handling everything from that. My mom passed away 5 years ago on the 18th of this month. It has not been the easiest thing. My mom loved Iris's and my dad loved purple and of course Iris's. So this is a snippet of his house.
He painted the entire thing himself, all the way around. And it is beautiful. We will get back to the Iris part later in the timeline.
A bit of TX while we were there:
|A view from where we stayed in TX.|
|On the Highway in TX driving home.|
It was horrid weather while we were there, raining every day. When we left to drive home, (yes we drove straight home), it was raining and had snowed the night prior. The drive home was not great. It took us about 29 hours I believe. We didn't stop to sleep except for 1 hour. We switched off driving, 2 in each vehicle. I can tell you right now, I will NEVER do that again.
We had made plans to go to Wonder-Con about a year ago, so we went. It was kind of nice to get my mind off of everything that was going on. Here are a few pics of the Con.
|DD dressed as Pearl from Steven Universe.|
|DD with someone dressed as the Dr.|
|DD dressed as Noodle from the Gorillaz.|
While we were in the area, we went to Medieval Times. If you haven't been, it is a great experience and they have them in a few areas throughout the US. We went with friends who we have known for quite awhile. DD's bff (that we went with), was given a flower by the knight we were routing for and DD was made Queen of the Tournament. It was great fun had by all.
|DD after getting the Queen of the Tournament sash from the Red Knight.|
|The Red Knight!|
|DD's bff got a flower from the Red Knight.|
Next was a company trip on a Hornblower cruise ship. We had a great 3 hour trip on a tour of the SF bay. Here are a few pics:
|A view of the Port.|
|The CS team.|
|A view of Alcatraz.|
|Jason Aldean - super yummy|
|A bit of the crowd.|
|Just win Baby!|
Next up was the Ren Fair in Lake Tahoe. Hubby, DD and I went for the weekend. It was a great time. I didn't get many pictures inside as I don't like to be that out of character, but here is a picture of the three of us that the lovely lady at our hotel took of us. Also a picture from the hotel we stayed at.
|Me, Hubby and DD|
|Getting the diploma.|
|She is so beautiful.|
|From thumper to Iris's.|
A bit more on what is going on right now. DD is taking a class 4 times a week with her bff, (not the one above), for art over the summer. Here are a few of the things she has done.
|Steven Universe Shoes (she didn't have room for Steven).|
|Flowers in a vase.|
Now, for what you probably came here for, my stitchy update on Ruh. He is coming along nicely. Page 20 is being worked on and getting done color by color. Here is pages 1-19 complete.
|Isn't he amazing?|
Oh! One more thing I almost forgot! I got my promotion at work and I am now lead in my group!
Thanks for reading/looking. I hope you all have a great day.