This past week my little granddaughter, Sadie, turned one year old. My daughter had a wonderful tea party celebration for her featuring delicious tea sandwiches (made by my daughter), scones, tea and vintage coronation china (which she and I both collect).
The table was set so pretty in it's pink tea party theme. . .
Here's the little birthday girl, Sadie, modeling the sweater I knitted for her . . .
Yesterday, we visited a new church nearer our home. (Yes, it was on Saturday but it's a new Orthodox church that doesn't yet have their own building so they meet on Saturday at the Greek church). It was a very pleasant experience that both my husband and I enjoyed. From there, we went to look at a new housing development. We ventured further south via a new road that has just opened up. We were there in just a few minutes (so nice versus taking crowded Interstate 5).
Here's the backyard of one of the model homes we viewed. You can see the ocean view beyond the backyard area. This home was huge but on a little lot which is quite normal here in southern California . . .
We viewed the other area in the same development which had condos. They were well planned and very spacious. I'm the kind of person that doesn't have to have everything to please my taste, however, this graffiti tile would have to go if I lived here. What do you think? And, it's actual tile that had been adhered to the walls and grouted!
On the way home, via the "new road", we stopped at another open house that was in a traditional subdivision. It was warm, inviting, nice and very much to my taste. However, we wouldn't be downsizing and there was still a pool. We arrived home and came to the conclusion that we are very happy where we are. We may not have an ocean view but we do have a lovely view of the mountains.
We bought our home six years ago when the market was at it's lowest. We'd love to have less to take care of but prices have skyrocketed again here. I'm always content but it's my dear husband who has caught the real estate bug. Hopefully, he will get "well" soon.
Oops, almost forgot to mention these beautiful clouds that appeared this week. I love clouds but they soon disappeared and no rain is expected. . .
As for my WIPs, I'm still working on my Amulet Shawl. It's the kind of knitting where I have to pay attention and think about. We're off to the beach this afternoon for a picnic. I'm taking another little knitting project that I don't have to think about.
I hope each of you have enjoyed your weekend. The start of the new week is almost here and I wish for each of you all the best. And, I so appreciate your friendship!
With my best wishes,