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‘Toberfest

In the last couple of years I have noticed that my October calendar always seems to fill up with assorted fun – this year is no different. In fact, this weekend was close to non-stop fun.

BOOK-toberfest

Amy Grant Reading

On Thursday afternoon Jen & I left work a bit earlier and headed up to Milwaukee for an evening with Amy Grant. Just this week she released a memoir, Mosaic. A book store in Milwaukee hosted her for this event at Alverno College. It was an incredible evening of her reading passages from the book, telling stories, singing songs, taking questions & song requests from the audience. When I received an email notice about this event I knew it would be a perfect birthday gift for Jen – we have both been Amy Grant fans since elementary school days. The evening didn’t disappoint. Once I’ve finished reading the book, I’ll do a longer post and include more pictures from the evening.

Jen & Amy

CROP-toberfest
True, Create Memories has renamed this Great Gatherings but we still call it Croptoberfest. I spent all day Saturday with friends focused on scrapbooking. I have lots of albums in progress so what did I do? Start on something new. I took a photo album I made from a missions trip to Mexico in 1988 and began to journal and organize to transfer it to a new Picfolio album. It was fun to read through my simple “journal” from the trip and flesh out the stories around the pictures.

WALK-toberfest
Today was the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. It indeed was a beautiful day along the Chicago lakefront for this walk. Stay tuned for a detailed post tomorrow about this event.

Making Strides 2007

SOCK-toberfest
Last year I had visions of participating in Soctoberfest – and of course they didn’t go anywhere. This year, different story. In between all of the busyness this month I have managed to finish the first of my MTM socks and start on the 2nd one.

First MTM Sock

This if my first “detailed” pattern & I love how the beautiful yarn knit up with it. This weekend I’m heading to Dallas for another round of “How Tall This Fall?” with Miss Butterfly & Miss Doodlebug – so socks on the needles will be the perfect travel projects.

As we move towards the end of October, what ‘Toberfest fun are you having this year?

6 Comments

  1. What fun! you have been a busy lady 🙂
    Wow, Amy Grant – that was a throw-back. I used to sing “Baby Baby” and make up dances for the songs on that cassette. LOVED it. She looks the same! (minus the 80s clothes)

    Great sock!!

  2. I used to love Amy Grant. Seems she fell off the face of the earth though. Glad to see she’s still out there! The sock looks great!

  3. Thanks again for a lovely birthday evening!

  4. Sounds like a lot of fun! I haven’t seen much of Amy Grant since she married Vince Gill either. Boy, that was a firestorm.

    The “How Tall This Fall” sounds like fun! You’re having a much nicer October than me. On the plus side, my house is clean and my car is updated.

  5. You have been keeping yourself out of trouble. Amy looks great BTW. She was always a celeb one could admire.
    My ‘Toberfest consists of traveling to Asheville and petting some alpace at SAFF!

  6. I had a group of 20 women over for Choctoberfest. 🙂 We all brought chocolate treats and had fun hanging out. It’s definitely going to become a tradition. Although all the chocolatey goodness was a little intense.

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