by Ashley Weeks Cart
Once again, the talents of our sweet friends have graced the Cart abode. The girls received these warm and snuggly sweaters from a former student turned dear friend (we’re all of 1 year apart in age, but I was her advisor in my first job out of college). Much like me and Jamesy Poo, she and her husband are college sweethearts (I also advised Petey Doo while he was a student. And I’m sure you’re loving our obnoxious nicknames for our beaus) and we have quite the laughs when the two couples are united. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, into the world this fall, and, barring inclement weather, we’ll get to see Ann Mae and baby Olivia in two weekends when they come up for a visit. Ann Mae is hoping to be one of our inaugural CAMERA READY students, and James is going to test the theory of life with three children. (He’s been beating the drum for #3 since Courtland crowned. I am not convinced). We’ll see how he fares.
Most impressive about these sweaters is that Ann Mae taught herself to knit, and these were among her first projects. I know. I KNOW! Who tackles cable knitting and garments on their inaugural knitting projects? Bad asses that’s who.
Of course, the sweaters were paired with matching hair clips and legwarmers. Cupcakes for Courtland, to match the cupcake buttons of her sweater. And butterflies for Sunny, to match the butterfly buttons of hers. To get Courtland to cooperate for the camera, we played her favorite game which is riding aboard Sunny’s shoulders. Their facial expressions are pretty dang priceless. Thanks, Ann Mae!