i finished the hat (yay!) :) , but not before he returned
so i showed him the post below
he smiled (his very cute smile) and said that was even better
then he told me all about the volcano he climbed in mexico
and i listened and i knit. then i told him all about how owen has two new best friends, maggie and teddy! and how our oven stopped working and his cake came from the bakery. and i love this kind of catching up.
as soon as i was done, he put on his new hat and we went to dinner to celebrate his safe return and his birthday. on the way we made a stop to catch the sun just as it was setting into the ocean... :)