MAY saw me afflicted with a case of the shingles. Not something I wanted to broadcast or particularly wanted to write about. Yes, I did get the shingles vaccination about five years ago but unfortunately I am one of the unlucky 30% of the vaccinated who are destined to get the pox anyway! It's over for now but it did make for an uncomfortable, in fact painful and debilitating month.
JUNE was a glorious, happy month celebrating the birth of our darling grand daughter Eve and the second birthday of big sister Paige. I was away from home for three weeks attending to those momentous events. So blessed.
JUNE also saw the kitchen re-model about which I have written quite a bit. If you're tired of hearing about this kitchen I'm sorry but you can't be half as tired as I am. This project just goes on and on. You know how one thing just leads to another? It's a domino effect where as soon as I think we're finished another must do renovation rears it's ugly head! Truly, I love how the whole thing has turned out and I THINK we're done at last. I have some nice side projects coming up to tell you about.
JULY was taken up with more home renovation and a much needed time out for a wonderful family vacation. Our three sons, their wives and children joined us in Mammoth Lakes, CA for a week of hiking, pool lounging, swimming, boating, laughing and just being together. It was a wonderful, relaxing time. Even 6 week old baby Evie joined us on our hikes! Can you see her little head peeking out from her mommy's front pack?
|lft to rt - Jody, Claire, Owen, C.P., Zack, Josiah, Josh, Jedidiah, Chris, Liam, Megan, Eve, Paige|
|On the trail to somewhere great!|
|jft-rt nephews John & Jake, husband Chris, cousin Tony, brothers Steve, Mike, Tim, & Larry, friend Suzanne|
Until next time,