It's been two weeks since my last post! Any time I'm absent from the blog for that long it can be hard to get back into writing posts posts for some reason. I suppose like anything else blog posting is a discipline, kind of like exercise for the mind. Even if you enjoy it which I do, it can be hard to get back into the groove. You can be sure that if I've been absent from blog land for that amount of time it involves family fun so I'll fill you in.
First - my second grandson Josiah graduated from high school! I can hardly believe it. How could this have happened so quickly? This is a prom picture taken from a friend's phone so not the best but you can clearly see that he is the only one of my seven grandchildren to have inherited my red hair! The evening of his graduation was quite dramatic. The ceremony was held on the football field and a sudden mountain storm blew in with thunder, lightening and torrential rain. All the attendees crowded into the gymnasium to much laughter and good natured joking waiting for the storm to pass and then we all trooped back out to the field to resume the event. It's a good thing he attends such a small school, his entire class was only 94 graduates or we could not have all squeezed into the gym. He'll be moving on to the University of Nevada at Reno in the Fall enrolled in the engineering program. We could not be prouder of the kind, thoughtful and genuine young man he has become.
Second - this little peanut turned one! Our youngest granddaughter Eve had a birthday and we definitely could not miss that! She is such a sweetpea, I can't believe an entire year has flown by since I was announcing her birth on this blog. She's a tiny bundle of energy and pure joy.
The moment we returned from Eve's birthday our oldest son and his family of five were here for a week long visit. Day hikes, lazy days at the lake, Candyland, Go Fish and dress-up occupied my days.
Once the family hits the road there's a mountain of laundry to do and of course I must replenish the pantry. Man, can those kids eat! I love and treasure these times with family and don't even go near my computer while the little people are here. So... time to get back into the groove and I'm looking forward to climbing the stairs to my sewing room and picking up projects where I left off.
Until next time,