Hi friends! I just looked at the date on my last post and it was two weeks ago. Wow, where has the time gone?
I'll fill you in on what's been happening in my corner of the U.S.
We have finally finished ours and Grace's rooms. They turned out just like I saw it in my head--and believe me this brain of mine doesn't let that happen too often. (off topic: does anyone else have that kind of problem?...some kind of glitch in the connection from the brain to the hand? Just wondering.)
My sister and I went to an annual neighborhood yard sale. I believe it was a 10 or so block radius. It's called Old North End Yard Sales and located in the older, Victorian neighborhood. (We are kicking ourselves for forgetting our cameras.) It was a super gorgeous day and IT WAS A BLAST! Tons of yardsales, lots of people. I think I only spent $25 and brought home a lot of stuff. Grace spent the day at her cousins', so Reva and I had the day to ourselves. We were so giddy we couldn't stand it finding bargain after bargain! I will have to round up some of the stuff and take pictures for you. We also connected with our Aunt and cousins as they were enjoying the fun too! Thanks, Reva, for a fun day with ya!
As for our weekend, the girls and I (Sunny had to work) just got back today from our family 4th of July campout that is held every year about 20 miles from Salida, CO. There were 38 or so of our immediate as well as extended families. Reva and her husband, Rick, organize it. Although Reva isn't able to go because of her health concerns (it's about 9300 ft.)--and we surely miss having her there--Rick does a great job and works throughout the year planning and preparing for the next year, especially where the kids are concerned. This year was no exception with paintball wars and water gun fights (and we're not talking pistols!) The games he plans are the highlight for the kids and they look forward with much anticipation to the next year wondering what Uncle Rick will think up next.
Everyone usually gathers around the main campfire each night talking and cutting up and just having a great time reconnecting--not to mention enjoying the s'mores, hot chocolate, rootbeer floats, ice cream cones and blackberry cobbler made in the dutch oven over the fire. (btw, I've been ignoring the scale calling me from the other room!)
I'll be posting pictures when they get uploaded.
I hope everyone had a great celebration and took a moment to remember and thank God for the privilege of being able to live in this beautiful country, blemishes and all.
God bless America!
It's All Catching Up Good!