and I knew just the route for us to explore on our bike rides. It's much nice riding down the hills than walking down the hills.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020
This was our first FAMILY gathering since Dad's birthday celebration in March - before the Covid lockdown. It was so nice to have everyone together again. Krista made me a fun chicken face covering....
Dad found some steak on sale. He began talking about buying steak and having everyone over last week. This morphed into him buying the steak for Mother's Day. The steak was 50% off. We invited everyone over and set up in the backyard - keeping with the outdoor mandates on gatherings.
|Jamin, Krista, Stacia, Cy and Nolan|
|Jamin, Krista, Stacia, Bre & Annie|
|Izaak, Gideon, Michael and Arielle|
|Nolan and Benny|
Saturday, May 09, 2020
|Excited to see everyone|
|Krista and I didn't have to worry about social distancing...|
This is one of my favorite memories from the months of shut down. We'd not realized how deeply we'd miss seeing each other...the joy at just a quick connection is something we will remember for years to come. It's been a blessing to be a part of a church body that flexed so easily to meet changing needs in an uncertain time.
Friday, May 08, 2020
|Non-scale vistory on display - Baachan jumps on the trampoline this year|
|Dandelion salve in our future|
One of the hardest parts of Sequester 2020 has been not being able to be around the kids and grandkids who don't live with us. Today was breathtakingly special.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Sophia's has NEVER let Stacia down. This morning, however, they were OUT of Spanakopita. Stacia was so discouraged that we set about making Spanakopita and Baklava to go with our salmon for dinner.
|Unique and Effective mask|
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
It's bare up front now. We knew this was coming and had planted 4 pine trees last year. We have 3 more ready to plant. We'll be exposed for a number of years...but we'll be HERE when these trees are big enough to provide some privacy. Imagine that!!!
It took a few days to get both trees cut up and everyone got involved in the project ...our wood pile is growing...as is the brush pile to burn.
*Alex was very involved in this project but somehow I missed getting a photo of him. Stacia and I helped move a bit of brush - not much. We were busier inside.