Thursday, May 7, 2015

Catching Up

In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller,

"Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

And you certainly miss a lot of blog posts!  January to May this time!

Let me catch you up, just a little.

Easter in Wisconsin, visiting John's parents and his brother's family.  

This visit also included seeing Great-Grandma LeMahieu (Mary's mother), Great-Aunt Gladys, and Great-Aunt Lorraine (Bill's sisters-in-law).  In God's providence, Grandma and Aunt Gladys passed away on the same day, a few weeks after we were there, so we were especially thankful for the time we got to spend with them at Easter time. 

Minnesota friends.

John, Evie, and I travelled to Minnesota to help Mission OPC celebrate its 10th anniversary.  We saw many friends and acquaintances, some going back to our first days in Minnesota, and enjoyed celebrating the Lord's goodness there.  One particularly fun evening was had with three other couples from Mission - these ladies are my tribe.

New sunglasses - ready for summer!

Jr. Sr. Prom.

Will and his friend, Abby, who was very pretty in pink, attended together.  Everyone seems to have had a great time.  Will's vest and bow tie matched Abby's dress, and he was oh-so-handsome, if you will permit a very biased mother to say so.

That same weekend, we helped to celebrate my sweet niece's first birthday.  We also got to stay at Sean and Katie's new house and see their fine new digs. 

In between all of our travelling, we have enjoyed the spring colors here at home.  Spring is perhaps Philly's prettiest season.  I must say, though, that I'm not a fan of the allergies which are plaguing me as a result of all the unfurling, blooming, and sprouting.  I suppose I must be comforted that at least I can feast my itching, watery eyes on the spring finery.

Now we are into the merry month of May, where the school year winds up before it winds down!  Softball, track, concerts, practices, rehearsals, drama...oh, yes, and schoolwork...keep our days full and the weeks flying by!

So, that's a tiny catch-up on what's happening here!

We are looking forward to summer and hoping for a little time to catch our breath and maybe chill a little.  Maybe.

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