Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hangin' on!

I have both hands and feet braced against the 'door frame' of summer, holding on, resisting and moaning about having to enter the next season. I realize the calendar says fall or autumn begins later in September but once I have to turn the page and read "SEPTEMBER" I know that it is here.

August was a glorious month of sun and warmth. We had time with 5 of the 8 grandkids and their parents. We had the joy of sharing the excitement of 3 of them seeing the Rocky Mountains for the first time. The memories are treasures to enjoy in the months ahead.

Family from Michigan spent time in Alberta, the first time in three years. For little people, 7 and 6, three years is a long time and there have been a lot of changes. Good visits, conversation, a ride in the airplane with the JD Salesman Uncle all made it special for us.

But, BUT, BUT now it is the inevitable with shorter days and cooler weather.

I need to turn the page in my mind and accept reality I guess.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

and one more...

.... makes 8, that is EIGHT grand children, six girls and two boys.

Lucy Kruse was born on July 5, smack dab between the birthdays of both grammas, one being July 2 and one on July 7. Lucy is her own person.

The trip to Manitoba was quick, hot, humid but so worth it to meet this little lady and see the rest of her family as well as her aunt, uncle and cousins.

We are so, so blessed........