Thursday, January 27, 2011

This Weekend...

Isn't this a glorious view? It's from one of my bedroom windows. I thought we'd desperately miss our dear little valley, but the Lord is so very kind. Our new valley is more open and of a higher elevation. The wide valley with the rising hill calls to mind Mia's and my wonderful visit to Yellowstone and the surrounding area...

This weekend is Mia's birthday weekend. Our resident artist and Civil War costume historian, will turn 22 on Monday. As is our custom, Mia will choose the meals and activities. I'm itching to give her her presents!

Usually, our festivities commence the Friday evening of the birthday weekend. Tomorrow, however, we will be taking Grammy to the airport. She's heading to visit her NJ Italian family in honor of her last living aunt's 100th birthday. Her trip as been all arranged for her maximum comfort and safety. Your prayers would be appreciated anyway. :)

As a side note, during my "settling in" I've discarded more than a third, but not quite half of my possessions. Can a room lose weight? It feels so much lighter in here! :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

So Many Changes - So Little Time

When I last posted, Mia and I were about to embark on an incredible adventure - a full month away from home, driving cross-country with Grandfather and Grandmother. What a delight that was!!!

Wanting to share our adventure, but determined to protect our privacy, we posted on an invitation-only blog. I had every intention of copying those posts and posting them here.



I couldn't figure out how to bulk transfer our previous posts (still working on this...)

We were EXHAUSTED (but you already knew that, didn't you?)

Our Grammy (who has stage 4 Alzheimer's) came to live with us

We moved out of our beloved, picturesque, sunrise-and-sunset-filled valley

So many changes in so little time...

Please pray for us.

I'm not (by any means) finished with posting and I dearly hope to share memorable moments from our adventures. Bear with me, I'll figure out this "timely posting" thing.