Friday, May 20, 2016

Blog Update

My New England family will be arriving within a couple of hours.  We can hardly wait to see them!  Their beautiful house sold before it was officially put on the market and now, after downsizing a lot of stuff, they are moved into a smaller rental house while their new house is being built.

I'm sure now that Phase 1 is behind them, Stephanie will be able to update the process on her blog.  That link is on the sidebar.  She hasn't been able to write with the house selling so quickly and having to move out faster than originally planned.  But it is good to have that part over with and they can enjoy themselves here for a week.

Part of the events will be a baby shower for Mrs. Christopher this weekend while the menfolk go on a kayaking trip.  My husband promises me he won't overdo.  Yeah, right.  The rest of the family are also planning a trip into Michigan to go to South Haven for a day.  The two of us who are older will remain home and nap.

All that to say... I won't be writing any weekend posts this week and perhaps next week.  I may be able to get in a Sunday Afternoon Tea next Sunday.  We'll see if there is time.  I will have a book review next week and I'm hoping to write another Book Talk.  This one is inspired by the conversation from my last Book Talk post.  It will be how I choose what books to read and what I stay away from.  Also, how I chose what books my kids read when they were home.

I'm hoping to get time to write it and get it published next week but if not, certainly the week after next.  But to write I need time to ponder and with six adults and five children and one Diva Kitty, pondering time will be hard to come by.  But that is just fine with me.  ;)

Oh, on a sad note.  Remember when we visited New England this time last year so Stephanie and I could go to the May Brimfield ?  (If you don't know what it is, Google it and there are lots of photos of lovely antiques.)  I loved spending time with their dog, Sir Charles the Stout.  Charlie had to be put to sleep recently.  We all will miss him.

Image:  Taken at our favorite coffee shop near campus the last time Stephanie visited.  Yes, we split the cake.  No... no one gets part of my coffee.


Vee said...

Enjoy the time with your family and all the fun with the baby shower. I won't expect you until I see a post whenever that may be. (How marvelous that your daughter's home sold so quickly! That's a blessing, I'm sure even if it meant some scrambling.)

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your extended family and have a ball making lots of great memories!!
Laura C. (WA)

Heather said...

It all sounds lovely to have them with you! Enjoy yourself!

Anonymous said...

I will miss you this week but wishing you a most joyful week with your family. I know it will be a treat to see the "grands'. Have a wonderful week. Blessings Sharon D.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Have a wonderful time this week! Enjoy your hobbit, your baker and all the other sweet faces!

When we recover from this week we'll enjoy hearing from you!

Judy said...

I'm sure this is an exciting (and exhausting) time for Stephanie and her husband. No doubt she will enjoy a few long chats with mom, cup of tea or coffee in hand... and I'm sure I don't need to tell you to enjoy every moment with your grandchildren! I hope you have a lovely, lovely time surrounded by your whole family - the ones from both near and far.

Melissa said...

Yea for family time! I know you will enjoy them all. We're also looking forward to our son and his family coming to visit us in two weeks...Grandma time!!!

mdoe37 said...

Enjoy your family, Brenda! But I'm hoping, just maybe, you can squeeze in some energy for that trip to South Haven! I mentally send some your way!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all a great time are indeed very fortunate!!
Elizabeth in WA

Heather LeFebvre said...

So excited for you to have this time with family!!! hope you are making lots of memories and the fatigue isn't too much!!!!