It's been over a month, almost two since I last wrote a blog post on here. Sorry. Life's been full and crazy and I honestly haven't had the time to put together this post. So let's do some catch up. At the end of March, some very dear friends of ours were having a baby that they had just adopted sealed to them. A few years back they had moved all the way to Washington. My friend Allyson and I were able to drive up together to share in their special day. The special even took place in the Columbia River Temple and let me tell you, it is amazingly beautiful. Wow!
As Allyson and I headed back home, we decided to take a little bit of a scenic rout. We stopped at a couple of waterfalls as we went through Oregon. As a side note, Oregon and Washington have so much water! It was a sight for sore eyes to us parched Central Valley, Californians.
I don't normally take a lot of selfies but I wanted to send a picture to Bryce and the kids to show them where I was at. This is Horsetail Falls.
I can't remember the name of this water fall, but it was beautiful. It reminded me of a couple of scenes of Rivendale in the Lord of the Rings.
Easter weekend (April 4th-5th) was a wonderful weekend. I stayed up to take pictures of the rare blood moon eclipse.
That Sunday, our ward Choir performed a special musical Easter Cantata. It was such a wonderful experience to sing about the life of Jesus Christ. Even now, over a month later, I am still singing some of those songs. Sorry no picture for you.
During the last couple months, we were also very involved in track. Track this year was a struggle. While the coach was awesome, the track meet line up wasn't all that great. Golf Boy ran the 100m, 200, and did the long jump. Here he is coming in third place for the 200m.
Then there was other school stuff. Each year the schools in our area put on what's called the Pine Needle Festival which is all about reciting poetry, like one big poetry jam. I actually participated in it several times when I was a kid. Crazy hu? Anyway, Golf Boy and Princess were both performing in it. I had to juggle trying to be in two different places at the same time. Luckily I was able to catch both. Sadly, the pictures didn't turn out.
Towards the end of April, my grandma had to go in and have some work done on her pacemaker. I think it was either replacing the battery in it or replacing the whole thing. Anyway, it was an easy surgery but took longer then she expected. So on a rainy and gloriously thundering afternoon, I went up to her house to take care of her dogs. Look at this place! Can you believe that this is where I grew up? Is it any wonder why my favorite color is green? I love being up there, especially when it's raining and thundering. The thunder echoes through the canyon and when the rain falls, it's like an orchestra as it pelts a thousand different kinds of leaves. I had mentioned on my writing facebook page that I got to run here. Imagine joyfully running through the rain and thunder on this absolutely beautiful and serene road.
Baby H, or as we now lovingly refer to him, Taz, turned two years old. We had a quiet celebration at home with homemade pizza and cake. This little guy is so sweet and precious. Our lives have been so blessed because of him. He is so kindhearted, smart, loving . . .
Yes . . . he's found the stash. And yes, he climbed up there all by himself.
You know, life is awesome. Right now life is so full and I couldn't be happier.
In other news, Bryce is graduating!!!!!
. . . and if you are intersted, I have a short story up on Random Outbursts of and Excited Writer. Check it out and comment on it. It's part of a blogfest that my writing group is putting on and we are trying to get enough entries to have it be a charity fundraiser. If it gets to that point I'll give more details. There's still time if you want to participate too. Cut off is May 23rd.