Wednesday, August 14, 2013


The view from Nancy's house of Hayden Lake.
I went away and now I am back - had to put in a lot of extra hours to catch up at work and helped Ally move from one apartment to another in San Francisco over the weekend. Caught up with Dexter and the other shows on the DVR.  Almost all the laundry is clean and ironed.  Today I am finally feeling like I am back in the groove.

I was up in Idaho for a few days visit with my sister at her home in Coeur d'Alene, then we went down to Boise for a family gathering celebrating, among other things my parents's 80th birthdays and 60th wedding anniversary. The last time we all got together (or at least almost all of us) it was in 2003!

My parents and siblings.

My brother and his wife hosted us in their lovely home and yard.  Among the guests was my mother's cousin Mitzi whom I remember as a child because she and her husband had horses!  They are in their 90's now and living in the retirement community my parents have chosen to move to next year.

The "kids"

There were also 11 of the 14 grandchildren present and the California cousins had a good time catching up with the Idaho contingent.

We all swear we won't wait so long to get together again, though it is harder once the kids are grown up and working and living all over the country... when the weddings start I am sure we will be gathering again.  Not that we are in any hurry for that!


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Sorry I missed seeing you!
But I know those family events are important and take a lot of energy.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Great photos! I love it when family gets together and you can all reconnect.

knittergran said...

WOW! Congratulations to your parents on both milestones. And what a nice gathering.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I will say the same thing I said on FB--you look fab!

shrink on the couch said...

Wow - look at you! You give me great hope. I can actually say I feel a tinge of looking forward to all my kids flying from the nest.