June 22nd - Wednesday - 87 degrees - humid - showers this am
As usual has been a busy couple of weeks. Noell and Wyatt were home for a couple of week and Shawn and Maegan hosted a family picnic for all of us at their house, so Lou and I made a quick stop there after our Laurel Square Dance. We had a really good picnic and the weather changed quickly while we were there, it had been really hot and humid and a cold front passed through making all of wish we had brought along jackets. Lou and I even turned the heater on in the car for the short trip home.
The next week we had various doctors appointments locally and out of town. We also dropped off the RV at Camping World in Bath and are waiting for a phone call to go and pick it up. We had several issues that needed to be addressed before we can take it out for our next outing for the fourth of July holiday week.
I had to include a picture of the summer cactus in bloom. Michelle started this from a tiny slip when she was in grade school and the poor thing has been abused many times and re-potted after these many mishaps and this year it really strutted its stuff. It was beautiful and still is blooming.
Father's Day was very meaningful this year for many reasons, Janet and Brion called and asked if we could meet them in Manfield for lunch. They came up from Camp Hill to visit with Brion's father to cut his grass and to have lunch with Janet's dad and cut his grass and then back home that evening. Talk about a day dedicated to fathers! Lou had beautiful cards and phone calls from all of his kids and Janet and Brion always remember him with a Hess collector's item, this year a helicopter to add to his collection.
Krista went into labor on Saturday while at a funeral for the child of one of her girl friends so she spent the majority of Father's Day in the hospital; however, they sent her home for a few hours and in that time when she was at home, she, Steve and Michelle came down with cards for Lou for Father's Day. They even got a card for Estee to give to Lou, how cute is that? Michelle's card was the card that brought tears to Lou's eyes and also to Michelle's. Michelle was very close to her "Pa" before he died, but Michelle accepted Lou a little at a time and she wrote in this very special card a very special note just for Lou that would break your heart, if all of us could accept people as they are and for what they are wouldn't we all be happier? It made all of us proud to be a family.
The final joy of our Father's Day, Krista had a C-Section around 8:15 pm and delivered Matthew Steven - 9 pounds 4 oz. All is well, and they are home today. Praise God for a healthy baby boy.
Today our landscapers came so we have been edged and mulched, now I need to get the bushes trimmed, irises trimmed, and some thinning out done. The list goes on doesn't it???