"Am still trying to get on track before company comes and Olga leaves on Monday; I'm a little behind as has been my usual moan for this summer; but time always seems to right itself doesn't it? My oldest boy Nathan and his wife and two precious little ones arrive sometime late Friday night or into the wee hours Saturday morning (depending on when he finally gets off of work); Can't wait for that... am counting the hours...working on making everything clean and cozy. In the meantime, Olga is going off to College three days later, so we are working on getting her ready to go as well. Steve will drive her up to Wyoming and get her settled in (by the way, she returned from Sweden on Sunday night after a successful trip and tournament. Her team lasted through to the last quarter and placed eighth in their division; pretty good considering the hundreds of teams that were there. She met some wonderful people and all in all it was a great experience for her)."
So with that written, I never got any farther, and here I am squeezing in a post due to a little unexpected quiet time that has been thrown in unplanned because my precious grandbabies are feeling a little under the weather, and my daughter in law isn't feeling too shiny either....so the days plans have been changed and all are resting, and I am updating.
Friday July 30th: My Mom celebrated her 75th birthday; "Happy Birthday Mom. I wish we could be there with you, we miss you!"
On the same day we went with family and friends up into the mountains by train to enjoy a wonderful cowboy concert by Michael Martin Murphy and band. What a great day that was. We had hoped we could bring Nathan and Himilce and Elon and Asher with us on that trip, but Nathan couldn't get away from work soon enough to fit it in. Michael and family have become friends of ours in recent months due to the fact that they are living next door in our little cottage (where mom used to live) for a short period, as they finalize their move in this area. They are a wonderful family and it has been a pleasure to get to know them. When Steve and I were dating (way back in our high school days), the song "Wildfire" was a hit on the radio, and we both loved that song; it was another little bond that we found in each other. Since that time, we enjoyed Michaels music, and had a couple of his CDs, and now here we are with this chance to get to know him. It has been a sweet blessing.
Saturday, July 31: Nathan and Himilce and precious babies arrived after a difficult drive and a sick little Asher. Nathan left on a camping trip that afternoon, to continue plans for a movie that he has been working on this last year.
Sunday, August 1: Church with family, last minute details for Olga's trip.
Monday, August 2: After several days of chaos, Steve and Olga leave for College. Whewie... it sounds simple, but I am sure tired and so is Steve. Nathan returns from his trip, Jeremy and Chrystal come for dinner.
Tuesday, Wednesday: Lots of happy time together.
Thursday: Elon, Asher and Himilce sick. Excursions to Springs and Denver cancelled. Stay tuned for adorable pictures of grandchildren and children soon to be posted.
Train and Concert Adventure
We took the train
We saw this guy along the way
Michael Martin Murphy
From left to right: Me, Mama Jo, Steve, Michael, Melissa, Olga, Samantha and Eddie (beneath Steve)
Steve and Michael