We are past the midway point already.
July has had more drizzle than sizzle this year.
nothing could put a damper on the joy
of being surrounded by some of my children and grandchildren
for the Fourth of July weekend.
I think back on the fall and the winter that we all have gone through.
Now, it is finally summer.
With school out of session, the children are able to take road trips to Grandma's house.
|Atticus & Regan|
Hannah & Gillian
Lunch on Grandma & Grandpa's Deck
|Celebrating the 4th of July|
Cousins & best friends
Then and now
|Keicha, Michelle, and Samantha|
No bears were spotted as the adventurers explored the area around my house. Keicha took lots of wonderful photos of their times climbing rocks, hiking, and exploring the area around the nearby old Woodman Sanatorium, a treatment center run by the Modern Woodmen during the first half of the last century for those suffering from tuberculosis. After the exploration trip, they all came home with all sorts of stories about all they had seen and discovered. I think they all had a memorable time. (Hopefully, Keicha will do a blog post telling more about these adventures that I can share with you.)
Atticus came home tired and ready to spend time with his buddy Boston. Boston was very happy about that.
The time together as a family was way too short, but we tried to make the most of time we had. One day the girls and I went to the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center to the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit that is currently on display.
It is always a treat to see the work of Chihuly. This piece is on permanent display at the Fine Arts Center. No photos were allowed to be taken of the O'Keeffe exhibit.
We had a great day of viewing some wonderful art. This was followed by eating lunch at one of my favorite Mexican food restaurants. This isn't the best shot of Keicha. You all know she is quite lovely, but I like the effect I got by taking a panorama photo while sitting out on the patio at Jose Muldoons. The photo is going on the blog. (Sorry Keicha.) Of course, while we ate, I had to tell Grandma Sally's Jose Muldoons story. Have you heard it?