Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mega-update and some flower pictures.

I promised myself I would blog every Thursday - to make Thursday my day of correspondence in general - as that is the day I try to send mail to everyone who needs it, particularly Harris (who is into "NEED"ing things these days).

But with 5 weeks of almost constant travel for work, I've gotten precious little correspondence done. Here is the basic update on life and then some photos from our much needed outdoor adventure this past Sunday.

Julian has a three game winning streak with lacrosse, all of which I missed due to work travel. :( This most recent game against East Rockingham was a pure disaster. The guys were flustered because the other team decided last minute that we were to wear white jerseys instead of blue so I was calling everyone at 7am to tell them to wear white. Two guys never got the message and had to go back for their jerseys which got the schedule out of whack. When we got there the field was a dust bowl and we all choked and sputtered thanks to 30 mph wind gusts and the dust. We lost the game 16-8, I think... I have tried to rid it from my memory.

I have been battling a terrible cold that I just can't beat for almost four weeks now. I got sick while traveling to DC in the middle of April and cannot get rid of the cough and general physical distress. All I want to do is sleep. BUT, that doesn't get prospects visited so I must solider on.

The Family
Julie and Allen just celebrated their second anniversary - congrats to you both! I owe them something cotton to celebrate it.

Matthew is finished with this semester of classes and despite having a lease on an apartment in Morgantown, he is at home with Mom and Dad for the summer so far for want of a job.

Mom and Dad are in the process of loving a "fixer upper" in Raphine for their new nest. it is pretty exciting and I hope the summer brings lots of opportunity for progress.

Harris turned THREE (can you believe it) this past week. He is perfect in absolutely every way and has a vocabulary that is astounding. He loves to tell stories all about his day and anything he wants, he emphatically "needs" it!  "But I NEED an em (M&M), Meena!"

Our Adventure

We went to Sunday School on Sunday but then bailed on church to get outdoors (our little secret). These pictures start by showing our church sign flower bed which we tend and have filled up with free flowers which have been given to us. The irises in the middle are too tall to be in front of the sign and I will take them out eventually but this is the first year the rhizomes have been big enough to bloom since being transplanted so it is exciting. Then we went to a local garden in town which was donated to Blacksburg by a man who collected iries. How lovely!

Then - we headed into the hills, to the Blue Ridge Parkway in search of Lady Slipper orchids in bloom and what do you know? We found them.

It was a WONDERFUL time!!!

1 comment:

  1. Note - this post was originally written over a month ago...