Thursday, June 9, 2016

Withdrawal and Blessings

I'm here at the beach; it is beautiful, and you'd think all would be well but... I'm REALLY missing something to stitch. Do you think there is such a thing as stitching withdrawal? Anyway, yesterday's sunburn is keeping me from heading outside today, so I find I'd actually have some time to stitch. My idle hands yearn for the feel of cloth and thread beneath my fingertips.

Alas, I realize I wouldn't be able to sew anyway. My hand/wrist still ache from my fall. I guess I'll read and watch The Quilt Show and The Wire while all of the kiddos are at the pool and beach.

Meanwhile, here are a couple of gratuitous pictures of some of my family. Every other year my husband and I rent a big house and invite our kids and grandkids down to the beach. So far, everyone has been able to come each of the years. It is really special since we all live so far apart; it is one of the few chances we all have to spend time with each other. I feel so blessed to be able to do this.

Cade saw his first sunrise this morning. My DH got up early with him and took him to the state park to see it. He told me it was orange!

June Beth (the littlest one in this picture) came out onto the deck with my DH and I last night. The sky was REALLY clear and the stars looked close enough to touch; she was very excited by them. She and I sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star over and over. As soon as we'd finish one song, she'd say, "Again, again." Did I say how blessed I feel?


Lisa Greenbow said...

What wonderful memories you and Nate are making. You certainly are blessed and so is your family. Enjoy...

Robbie said...

Nothing beats family! ENJOY!!! We're off to grand daughters wedding in IN. tomorrow...dropping off puppies at vets/boarding then 6 hour on Sat. and return on Sun. Still looking forward to seeing all the family!

Dana Kroeger said...

What fun you all must be having! Can't believe how fast the grandkids are growing. Enjoy the rest of your trip!