Wow – it has been quite a while since I last posted a blog entry, February 20th to be exact. Where did the time go? A lot has happened that has interfered with blogging. Work has been especially demanding, we had a fun trip to Georgia to help my mother celebrate her 90th birthday in March, we spent 2 weeks in Belize in April, we are in the midst of updating our kitchen, spring yard work is upon us, and work is still demanding! Although I haven’t been blogging, I have been taking photographs of our trips and the spring awakening of our gardens and woodlands in Minnesota.
First was the birthday celebration. My 3 sibs (2 older sisters and 1 younger brother) and I all live far away from our mother; she is in Georgia and we are in California, Colorado, Minnesota, and North Carolina. But we managed to orchestrate a lovely party for her held at the restaurant of a family friend. We went to the restaurant beforehand to put up decorations. A number of my mother’s friends were on hand to help us celebrate, too.
And one of my sisters baked a wonderful cake from a recipe that came from our mother’s hometown in North Carolina.
We were able to visit for a couple of days after the birthday celebration and really enjoyed each other’s company. We do nerdy things like play scrabble and cards and go for walks through the neighborhood. And we eat, a lot. While eating one meal, we are planning the next. We have a wonderful time together.
When we returned to Minnesota, it was time to prepare for our trip to Belize in April. We spent 2 wonderful weeks in Belize. More about Belize in the next posts, but I’ll just say now that it was a good trip. Spring had finally sprung by the time we got back from Belize. Our daffodils, which had started blooming before we left, were in full bloom when we returned and bare tree branches were showing the first signs of green.