08 May, 2010

May Already

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.


  1. Nice to have you back, what a busy life you've had over the last 21/2 months and it looks like the family party was a very happy occasion.

  2. Welcome back.. and happy birthday to her too. Your daffodils sprang up beautiful blooms, as a welcoming gesture the arrival of SPRING.


  3. Good to see you back Wilma.
    What a great age your mum is! I bet you all had a lovely time.

  4. Hi Wilma,
    Those are moments to treasure.
    Great to have you back.

  5. A wonderful moment Wilma, 90 is a good age to reach and still be OK.

  6. David, Bangchick, Keith, Madi, and Roy - so glad you still know where to find me! Thanks for letting me share this happy time with you.


  7. Forgot to say Wilma, now I know where you and your sisters get your stunning looks from {:)

  8. Thanks, Roy, for that lovely compliment. I think it is the laughter and the smiles we got from her that are stunning.


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