I'm home! I must say, travel and flying across the country is pretty stressful! I awoke every hour the last night I was in Ohio visiting my daughter and granddaughters - 1 am, 2 am, 3 am.. then up at 7 to finish packing and get ready for my daughter to take me to the airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. They dropped me off and I waved goodbye. I waited a few hours for the one and a half hour flight, then it was delayed.. I only had a 40 minute space to catch my connecting flight so more stress and worry. Luckily I made the connection in Minneapolis/St. Paul - and settled in for the 3 hour flight to Portland. There was a screen in front of me so I watched our plane make it's way across the United States. :-) Dayle picked me up and we got the checked bag and headed home. WHEW!
I asked my daughter for the school pictures from last year and she packaged them up for me in cardboard. Aren't they cute? Jenna is starting 8th grade next week and Paige will be in 4th. Jenna got her braces off the day I arrived for my visit.. she looks gorgeous! These are my souvenirs from the trip - the photos, a magnet that Amy and the girls surprised me with at the Marblehead Lighthouse gift shop and 3 little rocks...
The little pebbles actually are priceless to me. Paige picked them up while walking along the beach at Vermilion Lighthouse.. and she brought them to me and gave them to me. Awwww... I just find that precious. The red one is actually red granite, it would be beautiful polished up.
One of the last times I held Honey.. wiggly little beastie baby. Jenna is very good with the pup. Paige made coffee for me one morning and polished my nails for me. She also made popcorn each evening and pulled up a chair next to me and shared it. She and I set the table together before Jay's parents came for dinner and to see me and the puppy. Jenna emptied the dishwasher for her mom at my suggestion. Memories of my girls.
Amy had made homemade sourdough English muffins for me and I had one each morning during my visit, toasted with peanut butter and jam with my coffee. Then she showed me how she makes her sourdough bread, she made two loaves for us, the house smelled divine.
She brought them to me to see when they came out of the oven. Yum!
Today is a rest day as tomorrow Dayle and I will be heading to my sister Denise's daughter's wedding in the late afternoon. Life is quite the whirlwind, isn't it?
Thanks for visiting! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)