Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This past month...

Kaylee graduated!And who showed up? Our favorite kindergarten teacher! :-) Mrs. Tapley (from Fresno Christian). Seeing her "little Jenny" and Kaylee Kangaroo after all these years - and Jenny's baby??!!!! Oh my goodness - time passes!We had a fun weekend of graduation and various parties. Sunday evening our church family gathered at the Archers for an evening of blessing our seniors (about 9 of them, I think). Bus got us all weepy (and of course laughing, too!) as he talked about Ashley. Surreal rugby... And just a lot of nice sit-around-and-talk time Sunday evening.
But before graduation ... our Indiana / Colorado McCracken family came to southern CA (the desert!) for a week of vacation with us!
Kaylee and some cousins... and Uncle Andy and Aunt Susan

Tim suggested an early morning fishing trip to the Salton Sea (never heard of it? It's bigger than Tahoe!) Two hours of waiting... and waiting... and waiting... then just as they'd packed up to head home, other folks started pulling fish in right and left. A school of Tilapia had arrived -- and the cousins' poles came out again -- this time pulling in fish faster than Tim could get them off the hooks and on the ice!
Fish tacos for dinner!

Don't DO it, Lindsey!!

Scrabble was a hit.
I don't think this was the Joel/Grandpa game! Tim and mom :-)
Seems whenever we've had a family reunion, there's always an "Uncle Tom cooking breakfast" photo. Yum! Tom and Lillian really know how to put together a hearty meal!

And there was much swimming! About 4 or 5 times per day, I think. With crazy races and goofy stunts.

And TWO babies! How fun is that?! Connor with Graham (his nephew). Caleb with Luke (his brother).
Other happenings in the month of May:
Samantha's ballet performance. She was lovely.

(Isn't "Auntie Teresa" pretty? :-)A fun evening at the Bohans - with the Reilly family, too.
And the last senior Bible study at the Goossens. What a great group!
The Myers gave us a call on Mothers' Day and told us to come on over. What a fun day!
Complete with lots of music
(several guitars, banjo, violin, cello, piano... and lots of singing).
And coming back to the past couple of days: Grandma and Grandpa McC. stayed on for a week after our vacation time in order to be here for Kaylee's graduation. Grandpa helped Connor get his small garden into spiffy shape. Now we just need to keep Molly out of it. (And speaking of Molly, she learned all kinds of tricks, thanks to Grandpa's confidence that she was smart and could learn some fun stuff!)

It was a full month - with the high school banquet, choir performance at the policemen's memorial, senior Bible study, evening with Bohans and Reillys, Mothers' Day with the Myers, , a ballet performance, a couple of meetings in L.A. for Tim, preaching at the rescue mission, Bible studies at the prison, a performance for Connor's after-school- orchestra program kids at Biola, a family vacation, and graduation! (Oh, and a sleep-over/rattler-shooting at the Parishes for Connor!). Wow.

We're so thankful for relationships - for family and friends. Our lives are full and rich because of them.


teters4 said...

What a nice summary of so many great happenings of the past month. Looking forward to more great visits over the next couple of weeks of grad parties!

Max and Jenny said...

What a nice post, mom!