It is beautiful out right now. Just perfect in temperature and the bright sun has headed further west casting a nice shade over our home and yard. The week ahead is to be hot again so we are enjoying every minute of this cooler weather right now. Jim is out working in his wood shop and I have been working all day on all kinds of things. The coolness brings added energy. We do not have air conditioning so we have to start very early on the hot days to get things done. Today was more leisurely.
In May and June we were in Rhode Island, and Loughborough, England visiting our kids and grandkids.
How lucky to see all ten of the grandkids in such a short span of time. We also went to visit our friends, the Rayners, in Chester, England and toured around Wales visiting our ancestors' old stomping grounds. We did lots of sightseeing and it was all spectacular. I have been working on posts of all of that but they are not done yet.
At the end of June we had a big backyard party for Jim's co-workers at the temple. In July Jennifer and our 4 grandgirls came for 11 days and we had a lot of adventures. Lowell came as his work would permit for three days. At the end of that we had a family reunion in our backyard so everyone could see them.
A week after they left I flew to Utah to attended The BYU Genealogy Conference for four days and then Jim came up with his mom for Owen's baptism on August 1st.
In August we had something major every weekend. I taught a class called The Traveling Genealogist. It was fun and relaxed and on how to travel and work on your family history at the same time. The week before last we had three weddings and one pre-wedding dinner for 40 here at our house. During that same week we had a family funeral for one of Jim's cousin a few times removed who was 93. He was a great man. Because it was out of town we were gone 8 hours! So come to think of it I am not surprised I haven't done a daybook in forever and a day.
On Pinterest This Week....I have enjoyed my daily journey of pinning the beautiful things in this life that I enjoy and that mean something to me. Here is my favorite pin from the last few days: Autumn...Bring It!
If I could change one thing it would be...my knees! And whatever else others need to function better and do their life in less pain.
Here is a Photo I'm Sharing...these are some pine trees at Soda Springs that we saw coming home from Utah on August 2nd. They looked so pretty after 8 hours in the Nevada dessert. However, as we came down out of the Sierras it got dryer and dryer and many trees are not doing well in our beautiful State. We need rain so desperately. Please pray for our trees and the things that make California so beautiful. And that there will not be any more fires in the west to threaten lives or property. Thanks Friends!
Take Care Of You For Me!