Friday, June 20, 2014

Busy, Busy few weeks.

Where have I been?  Well lets see....May and June proved to be a very busy couple of weeks for this family.  First up was Special Olympics Regional which the girls did really well and we are so very proud of them!

Then we opened the cabin for the season, which is great but takes a little bit of work to clean everything , sweep, restock etc....after being closed up all winter.  You can't drive up because of all the crazy amount of snow that gets up there and they don't pave all the way up because it is actually a former logging road....but that's ok, we utilize it in the spring and summer which is good enough.

During that weekend we received a voicemail.

 We don't get cell reception so when we hit range on the way home we turn on our cells and retrieve all the messages.  Well we got some really bad news, my Mothers companion of 10 years passed away of a heart attack.  He was almost 70.  I feel so bad for Mom they were best friends.  My father passed away 26 years earlier so it was difficult to watch her heart break again.  She is coming out in
July as they had already planned to get away, Johns ticket was refunded and we encouraged Mom to still come out and get a change of scenery.  We are hoping for her to relocate here so time will tell.....
The next event was Special Olympics State games and it was about 1 hour from here so we decided
to get a hotel and stay the night and make a long weekend of it.( My girls are in red, the little decided to photo bomb her sister, which actually worked out because I didn't get one picture of the two of them together! go figure)   Once again the girls did well but not their best.  One of their teammates on their 4 x 100 relay didn't show up or call to tell anyone so they were one man down.  The first man, which is an important place...but they pulled another athlete from their team and used her, which she
never had done a running relay, just walking but she was such a trooper and did her best and we are very proud of her stepping up and helping out the team.  They placed 6th.....they usually place 1st/Gold.  But it made them see how it really is important to do their part and show up.  Lesson learned.

Then there was the Shine Prom and both girls attended with their dates.  This is a Prom put on for all the Special Needs Adults.  A mother started this about 3 years ago because her son, who is autistic, never did attend his High School Prom so she put one on for all the adults and boy has it grown!!!  They had a super time and looks so very nice!
Finally there was a Bridal shower and a wedding.....we threw the shower for my daughters friend, my daughter was the Maid of Honor.  It was a beautiful day and an outdoor wedding.....and that now brings us up to date.  WHEW!!!!

 So now I can resume blogging....don't have much on the calendar until the end of the month and then a couple of weeks after that my Mom arrives.  So glad to spend time with the meantime I am working on my log cabin quilt from the quilt along....I am handquilting it right now and hope to be finished with in by next week!  Looking so forward to the parade! 

I am also going to have a quick but very cute quilt along posted mid month so watch for details!  This is aside from The current one at the beginning of the month...this is for the middle of the month...will post details in a day or two!  If you would like to join the Prairie children and their quilts one, hop in at anytime! 

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