Hello, hello. Vacation time at last! I finished my last day of summer school and I am free! Okay, free for 2 weeks, but how glorious it will be for 2 weeks. I celebrated by going to tea with my friends. We meet at Bearpaws and Hollyhocks quilt shop (www.bearpawsandhollyhocks.com) and Gran, as she is known in the blog world, has tea for us. We all bring goodies and then we sit and chat for three hours. It is glorious and so much fun. Today was a birthday celebration cause there were 3 birthdays--yesterday, today and August 1st. It was also great to meet Gran's daughter-in-heart (isn't that just sweet??) before we take her class next Thursday. Now, it will be like meeting a friend when we meet again.
Speaking of birthdays, my brother had a birthday yesterday. My parents had children one after another. I was born in August. 11 months later, Jim was born on July 22. Richard followed 12 months and 5 days later. My sister came last 11 1/2 months later. When my baby sister was born, I was 3 years and 10 months old. My mom always told me that no matter what anyone said, the rhythm method definitely does not work. I had 2 brothers and a sister as proof.
My brother Jim, who followed me, was especially annoying when we were kids. The minute he woke up on his birthday he would start in about how he was the same age as me and he would keep this up for the next 39 days before I turned another year older. A friend of ours, Mark, told me he has the same thing going on with his two daughters. As much as things change and we get older, nothing really changes!
Now that I am free, I expect that I will be quilting up a storm beginning Wednesday. My sister, Mary is bringing the girls to see me. The girls are Juliana and Olivia--my adorable and much loved nieces. I just love every minute I get to spend with them. Juliana just went to girl scout camp. I can't wait to see the pictures! Most people wait to be a parent. I wanted to be an aunt.
I have 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Sarah is so smart and she is just a beautiful girl. She has her mother's looks. I have always thought my sister-in-law was a beautiful woman and Sarah will be also. Jacob is the football player. He is smart like Sarah and just a sweet kid. I love them dearly. Juliana and Olivia are the youngest of the six. I am able to talk to them every week, even though they live six hours away. Sammy is the oldest. He is so amazing. He is musical and just a very nice kid. His brother, William is the only one I have never met because, unfortunately, he lives in Iowa and that is 2000 miles across the U.S. Hopefully someday we will meet. Either way, I still love William and Sammy as much as the ones I see.
I will be hanging out with two cute chicks and their mom as we go visiting our Aunt Pat and Uncle Wilburn, so good-bye until after the weekend!