Where have I been, and what have I been doing since my last post?
On July 4th I went with my aunt, uncle and cousins to a not-too-far-away town where we had a
|There were these adorable little Shetland(?) ponies pulling carts. Maybe they're Miniature Horses and I don't know the difference.|
|And being in farm country, there were tractors, trucks and other such equipment.|
|There also were other horse groups. This was a nice big horse with big feet. Clydesdale, maybe.|
I'm afraid this is the only picture I can show of my grandson as his parents, especially his dad, does not want his picture shown out in cyberspace. Believe me when I say he is absolutely adorable, has a great smile, intelligent eyes, and smoochable dimples. Yes, I truly loved being able to spend time with this youngster who is now almost four years old! That's a long time to go without grandma time with him.
On July 8th, I made an appointment with a local realtor to go look at a property. It was in an area I've been keeping my eye on over the years, and the price was good. The problem: Marty and I don't have our ducks in a row to really be looking at property yet, but I'd seen this one listed before as it had been on and off the market without a sale several times over the years and curiosity got the best of me. When we went to look at it (my dad and I), we also met the owner and he seemed to be a really nice guy.
|A corner view of the house and carport.|
|Area showing the garden with mature grapevines along the garden fence. I was told there were also two kiwi trees.|
|The stream area and back hillside.|
|The lovely and serene pond.|
Then just this past Friday, my aunt's and uncle's children put together a very simple little cake and punch event to celebrate their 50th anniversary, which was back on June 5th. It was held at a tiny little country church where they had gotten married.
|My aunt and uncle.|
|The sweet little old church where they were married. It was built in 1886.|
I miss being home though, and miss my husband and my son.