Sunday, June 28, 2009

One Very Special Day

We're daughter and mother
Not so long ago.
We give and take
And take and give
Along time's endless row.
Love is passed
And love received
To be passed on again:
A precious heirloom
Twice, twice blessed,
A spiritual cardigan.

I'll put it on
And treasure it,
The me I have received,
And when the roles
Reverse again,
I'll have what I most need.

So may our love
Go on and on,
A hundred thousand years;
Mothers and daughters,
Daughters and mothers,
Through joys and other tears.
- Anonymous

I got to spend a WHOLE day with my Mom last month! It was fabulous, just the two of us taking our time and being together. Thanks for the great memory making day, Mom. I love you.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Kid Crew = adopted daughter, nephew, niece

Ah, summer time! It's the perfect time to enlighten (or torture) the kids. When they were little we would have "adventures." It was great because when you're 2, 4 and 5 adventures can be anything from the Wild Animal Park to getting lost and making the most of it. We had some really great times! Now, however, at 12, 14 and 15 they're, er, uh, more sophisticated.

I love strange, unusual, funny stuff. I would be the person to drive route 66 just to see the World's Largest Ball of Twine. See what I mean? I am laughing just thinking about it now. I want to go to Winslow, Arizona and stand on a corner and see some fine sights. It really exists, there's a mural. You may not know it, but on the way to Palm Springs is a place called ... Cabazon (Hear the echo? Mysterious right?) It is home to, wait for it, DINOSAURS! The kids had never heard of it, let alone been there. Road Trip here we come, an adventure was waiting to happen!

My daughter took control of the dinosaur situation quickly! She saddled up and rode of into the sunset! My niece was horrified by bad breath!
The nephew and husband running for their lives! Wait! It's all okay, the T-rex just wanted the hat, crisis averted! I am not sure the Kid Crew will want to have anymore adventures after this, but I laughed myself silly and enjoyed every minute!