Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Cross Country and then Cross Country

A Fall Sport!
This is a sport that all can participate in.
Yup, Cross Country!
Lulu, Levi, Ila May and Silas all
run Cross Country.

This was their first meet, after weeks of practice.

Mom (Kimmy) is their head cheerleader.
“You Can do this Lulu!”
Look at Lulu’s smile as she sees her mom.

This brings back memories of when Kimmy
ran Cross Country!
 I'm also a cheerleader.

Isaac is cheering them on, too!

They all did well and can't wait for their next meet.


And now for another Cross Country!
I drove to Tacoma (used to be Seattle) for a few days.
I needed to see our other grandchildren!

It has been way too long since we've hugged.
(thanks to the virus)
I took the 8 hour trip all by myself.
The weather was beautiful.

When I pulled in, 
 the hugs started with these two.

But where is Huxley?

Oh, yeah, there's Huxley!
You have to look very carefully.
He's hiding in the couch.

That's more like it!
Todd and Huxley!

Trey is into building anything that is battery powered.
This is his domain, 
the downstairs workbench.

Scarlett is very busy doing and being everywhere!

Huxley loves his siblings and 
will sit still only long enough for a book.

And then there is school.

Tacoma hasn't opened the schools yet.
So, like many others students
it’s at the dining room table.

 While Trey is doing school, Scarlett and I read this one book over and over again.!!            

Huxley napped and mom & dad worked from home.

The book we read, was about painting coffee cups.
Todd got the idea to go to a pottery shop and paint our own cups.

What a good dad!
So, off we went and 
we each painted a special project.
So fun!


We took a day and went to the Zoo

What a great place. So beautiful and easy to get around.

Everywhere we turned, was an exciting exhibit.

We practically had the place to ourselves.

We were there when they fed the two huge Walrus's .

Simply amazing.
The kids got to ask questions.
And they had a lot of great questions.
Learned so much.

Then, of course we went to Puget Sound. 
My first love! 
Oh, how I miss being there.

For dinner we had Fish-n-Chips, outside.
It was perfect.

I came home FULL!

Full of love.
Full of leaning.
Full of rain.
Full of special moments.
Full of time spent with family.

And of course.
to last until next visit!



"Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. "

Deuteronomy 31:6 


  1. Oh I loved reading this post. What fun you had with your precious family. Love it! Glad the kids enjoy Cross Country. What a healthy way to have fun too. Was so good to see a post dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely time, well worth the long drive. And a camouflaged couch kiddo...I love it!

  3. Oh what a cute cheerleader you are! You're a pretty lady indeed!

    I think you are also brave to drive that far by yourself, but it looks like it was well worth it! Such cute children and parents...

    Hope you're resting and doing well!

  4. Christine this brought back so many memories for me, I smiled all the way through! What wonderful memories you have tucked away in your heart, trust me, as the children grow up you will pull thesis photos out and relive them many times over, as they will too, and like our grandchildren who are grown now they will call and remind you of these wonderful times, our grandchildren stay in touch.
    Thank you for sharing and for the walk down memory lane, btw the photo of Scarlett in the doorway is priceless! I remember when we would visit our grandchildren they were always showing us what they could do.

  5. What a wonderful time you had with your Tacoma family! So worth the long drive! And how wonderful to see the kiddos there, I know you miss them so. Glad you got to enjoy time with them at the zoo and down at Puget Sound. Fish n chips sounds wonderful! Loved seeing the pictures of you cheering on the cross country runners. Such a lovely post of wonderful things :)

  6. I so seldom check my blog list anymore but am so happy to read how full your life is these days. I do think about you often Christine.

    1. Thank you Mary for your sweet thoughts! I think of you often, too! All I have to go is look around my house and I see the wonderful things you’ve made us!! I use them everyday!💋

  7. A lovely post.
    Full of love and precious memories.
    Great photographs.

    All the best Jan


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