Saturday, May 7, 2011

Whirlwind tour

When you are on a whirlwind tour, it leaves you with many thoughts to blog about but little time to blog.

We are currently touring Virgina. The first stop was McLean, just outside of DC. We helped cater my father-in-law's wedding. It was a wonderful week of fun work, family, good times, lots of wine and cheesecake.

Next we headed out to Chincoteague Island on the Eastern Shore. My sister lived here years ago. We enjoyed, ponies, the beach, a healthy dose of nostalgia, and time with my mom and dad. We also discovered a Dale Chihuly sculpture in seafood restaurant on the island. It was on Maeve's birthday - Wonderful.

Now we are in Richmond celebrating birthdays, Mother's day and sending my brother off. My brother is being deployed to Iraq (yes, there is still a war on in Iraq) in early June. This will be the last time I will see him for a while.

All of these things deserve many blog pages all by themselves. I will try to do them justice when I land again in Oklahoma.

For now, I am pondering how family is such an amazing thing. It can be good and bad.

There is joy in seeing your children frolic on beach where you frolicked when you were a teenager.

There is frustration trying to coordinate everyone and there is fun when you all finally get together.

Time with grandparents is priceless. I keep wishing I could video all the little interactions so Maeve and Hilde can remember them all.

There is a heavy weight when your brother goes to war.

1 comment:

  1. Jill

    So sad for you to have to say goodbye to your brother for now. I will keep him in my prayers.

    Glad you and the girls are enjoying your "tour.". I thought of you all today wheb i saw that it was Kentucky Derby day.