Today is Daddy’s and Momma’s 58th Anniversary. For a surprise, Daddy played a solo “P.S. I Love You”. This is how they introduced the song,
“Gordon Jenkins and Johnny Mercer got together in the early 1930’s and wrote “P. S. I LOVE YOU”. About 60 years ago a young man met and fell in love with Pamela Soboczynski. 58 years ago she married that young man, who as it just so happens, plays French Horn in this group. Today that older French Horn player would love to tell his Pam: “P. S. I LOVE YOU”.
While we normally go to Colorado for a vacation and to do some needed clean up, this year we went with the goal of helping to re-side Grandma’s house. It was a lot of hard work, and we did not finish the whole house, but we were able to get a lot done.
Everyone got to help in some way. Megan learned to paint and the older kids learned how to put siding on.
It was not all work, we also visited family and explored. We did confirm one thing, nine days for travel and being in Colorado is not enough time!
While at Camp Patmos, we walked down to see how they did the bird count on the island. The gentleman who banded the birds was super friendly and answered many questions from all of us. He taught us how to identify birds and how to tell if the bird was a yearling. After teaching visitors how to properly hold a bird, we released the birds that they had banded. We went back a few times and enjoyed the chance to see many different birds.
When Allan, Mark and I returned to Indiana after being in Swaziland a few years, Kristi and Dave invited us over for a meal. We enjoyed our talk and our friendship grew.
Our families still love getting together. The last week plus we spent some time with the Sellers at Camp Patmos. Everyone kept busy helping with the weekend retreats, but we still had time to catch up.
My favorite part was having time to talk with Kristi face to face!
I told the kids that the next time it snowed, we would take the morning off and go sledding. It was 5 degrees at 8:00 this morning, but we still headed out to the park. We were happy that it warmed up quickly and we had a great morning.
When Megan noticed how much snow we had, she told me that it would be a lot of fun go sledding. She said it was Christmas and everyone would be home opening presents and she really wanted to go sledding with Daddy and Mark while they were home.
So we got everyone ready and were the first ones at Oxbow sledding this morning. We enjoyed playing in the snow for about an hour before deciding we needed hot chocolate.