We spent the early part of September with Carrie, Jay and the girls. We were able to celebrate Carrie's birthday while we were there. How fortunate to be 72 and to still have a chance to celebrate life events with both my mother and my daughter! I love my daughter and am grateful for our shared moments.
In addition to his gifts for her, Jay did a lot of nice things around the house, and his mother Jackie, came to share the day as well. We had a real celebration!
One thing we did, was to create trails through the woods for the girls to ride their bikes.
Even the cat enjoys the chickens'
Guess what! Now they are laying eggs too! Four months to the day of hatching themselves!
After our visit in New Hampshire with part of our family, we headed to Blackwoods Campground in Acadia Natioanl Park.
It was time for for our Third Annual Reunion with friends from Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge.
Each year, some friends return, while some are not able to do so. We missed those who could not attend this year, but we had a festive time with the gang that showed up, and hope that all can attend next year.
Here is the group enjoying our special dinner together!
It is amazing to know that all of us met on one small piece of real estate in Florida and those moments created our friendships! Here we are, along with Tone and I.
When we share this time, everyone does whatever activities interest them, and then we join up for campfires and snacks and the main dinner event. We shared some hikes with our friends - one along the Ocean Path, and one over Gorham Mountain, and one around Jordan Pond.
From Gorham Mountain
And Jordan Pond. (We were treated to Popovers on the lawn of the Pond House before we hiked.😍)
After we said goodbye, we went to spend the weekend with our long term friends, Joan and Lucille.
They include us in the family early Thanksgiving celebration. We always love it and feel honoured, and special to spend time with them and the children and partners.
We followed all this celebration with family and friends with times of medical appointments. We both got a good bill of health from our annual checkups, and I had one more experience to tolerate. I had a small skin cancer to be removed. So I went from this...
To this, in a few days, the cancer gone from my face.
We will soon be planning our trip south, but as always we are overflowing with images of happy moments with family, friends and health. Thank you Lord for ALL the blessings!