Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Slice of Life: Thanksgiving Week!

I haven't posted much recently, but Thanksgiving week was filled with love and laughter and sweet times. We met our son and family in St. George, UT for a few days of fun and sun before Thanksgiving.

Snow Canyon State Park on Sunday

Zion National Park on Monday
Swearing-in of our newest NPS Junior Ranger!

And then it was back home to celebrate Thanksgiving with daughter and her family. Sara loved finding time to work on a quilt and doing a 500 piece puzzle on Friday. Both are rare treats for a mother of three boys, ages four and under.

Grandpa managed to celebrate his birthday twice during his birthday week, 
once in Utah and once in Washington.

He had help blowing out the candles on both occasions.

Both visits included a trio of sweetness filling our days and laps with joy.

Truly there's nothing grander!

Our Utah grands!

Our Washington grands!


  1. What a proud Grandma of six you are, Ramona. Nothing like celebrating a birthday twice-Happy Birthday to your hubby.

  2. Dear Ramona,

    I think the sweetness of this post is dripping from my screen! What a beautiful way to capture the calm and comfort of your family's affection!

    I especially love that you've digitized this family photo album of sorts, captioning it in ways that include us in your journeys and adventures while maintaining the feeling so reminiscent of turning album pages sealed in the familiar.

    I am happy you were able to have sun and fun - and a bit envious (as a mom of four boys 5 - 16) that your loved one was able to take time to complete that puzzle and quilt. I'm not sure I have the talent nor patience for either of those (smile), but I am certainly taking notes on how to relax amidst the holiday chaos!

    Thank you so much for sharing. This was most endearing.


    ~Carla Michelle