Life is full!
Mike and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary September 23rd.
Then Boomdee (aka Kelly or Petals) came to town.
I had a birthday…
Then hosted a gathering of friends.
I ate too much cake and homemade flan but enjoyed every morsel. By the way, peeking out from under the plate is one of my gorgeous new dinner napkins also known as serviettes. Kelly meticulously hand-stenciled them as a birthday gift. Please check out Kelly’s Korner for the full reveal and tutorial. They’re stunning!
We road a steam train up a steep grade through the redwood forests, traveling on a narrow-gauge railroad.
We visited the historic Ainsley home in downtown Campbell.
On Sunday we Skyped with Laurie and Pauline, covering topics both serious and mundane. It was good to catch up.
Kelly and I enjoyed full days and unscheduled nights, with time to relax, have a cup of tea or a glass of wine, and to put up our feet. What a joyful week.
In a flash, it was time to put Boomdee on a plane, as we made plans for a visit next year.
Next up: Edmonton, Alberta Canada. If my surgery goes well I’ll have an honest to goodness bounce in my step. Planning the next visit makes the goodbyes a little easier.
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