Forgive me for leaving you in the laundry room for so long.
I was out of town last week and didn't get a chance to do a post before leaving.
Last week I travelled to my home state ~ Michigan.
It was beyond wonderful to spend the entire week with my sister. While she is working hard at her recovery and it is a SLOW process, there were still so many things we could do together and I cherished each and every one of them.
For starters we went to a matinee of this movie.
Have you seen it?
If not, you might want to. Soooo gooood!!
I read the book and loved it and the movie was every bit as good as the book.
We went to a nearby state park and enjoyed the butterfly garden.
While at the state park we reminisced about the many times our boys had been there for field trips and cub scout camps.
We met the newest addition to their family, Champ.
He is a very handsome cat who loves to sit on the nearest lap.
I learned that my sister enjoys playing Yahtzee and that she is a force to be reckoned with. During our first game she scored 3 Yahtzees. We played many games of Yahtzee and Solitaire while I was there. We reminisced about how it was like when we were kids and would play solitaire outside for hours. We did a lot of reminiscing. Later in the week my brother from California flew in and joined us in the reminiscing. While our time together was short, we savored every moment.
And, of course, a trip to my home state and a week of reminiscing with my siblings wouldn't be complete without a trip to our old house. The modest house that our parents brought each of us home to when we were babies in the 50s. So much has changed since we lived in that house. There have been highs and lows, good times and hard times. Our days spent in that house were the carefree days of our youth. Back then we could have never imagined where life would lead us in the future.
"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family." ~ Anthony Brandt