In the whirl of activities surrounding my youngest daughter's wedding last Saturday, I have been caught up in days of celebration, but missed visiting with you. We attended a wedding rehearsal and dinner on Friday night and then the wedding and dinner on Saturday. So many family members and friends worked very hard to help us make many good memories, and they succeeded above and beyond what we imagined possible.
Our home has been brimming over with guests. We had 14 people sleeping here several nights which reminded me of the grand house parties I have read about, only we did not have hired servants to help, but rather, our family members and friends volunteered to do whatever needed to be done. There were very few glitches and many blessings!
One night we celebrated Thanksgiving dinner. Another night we celebrated my oldest granddaughter's fifth birthday. The rehearsal dinner was also my youngest daughter's birthday. In the days after the wedding we helped some of those visiting from out of town, do some sightseeing. We drove them around Mt. Hood and visited an alpaca farm, and a fruit farm. We went to Multnomah Falls and ate lunch there. We played numerous rousing card games of Nertz or cribbage, and I knitted some rows on my merino garter stitch blanket.
Now I am looking forward to catching up on your news!
xx from Gracie