They also now have some help at home which is something that Holland badly needed even before the terrible fall. She is such an incredibly strong woman and was so hesitant to acknowledge that she needed any help at all. Hospice has been called in and has proven invaluable in assiting her in the needs of her husband, both physically and emotionally.
Meanwhile, I looked at my blog and realized it has been awhile since I last posted. Trust me, I have not been lounging on the sofa eating chocolates all this time. However, that does sound like a great idea since the Olympics are on so much of the day.
The sewing room has seen a lot of activity which always makes me happy. Most of the work has been filling embroidery logo orders for the local pony club, but I did manage to assemble two quilting projects. One is for this month's Schnibble project (which I haven't photographed yet) and the other was for a Valentine's table topper. The hand embroidered heart blocks were from a design at Kviltstina earlier this month.
Last Thursday we took off with our whole family for our annual trip to the snow. We love the area that we visit as it is quite family oriented with skiing as well as sledding for the younger ones. The weather was perfect and there was lots of snow for everyone to enjoy. We rent three condominiums in the same building and everyone shares the meals so the workload is light. Evenings are filled with games and just "hanging out" with the family. Memories are made each year and it is always so much fun to have everyone together for four days.
We've experienced some not so good memories over the years as well. There was one year when one son broke both ankles on a ski jump. Another year there was a split chin from sledding and then there was the year that our son broke his back and was transported by plane back to Santa Barbara for back surgery. The good memories far outweigh the bad which is a blessing.
I know that many of you would probably prefer to NOT see any snow pictures, but we enjoy being able to "visit" the snow and then return home to our warmer temperatures. You can just pass through the photos if you have had your fill of the white stuff.
The chair lift up to join the skiers for lunch at the lodge.
The view from the top of the lift. The large flat white area is a frozen lake and our condos are right behind the lake.
The guys played poker in the evenings.
A little Pictureka game.
Popcorn and a movie for some.
Mah Jongg for the gals.
I thought I'd like to buy this house that was for sale. Let's see....if I win ten lotteries I may be able to do it as it is up for sale for $20 million. It is right next door to the condos that we rent so I figured it would be the perfect location. We should all fit in the 16,000 square feet. What do you think? Maybe I can turn it into a B&B.
It is hard to imagine that it will soon be March.. I am sure that the onset of spring is good news to so many of you. I just hope that all of this snow will not now cause flooding issues across the country. I am looking forward to the orioles returning and the emergence of the spring bulbs. How about you?