Thursday, June 18, 2009
We had a lot of family time yesterday. We all, aunts, uncles, Marcy's Mom, neighbors, congregated at a local football field for my niece's promotion ceremony (Grandma couldn't go). Thanks to Southern California's perpetually sunny weather the graduation and promotion ceremonies can be held outside and it was HOT! I don't remember doing this in jr. high and my brother said that this is a recent addition to the middle school program. All those kids sure looked older than eighth grade!
Afterwards we all went out to lunch and had a grand ol' time.
So here are family pictures for the benefit of Tetsu at home in Japan.
Takumi and Leiya together for a quick picture at the restaurant. They actually can stand next to each other and smile! (I'm remembering days of old when there was pushing and shoving and complaints of "Tell her to stop touching me!")
My brother and I enjoying an evening in front of the fireplace. Even though the days are warming up the evenings still get pleasantly cool. I think the fireplace is for atmosphere not warmth. That and my brother helped cut down a tree a couple of weeks so there's a lot of dead wood around.
Marcy and I made a trip to Jo Anns and I bought a few Olfa cutting boards at half price off. Yeah! I need to make a baby quilt for someone at church so I bought fabric for that and Marcy remembered two people that SHE needed to get baby gifts for, so guess what? Marcy is going to make a quilt! One. Maybe two. Doesn't she look like a pro piling her fabric bolts into her cart?