Today we lost an old friend.......the large Sugar Pine that stood out behind the house. It always provided much needed shade in July and August and huge pinecones for the Holidays.......you will be missed. Poor old tree showed signs of stress for a couple of years now and these past few months it was apparent it wasn't going to make it. This morning Jim walked out with the chain saw and down it came. The good news is that it will provide a lot of firewood this year, a year in which firewood is scarce. But......when you come to visit us next, you will notice it's absence, it's shade and a little bit of our home's history.
We haven't had much need of shade the past few days.....it's been really cool and rainy.....not typical May weather. Yesterday we had a cozy fire all day, played a few hands of cards and watched the rain fall. Today is a bit brighter, but still a reminder that Summer is not here yet.
Last Thursday, however, was a beautiful sunny day and Tess and Bryn came for the day. So much fun......Bryn is cruising around and jabbering all the day. He is such a good boy and already displays a ready sense of humor......you can really "play" with him.
On Saturday Tess, Bryn , Molly and I headed to the mall.......Yikes.....what a zoo ! Tess did manage to find a bathing suit, which is why we went, so I have to call the day successful. Spending the day with the girls and Bryn is always a blast for me.....maybe we'll do the mall again someday.....hopefully not until next year sometime !
Friday night we had dinner with some of our favorite people.....Seth and Amanda and Amanda's parents, Peg and Steve. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Club Car.......super fun evening.
Sun is peeking out now......guess I'll head outside and help Jim dismember the old Pine.
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