Well May is certainly a blessing with the great weather and the fact that we can focus our efforts on the outside and our yard. Seeing the green come alive is so refreshing.
We are getting used to COVID regulations,and are lucky that restrictions have lifted somewhat so we can enjoy more things.
May was full of flurry and fun.
First off Blake's 13th Birthday!! How did that happen so fast? We were still in a distancing phase, so his celebration was a drive by party, no hugging etc. But we sat in lawn chairs in the gargae and joined in a take out meal. I made a hugging suit out of recycle bags and gave away hugs to the kids. That was the first time since we left in February and boy did thse hugs feel good!
Next came Mother's Day. The Stecyks came by first, then the Camerons. It was a great day, and I enjoyed using my new patio umbrella. The chairs that Don had started were done, and mine is painted and in use. I just love it! The black one is for Lindsay and the yellow one is mine:)
May long weekend found us at the Stecyk cabin, enjoying the quads, fresh air, etc. Boy was it nice to be in the trailer again!
We also picked this year to get the sidewalk on the side of the house mudjacked. This time a local company, Stryder Construction, came through with flying colors. We are so pleased with the results, but find as we walk around the yard we have learned to anticipate the uneven spots, and take some funny steps that are no longer necessary. Don't worry - this is the before photo.
Somewhere in all of this we painted the garage trim and installed a new window in the garage. This is all in preparation for getting the house painted. That comes hopefully next month. We have selected Student Works Painting. It was beyond frustrating trying to find a local company. Only one even returned my call, and their prices were very high.
In our family May starts with Blake's birthday and ends with Lindsay's. We visited with her but left the big celebrating up to her friends, who organized a bike tour around to their houses, with drinks and food at each one. A great distancing birthday idea.
The last installment of May is our Anniversary! This year marks 40 years. WOW We had a great party planned, a hall booked, the menu made etc., but of course COVID...
What we did have that was so special and fantastic and full of love was a family day with all of our kids. The girls and guys went to extra lengths to make this a special day to remember. We are so lucky to have these great children, who make every occasion special. Thank you so much... And our gift was a booking for family photos - what better way to commemorate our 40th year!
And lucky you - I won't show off my baking and cooking from this month. LOL
So here are