Cleaning up

I’m headed to Merced, California with my sons on Wednesday. My grandmother lives there, and her children and great-grandchildren will all be there. I’m very much looking forward to seeing my family. I was last in Merced when I was pregnant with Grey. We’d come out to California for a wedding and took the extra few days to take the train in to Merced. I recall sleeping a lot. When I was a child, I lived there for about a year. We visited often when I was growing up.

I’m not really looking forward to two transcontinental redeyes in four days with a 4.5 year old and 21 month old, by myself. They’ll sleep, right? Of course they will. No doubt. Heaven help me.

Anyway, in preparation for this great gathering of great-grandkids (ok, there are only five of them, but I did my share), I have cleaned off my memory card. It’s a challenge taking pictures of these kids. Neither one is very interested in, you know, looking at the camera. And they move fast. But still! We have camping. We have the park. We have the town pool. We have the back yard. And we have our pastor with a donkey and a sheep. I like to keep you on your toes.

With no further ado, here they are

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Brenda currently lives in Stoneham MA, but grew up in Mineral WA. She is surrounded by men, with two sons, one husband and two boy cats. She plays trumpet at church, cans farmshare produce and works in software.

2 thoughts on “Cleaning up”

  1. I feel ya about taking pictures of kids. It’s nearly impossible. My aunt spent a great deal of money on a fancy fast digital camera so she might be able to capture them. Then she spent the same amount of money on a special case for it so she could take it with her scuba diving. Because fish are almost as fast as children.
    Hope you have a good trip and get SOME rest.If your family is anything like mine,when you gather there are lots of other people who are delighted to relieve you of your MOM duties for a while.


  2. Thanks so much for your addition to the family reunion. Sorry about 120 and 680. I am glad you made the plane!


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