Sunday, June 28, 2009

Going home.....

Later this week AA&T will come back, spend a day, then we will all head to Cody to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. My niece from South Carolina is flying to Cody on the 1st. This will be the first time ever that all of us have been in Cody at the same time. In fact, it will be the first time my niece has met Allison and Torsten. I have no doubt this will be one hella memorable birthday for my mother, and for the rest of us.

AA&T coming here is "going home" for them, but for me, going to Cody is truly "going home." The town has changed and grown in the decades since I graduated from high school and left, but the sense of "home" has not. As soon as I see the mountains of "home" my heart sighs a contented sigh and sings just a little.

I have always equated mountains with "home"...any part of the Rocky Mountains will do. But the mountains around Cody are my favorite...probably because they were a constant in my growing-up years. Once I had my driver's license, driving up South Fork or North Fork just to "be" in the mountains was my favorite thing to do. Oh, the gas that was wasted on such drives.....

Here's to "home," little ones; wherever and whatever it may be for you...don't ever lose your sense of "home."

Monday, June 22, 2009

One Year Later....

One year ago today, A&A got married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Chadron State Park. It was a gorgeous (albeit a tich hot) day, the ceremony was lovely, the reception/dinner/dance was wonderful, and a good time was had by all.

The first wedding anniversary is a big deal. The young couple was weathered the storm of finding a rhythm for sharing a life together...not an easy accomplishment, if you ask me.

Marriage is a bit like dancing. The lead, the tempo, the music may change, but ya just keep on dancin'.....

Here's to many, many more years of dancing.....

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Transitions, Part 3

Well, the deed is done. *sigh* Austin, Allison, and Torsten are now officially residents of Lincoln, NE. And I am officially missing them a LOT.

The move was a lot of work, but uneventful (thank heavens). It will take them a while to unpack and settle in, but they are there. We will see them a lot in the next month, so I'll (hopefully) be able to adjust....

They have been through so much in the past two years...it's truly amazing to see how much they've grown and how far they've come. They have had to grow up FAST, facing many challenges and joys in life at an early age. I am so damn proud of them!

But boy, am I ever missin' my angel-baby grandson....