Indulge me for a post while I briefly put sewing and quilt making aside to post a few precious family photos. I'll try to make the commentary brief.
Chelsey, my 5th daughter, and Eliza (Lizzie), my granddaughter, had birthdays this month. Chelsey lives in California but wanted to celebrate with Lizzie so she and her boyfriend Malachi came up for Lizzie's birthday.
If any of you remember last year on my mother's birthday, February 23, Lizzie was born. Lizzie had a daunting first few months and somewhat first year, but is thriving and doing well. Lizzie is a beautiful, sweet and happy little girl. And we are delighted she lives with us along with her mom and big sister Allison.
We decided to have a bowling birthday party for Lizzie even though she couldn't bowl but it was fun to get together and celebrate with a family activity doing something fun.
This picture is all of us minus Malachi and Justin (Natalie's husband), who were taking pictures, as well as Tracey and her husband Eliot that live in Oklahoma. We missed having them but it was wonderful to be together with everyone else.
Of course 3 yr. old Allison assumes she is the star of every occasion and makes sure we know it.
Here I am holding Lizzie as she makes her latest face - kissy face. Lizzie is enjoying current good health and making wonderful milestones. We are grateful for the last (somewhat rocky) year. We do it together, all of it.