Saturday, June 26, 2010

California, Kids and Rosebud

Since I’m finally through putting together the proposal sheets for ICRS, with the help of my wonderful agent Diana, I guess I’d better get back to Rosebud. I left Jared still unable to remember who he is.

It’s been a month since I’ve posted, and a lot has been going on around here. I’ve written some on the Rosebud story, but had a lot of church and family things going on, and other writing projects pushing. And my house is still piled up.

My grandchildren here on the hill by us, just up our driveway, moved to California -- clear across the country from Alabama!!. My granddaughter Val and husband Nate (Some of you may have read her blog or their posts on face book) have lived here by us since they married, and the kids, Cori 11 and Joel 9, have lived here all their lives. I’m glad they like it out there, but sure do miss them!

We are so fortunate to have had them close by where we could see the kids growing up, though. I really miss seeing the smaller ones in Arkansas, too, miss seeing their “everyday“ learning experiences like we did Cori‘s and Joel‘s. But they and the one in west Alabama are so much closer that we‘ll get to see them a little more often.

All five of the great-grands were here for the big “Going Away” party before Val’s family left for California. Some of the grandchildren didn’t make it, but we had 17 kids from ages 7 months to 12 years, scattered across the hillside above the lake between their house and ours. It was a hot late May Saturday and they had a ball taking turns on the water slid “Aunt Jon” got for them. Alex, about to turn 2, was the star of the show. He just couldn’t get enough of flying down the slide and splashing in the water. The other kids had to watch out or he would be saying “My turn, my turn,” and running in line ahead of them.

Lots of other busy, fun things have been going on, but guess I’d better hush and get on back to Rosebud.

I’m anxious to see how Rosalie has been making out with her patient since I’ve been gone.

1 comment:

Valarie Barber said...

We miss you guys too...Lucas was funny the next day when he took off all his clothes to go down the slide before lunch. He would not go down it all day Sat but when no one was around he got naked to go down the slide.