Sunday, April 19, 2009

What I wouldn’t give for a camera….....

Please remind me that it is mid April and we are suppose to be out riding bikes and planting the garden instead this past Saturday found me donning a heavy winter coat, gloves, and a ski hat to fight the late spring blizzard that has descended upon Denver. The weather fooled everyone this year and we had days in Jan and Feb in the 70’s reaching as high as 76 with no snow and then comes late March and April. We had 18 inches of the heaviest wet snow I’d ever seen. Even the mighty Blue Spruce in our front yard was big time drooping with the weight of the 2 day snow storm. We shoveled 4 times over the 2 days to be able to access the street. And the melting snow today (temperature about 55) has flooded the roads with a gross dirty slushee mess. The elders found a purple toboggan in the garage and were sliding down the sidewalk by the vegetable garden until one fell on the hidden brick retaining wall and hurt his side. And I didn’t have a camera to record the bizarre blizzard…….

It has been a rough two weeks. Mom was in Florida for a weeks training in her new home care business, then I left for Utah hours before she return home. I spent the last weekend there conducting business and visiting family. I visited happy newlyweds, played a little racquetball, had a fantastic Easter meal with Bryce and Marcia, enjoyed a cultural experience attending the Portuguese ward, and played with ever exuberant Sam and Lucas. And I didn’t have a camera to record any of the happy happenings…….

Then this week Tracy was in Maryland visiting with Celeste after she gave birth to Cid Hunter Baillio our latest family addition. She has described all the pleasant sunshine, beautiful countryside, and of course a hansom new grandson. And the mystery of the camera has been solved; if you check out mom’s blog you will see lots of fun pictures taken with my Christmas present……a camera.

4 comments:

Tracy Barrand said...

I miss you! But I didn't miss shoveling the snow! I'm wearing my shorts.

Celeste said...

my son is much more picture worthy then a snowstorm!!!!

Mikidees said...

All your christmas presents are really moms :) are you surprised:)

b-ryce said...

Thanks for coming out here! We enjoyed having you out here!