When we left North Carolina, the world looked white and windy. The temp got warmer and warmer as we drove. By South Carolina, we were able to have a picnic on the grass with our coats on! Then finally, Florida!
What euphoria to be out of that car! On the way down we saw a small car with six people and a dog with Massachusetts license plate. I am sure they were even happier to get to their destination.
We ran around outside picking oranges (they were sour) and chasing the birds.
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Yes, Jacob took these pictures. If a picture is ever really good, you can be sure that it was his doing, not mine. While we ate breakfast, we watched the pretty birds outside — not just the cardinals, but mocking birds and blue jays .. and I think we saw a tufted titmouse too. this is one of my oldest and dearest memories of my grandparents — watching out the window at meal times to see the birds enjoy all the treats my grandparents set out for them. Elias was thrilled. Once he realized that each bird has a name, he has been busy asking, “What kind of bird, Momma? What kind of duck, Momma?”
We were in North Carolina with my grandparents when the big storm hit. Four inches is big in NC, big enough to get the locals worried. ( .. park by the road .. stores busy with people stocking up .. . might get icy in the evening, stay safe!! ) Fortunately, the driver of our car has lived in Minnesota .. so he laughed as he drove down the driveway!
My sister Bethany is an artist. With a masters completed, a house bought and painted, now Bethany is getting down to serious business. Here’s her website: www.bethanytobin.com
The above painting is unattached . . by the way!
One of my favorite things about living in this neighborhood is the llamas at the top of the hill. A few days ago I took the walk with the two kids — which is quite a feat as Elias doesn’t like the stroller but wants it when I put Maia in!