Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Getting caught up in the right things

 We ate a whole lotta cake over the weekend.
 We visited with lots of friends and almost all of our family.
 We got caught up in Naveen and it was so, so good.
Shaune was up to his usual tricks...you know, knocking our socks off with things like this: A  surprise vacuum cleaner cake for the birthday boy.
 Because it didn't seem right to let these years go by without acknowledging his love of household cleaning appliances.


We extended the weekend and snuck away to see a dear, dear friend. I needed to hug her again; let her know that even though things aren't the same as they were when we had all the time in the world to hang out, I think about her all the time; that time, distance and busy-ness does nothing to change how much I love her.

Deaglan learned how lovely and gentle Golden Retrievers are. (Maggie, Kathy's sweet, sweet dog, was so patient while Deaglan "taught" her all sorts of tricks)
We turned a 26 hour trip into a mini vacation. After visiting with Kathy and Maggie, we swam in the hotel pool, and then this morning, we walked the block from our hotel to see the Falls again. I asked a passerby to please take a picture of the four of us. This was the best we could get. In hindsight, we should have waited to hit the candy store till after we were done sight seeing.
Sometimes the best times come with hardly any planning at all.


  1. Oh my gosh Shaune! That cake is terrific. Happy Birthday Naveen. You are so loved!

  2. Love, love, love the vacuum cake. Brilliant!

    Yes, unexpected adventures. Isn't that what a hobbit once enjoyed?!?

  3. Love the cake - I did a few of those myself (a treasure chest and a choo choo train) when the boys were small.

  4. Cool, cool cake! Awesome pictures! And I love seeing Deaglan with sweet Maggie. How nice! You all look wonderful :)

  5. I agree with everyone else! That cake is amazing! I'd almost kill for a piece of cake right now...I need sugar!!

  6. Oh wonderful... Happy Birthday to your lil guy. Looking at him all can say is that time flies!! xxO


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