Thursday, April 10, 2014

Really Random Thursday, 4/10/14

Two weeks ago, we had a visit from Mark's youngest brother, Pete, and his 15-year-old daughter, Hannah.

We hadn't seen them in ten years. We had a great time. And I think they enjoyed connecting with Aaron, Christa and the kids. We celebrated a 6th birthday the first evening they were here.
Hannah ended up painting on a sunny day. They come from Idaho--it snowed while they were gone.

She gave a manicure.
She gave drawing lessons.
And played the ukelele.
Charlotte participated in her first music festival competition.

She takes lessons from my mother, who still has quite a few other students, including Charlotte's brother, Levi.
I was able to tag along.

Christa was working all during the festival. Four generations...

Remember a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that a friend named one of her chickens Cindy Lou after me. She has grown a lot! Isn't she pretty?
Last week on Instagram there was something called the Rainbow Flash Mob. Someone would assign a color to you, and you would gather things together and take a picture. My color was red.
I had a good morning yesterday.
And finally...I have no comment on this.
Your turn. Remember to include at least one random thing, and also please link back to me here. Thanks!


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Val's Quilting Studio said... #

What a wonderful family week you had!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Debbie said... #

Great post and what fun! Love the chicken update! ;-)

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

Love these random thursdays. Great time with family. I love when the older kids really take time to show the little ones stuff. The little guys always idolize them so! Love your collection of red too. I missed that flash mob, but I bet it led to some beautiful pictures!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

I think I need Hannah to come and stay!!!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

What a creative family you are! I love the ukelele :)
Do you think someone did that ad as a joke??

Erin Quinn said... #

That fabulous red plate has a special spot in our family too. My mother in law bought it several years ago and on your birthday you get served your meal on the special plate. With 4 children it is in regular rotation - even though they're in their 30's and 40's now, they kick up a stink if they don't get the birthday plate :-)

Katy Cameron said... #

Great round up, I especially love the last bit :oD

Lori said... #

Wow, you've been busy! ;)

Needled Mom said... #

What a nice reunion with relatives. I'm sure everyone enjoyed the visit.

I'll bet the piano recital was a thrill.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

I enjoy learning little bits about your family. So special to have grandkids nearby. Hope mine will be close when the time comes.