It is difficult for me to discuss the spring and summer without first acknowledging the pain Istill feel from Connie's very very difficult health situation and subsequent death. Yet, life did go on and there were times of family fun. One memorable eventwas Connie's father's 85th birthday celebration. Connie and her sister, Sherry, coordinated the event with Sherry doing the lion's share of the legwork in Yakima.It was a great event with Don's children, grandchildren, siblings and nieces and nephews all attended. To view a slideshow of the event, Click here.
Next, wecelebrated the 4th of July. Brad and Kris' community has a big parade, games, etc. that were fun for all. Our grandchildren had a great time! Unfortunately, Conniewas in the hospital at this point, but was pleased to be visited by her parents and siblings on the 4th. For a slideshow of our 4th of July activities click here!In August, we all set out for Steamboat Springs for our 2010 family vacation. Connie had passed away at this time, but we know she was there with us in spirit.She truly loved these family events! Brad, Kris and Ray drove down in the LeRoss motor home while Teresa and her family drove down in theirs. For my part, Idrove down on my own. I have always enjoyed driving trips and, frankly, it was an opportunity to lose myself in an enjoyable activities. While in Steamboat we rodethe gondola to the top of the hill for a great brunch and a little hiking and biking (Jon and Dane took their bikes up on the gondola and rode down the ski hill.)