We had originally planned to stay with my daughter's family but after consideration we decided to take a motel room in case I needed to ice my foot in the middle of the night or sleep with my foot elevated on pillows, both of which happened. But we stopped by to say hi before checking and to give Chrissie her present.
And there's my happy girl, beaming like the sun. We finished the day with a late dinner at our favorite Reno restaurant, Golden Flower, along with some of Chrissie's special longtime friends.
Christina had been sick and her husband was still sick in bed so the party Saturday was cancelled. Instead, Ian took Alexia out to Red Rock to visit friends and Crissie and I sat side by side at the table, her with her laptop and me with my iPad and elevated foot. She's done genealogy for over 20 years and taught me how to use Ancestry.com. We had a blast. Since returning home I've spent at least eight hours on the program - with my foot elevated :-)
We left Sunday morning and I drove about a third of the way, choosing my favorite part from Alturas to the Summer Lake rest stop. The high desert in May, especially a wet month like this one, has it's own rugged beauty.
We got home about 3:30 and I puttered around, getting my things put away. I know that doesn't make much sense but I don't feel like I'm home until my things are where they belong. That's when I can settle down and put up my feet. Someone was waiting for me do that very thing.
We realized why this pitcher caught our eye. We had originally chosen a different one, but this was the winner, and I think we were subconsciously attracted because of our chair.
This is Delaney's first Mother's Day, or maybe I should say Julia's first Mother's Day. Tomorrow is our first day to watch the baby because Julia has to go back to work. We offered to watch Delaney two days a week so she's just going to work those days for now, Thursdays and Fridays. And so we enter a new chapter in our lives.