Adieu to July

Some last photos from July including a few from our road trip into British Columbia to the town of Nelson and home again. I like their sign on our departure.

The Kootenay River along 3A in British Columbia.

We had some grand visits to our home along with their parents and we always have the goodbye rituals when it’s time for them to go home.

At a visit to Dan and Jamie’s with Granny Great I caught this photo.

Addy “reading” with all her favorites beside her.

Auntie Lolo flew east to spend some time with all of us and she captured so many sweet moments.

We introduced Addy to Josh and Dan’s Construct building toys.

Time outside at Gramps’ and Baba’s.

The weather has really heated up and Auntie Lolo captured these shots under the outdoor shade pavilion at Dan and Jamie’s. JJ can spot his mommy from a distance and it’s easy to see she is his favorite right now.

Before we went to dinner with our kids at El Ranchito in Chewelah, Dear and I attended an open house at the home of our youth pastor and his family. This is the view from their home looking across the valley to Colville. We could see our kids’ mountain in this breathtaking view. This is just part of their panoramic view.

Uncle Josh surprised us all and took a flight from Seattle to Spokane after work on Friday arriving late Friday night to spend a day and a half with all of us. Addy was thrilled to have some special time with Uncle Josh and Auntie Lolo. JJ enjoyed them, too. Jamie took this photo of Josh, Laura and JJ. JJ sees his mommy and he’s all smiles.

Laura caught this moment of JJ with me and Gramps. JJ loves to interact face to face. The photos above were taken at El Ranchito in Chewelah while we were enjoying dinner.

Josh and Laura are at the airport headed back to Seattle. We will all miss them.

The beginning of this week will be very busy for us. We are hosting a church event here at our country bungalow on Tuesday evening. If I’m scarce you will understand. I hope to take some photos of our event but…when we host big events I might forget to take photos as I’m all wrapped up in the details…

Hope the end of July goes well for you.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “Adieu to July

  1. Can you even believe it’s nearly August? Looks like July was a great month filled with adorable grands and more! Have a great week!

    On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 9:04 PM The Happy Wonderer ~ ellen b. wrote:

    > Ellen posted: ” Some last photos from July including a few from our road > trip into British Columbia to the town of Nelson and home again. I like > their sign on our departure. The Kootenay River along 3A in British > Columbia. We had some grand visits t” >

  2. Wonderful photos. Addy and JJ are thriving and have the cutest smiles. The youth pastor’s view is amazing. All the best with your Tuesday visitors.

  3. Such a delightful post and love love love the babies! The end of July, tomorrow, BRING IT! That means it’s one day closer to cooler weather! It has been hotter than the hinges of Hades; heat index was 115 one day. OTOH, it’s a great witness tool…I tell people this is the only hell I’ll ever experience.

  4. Auntie Lolo sure captured some nice shots of you all – so precious. I can hardly believe that July is at it’s end. Summer finally arrived over here in July and I hope it stays for August too. Good luck with your party. Hope you can grab some pictures.

  5. So many wonderful pictures!!!
    Can’t believe how big Addy is!!!
    Hard to believe only a couple more day of July left!!

  6. Ellen, your precious family photos are such a joy to view! Darling grands, loving family–you are blessed! I can hardly believe July is coming to a close. Time is going by so quickly these days.

  7. So many sweet moments!! I especially love the photo of you and Addy outside of your house! I’m sure it was a lovely surprise for Josh and Laura to come for a visit and share some family time.

    Hope all goes well with the event you are hosting!!

  8. Beautiful family photos. Love the one of Addy reading along with her little finger pointing the way. Too cute! Jaymison is growing like a weed…so alert and happy and content and, obviously, in love with his mama. Darling family you have there, Ellen! I really enjoyed seeing you in the pictures.

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