On Sunday after church and lunch we decided the Corn Maze would be a fun adventure with my brother and his kids. Their dear mom was on an adventure of her own for a couple days.
This is not an easy maze and we were scratching our heads for a while until we finally figured out the map.
There were 8 markers and strange but true we ended up finding #8 first and worked our way backwards with some zig zags thrown in.
Me and my brother 2020!
I’m adding this quote from part of the devotional Drawing Near by John MacArthur: Living a Joyous Life…
“God’s Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path (Psalm 119:105). It guides you through the difficult mazes of life and gives your life eternal significance. Don’t live simply for your own pleasures. Your life has a high and holy purpose, and each day can be filled with joy as you see that purpose unfold.”
Yesterday the concrete guys showed up bright and early and the first cement mixer arrived at 7:45 AM. What a busy day. The Concrete is setting and we even managed to get some handprints in, too. Photos to follow soon. Have a great Tuesday!
…to fa-mi-lies homes we go.
We arrived at sister Lana’s and BIL Steve’s house about 5:30 in the afternoon on Monday the 5th of October where dinner would be delivered by the family crew staying at our son Josh and DIL Laura’s. My sister Kathy’s family was staying at Josh and Laura’s home. My brother Leonard’s family would be staying at Steve and Lana’s for their time on that side of the mountains. I would be staying with our daughter Katie and her hubby Andrew.
Our crew that drove the 400 miles brought a special cabbage salsa our Daughter in law Jamie made for our meal together. We all enjoyed it with chips as an appetizer. Sadly our Colville kids could not make the trip this time around. Addy was disappointed that I would be seeing Auntie LoLo but she could not. Everyone found a spot to sit and enjoy their chili, cornbread, honey butter, and fruit salad.
This was the beginning of several days packed with activities, meals together and many good conversations.
I’m posting some of our gatherings in order of happenings here for the sake of history.
Before we headed to meet up with extended family on the Westside of the mountains we had some good times together in our neck of the woods with my brother’s family who are Wholly Rollin around the USA. On Saturday the 3rd of October we enjoyed breakfast together and after breakfast we hit the Rotary Trail to get some exercise.
We were still experiencing smoky skies this past weekend and the beginning of the week.
Jaymison warmed up to my brother in record time for him.
After naps on Saturday everyone gathered at our place again for dinner.
On Sunday we enjoyed dinner at Dan and Jamie’s and had a tour of their garden.
On Monday morning the kids had their home schooling (History Lesson outside) before we hit the road to the Western side of the Cascades to meet up with more family.
My brother’s family is still on the West side of the Cascades and I’m back home on the Eastside. Hope to catch up with your blogs soon.
Last Thursday we met up with my brother’s family at the Tamarack RV Park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for an overnight before we guided them up to our home. It was so good to finally see them in person. The last time we were together was at our Pop’s funeral in 2018.
We were impressed with all the steps that need to be taken to settle a RV in.
Andrew was excited to show me his skateboarding skills.
We made a quick trip to Costco and brought in a meal of Rotisserie Chicken, Mac n Cheese, Caesar salad and fresh baked bread. We had the meal together in the cabin that Dear and I rented in the same RV park.
Me and my brother. I’m #4 in our sibling order and my brother Leonard is #8. There’s a twelve year difference in our ages.
We all made it safely to Colville and the Reflection will be parked in our front acres for a few weeks before my brother’s family leaves for their journey south through Oregon and California.
While they are in Washington they will travel without the RV to a couple of our National Parks and of course get their obligatory family selfie photo in front of the Capital building in Olympia. They are trying to see as many National Parks as they can and they are also trying to make it to the capital of each state they visit. While on the West side of the Cascades they are staying with our sister Lana and her husband. Leonard and Lana are twins.
More to come from our time in Colville and the Western part of Washington.
I’m on the road again today so I won’t be participating in the Wednesday Hodgepodge.