Tuesday, February 22, 2011

in the still quiet place...

shhhhh...   listen.... do you hear it?  all is quiet in the Eldredge house now

This morning I sat surrounded by baskets of clean laundry to fold, fb & email open on my laptop, just Ruby and me, savoring the silence after a week of "holiday-like" fun with extended family and friends.

What a pleasure it was to have family gathered together for no particular reason.  It was the kind of week we usually enjoy during Christmas, Graduation or Wedding celebrations.  A week of minimal chores, maximum play time, good food, craft time and just plain hanging out.  What fun to have one of those weeks for no particular reason other than a Midwest visit from far off sister Lois.

ok, so not EVERYONE was here, but just getting the "johnson 5" together is a holiday for me.  How blessed are the three Johnson girls, with parents that drive 6 hours to join in the family fun, parents who take us all out for breakfasts and dinners, teach us the finer arts of lefsa making and carpentry, and who love all three of us and our extended families unconditionally. Blessed indeed.

After a quiet morning, an afternoon of running fun but needed errands, which included new shoes(!) it's time to switch another load from the washer to the dryer and attack the laundry waiting to be folded... and slip back into the normalcy of life at the Eldredge house.

note to Emma: burned my thumb and finger making lefsa this weekend  ;-) 

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