On top of my normal "end of summer sadness," this happened. Barry was a friend of mine from college who sadly died much too young in a motorcycle accident. If you google Barry Pankonin you can see what a great guy he was. So this also made me sad and when I went to the visitation I was given another reminder to "live now" while I am here. Unfortunately it takes these sad occasions to remind us of how important it is that we live now, while we are here. So I came home from this sad occasion, sat on the front steps and hung out with my family. Exactly where I wanted to be. Fortunately I have had a lot of time with all of them in the last few months. Here is our last week of summer vacation in photos. Our week flew by with a lot of activity.
We met special friends at Edinborough Park
scooters make everyone happy
we celebrated this special guys first week of work
(he had a great first week by the way!)
and guess what...he didn't fly anywhere!!
We got back to school haircuts
this little lady told the hairdresser she was 5
this little lady told the hairdresser she was a tomboy.
|Then it was time for the highlight of the summer......|
the great Minnesota get together
the State Fair!!!!!
(we missed the Altieri family with us this year.)
|We shared many treats together|
Miss Tess's favorite
Our little fries
the father daughter bucket of fries
|Roasted corn a Minnesota and sweet b favorite|
Always our treat finale
Sweet Martha's Cookies
and always with milk
good to the last drop
the big girls are good sports about doing some thing for their little sister
she doesn't miss out being the youngest
and we all were able to be a lot of animals...especially this little girl.
We even watched a calf being born.
we hit a few rides
we covered many miles and we thanked God for this (our best investment when Gabby was born) so that we didn't need to do as much carrying
and heard very little whining.
we had a great time and look forward to our next visit! Now I must go and enjoy our last day of summer break. sniff, sniff. Happy Sunday. Love, Gina