I posted some new-ish pictures on the Fun page from recent visits with family. As you can see, the kids are growing up, and beautifully. It's always very energizing to watch it all unfold. I adore them all so very much.
In general, I keep forgetting to take a lot of pictures lately, and important things seem to pass by. I'm trying to remember them in my mind instead, and live more in the present moment.
Today marked the end of shiva for Beth and Allen. We went to their house this morning and they came out and did a walk around the neighborhood to signify their re-emergence into the world. It was really beautiful. We talked for a long, long time about the events leading up to Lizzie's passing, and a whole myriad of other topics including baby names (Darth Lulu?). There was a lot of laughter, which can be very relieving after such sadness. It's more dearly bought, I think.
So, uh, I never thought I'd do this, but I started another blog. It's a novelty blog, and one that I hope that you and anyone you know can participate in. It's called Costco Cakes, and it's this small thing that fascinated me. Recently, Shawn took us to Costco to have a day of What Normal People Do, and we wandered around taking in the Gigantor of everything. I got to the back bakery section and found a rack of cakes sitting out that were the special orders, so my curiousity got the better of me. They were so fascinating. I'm paraphrasing here, but it was somehow really beautiful to see other peoples' cake motivations, like "Happy Graduation, Kimberly," "We Knew You Could Do It", "It's A Baby Shower!" and "Go Evelyn!" and stuff like that. The one that really grabbed my eye was a giant cake with carrots all over it that read, "Welcome to America." It was so hopeful and full of promise and completely RANDOM to decide on carrot cake to represent our country. I loved it.
So here. Costco Cakes. What I hope is that I can make it a public blog so that others can add to it. If you would like to become a member of Costco Cakes, just email me and I'll add you. It should be easy.
Oh, and...I don't even have a membership at Costco, so this could be a real short trip.