Albuquerque in Spring  
I am home from a quick trip to Albuquerque. I went because it's somehow fitting that I always return at this time of year now, when the wind is blowing and the trees are blooming and the robins are noisily feeding their young. April in Albuquerque means it's time to interview Camilla Rowe Scholarship applicants! They were exceptional kids, as always, and it is really such an incredible feeling to be able to do this in mom's name. This year's topic was about the Holocaust and the kids were such smart, interesting people, they make it easy to have hope for the future.

It was also Julia's First Communion, so I felt so blessed to be there for a family celebration as well. Here are some pics:
Niece has two front teeth missing and looks like a cute vampire.


Daniel and Shannon plied me with amazing food all weekend.

Julia did an excellent job reading in church.

Hannah took these two:
Uncle Don planning all kinds of peanut butter-smeared abuses to our new computer.

New Mexico, of everywhere I've been, still has the best sunsets, hands down.

Aunt Maria at the scholarship interviews

Relaxing at Daniel's pad. You can't really see it but he built a treehouse in that tree behind him that is SO cool.

Hinkle Family Fun Center. Most games were broken. Resident "Fun Expert" not very fun. Still, we ruled the Skee Ball and got enough tickets for the nastiest licorice rope ever tasted.


Thanks for including that! I thought it summed up the evening nicely!

By Blogger Ashley, at Saturday, April 26, 2008 1:24:00 AM  

You are amazing. When I think of all the things that you do to honor your mom, I think of Proverbs 31. "Her children shall rise up and call her blessed; her husband also" You definitely do that, and it is such a testimony to the kind of woman she was. I only hope for that from my own children one day.

By Blogger Prairie Momma, at Saturday, April 26, 2008 2:54:00 PM  

Thank you so much, Cathy!! I already KNOW your children feel the same about you!

By Blogger adriana, at Saturday, April 26, 2008 5:23:00 PM  

The pictures are great. We miss you so much already! S.

By Anonymous Shannon, at Monday, April 28, 2008 2:38:00 AM  

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