Last Thursday, Steph and I met up for lunch in the park, while similtaneously, the remaining Ya Ya's who had the odacity to move away and set up house in the frozen tundra (aka Salt Lake City), had lunch together. It was totally fun, and I love hanging out with Steph. With the recent passing of an acquaintance, I have reflected on the great things in my life. One of them is the Ya Ya's, who I know that if something ever happened to me, would love my children and seek them out to tell them stories about me and remind my children how much I care and love them. AK loved spinning on the tire swing until it appeared as though her eyes were rolling back into her head. After one twirly bout, she asked us to stop spinning. We stopped it, and she kept asking us to "Stop Spinning", apparently her world was still spinning even though the ride had stopped.
This is my photo wall, and it is now gone. Over the years, I have added pictures to it with the one criteria, every picture must have a story and a family member in it. It's been a wonderful project and a great way to honor my relatives. I love to stand at this wall and tell the stories behind each picture to our guests. I also love these Blue walls. When we bought this house, every room was a different color. I LOVED that, and I loved these blue hallways most of all. However, as this house gets groomed for it's upcoming sale, everything is getting neutralized. A little less colorful, and a lot more bland. I miss the photo wall and the blue walls so much. I almost felt like I had a roomful of relatives who were watching over me and giving me strength. I miss their presence in my home.
** Yes, that is a picture of Chevy Chase on our photo wall. No we aren't related to him, but there is a great story behind that picture, he is important to our family... wanna know why? You'll have to ask me about it!