Neither Gregg nor David wanted to attend worship services, and to be honest, I didn't want to be in a crowd, either. I read Easter devotions here at home, and that fit just fine, this year.
We were planning to have Easter dinner with the Cunninghams (Mike & Andrea's family), but our hostess, Peggy, got sick, so we will reschedule with them. Instead, we moved the gathering to Chuck & Cheri's house. Gregg made a fruit salad and I made Almond Roca bars, we brought some wine and picked up Grandma & Grandpa G, and drove out to Hood Canal.
Above is a photo of Chuck, Cheri, Mike, Andrea, Grandpa G, Grandma G and Joey.
Andrea & Mike were visiting relatives in Arizona this weekend, but Joey was at his parents' house, which was a bonus for us. Joey (okay, Joel) is Andrea's younger brother. Joey is the cousin with whom Katie walked down the aisle at Andrea & Mike's wedding.
He lives near Andrea & Mike, and he works on tugboats, so he is out at sea a fair amount of the time. We don't get to see Joey often these days, and it's always a great treat, when we do.
We used to live practically next-door to Chuck & Cheri, and our kids grew up together. Joey has changed a lot since then, having added a beard, long hair and a fantastic tattoo, but he's just as handsome as ever.
I have to post this photo of one of the beautiful dresses that Alex allowed me to have, which belonged to her mother, Zena. Zena was a beautiful, elegant, spiritual woman whom I never met, but I know & love her daughter.
Zena and Katie never met, either, as they lived on opposite coasts, but Alex knew Katie, and told Zena about her. Zena prayed for Katie during her illness. I sent a glassybaby to Zena to thank her for her prayers & love.
Zena passed away, not long after Katie. Having some of her dresses means a great deal to me. Each time I wear one, I think of Zena and Katie. I hope they have met now. Thank you, Alex; thank you, Angela & Bev, for connecting us!
This dress is by Diane von Furstenberg. I wore it out to dinner with my new boots (60% 0ff at Magnolia's on Madison). Can you believe that I live in the Seattle area and did not own a pair of boots (other than hiking boots)? Seriously.