Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Break 2013

Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts on Katie's 18th birthday. They brought more comfort to my heart than words can express. We had as good a day as possible, under the circumstances. We went to one of her favorite restaurants for dinner, and looked at old photos of happy times together.
Beautiful iris sent by Elizabeth A. - thank you!
 To those of you who visited her bench and sent photos, a million thanks.
The Meek kids stopped by with Angela on their way to school
Grandma Icel & Bev visited
Maribeth & David with me on Katie's birthday
We went away a few days afterward to see my parents. My dad just turned 86, so we celebrated with him - Happy Birthday, Kappa! 
Unfortunately, my mom wasn't feeling well, so the celebrations were low-key, and there aren't any good group photos. Fortunately, she is now feeling much better - hooray for antibiotics, when needed!
Playing cribbage at the condo before dinner
I love the exuberant joy in these pics
Cannonball!
Airborne

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Such beautiful photos of your dear family, Karen. I especially love the water in them -- it looks so refreshing --

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Happy birthday to your beloved papa!

David looks CUT. Wowza! He's become a young man before our blogging eyes, ha ha ha! He could pose for 24 Hour Fitness ads.

Ok, I'll stop. I'm beginning to sound like a creeper cougar.

xo

Karen Gerstenberger said...

You are cracking me up, KBL - believe me, I am getting used to hearing it! He has changed so much since I started this blog that you have more or less watched him grow up in photos. It was especially noticeable after he spent last semester in Europe - much more mature and confident.
Hugs to you and your brood!

Karen said...

Marvelous vacation shots. And not just David--all of you look exuberant. So glad you had that time.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this update! Great photos of your young man having fun.....happy belated to your sweet Dad. Glad your mom is feeling better. XOXO