Dear Farmhouse Diary,
What a week - we were able to visit my daughter in Bend to celebrate both Mother's Day and her birthday! Wow, she is 25 years old. Not even sure how to wrap my head around that one. It was a great two days; we hacked our Elk Lake practice of everyone being responsible for two meals and we were able to eat our way through so much family time. Our vegetarian chili and the Boss's famous GF waffles with fresh whip cream were nice overnight bookends. Our Canby Son's chicken marsala with biryani was superb. And we ended the weekend with some great food from Kefi's! And so much cake and gelato. I'm not sure how we had time to play outside, go for walks, take pictures, and play D&D with our eldest daughter the DM.
And throughout the weekend we played with Little Guy and Donasourus -- big trucks, tickles, running circles through the house, reading stories. My favorite moment was Little Guy wanting to drink "coffee" with Nonna! My mug and his mug -- filled with water -- next to each other while he sat on my lap telling me all about life. Perfect moments.
Our daughter and son are doing a great job of parenting and it is amazing how the boys have thrived during the 73 days of stay-at-home life -- I only know it's 73 days because their Mother pointed it out to us quite emphatically. I hope they will take time in the near future to reflect on what they accomplished in the face of some pretty stiff challenges -- if you are reading this, you did a good job. I know it was beyond hard to be alone without extended family's physical support, but you did it.
And you did it well.