Saturday, September 14, 2013

Family changes

Life here has been somewhat busy. We now have a new son-in-law !!!!!! Darling daughter #2 got married out in Utah on 1st. August at Mount Timpanogos. We only had a few weeks to help organize everything here, and there. Long distance weddings are definitely something else to arrange but everything went well. 
Darling son has now moved out and is attending MTSU,  about an hour away from us. He likes being there. I will feel a bit conflicted when they play BYU soon since two of our daughters graduated from there :)
Our oldest daughter returned from her church mission at the end of March and is gradually getting settled in to her job, church and volunteer activities. She is applying for post-grad in speech pathology which is not easy to get into since most universities have only a few spots available.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Getting back to daily life

I've been back in Scotland for the past few weeks. My mother had been sick for a while but died suddenly from something other than what she was being treated for. The funeral service was lovely and  her ashes are now interred beside her mother. I had a good visit with my father, siblings and other relatives and friends. We were able to get much accomplished to help my dad and hopefully make his physical life around the house and garden a bit easier for him.
School starts back up tomorrow for my son, my daughter is coming for a visit, and some other family things need taken care of so I will not be blogging much from here for a while.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Giants Causeway - Northern Ireland #3

A closeup look at some of the rock formation as we walked into the causeway. It is a natural phenomenon created by slow cooling lava flow.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Giants Causeway - Northern Ireland

This is part of the walk from the car park into the Giants Causeway. Very pretty area. We opted to stay in the main area and not try the long hike on the other side. We also took the mini bus back to the car park area. The basalt formations are quite striking. Most people stay on the main viewing and climbing area but if you go round back the scenery is steeper and less populated. We watched a number of people attempt the long steep climb up the mountainside. Hubbie took the photos I will be showing you over the next few days since I was helping our daughter try to negotiate the causeway.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Coastal Road Northern Ireland #10

Whitepark Bay was one of the first settlements in Ireland and is a very pretty area to visit. Not many people there the day we visited. There are rip tides in the water but that did not stop a dog and his owner from having a good time chasing a stick.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Coastal Road Northern Ireland #9

One our way we stopped off at White Park Bay. A short hike in over grassy hillocks found us in a beautiful little bay with Portbradden in the distance.