Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Friday, June 9, 2017

It's Friday!

Last Friday we were awaiting the arrival of family members from New Hampshire.  First long trip for 2nd granddaughter and her first trip to Maryland.  It took them 12 hours to make a trip that without two kids would take them 8 hours. They arrived in time for dinner.

I will share some photos soon once I block out granddaughters faces.  

The weekend involved a baby shower for our second daughter who is expecting in July.  I hosted it here in the downstairs winter garden.  The dining service catered the affair.  It was lovely.  Nice to know that I can still entertain despite having less space in the apartment.

The New Hampshire contingent stayed with us here in the apartment.  The futon queen size bed worked well in the den and they had their own ensuite bathroom.  Rented a pack and play from Vantage House for the 8 month old and a blow up twin bed mattress fit in the small hallway to the living room and made a cozy space for the 3 year old.  She'd fall asleep on our bed and then get transferred. Except for the very first night it worked perfectly.

I did more cooking than I have since we moved here.  It just worked better that way since daughter Emily needs gluten free food.  The kitchen though compact worked well, too.

Family departed on Wednesday and it didn't take long to return the toys to the storage space in the basement, return the pack and play and linens, and let the air out of the mattress.

A good visit was had by all.


Blogoratti said...

Nothing like spending time with family, good stuff indeed. Warm greetings!

Fun60 said...

Good to know you can still entertain the family in your new place. Your new grandchild will be here in no time. How exciting. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Dawn Y. said...

What a wonderful family weekend, Marcia! I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy time together making memories in your new apartment. A gathering space for larger crowds made it easier and fun for you to host the baby shower. It's so great that Vantage House offers rental equipment, too! Enjoy the special memories of this visit as you look forward to the next visit! Wishing you happy summer days! ♡

doodles n daydreams said...

It sounds like you had a great visit - it's always nice to have the grandchildren visit isn't it?


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