Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Break

Pahrump, Nevada

We opted to keep things simple this Spring Break. Partly, because I am saving up money for a big adventure and partly because we just didn't feel like going anywhere. We did manage to fit in a few days for a much needed visit with my parents, who at ages 91 and 85, are due for as much family time as possible. The girls love visiting their grandparents and I think the grandparents love having them around.

My parents used to travel around the US in their motorhome while I attended college. I couldn't get ahold of them. I just had to wait until they called me. After several years of travel, they decided to settle down in a co-op in Pahrump Nevada with other like-minded retirees. They have remained there for around 21 years now. It seems like yesterday.

Grandpa is pruning his petunias

I also wanted to be productive during the break. I didn't spend any time trying to take great photographs, but I did manage to sew four simple sundresses and a new top for Effy, our exchange student-daughter. I am really trying to get up my motivation to give new birth to my pattern design business. I think this would be an easy way to generate income and spend more time with the girls. Unfortunately, I have to use some of my quality family time now in order to get this thing started. It's a bit of a Catch 22.

On Sunday, we just hung out at home and let the girls hunt for eggs in the yard. They sure had a lot of fun. Even our new cat Angelina wanted to get in on the action, but she wasn't quite sure what is going on. This is the first time I have ever seen her with a mean look on her face.


Teresa said...

I know what you mean about business taking time from family. I started my business this year and it is a catch 22 to balance both.

Sharon Ankerich said...

Can't think of a more beautiful Spring Break~ mountains and flowers and your precious girls!!! You are so blessed and hoping you get that pattern business going. :)

Barbara said...

havent checked in on your blog in a while! Hello! The girls are beautiful as ever!!! Happy Easter!

Gail said...

Also hope you get your pattern business going. You've got 2 lovely girls who can model for you.

Love the ones of them hunting for eggs!

Hannah said...

Sounds like a great spring break. I love keeping SB at home and just relaxing.

It sounds like your parents love adventure. My mom loads up each summer and takes off. I'd just assume she stay put so I could make sure she is ok :)

Love the egg hunt and can't wait to see the patterns!