The last six weeks have been nothing short of amazing! As we prepared to move, I spent as much waking time as possible with my sister and my friend Michelle. We ate out, made it to the movies a few times and took lots of long walks (before it got too warm!) My parents were out for a visit and I was able to see my brother & sister-in-law. Brian enjoyed time in our swimming pool and was sad to leave it. We even put the dog in once and found out that Naomi can dog paddle!
The last two weeks of May were extremely busy for my sister as she wrapped up her school year and attended the boys programs. In addition to graduating two years early, my nephew Kennen was valedictorian of his class. His speech at the ceremony lifted the spirits of everyone and he is enjoying the summer before heading off to college in September. My nephew Zander completed sixth grade on the superintendent’s honor roll as well. So proud of both of them!
After graduation festivities wrapped up, Michelle and I went to Laughlin where we met some friends from Ohio (including Erica!!) We had such a great visit! My parents delivered Pam for a night – just long enough for her to hit two progressives on nickel poker. Woohoo! We also had the opportunity to recreate some photos from the first time us four girls went to Laughlin twenty years ago – what a blast!
God has truly blessed every bit of our relocation from Victorville to Hollywood. We secured a nice two bedroom apartment that exceeded our wish list: reserved covered parking, air-conditioning, pet-friendly and rooftop pool! We are located in a (busy) residential area between Hollywood & Sunset Boulevards just east of the 101 freeway. From the roof you can see the Hollywood sign, the Griffith Observatory, Capitol Records, downtown Los Angeles and beautiful sunsets. Our new home is within walking distance of the metro, bus lines, yummy restaurants, our bank, food store and many other amenities. I’m expecting lots of visitors – please send me your dates so I can add you to the calendar!
Our granddaughter Juliet is nearing 11 months old….on the move physically (walking!) and her daddy has accepted a promotion that is moving them just outside of Memphis. Stay tuned for more details as the entire Cleland/Powers clan changes addresses this year (with the exception of Adam at school!) Until next time – enjoy the warm summer breezes, colorful sunrises and sunsets, balmy evenings and lots of time with loved ones. May God Bless You abundantly.