It seems like for me that it has gone from the 1st of May to nearly the middle of May in the blink of an eye. As that time flew by we enjoyed a trip to New Orleans and a visit from Doc's son and family from San Diego, and I have been working way too much for someone who is supposed to be retired.
We had a great time in New Orleans, but I don't really have much in the way of pictures to prove it. The ones I did take have to do with food, which is appropriate since we spent a lot of time eating while we were there.
This is our dessert being prepared after a wonderful Sunday brunch at Brennan's.
This place was not quite as fancy as Brennan's, but the popularity of their fried chicken dinners is apparent from the line of people that was waiting to get in as we were leaving.
Doc's 5 yr old granddaughter, Avery (left) and one of my 5 yr old granddaughter's, EJ, became immediate best buddies while Doc's son and his family were here.
This morning Mother's Day started early for us with the Colorado Rockies Home Run For The Homeless race. This has become a very fun Mother's Day tradition for our family.
Joanna and Hope nearing the finish line.
Jared, Hope and Justin after the race.
EJ getting a Rockies tattoo in preparation for the Kid's Fun Run.
Justin ran the Fun Run with EJ after doing the 5k race. She finished in style, still running fast enough to have her hair flying.
Beck was all set for the Fun Run.....until he changed his mind and said "no, thank you".
I'm off in just a little while to Mother's Day part II, a family picnic, another family Mother's Day tradition that I really look forward to.
Beneath all the activity today are thoughts of my mother who died when I was 18.
I hope everyone is having a good Mother's Day.