Posted with permission from Mattie Deal.
Left home on June 23… first stop, FRANK’S Pizza. Great pizza but not the same without Papa. Just saying…
Made it to Clyde in 20 Hours. After pizza got delivered went to Kelly’s house for several days-birthday brunch with Kim and family, Dinner at the Boat Yard Grill, baby shower, visit with Nina, lunch at O’Malley’s, long talks with sister Kelly and trip to Taughannock Falls. Great start to the trip!
Next back to Clyde…went to a basketball game with Kelsie & Sue, visited Pies Guys Pizzeria and got a tutorial on pizza making with Kam & Em, had a picnic with my brother Kenny for his birthday, went to Wolffy’s Marina for lunch with Kelsie and Nana, went swimming at Poppy’s pool with Silvie, dinner with the family at Wayne Hills Country Club and finally, Delaney’s graduation party.
Left Clyde on July 12 with Kim in tow for a visit in Kansas City, made it home in 17 hours! She left today and we are having the roof fixed and some electrical work done in the attic. I will sleep in my own bed for the first time in 28 days.
To all those who took me out to eat-Big Thank You-it was so fun. For all those who ate with me- thanks-it was fun. This was just what you needed to fill your heart after COVID kept us apart for so long. Can’t wait till October!
Family gathering in Matthews for the Mr. & Mrs. Deal Wedding. Celebrating Kevin’s birthday. Picture taken by Silvie.
Bear relaxing… in his own spot!~
Delaney’s last event in high school- mom and dad got to go see her perform-brilliant as always!
Kelly getting her porch ready for summer- can’t wait to chill out here!
What have you been up too?
The best part-spending time together…
She said “Yes to the Dress”- Mattie found her dress (it’s secret) but they sure had fun looking and celebrating Nana’s birthday “queen style”.
She said “Yes to the house”- Beth bought her first house, she is very excited.
She said “yes to the Orange belt” in Taekwondo!
She said- “Just try to get by me…not happening today!”
Harley grew into a bigger bed and is doing great at his new school.
I think this was the most fun I have had in forever! First and foremost- I got to see so many of my family which was wonderful.
Mattie also received her teaching certificate and with 4 more classes will have her Masters degree- MORE PRIDE!!! We decided to celebrate with a seafood boil- YUMMY!!!Along with that I got to see the model home and site of her new home.3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, laundry room, open concept- BEAUTIFUL!
Then I got to see my parents but especially my mom for Mother’s Day.
I got to spend time with Kim & Clark and say Happy 41st Anniversary! (Saw Erin too).
Had lunch with Kristy and Silvie- she is a hoot! Her brain never ceases to amaze me.
Silvie found little plastic rings on the ground, I explained they went in the chairs- she figured out how to lift the chair, place it in the right place and push down- she fixed all the chairs missing their plastic bumpers. She also likes arancini (Italian rice balls)! Many wonderful meals sharing memories and hugs- best time ever!