I am thrilled to share my news with you. The ultrasound picture below is of my newest great granddaughter who will be arriving around November 3rd. My grandson Joshua and his wife Kaitlin are the proud parents. This will be number 11 great grandchild.
June proved to be another very busy month. I took the train to Seattle the middle of the month to see our granddaughter Joleen graduate from Lake Washington High School.
I'm learning what to ask for as far as seat assignments. This is a window, water, single seat in the business car.
And the views are spectacular
|The train goes so close to this arena you could almost reach out and touch it.|
|Come out the front door of Union Station, walk one block and look to the right, you will see this white building with a pointed top, nestled among tall skyscrapers. This is the Smith Tower. When I was a little girl this was the tallest building in Seattle! It had a glass elevator. My mom had business to take care of there one time and we had to take that elevator...... I think that might be why I don't care to use elevators to this day.|
|Proud Mom and Dad|
|Joleen's graduation was held at The Key Arena downtown Seattle. Over 400 graduates. It was pouring down rain when we arrived. If I remember right, there were four graduation ceremonies there that day. As soon as one ceremony was over the workers "herded" the guests out the door quickly as possible to set up for the next one. I still don't know how we did it, as we were being told we had to leave so the next graduation could start ( ours was the last) we managed to get in the door. Kelly explained we WERE family of the next graduation and she quickly said something like "go find a seat" so with coats, umbrella's, and my cane, we managed to save 9 seats until the rest of the family could get in.|
|Joleen getting hugs from mom and Grandma Betty|
|Her Uncle Rob and Aunt Gloria and Grandma Betty|
The English Tea Garden
|A couple of days after I returned from Seattle it was time to celebrate the birthday of my friend Ruth. There is the sweetest place to have High Tea, or just lunch not to far from where we live.|
Rhonda texted me a few days ago asking me If I thought I would like to come down to Clackamette Park where Joe's horseshoe club pitches. They were having the Sandbaggers Tournament.( don't know where that name came from) I thought about it and decided to do it. It was difficult at first but after a few minutes I settled down and enjoyed watching Joe's friends that were there pitch. Rhonda and her husband Dave were the statisticians for the day.
|The temperatures were in the 90's when I left shortly before noon on Saturday.|