Meanwhile, we were busy meeting our newest grandbaby. Brett's son, Scott, and his wife, Jen, let us hold and cuddle baby Merrick to our heart's content.
Yesterday, we spent the day at the beach under postcard perfect skies. All three of Brett's kids were there, his daughters coming in from Colorado and Seattle, and all eight of the grandchildren. The kids rode the waves on boogie boards or pulled on seaweed and chased seagulls -- depending on their age. It was a wonderful time.
|Scott, Kerri, Brett and Jennie|
|Brett & I with Scott, Jen and baby Merrick|
|Kerri's family: Kerri, husband Adam, me & Brett, Andrew, Rachel and Chris. Yes, they are all very tall.|
This afternoon, Brett's sister and her husband arrive to spend a few days with us here. I did manage to squeeze in a ride on Lucy this morning before their arrival. We had rain while we were gone so the arena sand was wonderfully soft and damp. We worked on forward and back at trot -- and then Lucy offered me a few strides of collected canter. Wowzee! I thanked her and ended on that note.
This staycation has been the BEST!