Monday, August 15, 2011


Was such an exciting day...from the long wait ended with the birth of our fifth grand you can see her foot prints on her dad's arm...her first steps into life as we know it today... We then took off to celebrate the 95th birthday of a cousin on my father's side of the family...where I saw cousins who I had never met before; and some I had not seen in umpteen years or more...a sweet reunion of sorts...
After which we started to drive home, but stopped along the way in south San Francisco
when we started to see people in the sky in these huge bird like contraptions...
gliding over the ocean...
We parked the car and got out where they were taking off from...
and enjoyed the spectacle of it all...
as they glided over the coast through the clouds and in the rays of the sun...
how they soared upwards to the heavens above...
we counted so many
and marveled at their courage
they looked like birds and butterflies
as they continued to wow us and add to the day in which we felt we had soared ourselves
to great heights of joy...a day of seeing generations life coming in...old life reaching it's heights too...cousin Dan saying "I no longer buy green bananas"...and my son, Dan showing his fatigue and happiness and sharing it all with us via the Internet and telephone. Coming home to a sweet sweet phone message filled with love and tenderness. A good end to a sweet, sweet day.


  1. Lynn, you are so blessed with a loving family. I am glad everyone is doing well. Those people in those contraptions look like huge dragonflies to me. Happy day.

  2. Congratulations to you all ...x

  3. Congratulations again. I love the footprints on his arm-so clever and unique.

  4. sweet footprints on Dad's arm. they must feel so proud and pleased and thrilled.

    those flyers are far far braver than I ever would be. amazing.

  5. Gatherings of families are such special events and a new grandchild too. You are so lucky.
    As for the handgliders, it must take a lot of nerve to run off the edge of a cliff to get airbourne.

  6. Prayers truly are answered, aren't they. And what a wonderful day you had being with friends and family and hanggliders!

  7. Look at those tiny feet. Adorable. I wouldnt want to wash my arm. :))
    Love the new header.. Its a bird, Its a plane, its Superman. :)) 95.. WOW. Thats great. Today is my Uncle, my Dads Brothers, 93rd birthday. He is doing wonderful too. Still drives, plays pool & emails regularly. My Great Grandmother lived to be 101. Before mondern medicine too.

  8. Thank goodness for modern technology! You won't miss a thing in thanks to text messages and cell phone photos. Amazing! I can tell that you're still on a "high"!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  9. When I first saw the photo of your son's arm on the little icon on my sidebar, I thought he had been beaten or something. I was THRILLED to see it was not what I feared. Love the shot, too. As for the rest of the day, it sounds like it was perfect, including the flying finale!

  10. Congratulations on your new arrival! I know this has been an exciting time for you and I'm so happy everything went well.

    And HOW EXCITING to see the hang gliders! How I would love to do that! I'm not much for jumping out of airplanes, but hang gliding, I am there! It's on my bucket list, along with zip lining!

  11. Wowza, Lynn ! That was quite the weekend!!! Congratulations to all of your family on the sweet new member of your clan! That is such a wonderful blessing and I am glad mom and baby are doing well. Enjoy the process, Grandma!

  12. Thank you all for your sweet wishes...It's been a most blissful weekend. Back to work tomorrow.
    Life goes on, but me with a little extra bounce to my step and a silly grin on my face!


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