Home Again!

I was so thankful to make it home from our vacation in California in time for daughter Lydia’s momentous 16th birthday. Happy Birthday, Lydia!
Here is a cute birthday photo our daughter Laura took of Lydia:

Lydia's sweet 16

Lydia, Rebecca and Seth took great care of everything (including themselves) while we were gone. One of the first things I noticed upon entering the kitchen was this list on the refrigerator:

Before Mama and Daddy get back…

  1. Really good vacuuming
  2. Clean all bathrooms
  3. Fold laundry
  4. Bake pie!
  5. Empty all garbages
  6. Exterminate fruit flies
  7. Generally straighten up house
  8. Seth: Clean up computer corner
  9. Revive plants!!
  10. Buy goat to mow lawn

8 Responses to “Home Again!”

  1. That’s definitely all worth coming home to. Glad you had a good time.

  2. Karen says:

    What great kids you have! I love the last two items on the list!

  3. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    Glad you arrived home safely, and were able to celebrate Lydia’s birthday (cute picture). I love the list you found…too cute! Hope you enjoy you first week back at work.

  4. Laura says:

    I liked that list too! Very cute. 🙂
    And yes…very special to have you, Dad and Dubie home for Lyd’s birthday–I know that means a lot to her!

  5. Melanie says:

    Hi, Joyce, So glad you got back okay and had such a wonderful time in CA. It’s great you got to see some of your blogging buddies as well. Have a lovely evening.

  6. Linda says:

    I can definitely relate to your daughter’s hands as I have a 15 and 12 year old daughter.

  7. Welcome home!

    I love the list!

    (I’d say that qualifies for rising up and calling you blessed.)

  8. Barbara says:

    Love the list! Great kids.
    Happy birthday to Lydia