In May, I wanted to work on another timelapse video of lilies blooming, but they took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to open. I guess it wasn't warm enough. I do have some photos I might throw together into a video, but I haven't felt all that excited about them. That top image is one of them.
In addition to the Vashon trip, we hung out and played games, as usual. Oh and we saw beautiful blue robin eggs in a nest by the front door! (And they've since hatched, I was informed.) It was fun and relaxing!
More family news: On June 1st, my older sister's family arrived in their new home city--Houston, TX! My brother-in-law found a good job there and they are currently house hunting (though I think the search might be over as I type this). Big things are happening for my sisters, and I admit I'm feeling a little antsy for something big in my life as well. Spring and summer always get me eager for change. I am happy for R's family to have this new experience and live close to the water again, but it does complicate things to have my family spread out so much. I have a hard time visiting them as it is. But I hope that one day we might all live closer or form an arrangement that would give me the opportunity to see them all a lot more. We shall see. It's something for me to continue praying about.
Since then, I've been trying to relax and recharge. Even though I had time off, I felt like I needed a vacation afterwards. The weekend couldn't come soon enough. The weather has been gray and sometimes rainy, but I am thankful that we had great weather for all of K's visit and our work retreat. And now I have the excuse to just stay indoors and, as I am doing tonight, make chicken and dumplings.
So what's next? Well, I have lots of pictures to go through, I want to try and retry some photo experiments, I just accepted a freelance design project, Dan's visiting over the 4th, and my office is moving to another building in early August. Otherwise, I'm not quite sure what this summer holds. Maybe another trip to Seattle. Maybe something big. You never know! (And no, I'm not hinting at anything....just wishful thinking.)