Saturday, July 28, 2007


I have returned from a lovely four days in Andover, Mass., visiting my daughter and son-in-law and two grandsons. As I have probably said before, I am becoming the "Frequent Flyer Grammy." Ken stays home to care for the four legged members of our family. We spent a day at my oldest grandson's swim meet. He did very well in his races. One day we went to Lowell to visit an exhibition and a museum.

We also have had some big excitement in our family. My sister's daughter Suzanne (one of my only two nieces) and her husband Andrew have taken on a two year teaching assignment in the Northern Mariana Islands. If you are like me, you are saying, "Where is that??"

The Northern Mariana Islands are located in the North Pacific Ocean and they are a Commonwealth of the United States. Suzanne and Andrew are on the island of Rota which is about 8 miles long. I look forward to checking in on them via their blog Operation Rota.

There was a big family Bon Voyage Party for them a few weeks ago. Here is a picture of the delicious cake.

Good luck, Suzanne and Andrew. What a wonderful adventure!


kimagruber said...

8 miles long. Talk about island fever. But, since I've been working on the back yard, I don't travel much more than 3 miles. So...

Lovely cake.

Lynne said...

Glad you had a good time with Beth and the boys.

Wow on Suzanne moving across the world. That's really a huge change. How is Linda handling this?

violetlady said...

Kim - I think R.B. can give us island fever, too.

Lynne - Linda is handling it as well as can be expected, actually she is handling it pretty well. I would be distraught and bed-ridden.