We had two more children to cycle through higher education (one was already finished), and I was too exhausted to even think about moving kids around every year.
|Our most recent grad, Derrick |
At first, the condo provided security and comfort for me as I underwent the final weeks of radiation, and then it sheltered our boys, in turn.
Over time, it became a convenience my husband and I used at every opportunity. We enjoyed everything from football games, to concerts, to learning opportunities; and it was a lifesaver throughout the lengthy reconstructive process (which took six years of appointments and waiting, by the way...unreal).
|First reconstructive surgery, 2013|
Feeling pretty rough, here.
Our youngest recently finished his degree (congratulations, Derrick!), so we have sold our home-away-from-home. We practically yanked it out from under our young man, packing up and moving just three days after his last exam! (Ya gotta do what ya gotta do!)
I'm going to miss that place, but selling was always in the cards.
Moving forward, we have Derrick and Brynne with us for a few weeks until they head to the coast for their next adventure!
Picking up where we left off last time she was here, Brynne trimmed her quilt, nice and square...and then couldn't resist a quick test run - ha!
|Test run! (Yep, it's comfy!)|
She added binding and a label, and got 'er done!
|Brynne's finished quilt|
While we were in the city we took a look at the latest mural project Brynne helped with - sprucing up a community garden! The garden is fenced, but I managed to peek through and get a shot of Brynne's artwork (the veggie lady on the pink background). The murals transform a utilitarian space into something quite magical.
|Peeking through the fence|
As part of the project, kids from the neighbourhood helped dress the street-side of the fence with painted pickets.
|Painted pickets tell many stories|
Lots of pickets!
|Street view of the garden|
This little gem in the heart of Edmonton is quite a feast for the eye, the soul, and (eventually) the tummy!
|Do you think that's Batman?|
Fresh off the Frame
A sneak peek . . . I'll tell the tale (tail? ha!) once this is in the hands of its owner.
Until next time,
Try, Learn, & Grow!
|I let my flowers grow with wild abandon!|