The Rain was unrelenting this morning, and I woke up to a Sonnystone Acres shrouded with drab drab.
But there’s a Bright Spot on my calendar, bright enough to dispel the Any gloom: The New York City Girls and their Mother will be Arriving on August 4!! Melissa will be staying until the 7th; Emma and Eliza will stay until I take them back to NYC on the 14th.
Because Olivia has to start school on the 7th, we’ll do an abbreviated Camp Sonnystone from 8/4-8/6. We still haven’t decided on a Theme, but we’ll brainstorm once we’re all together. I haven’t seen Emma and Eliza since March at Disney, so I am Ready to give them some hugs and have them hang out with me.
I should probably insert the brag here that the Girls are Rocking the Irish Dance World. Just last week Emma got her first 1st in champion level and Eliza got three 3rds in her new prelim level.
I am weaning myself off of Ancestry in prep for the Visit. I am to a place of blogging the ancestors where I need to start a new line of research on several grandmothers’ families which will take weeks. It’s hard to stop, though! Check out my latest post great-great-grandparents Leander and Emma Mayne ,
Livvy, Sam, and I went back to the Zoo to visit the Budgies last week… I really love those Parakeets, but you have to be patient. I have the Jr girls for a day this week and I wouldn’t be surprised if we went Again…and of course we’ll take the New Yorkers. when they are here.
I’ve got to open up the upstairs and get the rooms ready, but not much else. I can hardly wait! I’m horrible at doing countdowns — does today count — but I think it’s about 12 more days..!