Home again from my tour-de-grandbabies

I got home a week ago from my grandma travels, to brilliant morning sun pouring in the front window–a dramatic change after living in ‘the shadow’ of our mountains all winter.  It has helped to ease me back into this white winter and a quiet routine devoid of soft baby cheeks and pudgy hands learning pat-a-cake.

Following the visit with the newest grandaughter up north, I had continued my tour-de-grandbabies with a flight back ‘home’ to Powell River to catch up with Jaxon, now 9 months old,  and his parents and aunties!

God sent a batch of sunshine that apparently has been long in coming.  It made the walks in my favorite places with some of my favorite people all the  more special!



I even got a sneak preview of springtime–


On departure day, the rains returned for my ferry crossing to fly home– a fitting finish to a sweet week of home and family.



Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good.  His faithful love endures for ever! 

Good-bye Powell River



Today is moving day.  The van is loaded. We’re on our way.

Ironically, this was the paper that came to our doorstep this week:

P1170293Another family will receive its welcome…


Our baby flew North this morning to spend some time with her Grandma in Alaska!


And we packed up with the help of friends and hit the road.

Good-bye Powell River……..


Good-bye friends…



Good-bye family home…





…with the personal touches…



Good-bye to the coast…



And Thank-you God for so many years in such a paradise!


Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Ps.37:4

We came here as a family…



We came here as a family; we’re leaving as a two-some.

2003 leaving Arizona 0012003 on ferry

I’ve been busy packing away memories this week in hopes of sharing them with the next generation…


Packing away the Dickens’ household only took part of an afternoon.


One box per room.




Oh that it were so simple  packing away the Skelton household!P1170291

Interjected in the packing, for sanity’s sake, are tandem rides and quick meals out, shared in picturesque places…


By next week this time we will be officially homeless, with all our worldly goods boarding the ferry one last time…

It’s good to be in this thing together.



“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.” Ps.90:1