Gilligan and Hazel are happy that Melissa is visiting.
Another year, another text from Melissa with a first day of school picture, this time with her classmate/roommate. Congratulations on another year of school, Melissa. This could be your last. We’re so proud. :-)
First day of school!
That was the text I received from Melissa early this morning. And she attached the picture above.
Haha! I’m so happy to get it. :-)
We have a tradition in the Logan family: on the first day of school we take a picture in front of the Japanese maple tree in our front yard. I’ve already posted the pictures for Jamison and Yuna this year, but Melissa’s was going to be a little more problematic with her starting grad school in southern California.
Melissa solved that problem for me by having her roommate take her picture1 and then sending it to me.
Thanks, Melissa! This should be an exciting year for you. We’re so glad you’ve found your passion and are able to pursue it at a great school. Best wishes for the coming year.2
This afternoon,1 we decided to visit the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. On the way, we hit some heavy rain, but the weather was nice when we arrived. We had most of the park to ourselves. When the rain finally arrived at the garden (with a little sleet and hail mixed in for variety) we decided it was time to leave.
Travelling home in the evening with Missy for a long weekend, it was too dark for a picture out the window. So I turned the camera around. :-)
Melissa and I headed south to Sacramento — she, back to school, and me, to work in Folsom for a couple of days.
It’s nice to have company when traveling. :-)
Merry Christmas, everyone! The kids slept under the tree in their new PJs. This morning, we opened stockings and then our presents, followed by a late brunch. Mmm! Once again, Santa confused us with a well-behaved family.
We are so thankful for the many blessings we have.
Every other year, the Logan family gets together over Thanksgiving. Here are some of the people in my life I’m thankful for.
Today is Melissa’s first day of her Junior year in college.
Unfortunately, I won’t see Melissa today, so instead, I’m posting a picture I took of Melissa yesterday at Lake Tahoe. Or, closer to the truth, I’m posting a picture I took yesterday that Melissa intentionally walked into.1
Have a great school year, Melissa! We’re so proud of you. :-)