Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dear Mom, Our last Pinewood Derby was “Normal.”

Week of April 7 - 13

It was another blew-a-relieved-sigh-when-it-was-over week, but there were lots of happy moments, especially looking back on the photos I took. I often wonder if I was born in the wrong century – when life gets quick-paced I tend to tense up and look for ways to slow down and do ‘nothing’. It’s funny because when I’ve mentioned this to friends they say that they like things to move along at a quicker pace and get depressed if there’s not enough to do. I am Mistress Quite Contrary. :)

In the midst of the craziness that is our current daily routine here were some of the shining bits of connection to Family, i.e. the joys of my days. There were more, but I’m trying to be picky and just share the very best.

O is for Ocean.


And Organ.


Our last Cub Scout (unless there’s Cub Scouts during the Millennium! :) and his last Pinewood Derby. . . .


DC was a hero-dad setting aside a hands-wringing deadline to spend a few hours with Hummer and the hunk of wood. You can see by their faces that this actually was not a sacrifice.


Hummer admitted a Pollock influence in the paint-job. :) I like the passengers he chose. And the very Hummeresque name.


And my favorite moment of the week – the hush that marked the Palm Sunday beginning of our favorite Easter tradition, followed by loud singing of All Glory, Laud, and Honor.


Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!




heroineworshipper said...[Reply to comment]

The dry air of Colorado has aged violinist.

Michelle said...[Reply to comment]

Just realized it sounds awfully funny to imply that in the last century people sat around and did 'nothing.' I meant nothing scheduled. I mean that I would love for my days to be full of gardening and caring for my home and children and not driving around constantly and feeling like I'm playing whack-a-mole with life. :)

Anastasia said...[Reply to comment]

I love the driver of the derby car. :) Yea dinosaurs! It made me smile on a day when I dearly needed it.

llamitanan said...[Reply to comment]

It was so "normal" for Hummer to name his pinewood derby car Normal. Wished I could have been there to watch the race. Sure miss our CO family!