Monday, June 29, 2020

Getting Together

... carefully.

Last weekend we celebrated my great-nephew's birthdays. My niece had planned this an outdoor party but thunderstorms forced us into the garage. I had seen many of these 12 people during the past month, but most of our interactions were through car windows or speaking at distances of at least six feet.

It was hard not to snuggle the little ones but it seemed prudent not to do that on our first real family outing.

Some of those little ones are always on the move so pinning them down for hugs would be difficult anyway.

We were treated to a lovely double rainbow that was much brighter and more beautiful than the pictures show, but hopefully, you get the idea.

It was a tiny little step towards the new normal and definitely different, but kids (and grownups) with squirt guns help make everything more fun and normal. 

I hope your weekend was a good one!


  1. I'm so happy you were able to see your family! Those rainbows were a wonderful affirmation that this was the right thing to do.

  2. Squirt guns make any summer outing better!!!! So glad you had a good celebration!! Stay safe and healthy!!!!

    1. You're right, Steph! I do wonder how we'll be celebrating Christmas, but we'll have to see what things are like then. Take care and stay healthy!

  3. what a fun get together! I think we'll be living like this keeping our distance and assessing risks for quite a while. It's a surreal existence! My kids loved water gun fights :)

  4. Seeing the people we love most is such a delight. Little ones lift the heart and make the world of hope feel real.

  5. It's so hard to see extended family and not squish them -- especially the little ones! I'm glad you got some togetherness time, though, and that double rainbow is something special.

  6. Glad you had a good time, Bonny!

  7. That looks like such a FUN time Bonny! and squirt guns are the best. So glad you were able to get together with family and the double rainbow was so nice!!

  8. Oh those kids. I bet the kids don't really get COVID. Gets get living in the moment . I need to take their attitude today! IM SO READY FOR THIS TO END. I dont know why Im feeling it so much today. But I am. Im thrilled you got to see the lilttle ones!

  9. What fun! And squirt guns to the boot! Nice reunion and great memory. I haven't seen a rainbow in forever!

  10. Squirt guns are just the BEST when it comes to summer fun! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy some family time together -- and the rainbow just seemed to seal the deal on a perfect summer get-together. XO

  11. Squirt guns are the best! What fun (and rain with rainbows is never a bad thing!)


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