Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Look Back At March

So so hard to believe this month is gone.  Once again, life is full!  We had some wonderful adventures this month and a very emotional good-bye to an amazing lady. 

I couldn't let the month end without posting some pictures of our trip to Palm Springs.  Along the way we visited the San Gabriel Mission (perfect stop for our CA history year):

The Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve:

The amazing Joshua Tree National Park; we have to go back soon.  This is just a teaser, I'll post about the wonderful nature study on our trails there:

And finally Palm Springs!  Our time here was mostly spent at the pool and on a pretty neat trail with a great view at the top:

Full of excitement we headed home only to peacefully kiss and say goodbye to my husband's maternal grandmother.  We mourned with our loved ones during a beautiful memorial mass and gathering.  As we get ready to celebrate Easter tomorrow I can't help but feel very emotional that she won't be with us.  Amazing doesn't begin to describe her!  We all truly felt her love and loved her in return.  My children still feel the emptiness of not having their weekly visit to the senior care center, her hugs, smile and a parting treat:

Life is oh so full!
We will miss you so much Gamy!