Not much goes on around here outside of normal daily life. I suppose that's good! No ER trips lately, no auto crashes, no anything! Well, we do get up each day and live our lives! Rachel has completed one term of online courses from the Savannah College of Art & Design or SCAD. She is working hard to save money to be able to move to Georgia and attend in person this fall. Richard is working to graduate from high school in May. Bless him. He has a lot of challenges that make it difficult for him to focus in class and complete tasks on time. We have a bit of credit recovery we are working on as well as a couple of Electronic High School classes he needs to finish. I love this boy so much! He is so kind and thoughtful. He has a powerful testimony of the Gospel and has expressed a desire to serve a mission for our church. I hope he can. We have a year to go on his braces before he could leave. He wants to find a job and work hard to save money for his mission and for school. He is looking at a few applied technology schools in the area. Dee continues to coach for BYU. He has traveled a bit for recruiting and for some meets. He hopes I can go with him in May to Orlando, Florida for a college swim coaching clinic. That would be a first for me to have traveled that far east. Britt has moved back in with us temporarily. Her roommates both wanted to try new areas to live in so she came back home until she decides what to do next. We love having her around! I am sewing new aprons and will share them online soon.
In the meantime, I am nearly done scanning and repairing my mother's photos. I am working on the 1980's and 90's now. Nearly there! A few months ago I was enjoying looking back at our 1970's lives. It was such an interesting time to grow up in. In 1967 my parents made the decision to move from our little white frame house on the dairy into a new home "in town" as Mom used to say. It was at 323 North Hunt Drive in Mesa. I loved this house! It was only a year old when we moved in, had four bedrooms and 1 & 3/4 baths. The bathrooms were tiled in white and pink or blue & had magical showers. For me, any shower was a magical thing because in my memory we had never lived in a house with one. The floors were covered in white-ish linoleum flecked with chunks of gray, and in the bathrooms there were chunks of pink or blue glitter depending on which one you were in. My closet doors had little white china door knobs with pink roses. The family who built the house had a Mom who loved pink. Hence, our pink kitchen!
Pink was the color of the day in that house. We had a pink freezer in the laundry room and it went beautifully with the pink washer and dryer. They were just out of this photo to the right in the laundry room. I love the pink pom poms on the curtains too!
What do you recall from your childhood that would be so vintage now? (Or are you that old?)