So anyway, here's that post that's been sitting there on my blogging dashboard unfinished, waiting for its close-up. (I think I was going to add more pictures, but I'm posting this before another three days goes by!)
Well, I'm stuck in the airport in NYC, awaiting a flight that has been delayed more than an hour. I can't really go anywhere or do anything; so this is a perfect time for me to catch up on my blogging. I have some complimentary free WiFi at my disposal, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to write a post for my somewhat neglected String of Pearls.
I am on my way back home from a weekend trip to Northern VA, where I attended the baby shower of son #2's wife Ginger. It's always a crap shoot flying on non-revenue stand-by passes, but the trip down to VA went like clockwork. However, the return trip--not so much! When I arrived in NY from DC today, there were some complications (baggage issues, having to wait for a shuttle bus between terminals, etc.). So I ended up missing my connecting flight to Boston. And now the next flight heading there is going to be late getting out of here.
Anyhoo--I'm such a slacker lately as far as this blog goes. So I thought I'd use this unexpected "free time" I have today to share some pictures from the shower. It was an all-gal affair, hosted by my daughter-in-law's sweet mother at her lovely home--well, not quite an all-gal affair, I guess: there was also one bearded guest, who happens to be the father of the soon-to-be-born little Pearl. He was a great sport and seemed to really enjoy himself, charming all the ladies with his typical easygoing humor and deep, pleasing laugh. (Not biased about my boy here; no not at all.)
Okay then, here are some images from a beautiful event, which I was quite privileged to be able to attend--and I'd do it again any day of the week, even if it meant being stuck in an airport for hours afterward. It was so, SO worth it.
|Don't we look like twins?|
|Ginger and her older sister, who is expecting her 6th at around the same time.|
|Selfie time with Preciosa and Braveheart.|
|The only one missing is my sweet Regina.|
|The soon-to-be first time parents! Adorable!|
My son dealt with being the only male at the shower by
harkening back to his boyhood days and building a fort
out of the gift pile.
|One-of-a-kind onesies, made by Preciosa.|
|I love this boy! And he's going to be a great dad.|