We spent 6 weeks at “Korky’s Campground” and, as usual, we were quite busy!
|Gin, Syl, Amanda, "Piper Cub" and Brandon|
|Sara, me, Don, Kork, and Dan|
Kork’s Dad, Don, really enjoyed watching Kork and Dan load and unload it.
My sister Barbara and family friend Art came for a visit. I FINALLY finished her Alaska quilt and presented it to her.
|I think she likes it!|
We enjoyed hanging out and just chilling with everyone.
|Art and Barbara|
|Dan and Kork|
|Kork and Art|
|Dan and I being goofy|
|I'm in donut heaven|
|Happy 84th birthday Dad|
|Cake and ice cream|
On the way back to Korky’s Campground, we dropped Art off at the airport as he needed to get back to work. Barbara and I had signed up to be “day volunteers” with Samaritans Purse to help the flood victims in Eastern North Carolina. Hurricane Matthew had wrecked havoc. We spent 2 days doing some of the most physically challenging work I think I have ever done. We tore out sheetrock, wet insulation, baseboards and flooring. We moved furniture and personal belongings that had been ruined by the flood waters. We salvaged what we could…but it was minimal for the most part. We worked alongside other volunteers as well as the homeowners. One of the volunteers was also a homeowner whose home was totally destroyed. She worked on other people’s houses before her own. She was such an inspiration. .
|Debris was carried out to the curb; FEMA would pick it up later|
|Demolishing a bathroom|
|Our work crew one day|
Brandon and Amanda hosted a gender reveal party at their house. Everyone was excited to find out the sex of the baby.
|Amanda is so creative|
|Ashleigh guessed girl|
|Dan guessed boy|
|Amanda's Dad guessed girl|
|Amanda's Mom guessed girl; her husband guessed boy.|
I had guessed girl!
We played a few fun games and then it was time for the big reveal. To find out the sex of the baby, we had to get to the center of the cupcakes that Amanda made.
|Get ready, get set...reveal!|
|It's a BOY!|
|Smiles all around - happy people everywhere!|
|Thumbs up! Yippee! Yay!|
|We were able to "facetime" the great grandparents!|
|Happy happy joy joy!|
|Aunt Ashleigh is all smiles|
|The thrilled parents surround by lots of love|
|Grandmas-to-be with parents-to-be|
|Brandon, Aunt Ashleigh and Amanda|
|These two are going to be great parents!|
Part 2 of the long, long update coming soon!