It was hard but Gabriel let Oliver and I go just for a few days to head back to our home away from home in Celo. It just would have been heart breaking if Oliver's first summer had come and gone without being baptized in the waters of the South Toe, bottle fedding the baby goats, picking blueberries on the edge of Roan Mountain, having dinner at the Knife and Fork, and having dinner on grandma's porch, in the house that his dad grew up in, with the crickets chirping while gazing at Mt Mitchell. Sigh....Once again, Celo just hits the home run as the most wonderful place on Earth.
Sampling blueberries for the first time
Flowers from grandma's garden
Auntie Em and Uncle Alex
Meeting new life
Napping by the river with 9 week old Shaw and Gray
Crawling to grandpa Bruce
Giggles with grandma Marilyn
Many trips were made to the washer and dryer which are right at Oliver height and right outside of our bedroom
More river time with grandmas
Oliver loved riding back up the driveway from the river in the back with no car seat.
He was also a big fan of grandpa's iPad
Becoming the new face of Mountain Farm yarn
The wild flowers on my mom's hillside were just amazing.