This is precious grandbabygirl when she is just over a month old. We were just beginning the year of diagnostic testing. Hubby and I weren't on this trip, but Great Grands and the babyMomma's second momma (aunt) and uncle and their married son and his wife.
The grandbabygirl and her parents retreated for a few days after receiving her diagnosis of I-Cell disease. A trip up the auto road to the summit of Mt. Washington!! Sunny and blue sky soon to be swallowed up by clouds at the summit.Last year. Lots of water pounding through Diana's Baths and all of us being entertained by the dancing BabyMomma while Dad took the picture.
This year just hubby and I went....for an ENTIRE WEEK! It was bittersweet, so many memories of my folks and although they are still here, traveling is quite difficult. The condo was just brim full with their presence, though. Mom loved the tiny kitchen, making big Sunday dinners for the weekend crowd. For years she valiantly tried to spot clean the rugs, treating the place as if it were her home even though during ski season it takes a beating. All the puzzles made at the small table in the living room! And memories of sweet grandbabygirl.
We weren't sure we would be able to muster any smiles, hiking through Diana's Baths and Cathedral Ledge as if it were our duty. We had just figured out how to use the timing feature on our camera and that produced lots of smiles for the most part, as I would nearly knock hubby down trying to get into the shot in time!! That was a great distraction and helped smooth out the lumps in our throats. We also did a Canopy Tour at Bretton Woods - 9 zip lines, three suspension bridges and two rappels!!! That certainly did a lot towards creating new memories.