It has been awhile since Elliott and Kristina came home just for fun.
So a few weeks back they planned a weekend home.
Who doesn’t love it when their children come home!
It turned out that their timing was splendid.
They flew in to OKC on Thursday night.
Now, last Thursday was no regular Thursday night.
It was game 2 of the NBA Finals
And in case you haven’t heard the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the Finals.
This entire state is sleep deprived from watching and attending the playoffs
And now THE FINALS!
Oklahoma is Thunder CRAZY!
I am Thunder CRAZY!
Unbelievably, my friend Virginia had 3 extra tickets
So Elliott & Kristina met Virginia and me in
THUNDER ALLEY just before the game started.
Be patient…I’m getting to the gardening part of the weekend.
The experience of a Thunder game is something else.
It’s the loudest arena in the country – bar none.
To say the fans are loyal doesn’t begin to describe them.
The games are fast and fun.
So fast that almost all my pictures are a blur.
We came up 4 points short.
Tonight will be a different story!
Because there was no schedule for the weekend.
We just played.
Kristina and I baked.
Cherry pie on Friday
And Kristina’s amazing bread on Saturday.
Unlike me she has no fear of anything relating to yeast.
This girl can bake!
We attended an evening with William Faulkner at the Chautauqua.
We arranged flowers for church.
And some for a Father’s Day visit to the cemetery.
Went to the Farmer’s Market.
I think I need a little help in this department
I have a few questions for Kristina’s mom Mary.
She knows vegetable growing.
Harvested Poppy Seeds.
And herbs for summer grilling.
Even pulled some weeds.
John and Elliott played golf.
And watched a little, too.
And we all ate and laughed and laughed.
Watching your child grow into adulthood
And build their life is a curious experience.
It’s full of every known emotion.
For me it’s mostly wonderful.
Kind of like gardening.
Enrich the soil.
So that they can be well rooted.
Water, love and encourage.
God will take care of the rest.
Happy Father’s Day, John.
And thanks for coming Elliott & Kristina.