Part of my absence from blogging last week was because we had visitors!
Carter got a much needed break
from the sweltering temperatures of Little Rock
and made his first visit to our new hometown!!
It was a rare opportunity to spend time with him
when we weren't celebrating a holiday or family wedding
and thus could quietly relax and visit one on one.
We showed him a lot of the sights of the county,
including of course the new house but we kept a few in reserve for future visits!
We ate out a time or two, introduced him to some of our new friends
and of course since he's a fisherman, he tried out several of the local rivers.
He'd given Joe a fly rod several Christmases ago,
but with no nearby fly-fishing in LA,
it had never been used.
Before hitting the river,
they spent an hour or so out to the front yard
for Fly Casting 101.
Joe was a quick learner
and Carter's experiences guiding in Alaska
helped him be a patient teacher.
The day after he flew back to Arkansas,
we barely had time to wash the guest room sheets
and we were back at the airport again!
Clark flew in for a long weekend in order to sing at a friend's wedding!
So it was my "bookend" week.....
getting to see my oldest and youngest sons.