Petitions and Birthdays

Democracy doesn’t always reign in this Johnson family since you can’t deny that sometimes adults just understand the situation better; all the peripheral things that influence the central issue.

But its worth a shot, and sometimes even just the fact that they took a stand will win hands-down.

Everette and I were going to hold a Family Meeting to discuss how/when/which direction we were going to take when leaving Lake Chapala in Mexico to head for USA, the kids had something on the go and we were told we would have to wait a few minutes, and I was scooted out of the apartment.  A few minutes later Everette and I were presented with this Official Document.

Petition

 

No family meeting took place.  Statement clearly made.

Sure, the favourite food and numbers had nothing to do with the gist of the petition, but they were more interesting columns than the usual address (which would have been confusing {what is our address???} and repetitious) and comments.  The food could have been used as a Birthday dinner menu!

This petition explains why we left Mexico suddenly, and traveled so quickly.  We took 2 months to travel from Arizona to Jalisco state in Mexico, and only 2 days for the return trip, although of course those days were influenced by the estuary, van problems and sand storms.

We were going to mosey on our way through northern California (to meet Meriah With a Little Moxie) and make several stops in Oregon (to meet up with Rebeca of Carried on the Wind and Pearl and Poppy) but then rain literally dampened those plans.  If we didn’t have a choice we would have had to suck it up and camp in the wet.  But we knew there was dry land in Portland (inside our daughter’s house) so we made a bee-line and arrived 3 days early, in essence ruining the big Surprise Party for Rauchelle’s birthday but surprising her none-the-less as she saw us scooting up her driveway weeks before she had been expecting us.  She ran outside with little Marin in her arms and big smile on her face.  Marin looked on apprehensively, not sure about this crowd until she spotted Grampa.

Surprises!!

Surprises!!

Grampa's first snuggles

Grampa’s first snuggles

Rauchelle, Seth and Marin had moved into their new house just days before our arrival, so we’ve been able to help them clean, unpack and do yardwork.  Then we threw a birthday party for our 26yo beauty.

Birthday girl grabs some fermented veggies for her supper after a day of work and an evening party.

Birthday girl grabs some fermented veggies for her supper after a day of work and an evening party.

Kissing the Sweet Cheeks angel, a family tradition since 2011.

Kissing the Sweet Cheeks angel, a family tradition since 2011.

Seth and his brother Andrew

Seth and his brother Andrew

Tina, Andrew's GF

Tina, Andrew’s GF

Pat (a previous neighbour) and Marin

Pat (a previous neighbour) and Marin

Pat & Marin, Seth, and Betty (married to Pat)

Pat & Marin, Seth, and Betty (married to Pat)

Maret & Everette, Matthias

Maret & Everette (Lorax is Andrew’s dog), Matthias

 

Laars and Seth.  Anders made snowflakes as party decorations.

Laars and Seth. Anders made snowflakes as party decorations.

Happy Birthday, Rauchelle!

We’ll Love You Forever We’ll Like You For Always!!

As Long As We’re Living Our Baby You’ll Be!!

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