after a long time, I'm finally back. The first exams are over and I passed all of them - so I'm at a really good mood this days :D. It was hard work, especially the oral exams, I'm really glad it's over for the moment... But let's move to another, more exciting theme.
Do you remember the letter Flora received? She first told me that the content was still a secret, but yesterday evening some occasions happened in Marigold Creek....
"Flora? Everything okay?", Hans looked inquiring at his wife, who chatted since hours with her cousin Lettuce Snow-Warren.
She placed the phone by side, nodded and ran to the bath room to fetch the clothes out of the washing machine.
After hanging them fastly at the laundry rack she ran back to the telephone and started chatting again.
Shaking his head Hans sat beside her, watching the strange and excited behavior of his wife.
"That's fabulous! I have to say it again.", Flora smiled, "I'm looking forward to see you! It's been such a long time!"
After another 10 minutes she hang off the phone.
"Now, darling, tell me! What's so exciting?"
"Lettuce told me, that they want to move to Marigold Creek.", Flora clapped her hands, "After the birth of their youngest they need a bigger house with more space!"
"Those are really great news! Here are lots of estates.", said Hans as he looked at the new family photo, Lettuce sent in her letter, "Little Alice is a cutie! Will Bernard and Edith also live here?"
(The family photo)"I think so."
"Marigold Creek is really growing fast at the moment... First the nursery, than the restaurant and more and more families!"
"You're right.", Flora nodded, "I'm looking forward to see the new Hamburger restaurant. The Tuxedos seem to be a very nice family. I've met Natalie yesterday in Pumpkinvilles. She was very friendly. Did you know that they have twin daughters? They're Antons age."
Her husband laughed, "Twin daughters.... The poor parents!"
"Mmh... But with the Tuxedos and the Snow-Warrens children here..."
"We definitly need an own school! ", Hans completed her thought, "We should all sat together and talk about that problem. I'm sure the other parents think the same."
At the same time Katie Hawthorn prepared dinner in the kitchen. Mazie sat on the countertop, watching her mother cutting the cheese.
"Rosie and I want to make a game tomorrow. .."
"That sounds great!", Katie smiled, "What are you planning? Can we all play it together?"
"Yes!", the little mouse chuckled, "It's about a farm..."
"A farm? Do you want to play farmer?", gently Katie stired the content of her pan.
Suddently the door bell rung. Surprised the mice looked at each other.
"Who could that be?", Katie looked through the door viewer and gasped.
"Michael!", with shacking hands she opened the door and looked in the smiling face of her husband.
Before she could say another word, Michael Hawthorn laid his arms around her, kissed her and spined her around.
" Oh honey, I'm so happy to be at your side again!"
"I missed you so much!", Katie nestled to him.
Michael kissed her again, before he run to his little daughter, who looked at him with huge eyes.
"Yes, darling it's me. Your daddy, who was too long away from his family... But now I'll always stay at your side! "
Mazie wrapped his arms around her dads neck, talking to him overhappy.
Joking around with his daughter, smiling at his beautiful wife, Michael was very thankful to be at home.
Together the little family enjoyed a delicious cheese fondue.
"I missed your cooking ", laughed Michael, "The zwieback was horrible."
Amused Katie took his hand, "I'm tranquilised you still like it!"
"I love it!"
After the meal Michael opened his suitcase, "For you my love... I've seen it in a boutique and knew right away, that it'll fit you perfectly!"
Thrilled Katie took the beautiful blue summer dress, "It's amazing!"
"And for daddys girl...", the mouse smiled, "A new picture book and a plush animal."
Mazie pressed the toy at her heart and declared, "His name is Boo!"
"That's a perfect name!"
It was a wonderful evening, Katie and Michael talked until the sun rised in the morning, nuzzled close to each other.
They told their adventures: about angry wales on the sea, hungry seamen, the opening of the nursery and the attack of some ugly flys, who wanted to eat some chocolates.
At last the family was together again and the common, but perfect every day life was back again in the Hawthorns household.
I hope you all liked the little story. Next time will be more action - I promise ;).
But at this part I really have to say a huge "Thank you" to Sigrun, who sent me Michael from a far away island. In this case Michael really was on a long trip, but I'm not sure if he travelled per ship or per airplane... I might have to ask him.
Also Sigrun sent me another new member of Marigold Creek:
Last but nost least I've also received some beautiful and sweet fabrics from her - thanks so much for that wonderful surprise!!!!! It made my day :).
Read and write you all soon,
PS: Katie wanted to show you all her new dress, so here she is: