Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New adventure on my own!

I had a new adventure. My first commercial flight by myself. I flew from Grand Junction to Denver. Two of us had the same seat but I got to keep my seat and the other person got to sit in the front row so all were happy. I sat next to a business lady that traveled all over so she and I talked all the way to Denver and she helped me find my way to the next flight. I had 45 minutes between flights. I actually sat next to a friends brother so we chatted the whole way to Boise. Martha was waiting for me when I got off. We got my luggage and met Becky at Costco. Where we had lunch and I got my Costco fix:) Needless to say I spent some money. Becky introduced us to new deals and goodies.

I snapped this picture right as we were saying goodbye to Martha and the rain was starting to come down and the wind blowing.
Becky and I stopped by to see Wally, Cathy and Lady the dog. Had a nice visit with them.
Then we stopped by Kerry's to say hi! She was busy at the greenhouse and we visited there. Saw several local people that I knew. Here Carson is showing how much taller he is than his mother.

I spent the night with Becky and Steve and got to visit with them. Jamie, Norma, Jerrad and Zelda picked me up and we headed up to Moscow, ID for the U of Idaho graduation and to see the boys.

Luke, Mark and Neola at dinner at Applebee's.

Jamie, Amelia and Norma at dinner. It was amazing as Luke said anywhere in Idaho we can run into people we know and Jamie knew several people that walked by our table. Dinner was great thanks Jamie and Norma. I shared my motel room with them and that helped us all out.
Mark still had a bunch of stuff to move out of his dorm room.
Luke had even more to move out of his apartment. They were able to store most of their stuff with a friend. They will be getting an apartment together in August for the coming school year. They are looking forward to rooming together.

Mark's stuff almost loaded and ready to head home. It was a very long evening and morning of packing his and Luke's stuff and putting it in storage.
Neola and Mark on campus outside the Ag Science Building.

Mark and Luke at Luke's apartment.
Luke and Neola
Mark, Luke and Neola as we said goodbye to Luke and headed to New Plymouth. We got to Kerry and Doug's late on Sat night. It was a couple more days before we got home but we did have a good visit with people in the Treasure Valley.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mother's Day

It is truly a privilege to be a mom! I have been blessed with 3 boys. All are special in their own way. How Mother's Day is celebrated changes as they get older. I got a phone call from Luke and Mark as they were both at college and busy with dead week and finals. I did get to spend the day with Jay. Also didn't have to do any cooking or cleaning:)
I got to pick out a hanging basket for Mother's day.
Here I am with my hanging basket. I had John take the picture the first day I got it when it was still beautiful. I try really hard but don't always keep them looking like this. As a matter of fact two days later it was 90 degrees and we had moved the plant to the back. I went a whole day and forgot to water it. When I saw it I thought I had killed it...but....water and sitting in the cool grass brought it back to life. Thank God it lived!!

Mother's Day is sentimental as I think of my mom and John's mom who are no longer with us. I really miss them.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Jay and FFA

On Sunday, May 3rd, the day before his birthday Jay and his floriculture team boarded the little white school bus along with the rest of the state competitors from Fruita and headed to Colorado State University for the State competition. He celebrated his birthday by competing and then at dinner afterward a bunch of the kids from around the state sang "Happy Birthday".Jay, Codie, Kelsi and Kady
Jay at home with his blue ribbon and the bouquet that he did for the competition. Jay placed 7th in state as an individual out of over 200 kids and his team received a gold team standing.
Codie, Jay, Kelsey and Kady at the annual banquet in "O D" official dress receiving recognition for their success at state floriculture.
Alex and Jay introducing a senior for her retiring speech at the annual banquet.
Stephanie handing over the secretary job to Jay.
Seniors presenting the advisers with gifts. His advisers are the adults in the picture. From left, Mr. Hudson, Ms Heath and Mrs. Hudson.
Jay presenting an award.
Officers being installed. Jay is right above farmers on the banner.
Mrs. Hudson, Jay, Kady. Jay performing his first duties as the secretary for the Fruita FFA chapter. The FFA has been a great experience for Jay this year and has helped him get involved.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jay turns 17!

Jay turned 17 this year. He was going to be gone to State FFA Floriculture so we took him out to dinner before he went. Rockslide Brewery was his choice for a burger and a Virgin Daiquiri.Jay and his "drink"
Jay and his lemon/lemon cake. Sorry for the interesting shape! Couldn't find the round pans and he wanted a double layer so...13 by 9 pan cut in half and stacked!
Jay taking a big bite out of his cake.
Friends from church sent him a poster and a fun box of things including a picture of them with the poster and then they signed it. Made him happy and homesick.
Jay reading and looking at the goodies they sent. This meant so much to him and was a great gift.

Marble Size Hail

It was a beautiful day and then the sky changed and in comes this amazing hailstorm. We had marble size hail and it was a bouncing off everything.
Looking out our front window at the street.
Hail in my hand.
Bouncing off the car and pickup. Thank God it didn't damage the vehicles. Did tear up the trees and left plenty of leaves and little branches.
"Snow" in May!