Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Idaho in June

Jay and I got to go to Idaho. We got to do alot of visiting with both family and friends. We stayed with Doug and Kerry. Below are random pictures of some of the people we saw. I'm sure I took over 100 pictures and I know that you didn't want to see them all.

Jay and Stephanie - She did our hair:)

Neola, Norma, Doug, Kerry and Jamie.
Connor modeling his new FFA Jacket. He is a Western Idaho District officer. Congrats!
Carson and his pink cowboy hat!

Sitting: Jerrad, Chase, and Carson. Jay and Connor in the back.

Chase and Carson had a weekend basketball tournament so we got to see them play summer league basketball.

Amanda and Joel. It was fun to get to go to their wedding.
Luke surprised us and came down from N. Idaho for the wedding and to visit. He drove down went to the wedding, we visited with a few family members and then he headed back north. He had to work the next day so he couldn't stay longer. Was a special treat to to see him.
Chase, Luke, Doug, Connor and Jay. Boys are growing up!!

Ron, Nick, Tess, Cris and Jay. Got to visit with the whole family. Nick had his wisdom teeth out the day before and seemed to be recovering just fine. I'm sure the pain meds were helping.

Jeanne, Suzie, Nancy and Neola. Coffee for a couple of hours at Jolts and Juice. Suzie just got back from seeing her new grandbaby! Fun to catch up.
Neola and Kathy and the card that I helped Kathy make. She was teaching me the fine art of card making and Jay was playing on her Cricut machine and making wonderful cutouts!
Jay, Elk and Cathy. Stopped by for a quick visit.

Mary and Bruce. We caught Mary on one of her days off so we were able to have a good visit. Fun to catch up.

Thanks Kerry and Doug! We had a fun time.

Red, Red Roses!

I left several rose buses in Oregon, but did inherit some pretty red roses. They have been blooming all summer.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

To Oregon!! Random Pictures

I promised Jay that we would make a trip to Oregon as soon as he was finished with school for the year. Jay's last day was May 21st and we left for Oregon the 22nd. It is a two day drive so we went by way of Boise. We stayed with Martha and Al and then headed to Ashland. It was weird not stopping in the Payette/Ontario area but we were on a mission to Southern Oregon.


At Al and Martha's

Stop at Collier State Park.

Jay, Hannah, Shirley and Elizabeth.

Lauri, Hannah, Neola and Shirley. Shirley fixed a great dinner and we got to see family.

Jennifer, James and Jay at Sonic. We did lunch.

Neola and Kay. We did lunch during the week.

We visited the schools and saw many teachers and students. Jay was able to reconnect with teachers and friends.

Jay getting his soccer award from Cesar.
Neola and Rafa. He played soccer with Mark.

Franny and Neola

Neola and Joani

Neola and Jill did lunch.

Our visit to the high school resulted in Dianne offering her house to kids to gather so Jay could spend time and hang out with friends. She offered and the kids took her up on it, they invited 50 plus and on a half day notice they got a good group. Thanks so much Dianne and Dan! Their son Austin is one of Jay's friends.
Dianne and Dan
Jay and Hunter

The kids being silly at the party at Dianne's.
Another picture of the kids.

Jay and I were able to go to scrapbooking one evening and got to see all the people at our scrapbook group.
Neola, Cari (Creative Memories) and her girls, Tiffany and Gracie.
Debi and Neola

We stopped by our house in Phoenix. It is for sale:((
We met with Linda our realtor and got Calvin our lawn guy set up.

Jay on the front porch. It was sad and emotional for us both to go into the house. Many wonderful memories of times with family and friends.

Before the lawn was mowed.

Shirley, Craig and Jay. The week went way too fast and we had to say goodbye and head back home. Thank you so much Craig and Shirley!! It was fun!

Dan, Jay, Margie and Pat. We stopped by the Daly's on our way out of town to load up stuff they had stored for us that we didn't have room for when we moved. Here you can see the Elk antlers that Craig stored for us and we have the bird bath and rocks that Margie and Pat kept for us.
Thanks to all and I took so many pictures that I couldn't put them all in but had a great time visiting and hope to come back again soon.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Picture!!

Here it is!!! This is the picture that Luke and Jess sent us on our cells in a text to tell us they were engaged. The guy at Best Buy had a machine that downloaded the pictures on to a flash drive for me. He did it when we got Mark's new phone.