Saturday, October 24, 2009

Moscow Trip!

John was hoping to go up for Dad's weekend at the U of Idaho, but it didn't work out with the boys schedule. So instead we planned to go up a couple of weeks later. I went with him. What I didn't realize was that we were doing it in 3 days. Friday to Sunday = total of 1960 miles and many hours in the car. But it was worth it to visit the boys.Luke and John at Applebee's.

Saturday morning Luke took John golfing at Circling Raven in Worley, ID. Luke has been working there since June. They had a great time, while Mark and I hung out and bought groceries. We met up at the Vandal game. We attended the tailgate party before the game and got to see several friends from the Payette area. It was fun.

Neola, Mark, John and Luke in the Kibbie Dome after the game. Vandals won..

More posing at the game.

They have remodeled the Kibbie Dome. This is the west end of the dome. It really lightens the dome and gives it a better look.

Getting the "look"

Friends at the tailgate. Two generations of Vandals.
Hilary,Kathy,Neola,Luke,Teresa,Mark, John, Brett,John
It was so much fun! Glad we went even if it was many miles and hours in the car.

Go Vandals!

First Visit!

John's brother Wes and wife Joan came to visit. They were on a long road trip visiting family and seeing the sights. It was very exciting to have them come to visit. They spent a couple of days with us. We were able to visit and to show them a few sights of our area.

John showed Wes the construction of the hospital. They went all the way to the top and Wes got to stand on the Helipad for the Helicopter,

Wes on roof of hospital.

Jay, Joan and Wes.

Jay was involved in a teen court class. The night they were here he actually had court. Jay was one of the prosecutors. We were allowed to go watch court. In Fruita they have an opportunity for students that have had trouble with the law to go through teen court which is real court but if sentence is served then it will be taken off their record. There is a judge that oversees the court. The kids prepare for the case in class. They assign kids different positions in the court, some are lawyers, some are jury etc... Then on the night of court they go through the actual court proceedings. The jury decides what they will receive as a sentence.

John, Joan and Wes

We took them to see the Colorado Monument.

Wes, Joan and Neola

Wes and Joan
It was so much fun to have them come visit and spend time with us.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pears and Pirates

We have a pear tree in the backyard of our rental house. Weird pears.. not sure what kind they are and they didn't ripen the way the pears we have had in the past. The tree was loaded. They would drop from the tree and we tried to keep them picked up. But Chubby loved them. He would bring them to the back door just like a cat would a mouse. Then he would proceed to eat them. In pieces... this also created an ant problem. If we were gone for awhile we would come home to many pears laying around partly eaten. Here are pictures of the culprit!! I had to sneak around the house to get the pictures as soon as he would hear you he would leave the pears and come.

We had to cut back on the amount of dog food we feed him ... he was putting on weight eating all that sweet fruit!

Luke and Jessica got this Pirate antenna thing for Jay at Disneyland. He proudly has it on his car. He is a Pirate through and through.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall in Colorado.....even saw a moose!

Saturday, John wanted to go for a drive and see the fall colors. We were actually a week behind for the colors at the top of the mountains but the lower levels were beautiful!

What is a trip to the mountains without John fishing!

John and Jay with a fish.
Jay and I weren't into the fishing like John was so time and a camera..... notice the sunglasses.....

Another fish

Jay taking pictures.... of course we never go anywhere without one or two cameras.

We spent a week in Yellowstone and never saw a moose. Here we were about 30 yards from a male, female and a young moose. It was cool you could hear the sounds and see them eating from trees.

Digital has changed the way we all take pictures!

It blurred but we still liked it.

Overall it was a fun day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

A Wildcat... Not a Pirate!! FMHS Homecoming

FMHS Homecoming Week
The parade was on Thursday they had the usual spirit week activities. But of course this was the only thing that John and I made it to.
It is funny that of all 4 of the high schools in the district none are Pirates. We have Wildcats, Bulldogs, Tigers and Warriors, but it seems like they all want to be Pirates. The Tigers even have a Pirate flag that goes to all the games.

The FFA float was titled Treasure Island. Thus the Pirate theme. Jay was on this float as it went down main street Fruita.

Jay has the gray scarf on his head and is holding the treasure chest.

The red football player in the back is the opponent they are walking the plank.
They shot canons of flour and confetti.
Pirate Jay.
On a side note, Fruita lost the homecoming game