Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Break 2010

Spring break 2010 was a mixed bag of activities. For starters we didn't do all that we had planned because we moved the week before and it was way too much to leave right away. Our original plan was to go to S. Oregon then back to Idaho for the rest of the week. But we decided it was too much driving. We got some work done around home on the weekend and left or Idaho on Tuesday. We spent the first night with Martha and Al and Jay and I had a fun day at the Boise mall before heading to Ontario on Wednesday.Al, Jay and Martha

Neola and Mary fit in time for a visit and coffee!

Stephanie and Eli, we got to spend time with them. Eli so cute!

We had a surprise. Luke decided to stop through Ontario on his way to Fresno, he wanted to see as many people as possible so we planned a dinner at Fiesta. Lots of family and friends came to eat and socialize.

Stephanie, Eli and Mike

Luke and Neola. So nice to see him!

Luke, Becky and Steve

Connor, Chase, Kerry, Doug and Carson. We got to spend sometime with them also.

Jay, Carson, Chase and Connor. They are all growing up!
Jay was invited to Payette's Prom by KaDee. They have been friends for all their lives. We planned our spring break around making the prom work for the kids. We had the tux measured in Grand Junction and ordered the tux from Ontario.

Jay and KaDee... looking great! They had fun.

The group for prom being silly! They had steak dinner at Bradshaw's. One of the girls date got grounded so they found her another date at the last minute. He came with flowers, in a red mustang convertible. MaryBeth, KaDee's mom and I went to the prom and got to see all the decorates and the kids at the dance. It was fun to reconnect with people.

Steve and Becky... thanks for letting us stay with you!

Neola and Jamie.
We got to visit with him and family a few times. The fun story was on our way from Boise to Ontario. I tried to call Jamie and see if he was home or still on his way home from Nampa where he works... long story short he was two cars in front of us!
It was great to get out of town and see everyone but it was nice to come home to our new house!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Moving.....all the STUFF!!

Moving... ahh ... I'm sure you all have some stories to tell. It is an adventure whether you are moving 1,000 miles or 10 miles. It John and I have lived in 7 different houses since we have been married. The first move was in to the church parsonage after his dad had retired. Now that is a story in itself. The next move was across the street to a little 600 sq ft house. We rented for a year or two and then bought it. Now several moves later and many years later you would think we had it all figured out! Ha, Ha. John and I have to totally different styles and depending on which kid is helping us they do also. This blog began with Jessica setting me up to blog our adventures of moving from Phoenix, OR to Grand Junction, CO. Now a year later we are having another moving adventure. The trusty dodge pickup and little green golf cart trailer converted into a moving trailer by a friend a few moves ago. Thanks Bruce!

Like I said an adventure... flat tire that we pumped up and drove till it went flat again. Thank God that it held the day of the big move.

The movers! They were amazing. All guys from John's work crew. Dan,Kim John,Jim,Keith,Matt,Bob and Todd. Thank you guys!!
Loading at the rental house. The truck and some of the pickup trucks that they used!

Unloading at the new house.

My dishes in their new home!
John and Jay moving stuff upstairs. Notice they are steep!

Keith, John and Dan enjoying the Deer stew that Dan provided! It was very good!

Neola and our candle. Grace our real estate agent gave us candle to light at our new house for it to be a place of love. We gathered around and lite the candle and had a time of prayer.

This is a picture of the house from the top of the stairs looking down into the kitchen and "great" room. Lots left to unpack and put away!!!
John drilling the first hole in the wall to hang "Gus"

John and Jay hanging Gus in his place.

Some of the stuff is put away and Gus the goat and Sam the sheep are hung. It is starting to feel like home.
Thank you God for your many blessings as we move forward into a new chapter in our life.