Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
As always, the kids did a great job. The symphony was great. It is truly amazing what they can do with only 5 days of practice. The high light was John Williams' "Superman March." It was a crowd pleaser! Morgan had a good time, learned new things, and made more friends. I am grateful she has the opportunity to go out there for this camp. I tell people it is like EFY for musicians. It was fun to see her again. What really made Morgan happy was that SO MANY people showed up to see her perform. We went out to dinner at the Brick Oven after wards and we had to get a table for a party of 17!!! Katie came with me; Mom and Dad Smith came up from St. George; Karen, Peyton, & Journey came from Pocatello; Dave, Austin, Tyler, Kaitlin, & Chloe came from Syracuse (UT); and Rick, Holly, Autumn, Brooklyn, & Preston came from Park City. A big thanks to EVERYONE for taking the time to travel to Prove and come see Morgan. That means a lot to us!
Morgan is really close to Katie, so they had fun together. Morgan and Peyton have always gotten along great and so that was great to see them together again. Here is Peyton, Karen, Morgan, Katie, and Journey! She is adorable!! She looks so much like Rozzie - we all thought so!
After that, Morgan and I were finally on our way to the airport. The flight to Vegas was just fine but that is where it ended. The Vegas to Atlanta and Atlanta to Jacksonville was awful. The flights were 100% full. I got the middle seat both legs. On the red-eye from Vegas, the lady next to me was rather drunk. She wasn't obnoxious or anything, but she smelled so bad, i could hardly stand it. I didn't sleep a wink all night. I think a 3-leg trip is one leg to much for me. I was sick to my stomach and had a headache all day. I had no appetite either - which never happens. I'm recovering and I slept very well last night.
Now I am home to get to my summer break!! I have a lot of things I want to do, but first, we must clean. I did a lot of that today. It feels good to be home and especially to see Travis and Maddie - I haven't really seem them for 2 weeks!
While we were in Utah, the two stakes here in Jacksonville were split up and a third stake was created. Our ward was lopped off to the new South Stake!! It is very exciting. Some of the lines and divisions were surprising, but we are ready for something new and different!! The girls were devastated by the fact that they will be not be in the West Stake's Girl's Camp next year. But I tried to emphasize that they won't be in the East Stake either - we'll be doing something new with the best of both!! Then the big news came in that East Stake was inviting all the new South Stake girls to their camp so they can start meeting their new friends!! Both Morgan and Roz were thrilled with the idea of going back to camp regardless of who's camp it is!! So, we are letting them go. Morgan is off work next week, so why not? They can't wait. They won't know many people so this will be very different. I think it will be a great experience.
That is the news for tonight!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Here are the boys: Austin, Dave, and Tyler. I was astonished by Austin's voice!! He sounds just like his father! They are sure nice boys.
Then I dropped Morgan off at her home for the week, Harris Hall of Heritage Halls at BYU!! She has been having a fabulous time. She texts me each day and is really enjoying her time there. I can't wait to see her tomorrow and go to the final concerts.
I left Dave and Lisa's - I had such a nice time with them. we haven't seen each other in a number of years and it was great to catch up and remember what a nice time we have together. I was able to have lunch with my friends from Cincinnati - Nicole and Tina. It was great to see them. We had a LONG lunch and had a lot to talk about. I'm so glad to have this opportunity to see them. We can pick up where we left off and talk and talk. A few tears were shed, but that is what friends are all about. So good to see you, girls!
Today, I had lunch with more friends. These friends are from my childhood/teenhood in Minnesota. Jeannie and Beth (mother and daughter) were very influential in my life. Beth was a great friend and we had such a great time with church friends. We found that we will be in Minnesota at the same and we will be having a reunion of sorts. Any of you from Plymouth 1/2 Wards are invited, date and time to be determined! So exciting. We spent 2 hours at Cafe Rio in Park City. It was such a great afternoon.
After lunch, I drove to Salt Lake and attended the temple there. Nearly 20 years ago, Travis and i were married here. I have only been there one time since then. It was a wonderful experience. I spent a lot of time taking in the artwork and sights. Beautiful!!
Now Katie is here with me in Park City and we are going to Morgan's concerts tomorrow. More pictures to follow!! This last picture is the fan Holly produced for me upon my fan request. I laughed so hard. I works wonderfully but reminds me of an R2 unit it Star Wars!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
See, it was so fun!! I can't wait to go back next year with Maddie and even Travis. Travis is planning to go and work in the kitchen so we can all be there together. Yay!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
All Travis wanted for his birthday was a trip to St. Petersburg to see the Twins play the Rays. Twins lost, but we had a great day. The girls really enjoyed the game, also. It was a lot of driving for one game, but that is how it works sometimes. GREAT day and quite a few Twins fans.