Thursday, May 28, 2009
This is a picture of my parents and siblings. (Top left to right) Don, ReNae, Michelle, and myself. (Mom & Dad on the front row). All of my family live in Salt Lake City so I don't get to see them very often. It is always a special treat to visit them. I feel blessed to have been raised in this family!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Last Friday Celeste picked me up from work and surprised me with a Kris Allen t-shirt. We went to eat Mexican Food then made our way to downtown and stood on the parade route waiting for Kris Allen to make his way to Toad Suck Square for his concert. There were soooooo many people and cameras from Fox news and all the other stations going up and down the parade route. It was pretty exciting and yes I felt like a silly tinnie-bopper!
Here are pictures of the parade, Conway police, Color-guard, UCA Band, Kris' Family and friends, then Kris. I might add that there were a lot of body guards and police and it made it difficult to get a good shot of him.
After the parade I went to the concert, there were over 20 thousand people and it was very hot, but it was great to see and hear Kris sing. He sang 3 songs and sounded wonderful.
We are so proud of our Conway guy. It is huge for this small town to have him become a star on American Idol. He will go far whether he has the title or not. We all love him.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Aubrey called last week to inform us that she and Kyle were coming this weekend for Mother's Day. What a special treat to have one of our children visit at home even if it is for a short period of time. It was fun to sit around with Aubrey & Kyle, Celeste and Joe and just talk and laugh about old times and what the future may bring.
After church I had a 3 hour nap and then enjoyed a delicious dinner that Doug and son in-laws made. Joe made wonderful no bake cookies which are a favorite of mine. The day was topped off with a phone call from each of our children.
Aubrey gave me a tile that had the words "The most important things in life aren't things". How true that is! It isn't the presents that are given but the fact that we enjoy each others company, speak kindly to one another and think of each other and express our love often.
I love my family, the only thing that would have topped the day is if we could have all been together in one place. Maybe another year.
I am also blessed to have a good mom. She is a special person and I love her. She has taught me many things in my life. I hope she had a great mother's day too. I am glad that I have sisters and a brother that live close to her to help take care of my parents as they age and need more attention. It is that cycle of life that just goes on and on.
I am blessed!!!