Monday, July 14, 2014

June Notes

The first weekend of June continued the frenzy. Our niece, Ashton, graduated from high school on the first Friday night. Then on Saturday of that same weekend we attended a wedding (Nic and Emily's) in Dallas. 

Jenna and I found a DJ and a photographer. 

Cheyrl, Marilyn and I took our summer girls' trip. We went to Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. We did cross back over into Canada again for the day and touched Washington state as well. One of the highlights for me included a 118-mile trip through Hells Canyon via Snake River. FANTASTIC! Another highlight was touring a glass house in Boswell, British Columbia made out of over 500,000 embalming fluid bottles!!

We had a ladies' night out at church. It yielded lots of fun, laughter and great Mexican food.

Keelie and Jenna held a baby shower for Greg and Lisa with family and a few close friends attending. We had it at Keelie and Justin's house. They did a great job, and she got a nice shower. They are having a baby girl; she is due October 15.

Fireworks season began!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Once again I find myself playing catch up with journaling/posting. Several major events occurred in May. Here's a quick rundown.

Rick retired from Texas Instruments after working there 37 years and 7 months. We had a retirement party here at the house for family and a few close friends. Brenda made this cute cake for him.

Jenna and Jared got engaged. We are so excited! Jared is a great guy, and our family is thrilled! The wedding is planned for November 21.

Rick and I traveled to Denver. Jenna was sent by the hospital to a conference there, so we stayed with her in the hotel. After the conference was over, we headed up to Estes Park for a few days to see some of our old stomping grounds. We had such a good time going through Rocky Mountain National Park again. We even managed to begin some of the wedding details at night -- got to love laptops, iPads, and WiFi.

We called a new pastor to our church. Love him and his sweet family!

Jenna and I booked the wedding venue. Then we had a girls' day out and found "the dress." Such a fun and special time!

Rick had another MRI. The tumor appeared to be stable!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


We had a lovely Easter service Sunday at church followed by our meal at Marilyn's.  I think this was the first Easter in a while that Justin had not been on duty. What a beautiful day!

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Lots of fun and family time at the races recently. LOVE IT!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Orleans

After the Mardi Gras craziness had settled down, we took a quick weekend girls' trip there. I was the only one of the three who had not ever been there before. First stop....beignets at the renown Cafe Du Monde. The business has been in the French Quarter forever. I know why! Day or night 24/7 they are busy. It's unbelievable how many they serve in a day's time.

One of my favorite tours was Mardi Gras World. This is a behind the scenes tour of how they design and make all the floats.

We stopped at a local bakery to get an awesome poor boy.

We had desserts at Emeril's. Couldn't go wrong with any choice!

We toured some plantations and took a couple of city tours which are always a great way to learn the history. Both of our tour guides experienced Hurricane Katrina first hand--surviving and rebuilding. Hearing their stories was amazing!