Hi all! Hope your holiday weekend was super. Ours was VERY eventful...if you'd like to find out about our being stranded for several hours on Banner Summit and the rest of our happenings along with pics, you can read Jeff's blog (http://jeff.summershome.com)
My nephew John graduated on Friday night. Jeff said it was a great ceremony. I thought it was freakin' fantastic! The grads and their parents worked so hard to make it fun and not sad. There was audience participation (rain storm with our hands and feet!) and the atmosphere was light hearted and warm. The slide show focused on each grad from baby to now with pics and music. Comparing it to my graduation from the same high school 19 years ago, is like comparing Disneyland to a museum in Prague. Mine was dry and boring and formal. And afterward, we all just went our seperate ways. John's class spent the night a Twin Peaks (resort ranch) and enjoyed yummy food, hot tubbing, laser tag, and all sorts of games and music. My sister Jenny and Curt were chaperones and they all had a wonderful time. So, congratulations Johnathon Merle Rosin! I'm so proud of you! UofI will be lucky to have you! I love you very much!
We got some motorcycling in and lots of visiting. One sad thing did happen on Sunday....I took my puppy Belle to visit my Gma Bea in the skilled nursing home, and she did not know me. This has never happened before and just about tore me up. I know she was having an off day and was tired, but it still shook me. She had been asking about me all weekend...wanting to know if I was still in town. And when I finally show up to see her, she didn't know me. I love you Gma. And I'll come see you again very soon.
I never thought I'd say this, but Leadore/Gilmore was beautiful this weekend! The hills are still green and the wildflowers are so vivid and bright! It was very nice to ride out there. When you stop, you hear absolutely nothing. It's a great place to think.
I got to meet some of Jeff's childhood friends who camp up there every year. They are building a cabin and it is a super fun place. The kids had a ball and got filthy rotten dirty! Yay!
With all the late nights and early mornings and busy days, the ride home was very quiet and we were all a bit grouchy. I accused Jeff of looking at me in an evil way and told him he was being ridiculously slow on the corners. (This was after I told him to slow down because he was scaring me.) Poor guy was just trying to please me, but in my fatigued brain, I just knew he was being a jackass. The kids were starving, but Jeff didn't want to stop. That also made me mad. When me and the kids travel alone, I stop whenever they want to. It makes the whole trip more pleasant--but he wanted to soldier on and get home. Sheesh. The kids lived and we got home around 7pm.
We have 2 1/2 days of school left and then we will be free! Love to you all.