Saturday, June 27, 2009

Catching Up

What a beautiful day! The sun is shining and there is a slight breeze. Slept till 9:30 this morning and woke feeling refreshed and ready to start a new day.

First off, thanks Daryl and Krista for letting me know I had the wrong number for Ron in my blog. That has since been corrected. And it was great to see you the other night. I look forward to connecting with you again soon.

I had a little health scare earlier this month but am glad to report that all three biopsies came back benign and my most recent blood tests came back normal. Praise the Lord! The doctors are still trying to figure where the anemia is coming from. I see Dr. Moore on Tuesday for follow up.

I am still working at the C Shop one day a week and at Northwood one day a week. HomeConnection is finished for the school year.

Ron is doing fine. Business has picked up some what and for that we are thankful.

We are working on plans for 2 mini-vacations and one big trip. Our first mini-vacation is scheduled for August 6 to 12 when we go to Boise to help Brandon and Danalyn move to Lewiston. The first day in Boise is going to be full of fun and no work. Grandpa Ron is taking Max to Roaring Springs, a great big water park, for the day. Then on Sunday they load up the truck ~ I get Grammy time with Christopher! Monday will find us driving to Lewiston, Tuesday they will unload the truck ~ I get more Grammy time! and Wednesday we drive back to Blaine. We will be bringing Max back with us for a week and a half visit. When we return we will be at Beachwood for a few days.

Our second trip is taking Max camping. Sunday night we will be at Grandy Creek by Concrete and then we head over towards the Newport/Spokane area. I am not sure of the name of the places we will be camping but we will be 3 nights at one park and then 3 nights at another park and then on Sunday we drive back to Lewiston. We will be staying in Lewiston till Thursday when we head back to Blaine.

Our third and biggest trip is taking lots of planning. We leave on the 20th of September and will return to the Blaine/Birch Bay area around the 5th of December. That's right ~ a 2 1/2 month trip. We will be going to Montana, Yellowstone, Rapid City, SD, Fergus Falls, MN to see my Aunt Cathy & Uncle Art, then through the Amish country of Iowa and onto Branson, MO and Nashville, TN. Then onto Hampton, GA to see Ron's Aunt & Uncle, Savannah, GA and then to Milledgeville, GA to see my best friend Merel and her family. Our return trip will take us through Alabama, Arkansas and then on to San Angelo, TX, Tuscon, AZ, Las Vegas, NV and then to Napa, CA to see my other Aunt and Uncle ~ we hope to be there for Thanksgiving (hope that's okay with you Aunt Joan and Uncle Don) and then home via Elma, WA, returning just in time for the holiday festivities with family and friends. And of course, back to work!

I plan on blogging all about our trip and posting pictures both here on the blog and on Facebook. Check us out there!

Well, Ron is off to help a friend move a bed and I want to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Wishing everyone a happy day!