Sunday, November 30, 2003


Barb and I made a quick trip to Vancouver on the 22nd to watch Jordie, Addie and Lexie for Pat and Kristi while they attended Pat's brothers wedding reception. They are a very busy little bunch of munchkins but we had fun. They are growing up so fast. On the 23rd all the kids came for dinner. The only other bit of news was we had a very nice Thanksgiving with Dave's family. Poor Kelli had the stomach flu on Wednesday so she wasn't feeling too great all weekend. Brian and Charo went to Baker for Thanksgiving and stayed with Loretta and Ralph. Charo met most, but not all of the family. She was feeling pretty overwhelmed but she thinks Baker is like the towns in all the old western movies. Of course there were lots of people wearing cowboy hats and boots so no wonder. I would have tried to make it out to Christmas shop a little but I was too tired from cooking all day Thursday so Dave and I just stayed home. We did manage to do a little on Sunday but not much. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.....I know I have much to be thankful for. Happy Birthday to Brett and Charo and Happy Anniversary to Ralph and Loretta.

Monday, November 17, 2003

New Job for Kyla and Weekend with Emmy

Kyla started a new job last week in the admissions office at the University of Oregon. Emma is in preschool at the UO so it works out well for them since Jed also works on campus in the Graduate School. Brian took Charo to her first Blazer game in Portland a week ago and I guess it was kind of non-spectacular.....not a lot of excitement. Dave and I kept Emmy all last weekend and took her to see "Brother Bear" with Brian and Charo. She loved that movie and I must say I really got a kick out of it also. I highly recommend it.

I had lunch with Sue Rich, an old friend, and as usual we laughed until our sides hurt with tales of my Baker visit. I saw my doctor for my knees and now I am doing some physical therapy to strengthen the muscles. Hopefully this will help. We kept Emmy again this last Saturday while Kyla and Jed went to a movie with GG and Grandad Max and then had dinner with all the kids. Happy birthday to Celina, Carrie, Patti, Tony and Jacob.