Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lorene Park, Portland, Oregon




Last Sunday, before we boarded our plane to fly back home to Utah, Mike drove me by my old neighborhood. The brick pillar is the first sign which indicated where to turn into my old childhood neighborhood; off of Glisan onto 108th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. This pillar is where the children from my neighborhood lined-up to catch the bus for school, we'd have races to the pillars and other games were played around the pillar. The neighborhood looked like it had shrunk. Is that possible or are my memories bigger than life? The old house had changed so much, it didn't look like my home. I shed a few tears. Good thing Mike understood how I was feeling. What are the signs you think of when you think about the home you grew-up in?

My parents moved into Lorene Park in 1954, the year my older sister was born. I remember Mom stating that the neighborhood use to be a peach orchard.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wedding...Oregon trip


Last week, Mike & I got to go to Portland for a special day...a family wedding. Then we headed to Salem for the reception and time with my younger brother's family...lastly time at the beach.

This is my younger brothers family...have I ever told you all that I simply adore Karl! He is an awesome brother.

I had a great time at the wedding and then goofing around while we waited for the bride & groom to finish their photos. KJ has really grown up!
Here are The Bride & Groom ...I loved how happy they both looked! It was great meeting Michael.









A few of my Thatcher nephews...their wives & some of their children.
Amazing sunset at Cannon Beach!
I'm so glad we were treated to great weather!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Family visits


Paul, Catherine and their adorable children came for a visit on Saturday. The children taught us to use one of the baby toys we couldn't get to work! They read to James and were adorable and so well behaved. Thanks for coming by, it was so good seeing you!

Photo Sessions


Fun times baby sitting. I took my daily photos of this little man...he didn't seem to mind.
I told Brittany that her baby looks half as big as she is...no wonder her back hurts!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Winter Airline Flights

Friday plans -
Leave work at 12:30 p.m. to fly to Richmond.
10 a.m. flight canceled
Worked all day - was really excited to only work 1/2 day...oh well!
5 p.m. Home alone
Saturday
8:38 a.m. my friend picks me up to take me to the airport.
9 a.m. checked my suitcase
10:30 a.m. up to the boarding gate with my boarding pass in hand and was told that I was not on this flight but was now to be routed thru Detroit. I asked about my bag and was told,
"Don't worry we'll get it off this flight, we have plenty of time...I was told that the airpost didn't want me to get stuck in an airport when my connecting flight was canceled."
1:30 p.m. boarded my flight to Detroit
6 p.m. arrived in Detroit
Connecting flight CANCELED!
Suitcase in Atlanta
Next flight into Richmond 7 a.m. Sunday morning.
Delta Agent takes an hour to fix my new schedule!
9 p.m. arrived at the Detroit Fairfied Inn
10 p.m. attempt to go to sleep
Sunday / 1:30 a.m. fell asleep some time after this hour.
5 a.m. time to get up
5:30 a.m. take the shuttle to the airport
6:30 a.m. board my flight to Cleveland, OH
8 a.m. arrived in Cleveland, OH
9 a.m. board plane for Richmond
10 a.m. arrive in Richmond - kiss Mike goodbye (he's on his way home)
So much for planning to spend the weekend together!
Bag still in Atlanta....it finally arrived in Richmond at 8:30 p.m.
I wonder when I'll really see my suitcase?
Any bets on that?