Friday, September 18, 2009

I have been so involved in checking family face book entries each day, plus Lindsey's blog and Colin's blog - that I forgot Lindsey had made this for me - This week I learned to text and will be getting a new phone Monday with the key board and all - all these new technical things - so much to learn, so much to do, so much time spent on them - Good Grief.

Thomas and Megan have been with us since last Friday, we've had a happy time. Thomas starts school Monday at Big Bend Community College, when he graduates from High School he will have an AA and be a Jr. in college, hopefully this program will work well for him. Meantime he has been going to early morning seminary, returning home till lunch and then going to the school to eat with his friends - he will be glad when his school begins. Megan has been enjoying 7th grade and especially being on the volley ball team. So far this week she has completed 5 hats made on a loom, which she will give to the humanitarian program. We're enjoying reading one of our friend Dean Hughes' books before bed. Megan is delightful.

Ellie is in Spokane, she will be attending a beauty school there, meantime she is getting the apartment she and Tyler will live in organized - it's very small so organization is critical. David and Becky have been enjoying 10 days of scuba in Honduras.

Mike is going to therapy and doing his exercises at home trying to get his shoulder and arm working - it's been very painful and taking longer than he had hoped. He and Thomas are out in the shop beginning a wood working project.

My brother David and his wife spent a couple of days with us this week, they brought their new dogs along and the dogs did a wonderful job of entertaining us - 2 very cute poodles. David and I had lots of fun remembering, and we whooped it up over a neat DVD of Seattle boat racing - predicted log racing, Samamish Slough racing, and Gold Cup races, all of which we were very involved in - delightful memories.

I've had wonderful phone visits this week with Kelli, Evan, Lindsey, Michael, and a farewell call from Colin. What a blessing they are in my life, they're all so far away, but the phone and the computer keep us in touch, so it's bearable. I love them all so much.

Our next big event will be the wedding of Ellie and Tyler on Oct 9. Kelli, Dave, and Evan will be here so it will be a very happy time.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Blog!

This is Lindsey, Collene's favorite granddaughter, and I am currently helping her set up her blogger account :) Love you Grandma!