On October 9th, 2008 I left for Mothers Weekend at BYU Idaho. I was able to have dinner with Kylie during my lay-over in Salt Lake City and that was an added treat! Thanks for coming up to meet me Kylie! This was a bit of an interesting trip because I have vocal chord nodules and cannot talk, whisper....nada for one month. So, it was a quiet weekend on my part but lots of fun. Let's just say I did a lot of writing! We had a great time together and it was fun to meet all of Macy's new friends. We hung out with McKay and Denise Stiles on Friday night and Saturday morning...thanks for the yummy crepes Denise! We did a nice Sunday dinner at Macy's apartment with her roommates and their moms and then visited with the cousins on Sunday evening. It turned out to be a wintry weekend with lots of snow...I left early Monday morning and it was back to sunny California! I miss my college girls!
We couldn't be 4 1/2 hours away from Kylie and not stop in to see her...so, we took a detour on our way home from Idaho to Provo, Utah. We picked her up, took a ride up to Sundance and rode the chair-lift up the mountain and went for a beautiful hike. We met her friends Betsy and Karson for dinner and had a great time. Kylie is loving school, her ward, the Ballroom Dance Team, her roomates and friends. She is also teaching ballroom classes at two elementary schools this year. Way to go Kylie!
On Wednesday, September 3, 2008 we took Macy to BYU Idaho to start her freshman year of college. We had a great drive together...lots of laughing, listening to Sarah Palin's acceptance speech, "Depeshmode" jokes...fun memories! We got her settled in at The Ridge which is right next to the Rexburg Temple, went to a fun luau, got acquainted with all her new roomates, did some shopping for her apartment, had lunch with Wendy darling and took Tony Pipes for dinner at Big Judes. We left her on Saturday morning and she is doing great! She loves her classes, her teachers, her ward, her calling as FHE Mom and all her new friends. We are so proud of our Macy Moo!
Brad, Kylie and Abby took Nanny and Pop to Stevinson Ranch one evening this summer. It was the first time that Nanny had ever seen Brad and the girls golf. Nanny and Pop were so cute out there...they all had so much fun and made some cherished memories! Summer 2008
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"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." Charles R. Swindoll
"The proverb, 'Out of sight, out of mind,' never applies to a mother's relationship with her child."
"Winning doesn't teach you anything. You win. End of story. But the losing and what you take from it-that's the interesting bit."