Thursday, September 30, 2010
This one was actually taken on Zach's phone and texted to me. During Art in the Park, Zach took Megan and Gloria to the zoo and this is all I the proof I have of their little adventure. . .
This was also taken at Art in the Park and texted to my phone. By Rob. I had to visit a lot of outhouses this summer but these were definitely the prettiest. . .
I'm not sure who took this or why. It's frightening.
We went to a few Hawks games this summer since we had season tickets. Seriously, like 3 games all season. I love this picture:
This was taken at the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concert. It's Steph! :)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I couldn't have asked for a smoother transition for Gloria and I into this new adventure of REAL school. We are a month into the school year and we are both doing fine. She is happy, confident and well adjusted. I haven't had any regrets or melt downs (school related, anyway). I'm very proud of her and I can't wait to get our very first packet of pictures!!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I really did have a purpose for going to Quaker Hill even though I might have gone anyway. The girls and I completed another leg of our Northwest Tour as we brought our 2-song repertoire to the Women's Retreat in McCall. . . Katrina was able to join us this time making it a reunion tour as well. . .
We managed to put together music for the entire weekend so we have added to our repertoire and who knows how far this could go?? We must start shopping for a tour bus. . .
Anyway, I napped; I ate meals that someone else cooked; I sang with my dear friends; I visited with Louise who I had no idea was planning to be there!; and I sat on a bench, in the sunshine, and talked to other women about all kinds of things that you can only talk to other women about.
And then I drove home. Alone. More peace and quiet. Ahhhh. . .
In the meantime. . .
Rob and the kids spent the weekend working on Zach's house. We had to put it on hold during the busy summer months and now are hoping to finish it up in the next couple of weeks.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thankfully we have good friends out on the base. I had a hot shower and fresh coffee early Thursday morning which made everything a little bit better. We managed to get all of the audio up and all of the stage decks leveled and shimmed in plenty of time for the band's arrival around 2 pm. Other than a short rain storm on Thursday morning, the weather was beautiful all day. The tour manager was happy with our set up and the sound check was uneventful. There were several events going on prior to the concert including a speech by the Governor and Lady Otter . . .
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This summer has been seriously busy. Brutally busy. And I've come to realize that I'm not getting any younger. I'm reminded of that fact in many ways, one of which is watching my first born turn 18. Eighteen. I keep saying things like, "He's old enough to buy cigarettes. And vote. And get drafted. . . " He's an adult. It's weird.
Sometimes in all of the busy-ness, my kids take a back seat to the business. I try really hard not to let that happen and I think that for the most part they are assured of my love for them and the importance they hold in my heart but it's too easy to let things slip by with a flimsy promise of "we'll do (fill in the blank) when the season is over. . . " I've been humming the old song "Cat's in the Cradle" a lot lately. All that to say, I didn't want to let Zach's 18th birthday go by without a really memorable celebration. He wanted to spend it at the cabin with friends, his collection of Nerf guns, his new PS3 and an outdoor movie. I knew I just had to make it happen. It was a huge bonus that Rob and Grandpa put up a zipline just in time for the party!!!
I think we were able to check off all of the things on his list that he asked for. . .
Friends. . .
A "friendly" Nerf Gun battle. . .
PS3. . .
It was a very brief respite from work but well worth it. It was a good thing we had a little bit of a chance to relax and celebrate because the week took off fast and furious starting on Sunday night with a big set up and didn't let up until the next Sunday night when we finished tearing everything down. . .
Just a few more weeks and . . . "we'll get together then, yeah. You know we'll have a good time then. . . "