I wanted to give Cache some space here...he has played on a club basketball team for the past 2 years, the Boise Slam. It takes a huge commitment from him and his family to keep him practicing during the week, and playing in tournaments on weekends. We love to watch him play...he is a hard worker, unselfish with the basketball, a great rebounder, has a nice outside shot and can drive to the hoop. He has a great instinct for where the ball is going to be and he gets himself there! We had him one weekend when Eden, Dan and Brooklyn went to Cedar City, UT for Dan's induction into the Southern Utah University Hall of Fame with his basketball team from 2000-2001. (The only team from SUU to play in the NCAA tournament) So, on my watch, Cache ends up with an injury!! Poor guy, there wasn't an ice cube, or first aid kit, or even a paper towel in the whole middle school in which they were playing...going clean and green with only automatic hand dryers can leave a question of how to clean up blood spatter...he was a mess!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
When I found out that Bob Seger was touring again, and he would be playing in Las Vegas, it was time to go!! I first saw Bob, in person, in Columbia, MO in 1969. My college roommate was friends with him and some members of his band...she suggested we walk over to Mizzou and look for them. We ended up spending the day with them as they set up equipment for their concert that night. We got front row seats, and Bob asked me what song I would like to hear. I said, "Heavy Music!" That evening, Bob dedicated the song to me. A MOMENT in my life that I will never forget. It has been 46 years, and I was ready to rock again. We arrived in Las Vegas on Thursday...Eden and Dan flew in on Saturday to attend the concert with us. So, here is a recap of our adventures in LV.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Happy Valentine's Day!! I subbed today...reading specialist...such a fun day for kids in school; decorating boxes, delivering Valentines, yummy treats. I had so many offers of candy (trying not to do sugar), and the teachers' lounge was filled with delicious temptations. Ha! I resisted and feel victorious! And then...I came home to my sweetie, who bestowed a beautiful bouquet upon me.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I always take my granddaughters to a performance of The Nutcracker ballet, and give them a commemorative nutcracker to keep. The twist, this year, was a different venue. We have always gone to the Morrison Center on the Boise State campus, to attend Ballet Idaho's production. Last year, I was so disappointed...the orchestra pit was empty!!! No live accompaniment! The prices went up, the value went down. This year, we attended the Eugene Ballet performance at Jewett Auditorium on the College of Idaho campus. I had fond memories of Missy dancing with this company. It was a fun evening. The girls enjoyed the different staging of the classic.
Monday, November 3, 2014
I only have 4 grands who still go trick-or-treating...they grow up so fast!! Actually, these 4 trick-or-treated for the very first time last year...while they were living on the farm, there was no such thing! Their school used to do the traditional parade, and that was fun. Now, no school parade, but other fun stuff...
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Last year, Bellamie was chosen to model in the American Girl Doll Fashion Show. She decided she would like to try it again this year. Eden encouraged her to go for it, since her usual goals and interests center around tennis, basketball and flag football.
We have enjoyed such a mild Autumn...temperatures in the 60s and 70s...no frost yet! So, I took a tour around the yard and documented my "late bloomers"...the weather has changed today: high in the 40s and snow in the foothills surrounding Boise.