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.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Reed's cousin, Tom, and his wife, Kathy, invited us to come to Colorado Springs, stay with them, and enjoy some sightseeing and the BSU vs Air Force football game. Well... we certainly enjoyed their company, and the sightseeing! Unfortunately, the outcome of the game was NOT to our liking!!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
My birthday was not highly anticipated, but greatly celebrated and appreciated! The surprises started Thursday night. Reed arranged for me to take a glass-blowing class. It was something I will never forget. Interesting, fun, and HOT! I made a pumpkin...to be forever displayed as part of my Fall decor.
I volunteered to plan our 44th Anniversary Dinner...getting six retired couples together should be easy, right? Ha! We are all busy as ever, it seems. Finally, the date was set, reservations made, the day arrived...I got sick. Stomach flu took its toll, I missed my party!!! I was so sad...I sent Reed with instructions to listen to everyone's stories and return and tell me everything.
Friday, August 15, 2014
I thought Bailey would enjoy Gramma Camp with an emphasis on the arts...so we began at the Boise Art Museum: