Saturday, October 31, 2009

This Last Week

I was in Texas a week ago for a high school reunion. I actually graduated 22 years ago, but the class that was celebrating their 20th decided to include five other classes in the reunion besides theirs. It was a mega-reunion! And lots of fun! I did not go as camera crazy as I usually do. I think I was too busy chatting. :-)

The first night my mom, my uncle, my nephew and I went out to eat with Lowell (who is like my second dad, as you may remember from this post). We had a good laugh at the end of the meal when the server brought the bill...only there wasn't one!

Then the next day Lowell took me to the cemetery to see Carol's grave stone. The cemetery is a beautiful place, so peaceful and one of those places that you almost forget where you are. Because they have had so much rain, we didn't walk around too much, but we did enjoy driving around to look at the dates on some of the head stones. Quite a few of them are from the 1800's. It was a very special time and I will treasure it always (including the great conversation we had in the car on the way back to my mom's and sitting in her driveway). Thanks for giving me so much of your time, Lowell!

Reunion is the group that came to the BBQ...
I was able to spend time with my sweet friend, Astrid, and her husband, Brit. It was an amazing time of reconnecting and talking about Kingdom stuff!
There was a football game, of course!
And lots of stories!!! These are my friends, Lacy, Connie and Wanda.
Me and my adorable niece Hallie!
Again with Astrid and our friend, Sandra.
I don't have pictures of the others, but I had so many amazing visits and conversations! I am blessed to have spent time with my mom, my uncle, my brother and his family, and friends (Jim and CJ and Sarah who lives with them, Kay M., Carolyn S., Carolann, Peb and Lori. I also stayed up visiting and laughing with my friends Lacy and Lori! It was a great way to end my time there. Love to all of you!).
Then I came back home to even more colour than we had before I left! Amazing. Here are some shots from a hike with our friends, the M's.
Found a cool fort...



  1. So great to read about your trip. Awesome pictures too!

  2. Thanks, Missy!!! Next time I go, we'll have to get together. :)