Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rafting on the Salmon River

We had beautiful weather for the Memorial Day weekend (except for Sunday). The weekend was a little shorter than usual for me because I had to work Saturday morning. I worked 10 hours and then Katie and I took off for Salmon. We arrived at the campground just as the afternoon trip was ready to lauch. They were kind enough to wait while we changed into our wet suits.

Katie and I are really still in the raft in this huge wave.

We came very close to flipping the raft, but due to the superior captain (Vicky) and the fantastic rudder man (Katie) we made it through O.K. without losing anyone out of the raft! Yeah! It was tons of fun!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Nicole loved her princess bedroom at her Dad's house. She was always happy there.

It is so sad that Jason cannot have Nicole come to his cute little house anymore. He is going to start packing up her darling little bedroom. Pam and I enjoyed putting the finishing touches on the walls to make it the best Princess room fit for our little Princess Nicole. It is so sad she will never be there again. I hope the pictures we have will help her remember it someday. Jason's heartbreak is so unneeded, how cruel to push away a devoted, loving father.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Sad Week

My son, Jason, has been having a custody battle for over a year. The custody evaluator has believed his ex-wife's lies, and thinks Jason is lying. Jason is getting restricted visitation instead of more time with his precious daughter. He feels he has no choice but to leave. These two pictures were taken last Saturday when we were all at my mom's house in Salt Lake City.

And then on Tuesday we had high wind warnings, and gusts up to 62 mph. The siding was blown off the south side of our home.

I keep thinking about sweet, beautiful Nicole. I didn't realize on Easter that it would be the last Easter we would all be together.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Happy Mother's Day

On Saturday Nancy and Victor worked hard at weeding the front flower beds and planting flowers for my mother in SLC for Mother's Day. (With a little help from Chloe and I)

I've had a nice day. I woke up at 1:15am as most of the people at my mom's house went to bed. My sister Pam and my daughter Katie stayed up and talked with me until 4am. I got back up about 9am. At 10:50am I went to church with Nancy and Victor and enjoyed the special Mother's Day Program. Nancy and Katie gave me a nice yellow purse, and Ben and Becky sent me a gift card for Wal Mart. This afternoon I played the game May I with my mom and my 3 children: Nancy, Katie, and Jason. I made Tacos for dinner because my mom said it is her favorite meal. I tried to get my kids together to go on a short hike, but that didn't work. The weather was really beautiful today in Salt Lake City. I only had one day off, today, so it was a quick trip. I was lucky to have Katie with me and she drove. I got home at 11:30pm and had to leave for work 45 minutes later.

My daughters Katie and Nancy gave me a nice purse for Mother's Day. (I forgot to get a picture of the purse)