Monday, December 1, 2008

Virginia Girls Weekend Out

In October the girls here in Virginia decided to cash in on all the men's golf days and have a "girl's weekend out"! We decided to go to Pigeon Forge TN. It is about four hours away. We got very lost trying to find the cabin following the GPS and the mapquest. Finally we arrived to a beautiful log cabin dream home in the mountains. The scenery was beautiful with the autumn leaves surrounding us.
We enjoyed the peace and quiet of nature. We also enjoyed several activities such as a ride up the mountain on a large tram in Gatlinburg, a ride up a ski slope to take the Alpine Slide down the mountain, and an experience at Dolly's Dinner Theater, the Dixie Stampeed. And, what would a girls weekend be like unless we managed to find time for a late night shopping spree. And of course, there were lots of goodies to eat.
Sunday, Debbie gave a lesson on "Joy in the Journey" as we shared feelings about how we can each enjoy the different journeys that our wide range of ages and life's experiences are dealing with. We made plaques out of floor tiles that said "Joy in the Journey" to take home, as a reminder.
It was a wonderful weekend. I wish my girls in Utah could have joined us, but you were in my thoughts!
We are ready to make this an annual tradition. Last year we went to the Women Conference put on by Deseret Book. This year was Pigeon year will be a new adventure...Let's make it good girls!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Debbie and Jennifer took our dad out for Father's Day Saturday. We remember growing up and going on occasional daddy daughter dates. We decided for our Father's Day Present that we wanted to give some quality time.
We wanted him to show us how to hit golf balls. He wasn't sure if we could handle that but he was patient with us. He was very complimentary as usual weather we did good or not. But we were surprised we hit the balls as many times as we did! Then we went to Long John Silvers to eat dinner. Then we went bowling, an old time favorite with dad. Jennifer won.
It was wonderful spending time with dad, so we are posting this pictures of our date.

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Father's Day Date

Mom's New Wheels

I really liked my Ford Five Hundred, but I needed better gas mileage commuting to and from work. This gets about 10 more miles to the gallon. Thanks to Tommy's association with Ford Company I got a decent deal. I haven't had a red car since being a teenager, but it was the only one left. Wow, it's bright and a little sporty. Kim actually said she would like to drive this car - it's not to mommy looking. It's not as comfortable as the five hundred but it will do. It's fun to zip around in.


Kimberly graduated from Salem High School on June 13, 2008. I am very proud of her. She also graduated from 4 years of Seminary last Sunday! The last year of seminary was home study which meant a lot of reading and writing. She is very excited to be done with both. I am very excited to have raised six children who are done with high school and seminary! That's one of the reasons we took the cruise to celebrate. She celebrated being done and I celebrated being done also! Way to go mom!
Kim will go to Virginia Western College in September. She will be studying Commercial Art. Way to go Kim! Keep moving forward!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Our Disney Cruise

This trip was 6 years in the planning...I told Kim in sixth grade when she was a senior and turned 18 I would take her to Disney World...and it finally happened! But we did something even more exciting, we went on a Disney Cruise! It was one of the most exciting adventures of our life! Next time let's take the entire family!
Some of the highlights were: Leaving the U.S.A. and going out on the ocean, arriving at Nassau, swimming with the dolphins,spending the day at Castaway Cay (a private Disney Island),parasailing, riding the jet ski's on the ocean around the island, the banana boat ride, watching the broadway shows on ship, and eating at fancy resturants on ship...the list goes on - it was a wonderful experience and will be a lifetime memory!
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

My children


Easter Day

Kim and I were able to enjoy Easter at home with Christie, Kevin, and the children visiting. It was exciting seeing the children get excited about what the Easter Bunny left during the night. We all went to church and heard Grandpa LeNeave talk in Sacrament meeting. He spoke on Knowing the Savior. We had dinner with extended family at Roy's house. The children enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt with a special visitor, the Easter Bunny herself.
Let me finished this Easter posting by telling you that I know the Savior lives. I am so very thankful he made it possible that I can live on eternally. I am touched as I read about his life in the scriptures. I am reading a book titled, 21 Days Closer to Christ. I recommend this book. It has touch my life and helped me to feel of His love for each of us.