Sunday, October 31, 2010


October has been a busy month. We enjoyed a trip down to Albuquerque with many stops along the way. We had to stop in Moab similar to how Grandpa Merrill always had to work Yellowstone into a trip. We enjoyed the sun, aquarium, zoo, explora, balloon fiesta and catching up with friends. Janey is already 2 years old and has been alot of fun. She now gets some alone time with Honey and I now that 3 of the kids are in school. Haloween was alot of fun filled with multiple parties, costumes and of course lots of sweets. We hope you are well.


I looked at my calendar for the last three months and tallied it up! That is a lot of time on the road. But it has all been so much fun! We went rafting in Riggins with Sunni and Dan & Honey and their family. (Dan's new raft is awesome and they really know how to make camping and rafting fun.) We spent Labor Day weekend in LA with Chris & Rachel and the boys (Sea World was a blast. As you can see in the pictures, we closed the place down!) Columbus Day weekend, we flew to Lawrence, Kansas and saw Carson & Deena's stomping grounds. They were great hosts. I just got back from a week in White Rock with Mom and Jeanne and Marnie and their families. We worked on Dad's history but still found time for visits, good food and fun! In between were a couple of trips to Coeur d'Alene, and a trip to Lake Okeboji, Iowa and Omaha. Whew! That's a lot of suitcase packing and unpacking! During the days I was home I was managing our remodel and doing the related painting and packing & unpacking of boxes.
My travels were wonderful - seeing family was the best part - but now I am glad to be home. Like Dorothy said, "There's no place like home!"