Sunday, November 9, 2008

Home

Jim and I are back home from our trip to Linda (our daughter) and Mike's ranch in Spokane. We were there to stay with our teenage grandchildren while the parents were away on a trip of their own. We had a fun-filled 36 hours with Shiloh, Coleman and Jeff.

Friday evening Jim and I went to the children's hospital to see Kendyl Grace and her parents, Amber and Joe Jr. She's doing good and the doctors expect her to come home next Friday.

Saturday we all went out to Cabela's at Post Falls for an afternoon of eating and shopping. Our oldest daughter, Lori and her husband Joe, went with us. It rained most of the day, but no one seemed bothered by it. We were too excited about being together to worry about a little drizzle!!

Saturday evening, Jim and Joe, went out to Papa Murphy's and brought pizza home for everyone. We ate, talked and laughed the evening away!

Jim and I both felt like we were staying in a nice Bed and Breakfast while at the ranch. Before leaving on their trip, Linda and Mike had everything planned out beautifully for our comfort and the children were wonderful hosts-- always concerned about us. What gracious and well-mannered young people they are! I am so proud of them!

We were sad to leave everyone, but we are home now and one of the first things we did on this cool misty evening was build a nice warm fire and then sit down in our recliners to go over the stacks of mail that had been delivered while we were away. Now it's time to get back to business.

***If you could go on the trip of your choice, where would it be?

10 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sounds like the perfect getaway, full of family, fun and good food. :) Hmm, if I could go anywhere? I'll have to think about that.

Joanne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. A Cabela's opened here a little over a year ago, it's the only one in the state and wow, are they busy. People come in their RV's, park them and go in and shop! It's quite a place. Trip of my choice? I'd be happy going north to Vermont or New Hampshire for a few days, stay in a little chalet, nestled in the woods. Keeping things simple. P.S. Great news about Kendyl :)

Barbara said...

Joanne- Ohhhh, a little chalet, nestled in the woods, sounds soooo nice!! One of my dreams is to go to a cabin in the Smoky Mountains in winter.

And...we are very excited about getting our arms around Kendyl when she comes home!!

Barbara said...

Angie- Get back to us on your "dream" trip... Can't wait to hear about it!!

Pat's Place said...

What a wonderful trip and what a wonderful service you performed for friends. Sounds like fun all the way! But I am glad to have you back in Blogland.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I have 2 perfect getaways. One I am planning for real and one in my heart. I am going to drive to Mississippi to see a precious niece and family. Their daughter Caroline is one of my favorite young people. The one I plan in my heart is to Ft. Worden on the Olympic Peninsula. Park our trailer in view of the water where we can hear the waves come in and take long walks on the beach with the love of my love my husband of 51 years, Bob. We have been there and done that but my heart yearns to go back.

Barbara said...

Pat- Thank you!

Barbara said...

Lea- I haven't been there, but it sounds wonderful!!

Melissa Marsh said...

What a lovely getaway for you both with your grandchildren. I'm sure thay absolutely loved having you!

I just got back from the trip of my choice - England!

Linda Reznicek said...

The kids said the mood was "festive"--yes, they used that word all by themselves--while you were here. Shiloh said the stores were decorated for Christmas and there was a lot of family around--they had a great time. Thanks for coming up here!