Well, it certainly has been awhile since our last blog, and a lot has happened during that time, and that's for sure!
On Saturday the 13th, Jim and I planted our tree from the adopt-a-tree program here in West Des Moines. We thought it would make a nice addition to the front of the house, and somehting that will always be here from us, even when we move on. We selected the Autumn Brillance Service Berry. It will have small white petals in the spring, small green leaves and little berries in the summer, and it will get red in the fall. It should be really pretty and it is quite perfect for our house.
That afternoon I headed home for a couple days of vacation. My friend from high school, Ariana, was going to be in town with her family as well as Mother's Day on Sunday and my Mom's birthday on Monday. That night, my Mom, Frank, Chelsea, Josh, Jayke and I headed to dinner together. I gave my Mom a digital camera for her birthday and mothers day at dinner and she really liked it. It was a nice way to begin the weekend.
Trying to take our own picture together....too funny!
Sunday I didn't do too much in all. Rested and relaxed which is what vacation days are for. Monday was the girls big day out (plus Jayke) to celebrate my Mom's birthday. My Mom, Chelsea and I had decided to spend the day together. First we started with lunch at the Olive Garden (love that soup, salad, and breadstick meal). We wanted to do something different and fun so we headed to this drive through wilderness place. It was a great place to test out the new digitals and Jayke had a blast as well. After a very full afternoon I spent most of the evening at my mom's chit-chatting and having a good time.
On Tuesday I didn't do much of anything. I was looking forward to spending the day with Jayke but that didn't happen. I did get a chance to see Ariana, her husband Jonathon, and their daughter Addison as well as much of the rest of the Wright family. It was so nice to talk for a little bit before I headed back to Des Moines.
The rest of the week was filled with catching up at work, training the new person for my job, and getting ready for my new job to start. For those of you who don't know, I took a summer position as a 1st grade lead teacher with Kids West, a program I had worked with before and I am so excited to have a nice fun summer before school starts again.
Well....that's about it for the moment. I will keep more updated from now on, going home must have thrown me off. Have a good Memorial Day Weekend.