Sunday, September 27, 2009

I Know How Ruth Feels

I have really been fortunate to have the mother-in-law that I do. She is very interested in a lot of different things. Last week she asked if I'd like to go with her and we spent time at the beach and visited with friends from long ago in World War II.

She is very generous and supportive to her children, spouses of children and loves her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I've been to the Caribbean, Italy, France, Spain, Hawaii, Yellowstone, and various California beaches etc. because she takes her children (and spouses) to great ports of call and fabulous reunions. This time it was just her and I in Monterey having fun on the beach and traveling up and down California!

The love she pours out is unwavering and always encouraging.

These men have been friends since they were in their late teens and early twenties, and Beverly has the same loyalty and fidelity that she extends to her family too. Was it bred in that generation? It has been marvelous to be a part of her life and family unit.

If Duke had lived they would have had 63 great years. She holds us all in heart and we love her dearly.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Puerto Rico San Juan West Mission

Matthew called and told us he was walking home from the BYU Florida game and would be back in half an hour. Nuf said on the football game. He called us back (surrounded by friends - I could only hear laughing girls) he read "Matthew Gregory Adams......... Puerto Rico San Juan West Mission Spanish speaking....." He'll be entering the MTC on Januray 27, 2010.

Interesting history :

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's in the Mail!!

I went to the outlet stores with my friends and from the street I saw a white envelope in the mail box. Running up I got it out and ran back to my friends.....
Matthew received his mission call today........
I had to forward it on to his home at BYU.......

So the suspense is killing us......
Stay tuned!

Speculation is rampant, I felt that package every bit as well as any Christmas package and held it up to the light. I'll even admit the thought of steaming came to mind. I called Matthew but no answer. So I hurried to the post office to avoid temptation and then sent another message that the call was on it's way. There is a booklet and a $1.58 postage stamp...any clues?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pretend Grandma for a day!

For the start of the Labor Day weekend, my niece Jessica and her family came to watch their oldest boy Christian play soccer and they stayed at our house! So we got out the beds and wondered what they would like to play, eat, or do.

This is Gene, Christian's dad and Jessica's husband (Sheila our black lab found an instant friend as he'll throw sticks and run with her)

This is Jessica swallowing ice-cream! Very organized and fun mom

This is Victoria with melting ice-cream in her mouth

This is the soccer playing Christian

This is Greysen watching his brother play

Elise is very funny and has a cute laugh

This is lovable Garath

I realized how fun it is to have some little ones come and visit and try out the beds and ask unique questions. I found out about wheat allergies and quickly re-vamped what I would offer for breakfast. This is soooo different from worrying what my kids were doing or not doing, and now I understand when my mother-in-law used to say, "don't worry about it I'll pick it up after you leave", because it really is a joy having them. I can't wait to see them again when they come for the next tournament.

... so no pasta, bread, or pancakes....