We have had a busy week. Dad flew off to New York early Tuesday morning and came back late Friday night. He enjoyed the conference but described it to me as “drinking from a fire hose”. I guess he was getting an overload of good information. He liked the location of his hotel- near Times Square so roamed there in the evenings. He saw Lion King and said that it was phenomenal. I guess he knows now why we all wanted to see it the last two times it was here in Portland. . . . He spent the day Friday being a tourist before catching his late flight home. He took the ferry to the statue of liberty and Ellis Island. He even squeezed in a quick tour of ground zero before racing to the airport and barely making his flight. He had a good time and showed us all his pictures this evening. It wore him out, he went to bed early tonight, and isn’t feeling too good. We’ll see if he makes it to work in the morning.
Here back at the ranch we enjoyed the high school choir concert on Wednesday. Dad had the camera, and mine isn’t working- so this was the first ever concert that we didn’t record. It was very good. It snowed, so we had to unbury the car and drive thru snow furies on slippery roads to get home. Rachel talked me into a night walk in the green space that evening, so we bundled up and headed out at 10pm (Melissa was already in bed). It was very beautiful and quiet. Just a little strange to see all the cherry blossoms on the trees covered in snow. It stuck, so the next morning school was 2 hour delayed. It was sunny and warm so by the end of the day it was all melted except for some patches and snowmen. After school Melissa talked me into going on a walk with her in the sunshine (quite a contrast from the night before). We saw that the snow did a number on the cherry trees- many lost some big branches all over the neighborhood. But I was happy to see the blossoms still there.
Thursday was the band concert. They also sounded great. It just was a little long. There as a man sitting behind me that was visiting and was totally impressed- he was a grandpa that had been a music teacher at one time- he gave a standing ovation and later I saw him talking to the band director. I agree that Westview does some pretty awesome stuff- a lot of talent in our area.
Yesterday it was the Winter Classic. Dad and I worked the doors for a couple of hours so got to see most of the Winter Percussion performances. I decided that none of them were as good as when my kids were performing! Westview looked good- they definitely have a style that I recognize. We weren’t there for finals so I don’t know what the final scores are.
The girls are now on spring break. Tomorrow, Monday, Rachel has it planned to go get her drivers permit. She also has lacrosse practice all week. Melissa will be having Star Wars marathons- broken into several days- with Cami and Keturah.
That pretty much covers our week. Hope yours went well and you had success. Share with us some of your missionary stories.
Love you lots,