tap2008I flew up to Boise on Thursday night. Megan had her annual dance recital this weekend, and I try to go every year. I missed the ballet portion, but saw the tap recital. She improves every year, and this year’s dance to “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” was really cute. She’s going to give Shirley Temple a run for her money.

Megan-glassesI arrived at 10:30 p.m. and when Robin pulled up in front of the airport terminal, Megan was sitting in the back seat! She’s on one of her [year-round] school breaks, and wanted to come to the airport to meet Grandma. I almost didn’t recognize her because she was wearing … wait for it … glasses! We knew it would come sooner or later, with the Lafferty/Holsinger eyes she has inherited. She’s about four years earlier than her mom’s venture into corrective lenses. Fortunately, the frames nowadays are true fashion accessories, and she looks darling in hers.

staplesStevenNot to be outdone in the fashion dept, Steven was sporting staples in his scalp. Last Tuesday night he missed missing the stair handrail and made a big gouge above his temple. A trip to the urgent care center and a few staples later, and he was on his way home to show off his new accessory. He’s been proudly displaying them to anyone who cares to look … and anyone who doesn’t.

trikeIt appears a good part of the country got rain this past weekend, and Boise was no exception. It was refreshingly cool on Friday with overcast skies and a few sprinkles. Saturday and Sunday were b-e-a-utiful, and we enjoyed the days. Monday started out fine, and I got some photos of the kids in the backyard.megan-relaxin

bounceThen a late afternoon storm rolled in and my flight took off through dark clouds and rain. I had a quick layover in Denver (and I do mean QUICK! I had to run to my connecting flight and was the last one to board) where it was pouring cats and dogs. Phoenix was warm and clear when I landed at 9:20 p.m.

Speaking with Carrie yesterday, she informed me Lauren has had nine (count ’em – 9!) nights in a row without a seizure! Hooray! They appear to be slowing down and she’s doing better. She has been doing water therapy and really loves being in the pool. They are waiting for some test results on her immune system to come back to see if she is ready to go back to L.I.F.E. I know Carrie is ready to get back to her work routine, but has been very thankful for all the help she has had these past three months. Mostly, we all just want to see Lauren better and stronger.

It was back to work on Tuesday. I always say the second best thing about a three day weekend is a four day week. It can’t go fast enough!


  1. Sounds like a whirlwind trip. Glad to hear all your grandchildren are doing well.

  2. Lots of nice Memorial Day weekend trips! I know your infrequent visits aren’t nearly enough for that grandkid fix.

    I was so pleased to hear Lauren is improving. Praise the Lord!

  3. What a fun trip! The kids look great. I am sure they were thrilled to have Grandma Doggies come for a visit! I had a question about the trampoline. Is it buried in the ground or a special type that is not as high?

    Also great news! I have spoken to Carrie twice and she hadn’t mentioned it. I will have to give her a hard time about it! 😉

  4. Yes, the trampoline is at ground level. There’s a hole dug out under it for bounce room, and a pad all around the edge that pretty much butts up to the edge of the ground. It seems very safe. It was there when they bought the house. The kids use it quite a bit.

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