Monday, May 15, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!!!

We'd like to take a minute to thank all the mom's out there. You so often go unrecognized for all that you do. I will have to say though, that I think we got the best mom's in the world, no offense to all you other mom's. I'm sure your kids feel the same way about you.

Saturday night we went to "our" restaurant - the Melting Pot. It's so yummy! Great time, better company. That is where Zach took me on our first date, proposed, and we have also spent every New Year and anniversary there. We're going to have to find something new to do now, because shockingly enough, there isn't one on Kodiak Island. What are they thinking? They would have all of 12,000 people on the island to serve. lol.

Our other restaurant is Village Inn. We know...odd choice for another favorite, but it's only because that's where it all began. I was managing the restaurant at night and he would come in to study for flight school. All the waitresses would hit on him and talk to him lots while I didn't talk to him at all and after a while made him take care of himself for the most part. Sad, huh. I guess he had to find out why. Bet he never thought he'd find his wife in the Village Inn. It was the only good thing to come out of working at that place. We forgot to take our pic inside, so when we got in the car, we decided to try to get a self-photo with the sign in the background. This is what happened. Yeah, we're dorks. But if you can't have fun while doing something crazy, like moving to Alaska, when can you have fun??

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Mother's Day was a whirlwind of excitement with my dad's family coming to the house for a late lunch (yummy) and to celebrate the day. Grandma was feeling well enough to come too. It was good to see her there. She can't move around very well, and got pretty tired, but she came. She's one of the reasons we are all here today. Not only did we have Mom's Day, but 4 birthdays. My niece Makayla is turning 10 and my cousins David (19), Michael (17) and Jonathon (3) are all my Aunt Marissa's kids. I know...there is a huge age separation, I didn't leave out a 1 before the 3. Jonathon is the cutest, best kind of surprise EVER!

All in all it was a GREAT day. We had to say goodbye to Rebecca, Brian, Makayla and Olivia though, which was hard. The longest I think I've gone up to this point is 4 or 5 months, it will be at least a year before we see them again. Both of the girls broke down and I almost joined them. I may do that today as we are driving out of town. I'm going to take a minute to brag on them. Makayla has a heart of gold. Since she was 5, I think, she has been growing out her hair, then cutting it to give to Wigs for Kids. Last week she donated her second ponytail. I'm so proud of her. And Olivia, she is so funny. She is a priss-pot who when asked what she wants to be when she grows up, answers "a head cheerleader". Not just a cheerleader, but the HEAD one. She has a laugh that could light up the world. She laughs and everyone else does too. We are so proud of both of them.

To our small group: We will miss you tonight. It will be wierd not being there. Please keep us in your prayers as we keep you in ours. We love you all!

Today we're on the road again. Not sure when we'll have access to a computer again so keep checking back and we'll let you know where we end up next!!

1 comment:

Arleen said...

We missed you so much Monday night! Your blog is great, it is so thoughtful of you to keep us in the loop as you travel. You are so detailed, I know that must take some time, I commend you, and the photos to go along with it are awesome!
Steve got an A for his class, yeah! He started a new class last night, sounds easier, I expect another A. :)
By the way, for those folks in Alaska that may not know, Beth and Zach's last name is pronounced "kayler", the "o" is silent, for decoration only (?), it was months before our Monday night Small Group learned the proper pronunciation.