Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quickie: Weekend Highlight

We drove to Wyoming to spend time with H's extended family this past weekend. He has some of the greatest cousins and I love seeing them and talking them. Plus, Momma G came, Louis and Britty (haven't seen her since her wedding last year).

We enjoyed the party for Lois and Dale, 60 years is amazing, and I cried when Dale sang "Accentuate the Positive." He really is a fine example of positive living. I'm going to post the video later.

We got to drive home with Britty, she was playing airport leapfrog, flying into Denver, flying out of SLC, and into CA before getting back to Oregon.

Harold was driving at a respectable 79-80, using cruise control the whole way. Except.....he was in the left lane passing a truck when he decided he better bust a move faster to allow for the car in the right lane to slide in behind him. Harold busted up to 88 mph and a few moments later, red and blue lights flashing. The state patrolman gave us a $10 "discount" for wearing our seatbelts. Whatever, don't do me any favors. Lame, lame, lame. Like I need another $120 bill in my life. Britty kept apologizing, saying it was her fault Harold was speeding. But I assured her that it was not her fault at all, this is how Harold drives. I am just happy he has been using the cruise control lately, trying to conserve on gas by not gunning the engine. He was going to do what he did whether or not Britty needed to get to the airport on time.

On Sunday we made arrangements to have dinner with Dale, his friend Molly, as well as Dane and Bridget. We knew with Dale in town we might have the "kids" down for dinner. I love saying that, it cracks me up. But we did launch into a discussion with the kids about how they have siblings "as old as you are, Jeanna and Harold." Hmmm, yep, we're old. Dang you for pointing that out....and you know who you are......

Louis also stayed with us Sunday night. His daughter is in the ICU in Provo, she has a nasty infection, ends up it is called Lemeirre's disease. (I didn't check the spelling). Starts out as a throat infection, becomes a nastier infection, moves into the lungs, kidneys and even the brain (but it didn't go there with her.) Louis has stayed her the past couple of nights and we are happy to have him. We enjoy Paige a lot and are grateful we can do something to help.

Yesterday we picked up Cheyenne at the airport. She is here this week to visit her cousins and so far today it is 3:17 and nobody in this house has had a shower. So you could say we are having fun. No excuse for the mom, but hey who needs a shower when you aren't leaving the house?

6 comments:

Abbie said...

Lame about the ticket. But I thought Britty was at your grad party in April... :)

Jeanna said...

Oh my gosh, Abbie. We all forgot about that. How lame are we? At least it wasn't just me, Britty and Harold said the same thing. Glad someone in the family has a memory!

Cote Corner said...

a ticket hu?? LAME!! But I guess that's what police men are for! :) Hey.. check out my blog! ( i caught a fish!!)

mom/Janet said...

Yikes!!!! I hate money spent for nothing. Oh ya, it's spent for road improvement - - ya right. Anyway, it was fun to see everyone there.

hyker said...

I've been with H before when he has been pulled over and given a ticket. Let's just hope he didn't use any "colorful" language. :) Sounds like you had fun.

Brittany said...

harold did a great job of containing himself. not that i felt like he was going to explode at any minute... he was just calm and collected the whole time.

despite the ticket, i had a really fun time driving to slc with you. i wish i could've stayed the night and spent more time with you. and perhaps maybe we could've stayed longer in wyoming to spend more time with the rest of the fam...

this is an everlasting comment. i'll stop now. hope your next weekend is as fun as last!