Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What's New With You?

Things are about the same for us here. The weather has changed again. Now it's decided to rain off and on and be cloudy. Although the temps are 65-70 now. It's not so bad, considering we were driving in snow about 3 weeks ago going to Spokane!

Well, my brother is doing better. He should be out of the rehab. facility today.
We saw them last weekend and he was given a night pass for Saturday. We had lunch with him and then he had to go to another therapy session. When he was done, he and my SIL came to her apartment and met us. It was wonderful to see him away from the center.

Saturday night we went to my nephew's house for a get to together. There were a quite a few folks there. My other nephew's family and my neice and her hubby were in town too, so it was nice to see them all.

Andy started football practice yesterday. Tighten your seatbelts and come along for the ride with us! He won't be done until November, unless he gets hurt. We're not ready to go through that again.

For those of you that watch NASCAR and have seen the past 2 weekends of cup racing know that my favorite driver, Greg Biffle, has come in 2nd in both races! WooHoo!! And Kasey Kahne has won both races! Keep it up you Washintonians!! It's great to see the PNW drivers doing so well. I'm so proud of you guys!

We sure miss our Tri-City Raceway. Now, they've gone and sold it for some wine thingy. I like wine once in a while, but the racing was much funner!

I think that's about it for now.
Keep checking back though. You just never know when I might have something really exciting to say.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

He WALKS! See.........

This is my brother with Mom and his PT therapy person. He walked from the elevator to meet us outside. He wasn't done walking yet. He walked around the patio and checked things out.
Here he is smiling.
This is my Mom, Dad and sister, Sandi laughing at something Barry said.
We drove up there today to have lunch with him and visit with everyone.
He's still having headaches though. Hopefully, these will stop soon.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Ok, this is crazy!

It got up to 93 today and tomorrow is supposed to be 100!
I can not believe how hot it is now.

We are driving up to Spokane tomorrow to see my brother and his family.
He is doing really well with his physical therapy. He got to walk a few steps yesterday on his own! How wonderful it that, folks! It's been 2 weeks since I've been up there, due to some archery stuff we had last week.

There is also a flood warning for Kiona on the Yakima River this weekend. They are saying it could crest by Wednesday. It is expected to reach 13.3 feet, which flood stage is 13.0 feet.

It was 1996 when it flooded the last time and it was ugly! It flooded Benton City and West Richland also. Our archery range was under 3-4 feet of water. People weren't able to get into town on the normal roads. You had to come in a back road to get to most areas in Benton City. Mike actually went out and pumped a basement or two with his potty truck. It was interesting to say the least. We just don't have things like that happen here. It was a real eye opener, that's for sure.

I think I need to get some rest for the long drive tomorrow.

Have a great weekend, Everyone!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

This is our dear friend Ray Wilson. Ray lost his battle with ALS last week. His service was yesterday. We will miss you so much!

My brother is doing better today. Mom, Dad and Sandi went up to see him. They started him on his therapy again on Saturday. He doesn't like the speech therapy at all, which doesn't surprise me! He's more of a physical guy and likes to be able to use the walker and such to get around. We'll be going back up next weekend, I'm pretty sure to see him and the family.

Night Glow

Here are some pictures I took at the Balloon Night Glow last night.
This is the Dawg-on Cool Katz playing. Our friend JoAnne is the lead singer.

They had some fireworks too.
Just as the balloons got done it started raining and it rained hard on the drive home! It was awful on a 2 lane road.

Friday, May 09, 2008

A Busy Weekend

Well, my brother was doing great with his rehab, then he got the flu this week. It's spread to patients and staff on his wing of the center. He's pretty tired and they've said, no visitors this weekend so he can rest and be ready for Monday's therapy sessions.

He was up Monday and Tuesday using the walker! What a boost for him. Then he got sick on Tuesday night.

We are doing an archery instruction on Saturday with some boy scouts. We've done this before and it's always a fun and interesting time.

After archery, we are attending a funeral service. A very dear friend of ours, Ray Wilson passed away last weekend. He had ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. We miss him so much already. He taught us so much about archery shooting and rules and regulations of the state club. He was always talking Mike and I into helping out with something. I guess he was molding us to be instructors and help spread the archery world to others.

After that, we plan to attend the Balloon Stampede in Walla Walla. We'll be watching the Night Glow, which is where the balloons light up and put on a show after dark. We have a good friend of ours that has a band and they are the feature for the night. It should be a fun night. Andy has invited his girlfriend to go along too. The balloons have been something that my sister, Andy and I usually go to every year that we can. We normally go to the lift off in the early morning.

Sunday is Mother's Day and I hope to go see Mom and Dad and get some rest & relaxation too.

So, what are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

It's BALLOON Time!!

These are pictures from the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede in 2007.
It's this weekend and I think we're going to go to the Night Glow this year. We've never been at night before. We have a friend that is singing there too. I hope we get to go. We have a pretty busy Saturday before we drive over there.