I wonder why we get nostalgic sometimes? I was talking to a good friend on Sunday from my Ward where I joined the Church because I heard they combined both of the Wards and he was mentioning how everyone was feeling nostalgic. I have felt nostalgic ever since I got home from Utah. I drive by the elementary school and the junior high and am flooded with memories. I'll drive by a soccer field and remember being there with Kyle. But the clincher was Saturday when I went to check on my friend, Cory's house, and started to cry. She had been out of town and when I walked in and realized this would be the last time I would be in their house the tears started to flow.
What will I do when March Madness comes around--our numbers have dwindled so much, but I sure hope Darell still makes his picks. We usually share the middle spot.
Who am I gonna call when I'm watching Dancing With the Stars. During commercials I pick up the phone and call her and we would talk and LAUGH about how horrible someone was or talk about how amazing a couple was. When Dancing With the Stars came here, we went and it was so fun. That also makes me think of dances--Cory teaching me the hand jive at the Harvest Ball ; )
We have done so many things together at Christmas. The train ride.
How can we go caroling without them???
Cory giving the little guy a bad time--can't remember if it was just whipped cream or a creme puff ; )
At the corn maze several years ago when Cory and I were serving in Young Women.
And here's the picture of Laban--oh, if only you could hear him and watch him in his performance. (So glad we have the video ; )
Darell and I were at so many Girls Camps together. The girls LOVE him. He is so much fun.
Darell was always right there to help with the Seminary breakfast--Kaitlyn doesn't seem very happy. (Mornings were not her thing--but she was a trooper. I loved teaching her--she taught me a great deal.
They are family--so they were with us the night Brent was set apart.
This picture makes me laugh every time I see it--Allan was his Bishop when Riley got ready to go on his mission. I had to laugh when I went to the building to take a picture before he was set apart. It was so funny--we had a good laugh when I took this picture.
Proud parents when Elder P returned home from his mission.
Speaking of missionaries, these two will be out together. She received her mission call and will be going to California in September. (They have birthdays 2 days apart--this was when he turned 16 and they were getting ready to go to Youth Conference.)
So now whenever I drive by their street my mind will play many of these things in my head. I sure love you guys and am going to miss you. Hopefully, our paths will cross again.
I am curious--we are having an Open House for them at our house Sunday night--and I'm wondering WHO'S GOING TO HELP ME???
Sidenote: Got regular e-mail on Monday and a letter on Wednesday. Had to laugh when I talked to one of my sons who said he doesn't know what he's going to do when his boy goes on a mission--he was gone to football camp for 3 days and Stephen was dying cause he couldn't text him ; )