Thursday, October 22, 2009


Every now and then one of my students needs to do a long cross-country flight as part of their training - one of which has to be 5 hours long. It works out just about perfectly to fly to Memphis, TN. I've made the flight several times, but it's never worked out for me to meet up with Steph, one of my best friends who lives there.

Well, I had a student coming up on the cross-country lesson and got the bright idea that we would do it last Wednesday when Steph was scheduled to have her baby. I wanted to surprise her with my visit, so I contacted Josh, her husband, and got all the info. I needed. As it turned out, we didn't get the airplane and the weather would have prevented us from going anyways. I was really disappointed and sad that it didn't work out 'cause it would have been so much fun and just perfect. I called Steph and admitted what we had been planning and she was surprised, but said it was definitly the thought that counted. What she didn't know was that we had already rescheduled the flight to make another go at it!

After clearing it with Josh, we got it rescheduled for Tuesday. They made the schedule Sunday and we got the airplane!!!! Then, Tuesday came and it was looking a little iffy, but turned out to be good weather! So, my student, his girlfriend, a friend of their's, and I loaded up and headed toward Memphis. We got there a little before 7 and I called Josh to let him know we would be there in about 15 minutes. He told Steph someone from church was coming over. We got to their house and I knocked on the door. Josh opened the door and stood to the side so she could see who it was. The look on her face was priceless!!!! We had succeeded in surprising her!!! It was so good to see her and baby Cadence. We had a really good little visit. Here are a few pics:

After we left their house, we headed downtown to eat at Rendezvouz. Apparently it is world famous for its ribs, but I had never heard of it. It was pretty good, but I wouldn't say it was the best barbecue I've ever had. Then, we had the long flight home. I didn't get home until about 2:15 Wednesday morning and boy was I tired for work on Wednesday! It was definitly worth it to get to see my girls!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Art & Jewelry

I didn't realize it had been so long since my last post... I have been meaning to post something, but I get busy or forget and then decide I'll do it "tomorrow". So, here I am trying to play catch up. We haven't been up to much, just staying busy with work and normal, every day life.

This past weekend was just about perfect. We met up with one of my best friends from high school and her husband for dinner and a movie. We went to see Couple's Retreat. It was hilarious!! We had such a good time and are already planning our next get together.

Then, Wyatt left early Saturday morning to go on a 2 day fishing trip. I slept in until I woke up; it was so nice to not have to set the alarm. I pretty much lazied around all morning. I watched a couple of movies and just took it easy. I didn't even take a shower until 3!!! I started painting a canvas for the guest bedroom. I got the four side ones finished Saturday evening. I worked on the middle one Sunday, but didn't paint it until tonight. I think it turned out pretty good for my first one!

I can't wait to hang it on the wall and see how it looks!

A few weeks ago, I was in the mood to make something. So, I pulled out my beads and made a necklace and earring set. I used to make stuff all the time, but just haven't had the time to lately. I plan to make some more jewelry in the coming weeks, so I'll be sure and post pics of those too.

Anyway, I thinks that's all for now... Hopefully it won't be so long next time. Hope everyone has a good second half of the week!