Tuesday, May 13, 2008


And what a treat to finally get to go to Chicago. It was the MOST scariest thing I have done since performing on stage and teaching seminary for the first time ever!!!! It was my first Student Band Tour as the TD (tour director). But I was so completely and totally not by myself. I felt the prayers of loved ones being answered continually. The best part was when I received a call from Ryan giving me the Joyful sounds of his newborn baby boy crying on the other end of the phone. He called right before I was to give my first tour! So sweet. Then right when the final bus drove out around the corner out of site on my last day, Rob called and pulled up in front of Navy Pier in a taxi looking for me. ... Whoo Hoo, we had a lovely lunch on lake Michigan and then got to drive home together in the Audi with the top down and had a great afternoon together catching up after being apart for two weeks!!!!

Now we are enjoying the "new green" in Avon Lake, O-HI-O ... anticipating the time we get to go hold our new grandbaby Conner the end of the month. He will be blessed on June 2nd and joined by his boy cuzin, Finn and Uncle Bradley. It will be so way cool to have the brothers together with their sons!


Did a little Tour Directing in St. Louis and in Chicago. The Arch in St. Louis was so amazing. I loved seeing it and enjoying the Mississippi River at flood point. It was just so amazing to learn more US History.


The miracle of birth has come into our lives once again. Baby Conner was born to Stephanie and Ryan on April 30, 2008 at 11:16 am in the Loma Linda University Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and is 20" long. He is just so precious and such a joy to their family!
This makes Grandbaby #3 for Rob and I. We LOVE being Mimi and Opa just sooooooooooo very, VERY much! Oh, and he was born on April 30, 2008 at 11:16 am in the Loma Linda University Hospital. He weighed 8lbs. 7 oz. and was 20". Ryan called joyfully crying saying Conner is "perfect and has great skin" and "a dimple on the top of his bum".
And, I think they are totally overlooking the fact that little sleep and constant feedings and changings are just the way it is and they love it!