Saturday, June 30, 2007

Friday, June 30, 2007

So many things have happened since my last entry. I've been staying with Summer in her apartment for the last couple of weeks.

I had the opportunity to see my cousin Brigette from Florida last week. She flew into Phoenix to pick up her niece Amity and nephew Sean and take them back to Florida for vacation. We got to see her Aunt Diane and Grandma Drye. Then we drove to St. John's to see her Grandpa Tillman, (My Uncle). Then we drove back to Phoenix. We were hoping she was going to get on an early morning flight back to Orlando, but as chance has it, she got stuck in Phoenix for 4 days. That's flying stand-by for you.

Then I attended the Creative Memories Annual Retreat. I really enjoyed myself with my creative friends. Nancy Jensen, Mona Boice, Reesa Gresham, Valerie Fritz, Denise Willcoxson and newcomers, Darcy and Joy. We spent 52 hours together, creating scrapbook albums, laughing and relaxing. This was my third year with this group and I can't wait to come back to next years retreat. I would have posted a picture, but, Nancy hasn't sent them to me yet...hint hint!!

As for where I am right now. I am sitting in my brother's new house here in Chandler. The weather is 114 degrees outside right now. So everyone is inside, and we are having "quiet time". It is so good to see him and his family. He is so very happy and his wife is truly a blessing to our family.

Tomorrow I leave for my month in Hawaii. Wow, tomorrow. I have really no idea of what to expect, just a blank slate in my life waiting to be filled with happy memories. Thanks to everyone who took the time to say good-bye and good luck. It really meant a lot to me. And to all my other friends. Sorry I didn't get a chance to see you, let's keep in touch. You have my e-mail address - to write ok?


Kerri Lynn

Saturday, June 16, 2007

T-minus 14 Days

And the clock is ticking.....and like when I was a kid waiting for school to get out.....the clock seems to be super slow.

So far we have made reservations to attend a Luau, and to go swimming with the SHARKS!! Not me....but for Summer. I'll stay on the boat while SHE gets in the shark cage and see's them and takes pictures. I'll jump out of planes, ski down mountains, go up in hot air balloons, but I will not go in the water......(thinking of the theme music to JAWS) dum, dum.....I can't wait to see the pictures and hear her stories of what it was like in the water.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Adventure Begins.....
Well, the house closed today, Monday, June 11, 2007. So the adventure begins. I spent the weekend with my cousins on the reservation. It was nice, despite my back being jacked up due to moving. (I'm getting too old to be moving furniture and boxes.) I will be spending the next few weeks (on and off) with my wonderful, hospitable daughter in her apartment. I plan on seeing a few friends around the state before I leave. Kevin and Cheri are going to definitely be on my schedule and my cousin Brigette is coming to Phoenix for a couple days to pick up the nieces and nephew's to take them to Florida for vacation. I have also the Scrap booking Retreat with Nancy, Mona and Reesa will be on June 21, 22 and 23rd. Then it's off to Hawaii. Yes....the plans have already changed. I am going to spend the month of July on the island of Oahu. This is my birthday present to me. I'd like to learn to do lot's of things like snorkel and maybe even learn to Hula....well, try at least. When and "if" I return to the "mainland" I'll post again to let you know. Until next time!