Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The spirit is willing...

I really meant to post more once I started this blog, but life seems to get in the way and it's easy to put off that which is not necessary, especially when you haven't made it a habit.

Beqi's graduation went great, and now she's getting ready to go to OSU in the fall. I was lucky enough to be able to give Beqi her diploma at graduation, since I am one of the staff. Beqi and three other choir members sang a special song at the ceremony and it went well. We had 9 family members there and they held up signs, made noise and generally had a good time.

After graduation, Jill and I went on a road trip to see sights in the northwest. We did a little over 3000 miles in 8 days and saw a lot of cool stuff, including Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks. Shoshone Falls in Idaho is amazing and I would recommend seeing it if you have the chance. We also did a half day jet boat trip up the Snake river and went up the Mt. Howard gondola above Wallowa Lake and had our 23rd anniversary lunch at 8200 ft looking at gorgeous scenery (we then proceeded to get attacked by ravenous ground squirrels :-). We also spent a night at Lolo Hot Springs where we swam/soaked the evening away. We found a number of places that we'll probably go back to in the future when we can spend more time.