Tuesday of this week I had a great day. My closest friend from High School, Ellen Lee Anderson, was coming up to spend time taking care of her youngest grand daughter, while her son and daughter in law got their schedule put together as they adjust to both going back to work. I knew that she was coming up for a few months now. We keep in pretty good contact with each other and have seen each other quite a bit since high school, she was even able to make it to my wedding. I also have another great friend from high school, Shelley Decker Griffiths, that lives right up here in Centerville. She's been her since I got married 8 years ago. We've not been good at seeing each other, only a couple of times, although we have called and sent texts to each other. Anyway, since I knew that Ellen was coming up, I contacted Shelley and said that Ellen was coming and wouldn't it be great if we all got together for lunch. Just a side note, even though I've seen both of these wonderful ladies, Shelley and Ellen had not seen each other since high school. Dare I say that is 32 years. So this is the first time all 3 of us have been together in that length of time. So...I thought it would be fun to go up to a little fun diner called "Ruth's Diner" (they have the best chocolate malt pudding) up above Hogle Zoo in Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City. Larry took me there once and I thought it would be a fun little place to go and up the canyon it feels like you're out of the city. Ellen was of course, babysitting and had her very cute grand daughter with her. She met us there and I met Shelley and then had her hitch a ride with me for the rest of the trip there. Ellen was there waiting for us. We got there at 1:00 and then spent until 4:00, laughing, reminiscing, and creating new memories together. The 3 of us really did use to spend a lot of time together. The 32 years really did seem to fade and we were just enjoying each other just like we always had!! I know that Ellen will be up from time to time, with 2 sons living up here along with her husband, Steve's, mother. I also hope that Shelley and I can make a better effort to "see" each other more often also. I love you ladies and so enjoyed our visit. I can hardly wait until we can do it again. Thanks Ellen and Shelley, Love you Both!!
Thought it would be fun to keep a little journal this way, and I have to get up to speed with my nieces who are blogging. I'm a 4th grade teacher and have enjoyed teaching for 29 years. I'm married to the most wonderful man and have a step family that I love and have become just as much mine as they are Larry's. We have 4 children and 6 terrific grandchildren and there will be 7 in March. By the way...the baby with me in the picture is my beautiful niece Cortni LaDawn. She has my middle name.