Monday, May 21, 2007

The People's Center

We visited the People's Center yesterday. It has a small, but very nice museum. Also attended a drum demonstration and played a local game. They provided dinner - elk stew, fry bread, and huckleberry cake. All very good, but we had to eat in the drizzling rain. And, it was COLD!
This year's conference has had a large emphasis on extension in tribal lands. It's been really interesting to see how the tribal land grant colleges operate and the struggles the reservations have.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The view from the hotel

The hotel looks across Flathead Lake (the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi) to the Rockies. I took these about 7:30 just as the sun was coming up over the mountains.

Made it to Montana

Well, I made it. It was a very long day of travelling. I got up at 4:30 EST and went to bed at 8:30 MST. Flying exhausts me. Montana is beautiful and we'll definitely need to come back here in a couple of years with the kids. The conference is a little disorganized for me so far, but we'll see how it goes when it actually gets started. We're going to the People's Center today - the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreille Tribes. I'm excited. It should be a lot of fun. The poster session (the whole reason I'm here) is tonight.

Friday, May 18, 2007

First leg of the trip (the easy part)

I've made it to Riverview. I fly out early tomorrow morning from TIA. Mom and Dad have been doing quite a bit of work around here - gardening, painting, etc. The house and yard look good. Dad's new car is very cool. I'm going to try to take some picture of it tonight to put up. I wonder what the weather in Montana is like.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

In the house and off to Montana

So, we finally got in the house and somewhat settled. It's so nice having everything on 1 level. And DOORS, who would have thought that such a small thing could mean so much! The kids are loving their new rooms and are doing pretty well on keeping them clean.

It's been a busy week for us. I trimmed Kaity's hair last weekend except she moved and I cut 2 and a half inches off. Luckily, she's cute and the new cut is cute. It works in her favor. No pony tails for a while though.

Will is doing awesome at karate. You can see that his motor skills have improved tremendously. He has his first promotion test on the 26th. He'll get to be a junior yellow belt. Kaity actually got to join his class for a few minutes yesterday. She's fascinated with the karate class. She usually sits at the threshold of the door and watches. She practices more than Will does and knows the names for all the moves. Since she was so interested, Professor invited her to join while they were kicking the dummies (?? - I don't know the big punching bag things). She had a great time with the big kids.

I'm off to Montana very early Saturday morning. I'll be at a conference all week. Pray for John and the kids. Luckily, I have wonderful sisters and they're both coming to help some while I'm gone.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Will's Karate Demonstration

He's been in karate about 3 months now. This was his first demonstration at a local art festival. He did pretty good for being the youngest one there by far.

Little Ballerina

Kaity gets to take ballet classes when she's potty trained. It could take her awhile. But, here she is practicing in the mean time.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Moving Week!

Well, it's taken us awhile, but we're finally moving in! We should be staying there Thursday night. I'll get pictures up soon. It's been a busy couple of weeks.

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