Monday, February 26, 2007

Missoula Trip part 2

I got home yesterday. I had about an hour of hazardous driving but the rest of the trip was ok. I had a great time, spent too much money on art stuff of course. I'll post pictures of that later.

We went to see Pans Labyrinth and it was in this old theater where the ceilings have all this intricate work on them. There are a lot of old theaters like this in the western states. They are pretty neat. They just do not make buildings like this anymore.

I got to know Sarah's friends a little better. She has a small circle, most of the time there are 3 girls and 2 boys but there were other casual friends I got to meet too. It was nice to know she has created a new family of sorts. I think wherever we go we create a family, we all need people to play with, to talk with and to support us. It reminded me of when I was in college and I lived in a house with 5 other girls in this big old house. They were my support system. We laughed and played and grew together. Its those kind of relationships that help make us who we are.

Here is the view out Sarah's window. It snowed the night before and looked quite pretty that morning. At 4 am Sunday morning there were deer out there. I tried to get a picture but had no luck. They ran off, some kids on the lower floors were taking pictures and they got spooked. It was still neat to see them. There were 2 doe's, otherwise known as females.

Here are Sarah with her friend Brenna, she lives right across the hall. She is from Billings, Montana. Brenna has a TV so all the movie watching is done over in her room.

Here is Sarah all bundled up in her blanket. I think she liked it. She was showing it off to all her friends so I think that was a good sign.

Quote of the Day: A mind once stretched by a great new idea or new understanding will never fully return to its original dimensions - William James


LisaOceandreamer said...

I'm so glad you made it home safe and that the time with Sarah was so enjoyable. I think it's wonderful you got to meet and spend time with her when she talks about them you will know who they are. I also loved seeing her wrapped in that beautiful blanket, I know it will always have meaning for her and will no doubt be a treasure always.
You are right about making family-like friends, it's really important to know there is that support system.
Now I want to know about that art store and all your finds!!

Terri /Tinker said...

She looks beautiful - and awfully happy to have her mom's cozy blanket wrapped around her.
Glad you had a good trip/visit with your daughter, Kate.

Kai said...

Aweeee..she has the beloved blankie..
Im so glad you had a great trip Kate and that you are home safe and sound.
I've been watching the weather about the US and it's wicked wild..
Tommorrow is the big ready?lol..
PEace, Kai.

Tan said...

Glad you got back safely. It was a bad night to travel. My sister and her kids (luckily not really little kids--12 and 15) were totally stopped on I-80 east of Rock Springs for about an hour last night due to a huge accident ahead of them on the road. They didn't make it to Rock Springs until nearly midnight so stayed there instead of at my house, which kind of messed up our planned visit (she lives in Minnesota so I don't see her often). But of course better a short visit than an accident, so I'm not complaining.

Anna said...

I'm so pleased you made it home safely, Kate, and that you had such a fun time! Kai's right - every girl needs a blankie!! A dear friend quilted one for me last xmas - it is truly one of my most treasured possessions :o)
I'm hoping my wee birthday package arrived in time for the Big Day :o)
Buckets of blessings on your special day!!

Lisa said...

Looks and sounds like you had a great trip. I'm glad she liked her blanket (who wouldn't?!?) and I got a little tickled/teary thinking about how even at their age we want to wrap our babies up like when they were infants.

I love your quote and I think it's really true!

Welcome home and Happy Birthday!!