Well it was our turn this last weekend and I couldn't believe the amount of work that went into preparing for the event. We planned to spend most of the time outside since the weather has been wonderful, so that meant that I had to get the yard in tip top shape.
Our lot is over 3/4's of an acre with grass, fruit trees and lots of dirt, which becomes a constant battle to keep on top of the weeds. I took Friday afternoon off and mowed, raked, weeded and trimmed trees until I thought I was going to collapse.
Everyone showed up at 4:00pm on Saturday and we had a great time visiting, playing horse shoes and ladder golf. It was great to catch up with everyone, but I was sure glad when the group started heading home about 8:30pm. Of course I forgot to take any pictures of the big event, but it was fun none the less.
|Still undefeated at ladder golf|
|Wish that was a picture of my shoes!|
We did get great news this weekend from our daughter Sarah who applied for an Art Scholarship through ASU and was selected to receive $3,000. We encouraged Sarah to apply, even though it included a long application, letters of recommendation and her art portfolio, which all took some time to put together. She was concerned that she would be one of many who applied and probably wouldn't have much of a chance. Well, that was not the case and we are so proud of her!
That along with her Regent's Scholarship from ASU should enable her to finish up her last two years without incurring any debt or needing to apply for student loans. We didn't do a very good job of planning for our daughter's education, so we have been so blessed that they received academic scholarships!
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