Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Homecoming weekend!

There is a new update on Cody's Journey
This weekend was Medford's homecoming. It's a pretty big deal! It's the time of the year that everyone looks forward too and alot of old friends and alumni come home. Friday night was the football game. Mike and I had plans to go but I found a crib, dresser, and hutch on Craigslist for a really really really good price. I was so excited. Mike decided we should head down and pick it up since it was such a good deal and it was a 3 hour drive! We dropped Ady off with Aunt Jessi and Uncle Ryan and we headed South. Adylyn went to the football game with them and we made it home around 11pm. The football game was over at halftime because Medford 45'd Gracemont. According to some of those there it was a pretty sad game. Medford even cheered when they got a 1st down! This is there 1st year to have football, hopefully they'll learn alot! After the game on Friday it is tradition to go to Alma's (local pool hall) and hang out and see everyone. Well since I can't drink and I had just been in the truck for over 6 hours we didn't go uptown. I was hurting pretty bad from the drive.

Saturday morning Mike and Ryan got up and headed out to the golf course to get some holes in before a tournament they had that afternoon. Jessi and I got up and got the kids ready to head uptown to the parade. The parade is also another homecoming tradition. Each jr. high and high school class makes a float and then anyone else who wants to be in it can. It was a beautiful morning to be out!

Reese and Ady ready to watch the parade!
Grant County Sheriff Roland Hula and Medford's Police Chief Roger leading the parade.

The Pride of Medford! The band just isn't the same as when I was in school but I still do appreciate it. There's nothing like going to a football game and hearing the band. It's a pretty awesome thing to grow up with and I can't wait for Adylyn to experience it either! I just love small town pride!!
Tanner is leading the band. Ady was pretty excited to see him!
Homecoming King and Queen!

Going after some candy!
More candy!
This is Medford's new charter bus. I love it! Oh man do I wish we had this when I was in school!! Those long football trips would have been much more enjoyable!!!
The football team on the firetruck.
More Homecoming Royalty.
This year is the Class of 2000's 10 year reunion. One of their classmates, Jesse Frieouf, was killed in a motorcycle/car accident not long after he graduated. This is what Jesse drove, the Bum. Jesse's brother drove it through the parade with some of Jesse's classmates riding in the back. Seeing this brought back so many memories! Jesse was one of a kind but he was the nicest guy and had so much school spirit!! We never laughed so hard when he first came to school with this but this is who he was!! Good to see the ol' Bum out!!!
Reese and Ady enjoying some of their candy!

After the parade Jessi, the kids, and I headed to Enid. I had to find me at least 1 pair of maternity jeans. We had a good day of shopping. I love spending the day with my sister!!
While we were in the mall Ady and Reese had to ride the train!

Sunday we got up and went to Sunday school and church. It was a rainy afternoon and then it got stormy! It was so awesome to have the windows open and hear it thunder and listen to the rain. Jessi and Ryan helped Mike shampoo the carpets right after lunch. They are so good at helping out whenever we ask them. We hurried up before the Dallas game started. I'm not sure why we hurried because I would have rather not watched it! Our Cowboys aren't doing so well. Oh well, I'm not a fair weather fan and will stick behind them until they get all their problems worked out. Bubba came over to watch the game with us and it got pretty loud in here at times!! Around halftime Ady and Reese finally went down for a nap. Reese has been wanting to sleep with one of Ady's babies when he's here. He's so sweet. He wouldn't fall asleep while Jessi was rocking him until he got a baby. Here he is taking a nap with Susie, I believe!

And here is Ady all snuggled with her Baby! Ady loves this shirt. She was so excited to show Bubba her 'camel' shirt! He kept telling her he couldn't see her and she'd yell at him "I'm right here'!!!

It was another great weekend spent with amazing family. I was reminded once again by something that happened to never take anybody for granted. Our family has been taught this but it's so easy to slide back into your old ways. Material possessions don't mean anything when you don't have the ones you love there to share them with. No money in the world could ever compare to my great family and friends. I am in awe everyday at how blessed we continue to be.

Speaking of good friends. Today is one of my very best friends, Heather, birthday. She is an amazing friend, mother, wife, sister, and daughter. I am so blessed to have her in my life. She has always been there for me and I know I can count on her anytime. When Cody's accident happened she was always right there for me to talk to and sent me scriptures at just the right times. She is such a godly woman and will teach her daughter to be the same. I love you Heather and hope you have a great day! Ady says "Happy Birthday Heaver"!!!


  1. Great pictures! Looks like the kids had so much fun!

  2. Thank you so much! It was a great birthday! Thanks for always being a great friend and remembering me! I love you so much and cannot wait to see you all again soon! Love you. (Oh...we were walking about Texas Roadhouse the other night and Justin screamed, "Rolls!". I said, "what?" He said, "That's what Ady would say!" :) Love you.