Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trip to New Mexico

Tomorrow I will be leaving on an airplane with my friend, Lisa, headed to New Mexico. We will meet up with our friend, Jill in Albuquerque. We plan to stay both nights in Abq. with a possible side trip to Santa Fe for an awesome New Mexican meal at Maria's. (Bring on the green chilies)

The main purpose of our trip is to find a Bridal Gown for Jill. And, Bridesmaid dresses for Lisa and myself. I have spent the last few days looking over Bridal magazines and searching for Bridal shops via the internet. Jill is a bit behind on her wedding plans so, my focus will be to get her back in line and take some of the stress off her shoulders before I head out again. I have been honored to be asked to be her Matron of Honor. Unfortunately, I will be of little help after this weekend as I will be in Washington and possibly Montana for the later stages of the wedding plans. In fact, I will not be back to New Mexico until a few days prior to the wedding.

I am thankful I have such a wonderful husband. I truly appreciate all his hardwork and his willingness to let me have this time with my friends.
He will be in charge of our delightful trio for the weekend and is planning a few outtings to keep them all busy and happy. I'm going to miss them, but I'm looking forward to my friends too.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Visitor

In about two weeks we will have a visitor from home. A close friend is coming out to spend some time with us. Our friend needs a little break from the cold so we will be graced by her presence and fortunate enough to try to show off our version of the Phoenix area. It will be nice to see a friendly face from home. The whole family is excited to have someone come to visit.
We're continuing the process for separating from Arizona. The clinic had a replacement provider come by today for a tour of the clinic and an opportunity to ask questions about the day to day process of running the clinic. I was relieved by the presence of a replacement. The clinic has become a home away from home providing some of the health care needs for the Ak Chin community allowed me the opportunity to meet several of the community members. I had a concern the community clinic would be abandoned or overlooked for the needs of the larger community. The Gila River community has a strong group of workers who go the distance daily to track people down, get people to appointments and support the health care needs of the people. The clinic sounds like it will survive with a new provider and I can move along without worries. Either way I am moving forward.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Two Days

Went hiking today, Peralta trail. It was nice. Then we went to the movies. In the emerging Miller tradition the oldest daughter accompanied her mother to see Confessions and I and the younger children saw Pink Panther 2. We all had fun. On Saturday after we all played at Mukutu's Island an indoor playground, Shane spent the night at his friend Gabe's house and Savannah entertained Sophia while Traci and I enjoyed an evening out together. We ended up at an Irish Pub and ate hot wings, drank beer and talked for a couple of hours. The night ended too soon. Enjoy the pictures, we're winding down for the evening and haven't much time to write.