Baby RayRay visits Colorado - Day 2 and 3
By now, you've probably read all about the chaos that was Baby RayRay's first plane ride. But as I mentioned earlier, the trip overall was a tremendous success because I was able to visit with FAMILY and to me that is worth whatever amount of chaos that it takes to get there!
You see, I have a pretty small family altogether. My grandparents on both sides passed away when I was a child or before I was even born. My mom had one brother who died in a tragic car accident and my dad has one sister (in Michigan) and a brother, a Naval aviator, that was killed during World War II. My Grampy on dad's side served during World War I, seriously, yes. Since I totally missed my Memorial Day holiday post, I will get something together for you for Fourth of July! :)
Anywho, during our Colorado vacay, we, as in my momma, me and Baby RayRay were able to visit with my cousin, who was orphaned as a young child when his parents were both killed in a car accident. Tragic, but yet very interesting life story. He now lives in Fort Collins with his two beautiful kids, the oldest of which just graduated from high school. Rocky Mountain High School as a matter of fact, flanked by you guessed it the Rocky Mountains and the Poudre River.
We attended her graduation ceremony at Colorado State University, home of the Aggies! You couldn't have dreamed up a better child to sit through a graduation ceremony - Baby RayRay was a doll baby - I mean I don't mean to brag, but seriously she was amazing!
Can you imagine a graduating class of over 500? I mean I can't ... my class was 127 made up of farm and country kids with corn planted on every side of our ol' po-dunk school. We spent the second day of the vacay celebrating my cous' accomplishments (including a plentiful plate of scholarships) and her acceptance into Western Washington University.
|Having a ball at the graduation ceremony way up in the rafters at Colorado State's coliseum|
|Congrats Class of 2011!|
Congrats to all of the graduates this season! Do you have graduation parties to attend this month?
|The grad, me and my momma|
|The proud grad with her family|
|My cous and Baby RayRay|
We also had the opportunity to visit with my cous on Dad's side. It's crazy to me that my two cousins on opposite sides of the family live within 5 minutes of each other in FoCo (Fort Collins). I'm so glad it worked out that we were able to meet with them 2. Family is a big priority for Big D and I, so making the extra effort is ALWAYS worth it!
|My cous on the right and his daughter and their adorable puppy!|
|RayRay LOVES dogs, including my cous's cute-as-a-button Corgi!|
To be continued ...