19 August 2008

Places to go, people to see

I'm excited to go home but I know this trip will be a little different than previous ones. The last time I was home was almost 3 years ago. Scott was 6 months old and I flew out for my brother's wedding and Ryan stayed home. I had a little one to take care of so I wasn't out as late or as often but Scott went everywhere with me and slept in his car seat a lot. This time, we'll be going as a family but there are still places to go and people to see. Here are a few things on my wish list:
  • Seeing family: It's been 8 months since I've seen my dad. Last time I saw my brother he was getting married. By now, I have an adorable nephew I've never met. I also really want to see my grandma who has had two heart surgeries recently and my heart aches that I haven't seen her in almost three years. I also want to see some other official and unofficial family members that I miss.
  • coffee with Nicole and Paul. They were my church/missionary buddies
  • snuggling on the couch with Kristine. She is my forever friend and we have lots of fun memories together.
  • Hume Lake and Buck Rock Lookout, maybe even a memorial bike ride. Hume is where I went to summer camp. And the ride from Buck Rock to the lake is rough (yes Tony, I would likely puke as usual) but in memory of a precious friend of mine who taught me a lot in his life and in his death.
  • the class reunion of course. 10 years has passed, which doesn't seem like a lot when you're a mom to 2 kids.
  • hanging out with Becky. A junior high and high school buddy that took a different path in life and we didn't talk for 6 years probably. Two of those years I prayed often for her and it was so good to get back in contact with her after she cleaned her life up.
  • Riding wave runners on the lower river and/or heading up to the lake.
  • Will there still be fresh fruit?
  • Checking out the Fresno State campus, buying a new tshirt and visiting with Dr. Nef who I've kept in touch with over the years.
  • Katie, Cori, where are you? Will you be in the area so we can get together while I'm home?

I'm sure there's more but my lunch is about over so I better head back to my office!


CORI said...

What days will you be in Cali?

Unfortunately, I don't think that I'll even be able to drive up to Fresno for my class reunion (Nov 1). ;-(

I'm so jealous that you will get to see Dr Nef!

jerelyn said...

When are you coming home???

Amy said...

When are you coming Tammy? I know you have a lot of family to visit and who will probably want to see the kids, but if you need someone to watch them for awhile or just need a break, you can certainly call me. We've got a house full of toys and rowdy chick-a-dees! Of course it would be great to see you too! I can email you some phone numbers if you'd like.

Ashley said...

The river is so low...hopefully it won't completely dry out before you come!