Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Fun Pics

Just wanted to share some of the fun things we've been doing this summer so far.

 J & cousins at Cascade Falls.

Steve & me at Cascade Falls. 

Van Leuven-Durfee Reunion @ Duck Creek, UT.
  J racing against 12 year olds. He's 11.
 He got 2nd place!

Uncle Lew and some of the kids. He's just a big kid himself! ;o)

 My sisters, mom and me. Out to dinner for my b-day.
 Mom, Dad, and Me @ dinner. (Not the best lighting.)

 Steve and I riding around Pine Valley, UT, on our ATVs. I saw the street sign and had to take a pic! :o)

 First place in the BB Gun shoot out!  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I beat out 4 guys!!!! Oh yeah!

This pic was taken technically BEFORE summer officially began, but I love it because it has my little dudes and one of my sister's kids. They just happened to sit up on the stage @ church and I loved it.

More memories to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Copyright 2011  Corrina L. Terry
Pictures by Corrina L. Terry on my IPhone. ;o)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Looking at Us

We meet up every year or so,
when she's in town,
at a McDonalds with our kids.

We sit and talk,
catching up on the news in our lives,
reminiscing over past successes,
weeping for lost friends and family,
laughing to tears about new and old funny stories.

Looking at us,
two 40-something women,
you'd never guess we were once 11-year-old friends,
riding the same bus to the other side of town (to end segregation),
14-year-old freshmen,
excited about high school and dances and boys,
16-year-old drivers,
taking chances, speeding all over town, looking for fun,
18-year-old college students,
two small ants in a big university ant hill far from home,
29-year-old moms,
pregnant with our firstborn babies and due within days of each other,
36-year-old women,
crying together over heartbreak and loss, sorrows and struggles,
38-year-old hotties,
attending our 20 year high school reunion in style,
41-year-old sages,
knowing more, understanding more, believing more;
amazed at what life has brought us.

Copyright 2011 Corrina L. Terry
Photo credit: McDonald's

This poem is dedicated to my dear friend, Jen Cory Alvey. I hope to add to this poem with 50 more years of experiences!  :o)  Thanks for all you've done for me.  :o)