This past April, (April 4-8, 2014) I had the opportunity of a life time. I was able to fly to Alaska. I have always wanted to see Alaska. I kept suggesting it as a vacation destination but my husband wasn't interested. It took the marriage of my son David Michael Saylor Jr. to Kimberly Dianne Martin for us to be able to vacation there! Thanks Kimber! And a special thanks to Kimber's family, Alaska is a truly amazing place and I am so grateful to have been able to see it! We went on a whale watching tour, and saw so much wildlife I lost count. The Whales and otters swam right up to boat. It was incredible. My son was like a little boy, he ran from one end of the boat to the other there was so much to see. It was a time I will always cherish!
The night before I was leaving for Dallas, Texas, we went out to dinner with Mike, Bonny, Dave, Kimber and my husband, to our favorite restaurant Splash. While at dinner, David was telling the kids about his grandfather's opinion of engagement rings. Grandpa Saylor always said, "If a girl loves you she will take a beer can tab as an engagement ring." As soon as David finished the story, Dave said, "speaking of engagements, Kimber and I are getting married in two weeks in Alaska!" We were thrilled! Kimber is an amazing woman and we feel privileged to have her as part of our family.
Kimber's family is equally amazing! Her father is a true Renaissance man, he built his own with lumber he milled in his own saw mill, I can't even begin to tell all this man has accomplished, but I am not often impressed, and I was very impressed. Her mother, is one of the kindest and sweetest people, grateful to have them as a part of my life.
It all came about because I attended a Relief Society Luncheon, here in Hangzhou. It was the first time I met Kimber. We went for manicures and became fast friends. Kimber would come and stay with use on Sunday nights until Tuesday. We went on many wonderful shopping trips together and share a love of all things yarn.
They met when Dave came to visit us. We spent many happy hours playing board games, League of Legends and exploring Hangzhou.
Below are some of the pictures from our dream trip to Alaska. sorry it took so long to publish but some people wanted to keep it a secret, nothing is harder for me than to keep a secret about something I am so happy about.