Friday, June 19, 2009

Memorial Day ~ May 25th, 2009

Sarah, John, Ali and Andy spent the weekend with us and we got up bright and early on Monday morning, packed our lunch and treats and went to Detroit Lake. We rented a boat and were hoping for a good day of fishing.
The weather was beautiful,
the boat ride was exciting,
the scenery was magnificent,
the company was superb,
but the fish were uncooperative.

Ali was a bit disappointed. But Grandpa let her drive the boat.

Andy wasn't too happy with his life jacket but at least he couldn't take his hat off because his arms couldn't move. He had a good nap and was happiest when the boat was going fast.

I'll add a video later.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I'm Back

I'm finally back!

I have had a busy few weeks (well maybe months)
so each night I will try to update one event.

First off --- Ali lost her first tooth. The one next to it will be coming out soon. Don't you just want to kiss that face.
Bubba gives kisses now. He kept giving Grandpa kiss after kiss. It was hard to get a picture of it but you get the idea. He is such a lovey boy.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

OSU Lambing Barn

Grandpa had a great idea today so Sarah, Ali, and Andy came down and we went to the lambing barn in Corvallis. Last time we went Ali was almost a year old. Today we saw a baby lamb that was just born. The mama licked it all off and then it tried to get up and walk. It was wobbly and tried several times to stand up but it kept toppling over finally it stood up. They took the baby away to mark it and do whatever they do. The mama bleated the whole time. She was not happy without her baby. It was really cold so we didn't stay long. We drove by our old house in Albany. It looks the same. Ali remembers the yellow room and the orange carpet. (it was really peach not orange) I'm surprised she remembered so much.
We went home and had hot chocolate, it's supposed to snow tonight.

Playing with Ali and Andy

Life has been pretty busy lately. I was called as the Young Women's President and it is taking me a while to get my arms wrapped around that. I usually have 3 to 5 things a week I need to do for YW's. We just hosted a Stake Dance, had a snow trip, a baptism temple trip, New Beginnings and I think that's all the big things for a few weeks. Then there is Mutual, Missionary Correlation, Ward Council, PPI, BYC, Presidency meeting, board meeting, class presidency meetings, visits with the girls and in-actives, etc.

I get to watch Andrew every other Monday when Sarah goes and works at Ali's school. Andy has gotten to know me better and is happy when we get to play. I probably spoil him by holding him too much but I'm the grandma, it's my job. He is such a sweet boy. He loves his sister. And as you can see in the picture, his sister kinda loves him too.

Sarah and John went to dinner and to see "Wicked" so we had an at home date. We watched Horton Hears a Who, ate burritos, played Guess Who and read a great book called "Diary of a Worm" Andy even tried to turn the pages.

We all had a fun night.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sad Day in Oregon

In memory of our sweet little Mojo
I've posted some pictures I found.
He's been having one problem after another.
He was such a good and sweet dog.
We will really miss him a lot.
Both Dad and I are heart broken.
But all dogs go to heaven right??
I loved that little guy. He was my buddy.

PS - Sorry about the naked picture Ali

Monday, January 19, 2009

What Have I Done?

Starting a new year I thought I would copy this from Melissa, who copied it from Lauren and Brooke.
There are still more things I would like to do, and some I wouldn't.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a Praying Mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in movie
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (London no, Sweden yes)
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Talked your way out of a ticket