Wednesday, December 1, 2010


We are in the middle of a redo. It was supposed to be a paint job in some rooms and update some furniture.
Alan gave me a decorator gal for Christmas last year, well just her name. Yes one year ago!! Well, now we have no fireplace anymore ( I can't find the pic of the ripping it out!)
We have been looking at a lot of this kind of stuff.
Word to the wise, walk into the store and come out with your fixtures and rugs. Don't shop around, waist of time. We should know, we have waisted sooooo much time!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween

It was pretty scary at our house this year. If the grand kids were older we could have had a very good haunted house in our house. We are under construction and held the party in the basement where there is carpet and a toilet! Notice my little kitchen with Microwave and toaster, that's all I've got.
We had some monkeying going on and a very cute little giraffe waiting for cousins to show

Of course it is a costume party and we were a little short of some of the family

We are Wheatie people and I added the mickey accents because I want to go see him and they were orange!!
Fish pond! Thanks Popeye for helping out
Halloween Bingo is always a hit with prizes worth up to $$'s.
It was rainy, windy and cold, but cute trick or treaters!! The wind was blowing so hard that it blew Josh's umbrella inside out!
Help, I'm wet and cold and was scared by a dog and cat!!!!!! No candy in that little pumpkin. Happy Halloween 2010!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Help Grandpa Day

October 23rd was spent helping at Grandpa Lester's, "Help Grandpa Day". I had these lists facing the correct way in Picasa and then when I up loaded them to blog they turned side ways (any helpful hints would be appreciated from those who know how to correct this on a Mac).
He had some pretty full lists of things to keep us busy

Of course Grandpa cooked his famous hamburgers and hot dogs
Grandpa go an early Christmas present, a new large print keyboard and large monitor
We visited the neighbors haunted yard and the great grand kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes
Grandpa Lester bought a Turtle pinata to make the party complete. Thanks for the wonderful day Grandpa, we love you!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


It was not fluffy, puffy or marshmallowy and it broke many branches
9 inches of heavy wet white stuff
All I have to say is, NOT YET!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Katherine

Happy Birthday Katherine, our little Bright Sunshine! Flat Stanley, I'm sure, would wish you a very happy day too, if he could talk (oh, the memories)!
(yes, my computer is up and running for a day or two more!!)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Under Construction

Yes, we are under construction and my computer is being unplugged and moved. So, "I'll see you when I see you" (what movie is that quote from?) or when my computer gets hooked back up to the net!! Enjoy!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Snow White

I think I am the luckiest person around because I have been to two, yes two, Tea Parties where *Snow White* has appeared! My niece threw together a last minute affair and invited me and Brooke who I was tending while her mom, dad and brother Jack were in Disneyland seeing Mickey! As you can see she was a bit nervous around the other party goers. (Oh, I need to thank Aunt Liz for lending us Brooke's Snow White dress and head band).
And then we found the "magic" of an apple in getting a little someone to stand in a group picture!
And then "She" Snow White appeared and she had an apple to entice Brooke to come sit by her but.... it took a pair of shoes...
Brooke's shoes, that is, to see if they would fit the beautiful Snow White.
In case your wondering, the shoes didn't fit... you know this is Snow White, not Cinderella!
Let the Punch Tea Party begin! Brooke couldn't believe that she was being aloud to drink from a regular cup and not one that had a lid attached! Best Tea Party ever!!!
Soooooooo good!!!!!

Snow White had a beautiful wood book and pictures.
Look........ Look, Snow White left red lip stick on her cup and she was a good girl and ate all her cake.
And so did this little princess too.
Once upon a time has turned into twice upon a time for me and yes it was stillllll magical!! Thank you Snow White, thank you Marcie and thank you Aunt Karen for letting Brooke and I have a wonderful, magical, fun "happily ever after" time!
PS. Snow White said she was going to hurry back to Disneyland to see Brooke's brother Jack with her friend Mickey Mouse!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Okay, I haven't blogged for 17 days.... I'm tired..... Just looking at all the energy the kids have
helps a little. Below little 1 yr. old Lilly loves to climb in - and - out (gotta love that little face)!!
We have had some interesting events happen, Savannah (5yrs.) had Kidney surgery on the 9th and hopefully everything will be working AOK!
This was her 1st trip down stairs from mommy's bedroom to eat at the table (instead of eating in bed) with Josh and cousin Brooke and we celebrated with some healthy food!!!
Savannah's 1st car ride and outing after her operation for Sunday dinner at Grandma's.
We made a lovely bed, as you can see, for Savannah to rest on while at Grandma's and the rest of the kids found the carpet wasn't too bad to stretch out on.
Savannah is back in Kindergarten and as a reward got her ears pierced! If I was on top of things I would have had a picture of the new ear rings but as I stated earlier.... I'm tired.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pine Wood Derby

Look at that happy face and fabulous hot rod car!! Joshua's 1st pine wood derby car. We still have all of Tom's cars. Josh's car was very patriotic with the red, white and blue and very personal with his initials JB carved into the center and putting the weights stacked on top of the car was brilliant to look like hot rod pipes!! Cool Kid - Cool Car!! Look forward to next years car design!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Deer Valley Week

We traveled up to The Deer Valley Club Condo after church on the 15th. Ski runs were right outside our deck. Beautiful, beautiful mountain views.
We celebrated Lilly's 1st Birthday and Tom and Angie's 8th Anniversary on the 16th. We went back to school shopping for the kids, swimming, hiking, eating, playing all day at the alpine slide area, made paper puppets with the kids and watched puppet shows, drove around looking at big beautiful cabin homes and alot of dreaming..
Lot's of pool fun...
Getting to bed late led to napping were ever you could...
Fun day pass at the Alpine slide area...

Family fun at the rock climbing wall (Josh, Savannah, John). Savannah could not get enough of this wall! Question is, is she my grand daughter???
Josh and Savannah jumping high and Autumn and Megan loved this jumping high too. John, Al, Angie and Tom riding up to the top of the mountain and then they came down the coaster, Alpine slide and zip line. It was a very, very hot day.
Just because you are in the mountains does not make it nice and cool when the valleys are close to the 100 degree mark!! Hiking on the road to beautiful trails..
Zipping on the zip line...
We came home on Wednesday real quick to check on the house and bring Josh home and encountered a horrible rain storm that sent water over flowing into a water fall of a gal in our wards back yard. It was raining so hard that the streets turned into deep water filled rivers and I had water coming in on my feet in our Sequoia, it was crazy driving. And yes I was a nervous wreck!!
Our house was fine but they said it was the most rain in a short period of time in our area.