Friday, April 30, 2010


It was just beginning to look like spring and then this happened...
The poor birds are having such a hard time with this snow and cold! Look at this little guy, he needs a warm home!
I was tending Savannah yesterday and she wanted to watch a movie and I said great, let's watch a Christmas movie. She said it wasn't Christmas yet, but a blizzard was happening outside the window! We watched Mulan.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Argentine Reunion 2010

Argentine Cordoba Mission picture: Alan and Karla, Steve & Stacy, Eric & Lori, Bob & Carrie, Tom & Shauna. A small but happy group!

It's was time for some missionary buddies to get together for some Spanish memories. Tom and Shauna flew down from Coeur d' Alene, Id. and Eric found us a place to eat Argentine food! Shauna had broken her knee 6 days earlier (and didn't tell any of us), had surgery on it and flew down here! She is a crazy lady and was in pain (she said she was fine, but I can't imagine flying with a broken leg!)! She never complained (she is a mystery to me, I must learn from her ways) and didn't want Tom to miss the reunion. I hope she gets something REALLY nice for Mother's Day for doing this trip!
We ate at a little bakery called "Pampas" in Sugar House. It was a bakery and not really set up for dinners, but the boys speaking their Spanish magic managed to get tables for us and the food was authentic Argentine (so the boys said). We ate Milanesa Napolitana, Empanadas Portenas, Ensalada Rusa, wonderful flautita bread with Dulce de leche (my favorite). As usual there was not enough time to chat. We decided we better do it again in two years and not wait five years again. There was too much catching up on our lives and no time to reminisce! Next reunion lets bring pictures of the boys on their mission and have some good laughs! "Viva la revolucion Argentina!"
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Monday, April 19, 2010


Pat was our horse when we were young, well it was Grandpa John's horse. Three things are troubling in the picture above.

1 - What's with mine and aunt Karen's pant length?
2 - Pat's not looking so good and
3 - I don't think that fence is going to keep Pat in!

In the picture below Pat's looking better and taller. I have always been afraid of horses, even Pat!

By the way, I wonder where I got the idea to dress my girls in matching clothes when they were young?

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Visit with Grandparents

On Sunday after church we traveled north to visit the family and Tom's family came along too. Megan played with some special friends that she found on grandma's table. There was some clanking of the brass but no harm to those cute little mice
Megan found a new best friend.

We ate a late lunch or early dinner with Grandpa.
And as you can see Grandpa has been busy in his green house!

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Monday, April 12, 2010


These falling type clouds remind me of the "Ten Commandments" movie. You know when the destroying angel will pass them by if they put the blood over their doors. It was pretty creepy watching the clouds blow in the valley. I should have taken video instead of pictures so you could see the full effect.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter 2010

Started off with a April Fools joke or two and then making some dino hats and watching dinosaurs grow in water. Friday we went to the Johnson Farm to see lot's of dino tracks.

Had a picnic lunch at the red rock cliffs and I got a few new gray hairs with the running, jumping and climbing! I worry for everybody and just had to turn my back and not look at the rocks, but no band-aids were administered!

Abby had a two thumbs up day, but I'm not feeling it! We saw Fort Pearce, dug around at the Warner Valley Dinosaur tracks and played in the sand dunes along the way. At the dunes we were standing watch so the ATV's didn't run us over! I'm sad to say we won't go back to Warner Valley because it is over run with ATV's. Last time we went we had it all to ourselves but, it was a few years ago.

Oh, yes it was Conference weekend! We just loved the way they hung the TV at the house with all those wires hanging down for the kids to play in!

Autumn and Megan let the cousins play with their chalk that the Easter Bunny brought and Angie found the "Big Golden Egg" on the hunt and Thomas was very happy.
Ya know, it is almost impossible to get all the grandchildren holding still, smiling and looking in the same direction for a picture. I'm just glad that Josh had a good hold on Lilly! Liz made all the little dresses for the girls with Ang.'s material!

Sunday morning Grandpa presented an Easter lesson for the kids. Poor Lilly got sat down in the wrong direction!
Easter Sunday dinner was held outside. Angie's brother Brandon came over and John invited a guy (Pat) who lived a couple of houses away, who we had borrowed jumper cables from, to come eat. Pat brought us some bubbly to drink!
Here is a look at the salmon, chicken and all the fixings.
We tried a fun new pasta that was stripped and when you cooked it, it lost its bow tie shape!
Happy Easter coloring contest with prizes worth up to $'s. Alan had the master coloring sheet.
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Greene Manor In St. George

This is where we spent our Easter Weekend. Josh said his favorite thing was running back and forth between the carriage house and the main house!
The kids loved it. It even had a little bit of "wilderness out back" (what movie is that from?)

I loved the yard. Maybe it was because there was green grass and back home there was snow! There were beautiful old trees that were just getting ready to leaf out.

This is the interior of the carriage house. The bed in the background is good for only one person to sleep in as Alan and I found out. Oh, by the way, the kids are doing the "bunny hop" dance while Grandma and Aunt Abby are hiding 150 eggs outside.
This is the kitchen and family room and we are enjoying breakfast.
We had a "Pollyanna experience" with rainbow prisms all over the living room from the lead crystal front door. It kept the kids entertained. I'm sad that the rainbow colors did not show up in this picture. I kept thinking a leprachaun was going to pop up at the end of one of the rainbows!
Yes, I took a picture of the old brick and door jam, I loved seeing the old brick.
This bedroom was perfect!

We needed more time to play.

The kids slept in a loft in the carriage house and I slept on the other side of the white stair rail. All in all it was a great old house, the yard was wonderful but the cleanliness inside the house was not great. Let's just say that we wore flip flops in the showers and lysoled the toilet's and never went bare foot. And don't even get me started on the furnace filter that was very visible in the hall way (you had to see it to believe it)! But let's end on a positive note, we never saw a mouse!
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