12 January 2009
10 January 2009
We'd really like to celebrate this happy day with you
Zip-it-dee-a and Hi-dee-ho there's something we can do...
We'll sing a song that we all know...
Happy Birthday to you;)
06 January 2009
As if we could do anything about it... The weather man said, tonight, that we have had 13" of snow since yesterday. It's been snowing since noon yesterday. Lots of white stuff all around and here's what it looks like...
...and a shot of the front of the house...
05 January 2009
OK...so I know that it's been a very long time since I've left a post here. I am going to try to do better this year.
This picture was also taken at work. The red was beautiful with all of the white that was around and the tree really stood out.
I hope that you are all keeping nice and, as we like to say, roasty toasty (thanks M) and that if you did set any goals for the New Year that they will come to fruition.
Happy New Year to all;)
02 August 2008
Saturday we just hung out, did a little shopping and we lunched here---
Another must do
On Sunday we went down to Dana Point to see Grandpa McCleary. We had lunch and a nice visit.
OK, so you have to turn your head to see this one the right way...sorry, but I don't know how to turn them. As you can see...Karly is up to Michelle's shoulder and Lauren's not far behind. I also took a picture of the rag quilt and pillow that I made about 3 years ago for Grandpa for Christmas.
My willing and able assistants
Another head turner
Jeremy was waiting for us when we got home and so we visited for awhile and then he had to go.
Monday Karly, Lauren and I went down to the beach (Long Beach) that's about a block from where they live.
Anyone need sunglasses???
A close inspection of the bubbles coming out of the sand
Tuesday was another hang out day. Karly and Lauren worked on their samplers that they had designed and started earlier in the week, we went for a walk, had a picnic, played with their scooters, and after Michelle got home from work we went to Lauren's soccer practice.
Wednesday was Belmont Shore/Seal Beach day.
We left home about 0930 and got back about 1730. A long day to be sure, but again, we had a blast! Karly and Lauren took me to Powell's, a candy store on 2nd St. You talk about a kid in a candy store...wow! We also made a stop at Jamba Juice and Fern's Garden (good thing I didn't have more money with me). When we got to Seal Beach, MacDonald's was the first stop. One of Karly's friends from school was there along with her dad and brother. We had lunch and then headed over to my old residence so I could take a picture of the house. I was quite suprised to see that, although 95% of the plants that I had planted were gone, there were still a few. I guess they didn't want the maintence (they have a Ginko Tree trimmed like a shrub--YIKES!!!). Then it was off to the bead store, which I'm very sad to say is no longer there. In fact, most of the shops that used to be there are no more:( Oh well, we had more stops to make. Next on the list was ...the Sea Shell Shop, a favorite. This was where Karly and Lauren chose to spend their money. Karly added to her mermaid collection, and bought a couple of other items. For Lauren, it was a dolphin statue, and a turtle made out of shells. With smiles on their faces, we headed for the pier. I had told them that we would collect some shells while we were there and that the shells that they would find at Seal Beach would be different than the ones they found at Long Beach. We beachcomed from the pier to the jetty, taking pictures along the way. Then it was time to head back. We got home just before Michelle did and then got cleaned up. Michelle made chicken enciladas for us that night. BTW...we need that recipe to be added to the Kitchens 2 Kitchens blog...yummmmmmmmm!!!
Thursday we worked on more projects. Along with the samplers the girls were working on we started, and finished, sock monkeys. We also made a stadium blanket to sit on at soccer practice.
Karly and Lauren with the samplers that they designed and stitched.
They made these into little pillows
I wish I had a better picture of them so you all could see what an AWSOME job they did!
I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed spending as much time as I was able to with Karly and Lauren. As I was on my way home, it dawned on me that I had been able to spend more time with just them than I ever had and I loved every minute of it! Thanks Michelle, Karly, and Lauren for a great vacation!
Here's a few more of the over 200 pics that I took:
The Long Beach Arena
A bike club out for a Saturday morning ride along the beach
06 July 2008
This one is for my dad. It's his birthday today and he's celebrating in Dana Point, CA. I haven't seen him since May last year, but will be seeing him in a few weeks, when I head to CA. Dad, I hope that you have a GREAT DAY!!!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! I worked and so my day was quite uneventful, especially since I wanted to go to bed early since I had to work the 5th, also.
We celebrated Addison's 5th birthday yesterday. She wanted to wait until her Uncle Brandon got home from his mission, which he did on Wed afternoon. She had a ladybug pinata. Dave took pics so you'll have to look for them on their blog. The high light was, of course, the flying candy when the pinata was demolished by Uncle Brandon, at Addie's request, and the low light, when Addie's hair caught on fire when she got too close to the candles:( Even with that, everyone had a fun time. There was lots to eat, a yummy strawberry dessert that Auntie Lele made with puff pastry and, of course, cake and ice cream.
Les and I did the Wasatch Shop Hop last week. We got to all 15 shops in 2 days. Kendrick was our little traveling companion and he was on his very best behavior. Really! We had a good time checking out all of the shops and the quilts that they decorated with. They left us with lots of ideas swimming around in our heads.
It's been 100+ around here, but was a little cooler yesterday. Should be back up to the century mark by Thurs. Summer is not my favorite season!
We had a BBQ today. It was overcast for the greater part of the day and there was a breeze blowing and so quite nice. L, P and K came over. D, G, and kids had gone over to tell Brittany and family goodbye and when they got back we bbq'd steak, had baked potatoes, corn on the cobb, pasta salad, and we were supposed to have watermelon, but I forgot to bring it out so it's still in the fridg. I'll be eating watermelon from now to next month if I don't get some help.
I hope everyone has a great week!
15 June 2008
We're expecting a very warm day-supposed to be in the 90's. I guess that summer is officially here.
Les and family have been in St. George for a couple of days and are heading for California today. They'll be down there for about a week and then head back home. They plan on spending a couple more days in St. George on the way home.
I couldn't let Leslie's little veggie garden dry out and wilt and die so I went over last night and watered. I'm going to try to get back over there tomorrow after work and spend a little more time and give everything a good drink. JT and Addie went with me yesterday. The main attraction was the resident hen that lives next door. There were a few of the kids out that live next to Leslie and Phill who told us that the hen wouldn't be around much longer. They didn't say why or where she was going.....
Well, I get to work today-short shift only 6 hours. Six hours too long for a Sunday, if you ask me.
So...Dad, Danny, Dave, Ethan, Phill, Chris and yes, Dan...I hope that you all have a GREAT Father's Day and that you all have a great week!