Thursday, February 24, 2011


We celebrated Christmas in Chicago with Kim and her family. It was lots of fun being together. They had enough snow that we were able to do some sledding... Lots of great memories were made.

Monday, January 17, 2011


It has been a long time since I've updated my blog. So, here we go. Lynn and I went with Mindy and her family to Disneyland on Dec.13th. This was Jeffrey, Ella and Ty's first Disneyland experience. Here we are arriving!

Jeffrey was chosen to train to become a Jedi warrior. He did a really good job fighting the bad guys!

Ella loved visiting all the princesses. There was a really long line and so they had to wait a really long time, but it was worth it!

Ty LOVED being in California! He LOVED being outside. He was the first one ready to go play in the morning and the last one to come in at night.

We stayed at my mom and dad's for the week. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for letting us come!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Warmer Days of Summer

It snowed today and I am not ready for snow yet so I decided to remember some warmer days of summer. My friend, Sharon, invited me to come swimming and so Stacey, Londyn and I went over one evening for a relaxing swim.

Thanks Sharon! We had a great time!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Harvest Time

A few of the many zucchini that we grew this year...

We are ready for Halloween with these pumpkins... 2 of 6

Our peaches are just getting ready for the eating!!! Can't wait!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chicago Part 2

I just love scrapbooking my visits with the grandkids... so of course I took some pictures of us together.

I bought the girls matching dresses that were sooo cute. Here is Avery in hers...

Trey got a new tie! Doesn't he look handsome?

Here is Kinsey in her dress.

And look at these sweet grandkids! I just love 'em!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My trip to Chicago - Part 1

I was able to go and visit Kim and her family this past week. I really enjoyed being there with them. On Saturday we took the kids to a place called Pirates Cove. It was a great place and the kids really had a good time. Here we are at the entrance ready to see what was instore for us.

They had a fun play ground area where there were things to climb and slides to slide. This one required climbing up some castle stairs and sliding down a slide. The kids had to do this one at least twice!

The fun thing about this park was that alot of the "rides" were kid propelled. Here is Avery in the boats and to make them go you had to use your arms to make the paddle wheels move. She and Trey had to do this one twice too!

Can you believe this? They had this climbing wall for the kids. You had to be bigger and weigh 45 lbs to really get this to work right. Trey was too small and so he couldn't do it but even though Avery was too light, they allowed her to climb up a short distance. Look at her go!!!

Another great slide. This time you walked up the stairs with a potato sack which helped you slide down this BIG slide. After Avery, Trey and Kim went down, Kinsey and I decided to go with them. The park was really set up for kids about 2-10 years old. It was a great concept!

The merry-go-round is one of 2 rides where you didn't have to do the work to get it going. But the kids really enjoyed going uuuupppp and ddoowwnn and round and round.

Of course there was a pirate ship at the park.... but it was more a place to sit and eat your lunch rather than play... but we had to check it out and do some pretending.

Kim and Kinsey are ready to go on the Safari Train. This was the other ride we just enjoyed sitting on without having to do any work. Avery and Trey enjoyed this one as well. When I asked Avery which ride she liked most she named them all, one by one. I guess this outing was a success!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer Boating!

With the crazy, busy summer that we have had we didn't get to go boating very often but we really enjoyed it when we did. For Lynn's birthday the best present he could have gotten is to spend the day boating with the family. So, we did. Mindy came out with Ella and Jeffrey. We had tons of fun.

Jeffrey was ready to go!

We stopped for lunch and then played in the lake for a while. Jeffrey was a little nervous at first but when he realized the life vest would keep him from going under he thought it was awesome. Look mom, no hands!!

Jeffrey, let's practice your swim strokes...

Ella enjoyed playing in the water too!

Everyone took several turns on the tube. Mindy went with Jeffrey and Ella... and then I went with Jeffrey and Ella. Yes, it is true... for the first time in years I was out on the tube. We had a great time and can't wait to do it again!