Thursday, December 31, 2009

a peek at gift opening for you L #2

Lilly loves the hat Yoko made!

an interesting gift....a Yahtzee family game

who is this on our game pieces?

Ha Ha it's us!

Lilly invents new game rules

Lilly has already put this color book to use when we went out to eat

and the food was slow in coming! Get clean idea, the pens only work on the paper.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

Phil and I are very blessed people.

In a year of hardship we have seen kindness, mercy and love all around us
We are very grateful
For all of you we are grateful

Kodak gave a bunch of us some free product. I choose Christmas cards for my freebie and

here it is lovely and nice. If you didn't get a card your's is here, twenty cards don't go very far

Merry Christmas everyone

Please celebrate

We have a glorious reason to do so!

(Give Kodak your online business I've always been pleased with every order and they ship very fast if you are needing one of those photo books as a gift.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Our first holiday craft sales in a good many years

I was a big crafter from the beginning! I loved to sale my bears and dolls and baskets. I stopped some years ago when my kids got older and I got too busy to make dozens of the same thing.

But now I can join Phil and help him with his sale of beautiful wooden tops. Here are the photos of his first event. Clint made our great sign, thanks a bunch.

Awe yes on those cold, in the teens, dark mornings
you just can't go out without your reindeer antlers and sunglasses!

Monday, December 7, 2009

what happens when 11 cousins all meet?


Thanksgiving was amazing.

We had all 11 of our grand kids together for the first time.

Photos were hard to take. Someone always had a problem including the person pushing the timer on the camera and running to get into the photo. So enjoy how we all look believe me we know it's pretty crazy.

Reindeer lilly

Everyone except far away daughter!

Little boys cutting down trees

Little girls cutting trees down

Our son #1 kiddo

Our daughter #4 kiddo

Our daughter #5 kiddo

Our daughter #2 kiddo

good luck get all four of them to smile!

Natalie, Flynn, Logan now who are brother and sister?

Papa's hand, Clint's hand, Flynn's' hand

Three generations playing in the frost :]

Ooh some nice fountain ice

too pooped to pop!

mom's and daughters

papa and the grand kids

I think this is a trust issue

A big loud machine

But he always wanted to get on it.....

I trust you papa!

Bye for now!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Good-bye Oct Hello Nov.

It has been crazy! I don't under estimate! Not a day goes by when I don't feel that day was too full, too complex. I don't mean to say it hasn't been fun. Yes here are some photos to prove it has been fun.

Traveling daughter was here for a visit. She proves that you can dress in too many layers
Her arms won't even go down to her sides!

She was up and down the West coast doing college higher education fairs for The University of Geneva. A couple of days in each city and as life would have it she has family in all those cities, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. It works but the visits were short.

Hello Laureen Good bye Laureen and Leo good luck!

Then we were off to see youngest daughters new home
And of course make a trip to the pumpkin farm

I think there are life lessons in the straw bale maze.........

some paths work

Some do not!

Logan has nearly gone under in this end of the maze. See him in the middle of the photo? Barely

Some how the song from the jackalop short from Pixar kept going through my head......

"And when you're up you're up and when you're Down you're down!.........or something like that.

So on to the straw pyramid





The top!

More to follow...........

Now Sometimes you're up and sometimes your down

when you find that you're down well just look around.........

Get your head in the right place and hay your complete.......

you can reach great heights in fact you can soar

you just get a leg up and you slap it on down....

you'll find that you're are up in what's called a bound........bound bound bound and re-bound you

bound bound right up to the sky...............................

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