Friday, April 04, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Photos from Ethans concert and from the Father Daughter Dance.
Ethan and his 3rd Grade teacher, Mrs. Baker - she is so nice. We really have been blessed with her this year!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
1 pair of Saucony.... well ridden!
Yes, it was time! Time for a new pair of runnin' shoes! Truly, I experienced anxiety thinking about having to depart from my walking partners ... my neon green Sauc's. As anyone who is walking or running knows, you need to change out your shoes very often. They wear out fast! Keep your feet healthy and sore free for goodness sakes!
So.......here they are! My new friends - righty and lefty Saucony!
Funny story: being fitted for new running shoes is actually fun! I love to have professional runners give me great advice on shoes. Mr. Gotee at the running store was amazed that they had one pair of my "best friends" left ... my size too! Bonus!
Yes, they are exactly the same as my other pair.
I am now a happy girl. I have my new shoes but feels like my old friends are still with me!
** Liberty Bell (91 in doggie years) is my summer walking partner. She doesn't like to walk in the cold Minnesota snow (can you blame her?) and I have yet to find a facility that will let you bring your dog/pet in for long walks.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
"Worry is not necessary. Spend an equal amount of time counting blessings. Start with your childhood. Take the time to remember to really appreciate each blessing, absorb it and think of all the good effects it has had on you and others. Don't overlook the ordinary. There are a thousand blessings in every moment, if you look. Each breath and heartbeat, every color, texture, taste, smell. A lifetime of blessings, beauty, love. Thankfulness is like water. Allow yourself the release, the cleansing, the quenching that gratefulness brings."
I leave you with my favorite quote:
Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Well, I got my baby fix! The only problem, I didn't want Mel and Rocky to leave! We had such a wonderful time! Emery loved holding the baby! I was surprised at Emery's enthusiasm for Rocky. She even said she would like to have a baby brother or sister. Ethan wasn't that interested in the baby. No surprise there. Ethan informed me that "babies are not a "thing" for a 9 yr. old". It was so much fun to have a little one around. Thank you Mel..... can't wait to see you both again!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Mya and the Fancy Chicken
Kitty on the Log
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The Salsa was a huge hit!
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
May I start out by wishing you both a very, very, Happy 93rd Birthday!
While dating LB, we were dining at the MOA (California Cafe to be exact), the discussion of our Grandparents came up. I was proudly telling LB about my Grandma Ollie. She is one of a kind! She is so special and dear to me. At the time, Grandma Ollie was turning 80. I mentioned my Grandma's big birthday to LB. His eyes lit up. "That is my Grandma's 80th birthday also"! One more detail we had in common! Our Grandma's shared the same EXACT birthday. They were both born in SD and later we found out that our Grandma's lived approximately 20 miles from each other. Back in 1914, to live twenty miles away from each other was far. That is probably why they had never met.
LB and I didn't date very long before we were married. Our wedding day was the day our Grandma's met each other (they had heard so much about one another). I can remember them hugging each other as if they had known each other for years.
These two beautiful ladies are now pen pals and friends! Grandma Peg still drives and plays bridge many times per week. I should say, she is the Bridge Queen (her name, the winner, is in the paper every week)! Grandma Ollie has been busy packing as she is moving into her new apartment. She will be close to her Church, which is a big part of her life, and near friends.
To you two wonderful ladies - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Thank you for being such a great influence in our lives, thank you for being the best Grandma's and best Great Grandma's in the world, thank you for your love! We love you both!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
We were fortunate to see the seals being fed, have their teeth cleaned, and then perform a small show for us. I wish I could have taken a better photo of them swimming in their home but they were too quick for my eye!Relaxin' in the sun. I don't blame these two oldies for relaxing. They both look like they deserve to relax .... don't they?
Not sure what this bird was called but I was very pleased with the pose it gave me. Beautiful bird I might add.
The polar bears were fun to watch. The larger one above, wanted to guard his cave while the smaller one below was pacing the lower part of their exhibit. I wasn't sure why it was pacing back and forth but it was fun for everyone to see his size and to listen to him growl.
All in all, it was a great day! I would recommend to take your family to the Como Zoo. Spend the entire day. Take many photos. Stop and have a picnic lunch. Enjoy the beautiful facility. Lastly, Enjoy and Treasure your time together!
Many thanks go out to the teachers for being so patient with the children. Thanks to the bus drivers also, they take their job very seriously. They made sure to keep us all safe even during the crazy traffic time.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Ethan hanging from the rope Emery swimming with the huge snake
I Love this photo! This was taken near the end the of evening. The kids were taking a break and were sitting on the mini fountains. I love the look on each face. Emery looks completely wore out - Ella is still smiling from all the fun - Ethan, well is Ethan.... :) He was happy to be anywhere near the water!
Another favorite of mine. Emery and Ella - cousins having a great time together.
Emery jumping in (again) She had Daddy there to help her the first couple of times. By the end of the day, she was jumping in all by herself and swimming to the edge. Good job Emery!
Emery goofing around :)
We had a great time. We hope to go back and visit the water park again!