Monday, December 15, 2008

Maybe I'll fill you in on some of the rest of the year also.

Before my wonderful 58th birthday, we traveled quite a bit. We spent Halloween in Fairfax, Virginia with our oldest son Lewis, his wife Tina and 3 wonderful grandchildren, Ashley (9), Austin (7) and Katie (who turned 5 just a few days ago on my birthday Dec 12 -- it's her birthday also!) Ashley is the scary witch, Austin is the awesome Indiana Jones and Katie is such a cute little mermaid. We had a great time at the Halloween carnival. And, of course, since it was fall, we needed the obligatory fall pictures (the trees were sooo beautiful!)

It's Been a Long Time Since I posted!!! So, here we go!

Dec 12 was my 58th birthday. How could I be so old? It was my ward's Christmas party that day, so I assumed that everybody there was celebrating my birthday. Was I wrong? It was a fun party and a fun day. My friend Carol took me to breakfast (Jan Maxwell was supposed to also come but was sick), and then I went to work for my son Chris at his homebuilding business, mailed packages to Lewis and Tina and kids, made creamy potatoes for the dinner and then went to my big Ward Christmas Evalee Taylor birthday party!! Great meal -- ham, turkey, potatoes, all kinds of salads, green beans and of course, pumpkin pie. What a nice birthday!! At the party, Gary and I took a picture for our Christmas card. There we are, fat, happy and old!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Picnic in the Park

Today we had a picnic at Burke Lake with Tina and Lewis, their friends Matt and Jeanette (standing behind us) and Matt's sister Annamarie and her husband Spencer. They are a great group of kids and we had a blast playing cards last night and then at the park today.
Gary tested the Mentos and Diet Coke theory and yes it does explode.

As we are packing in to go Tina took this of us and Ash and Katie. Austin was at a birthday party which is why he is not here.

Katie and Ashley had so much fun making S'Mores!!!

A Day in DC

Well on Friday Lewis walked our butts off as we parked and then walked to the Smithsonian Museums. WE went through the Smithsonian Castle which is a visitors center for all the Smithsonian museums and then to the Air and Space Museum. We got to see a lot of planes from WWI and WWII.
When I was flying back and forth from Austin to El Paso in college I flew in a plane like this one. It wasn't an Eastern Airlines but it was the same kind of plane.

I took this of the National Archives as we walked by. Tina thought it was nice so I posted it.

Alls Well that ends well...

Well we finally made it to Virginia after a week long trip to get there. We visited The St. Louis Arch and saw Andy Williams in Branson. Then we went through the Corvette factory but they wouldn't let me take any pictures or even take my purse in (boo hoo). We will deliver the Jetta tomorrow. Hope that you all enjoy my blog.