Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lydia's wedding shower

Lydia with the yummy food!!
The cupcakes and the "cake" bites -- cake rolls in chocolate
Emma Elizondo (Lydia's sister), Kathy Colovos (Kristen's mom) and 2 of Lydia's family friends
Lydia, her friend and Mae Hudson
Missy, Laura King and Lydia's friend
Rhonda and Marsha Lucas
Anna Allred, Alycia Tucker, Yolanda Tucker -- Tina (Lewis's wife) family

Kristen and I hosted a wedding shower for Lydia at Kristen's house. We had so much yummy food and great desserts (thanks to Kristen's cake decorating ability). We had breakfast casseroles, muffins, delicious fruit and of course, cupcakes filled with chocolate mousse and chocolate cake bites sitting in chocolate molded in a Reese's peanut butter cup mold and white chocolate on top. It was all so good and Lydia got lots of needed things. We had lots of help from out good friend and also cake decorator Kelli Monnheimer, who couldn't come to the shower. But, thanks Kelli for all the help and we missed you!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

MEETING NATALIE -- Washington DC in April

We were so excited to go to Washington DC the last week in April to meet our beautiful new granddaughter, Natalie, born April 2, 2009. She is so sweet -- so cute -- so beautiful. We were so excited. We also got to visit our other 3 wonderful grandkids, Ashley 9, Austin 7, and Katie 5, at the time!!! We had a great time. We also got to sight see Washington DC while there -- we haven't really done that before. It was fun. Overall, that trip was wonderful.

Sweet little Natalie

We met Lewis for lunch -- how he loves his new little girl.
Katie and Natalie -- she loves her little sister -- now SHE'S a BIG SISTER!!!
Katie LOVES Grandpa!!! They have the same sense of humor!!!
Grandpa and Natalie
Austin and Natalie

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Washington DC in April

In late April, Gary and I were able to go to DC to visit Lewis, Tina and the kids. It was great because we got to see our new grandbaby, Natalie, born April 2, 2009. She is a beauty!!!! It was so fun to be able to hold her and get to know her. While there we were able to sight see also. We've been there many times, but never have really gone to sight see so it was fun. We also got to see Ashley and Austin play baseball right before we left. It was a great trip.

The Kids Baseball

We were able to go to the kids baseball games while in DC. My camera broke while we were on the tour of DC, so Pat Tucker (known as Papa to the kids -- Christina's dad) took these pictures. It was so fun to see them play. Ashley and Austin are great baseball players. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see Katie play, but I hear she is awesome too.

Ashley is the catcher!!! So intense!! She does a great job too. Lewis was their coach and made sure that every kid played every position at one time or another. He was really good at rotating the kids so they all got equal time. He is such a good Dad.

Austin high tailing it to the next base. He has some of the same baseball talent that his Uncle Doug had.

Austin as catcher. He is also great at this position.

Katie and Natalie. Isn't this sweet?

Ashley up to bat. What a picture!!

We were leaving for the airport, but had to get a picture of us with the kids. I wish that we could have stayed longer. Christina took this picture -- thanks Tina.

Our DC Tour: (our camera broke, so we didn't get very many good pictures, unfortunately)

I just love the flag -- a symbol of our freedom. Don't ever let anyone take it away. I fear that in these days -- but know that Heavenly Father will protect us. We just need to get our country awakened -- to stop corruption, special interests, political correctness, and moral degradation of our society. We need to pray to our Heavenly Father to help us.

Gary in front of Union Station just before our double decker bus tour. It is the way to go -- it costs about $20 per person and takes you to all the sites. You can get off at any site and get back on when you are done. It sure beats walking everywhere!!!

The capitol -- Let's hope our legislators start listening to us!!!

The Flag flying at the National Archives where we saw the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Magna Carta and other precious documents.

The Washington Monument.

The obligatory picture in front of the White House -- with Gary Taylor

and Evalee Taylor

The cherry blossoms were in bloom and wow, were they pretty.

Inscribed at the Lincoln Memorial -- wow is this something we need to remember!! Are we losing this right??

The cherry blossoms again.