Friday, December 31, 2010
We had a great Christmas!
The scary thing about having Santa over on Christmas Eve is that all the kids were asking for things that we knew they were not going to get. Risky! This is Solill.
We had two Thanksgivings! We had the first one early on so that Grandma Nichols and Uncle Wayne could head to Arizona. We had all of Bob's family over. The real Thanksgiving was a quiet one for us. We had all of our kids here, no extras, which is unusual for us. Keli, Andy, Taylor, Ryan and Ashley had to eat and run. It was really relaxing for us all.
Yes folks I got all shook up in October when I got laid off from my job. So what does one do when they don't have a job? Head to Austin, Texas to see my nephew's baby blessed and to see my niece star in the Texas State musical "All Shook Up". My sister, Linda and her son Brian came also. (They didn't know that I was coming so what a surprise when Janice and I picked them up at the San Antonio airport.) We had the best time visiting Janice's family, the Alamo, the River walk and eating our way from San Antonio to Austin. Emily did a fabulous job and I was very lucky to get to see the play twice! Fun times!
Emily and Brian after the performance.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Once again I have waited too long to update my blog. The following pictures are from summer and this fall. We had a wonderful summer and an interesting fall. I am looking forward to the holidays and getting done with winter!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Marlee attacked her cupcake as she never gets sweets and she devoured it in record time! It was so funny.
This was the most original gift. Our grandson Wil spent the morning washing his favorite rocks to give to his cousin. He washed and dried ten rocks and carefully placed them in the bag. It was also the heaviest present. Ashley is going to invite Wil over to paint the rocks and they will be placed in Ashley's little flower garden.
It didn't take long for me to hit the road after my last day of work. My sister Janice and I took off to visit our niece Brittny, her husband Aaron and their two darling children. Did I take pictures of them? Crazy me. We had a great visit with them. Aaron is a dentist there and Britt is a wonderful mom. Their little daughter is named after our mother, June. The next day Janice and I went exploring Prosser and Grandview as our mother grew up in this area. We had a super time and need to go back as we did not have enough time to explore.We visited my mother's cousin Bill Flory and his wife. He gave us so much information about our mother.This is the farm house that our mother grew up in. Bill Flory, her cousin, grew up in the farm across the road.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I made the slide show with our pictures, but I can't seem to make them bigger and in the right place this time. Maybe someday. We had a wonderful weekend together in spite of the weather. The only thing missing was a few of our family members. Keli, Ashley, Ryan, Marlee and Aaron could not make it. The surrounding were so green and beautiful. Love camping with my family!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Weekend of May 15th we camped at Horse thief. The motor home is Grandma Nichols, on the left is Aunt Diana's trailer and our humble abode is on the right. It was a beautiful weekend.
Marlee had her own egg hunt on Sunday because she fell asleep on Saturday when we had our family egg hunt!
It didn't take Wil long to shed his Easter clothes after church. Here he is in his usual attire with his cousin Taylor.
Spring break we went to Ft. Stevens. Do you remember how bad the weather was? We did many in the trailer activities.