Sunday, August 28, 2011
|We had a really fun bridal shower for Brittany this past week. Thanks so much to Melissa Ballard and family for the party and for employing her the past 9 months.|
There was so many people at the shower, friends from Victor, college roommates, sisters, sisters-in-law, mom, mom-in-law, friends from Utah, grandma, and LOTS of little girls. She got really nice gifts from everyone. It was good to meet Patrick's family and Melissa at the shower. Its hard to believe two weeks from now she is going to be married......a little bit sad to me, but very exciting. Here are some photos of the fun event.
|Family and friends.|
|Cute little dressed up brides, Eliza, Saria, and Mary Katherine.|
|My sweet sisters, Rae Jean and Julie.|
|My present for Brittany, crocheted hot pad holders, knit dish clothes and embroidered hand towels. Lovingly made each time one of my daughters or sons is married. Guess this is the last time since Brittany is our last to be married. WOW!|
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Many years ago we lived in Northern Idaho in a little town called Hayden Lake. It was an awesome place for little kids to grow up, especially if you liked to play in the woods and climb really tall pine trees. Well....last week Russell and I took a little stroll up nostalgia lane and returned to that place and those memories. We had such good friends there and had a chance to visit some of the best of them.
Our next stop was Seattle to visit Blake and Lindsey in their new home. Blake is at the University of Washington doing a dental residency. He is studying to be a prostadontist, (not really sure how that is spelled). They live on campus in a nice little 2 story apartment. When we lived in Hayden Lake, Seattle was one of the places we visited often because we were in that temple district, so going back there was really fun for us. We got to go back to all our favorite places we haven't seen in many years.
|It was a treat!!!!!|
|Bus riding photos.....|
We also rode a ferry to Bainbridge Island one day for a little adventure. The boys were so excited to ride on the big boat and see the cars ride on and off with us.
While we were there this little fellow joined the Royce and AubRee Barney family.
Meet Kruz Kent Barney:
|We are pretty excited because he is moving here next week!!!!!!|
After our Seattle visit we drove down the coast to visit some of our other favorite places, Seaside and Tillamook, Oregon. Seaside has a yummy restaurant called Pig and Pancakes where we went for breakfast and then we took a stroll on the beach. We were able to stop and visit my mom on the way home and it was good to spend some time there. It was so nice to have a week with Russell and just do whatever we wanted to do. It was a much appreciated week of rest, fun, and relaxation. Now it is back to work and the real world, darn it!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Every summer for the past 6 summers our four oldest grandkids have come to visit for a week. We try to do every fun thing possible while they are with us. (mostly because we live in a tiny apartment and the addition of four extremely fun, active kids is to much for the little place), there are lots of cool things to explore in our area. Well this summer has to be ultimate in fun things to do. Our city has a neat pass you can buy that lets you get into 13 attractions for a reduced price and...I found a Groupon that had this pass on sale so it was even cheaper so I bought us each one and we had a great time. Now, just so you know, that week is over and Russell and I are on a vacation from that vacation. It was such a busy week that we needed a rest. HA!