Friday, June 29, 2012

Pinwheel Mobile

 With Trish here we worked one night making this mobile. It is not a Montessori but it is so fun to watch and can really get moving. It is fun to see Margaret try to touch it. She cooes and trys to talk to me. She smiles everytime she sees me. Her little body is getting bigger and her hair is growing so fast. We love this girl.

Play Dough with the Greaves

The Greaves dropped in for a two night visit this last week. It was so fun to have them here. Water gun fights, bubbles, wading pool, movies, books. I chatted it up with Trish and stayed up late. Fun! Thanks for coming. PLEASE come again! 

Residency Retreat

Kelly offically starts residency on Monday. It was fun to go to Heise to meet the other residents and spouses. Camping is always fun. The children played cute games like red rover, ghost in the graveyard, and duck duck goose. Everyone was so nice that it felt more like a family reuion than coworkers getting together. Margaret slept the whole night. Clara got a kick out of being woken up by the birds singing. We ended it with swimming. I pity da fool dat don't like Johns Floaties.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Clara's Fifth Birthday

 It was a two day event the lucky duck. On her birthday we went swimming and then had pizza and opened presants with Grandma and Grandpa Anderson and Aunt Non. Then the next day we went down to Grandma and Grandpa Seaman to share a big party for the three of them. A pool, waterguns, a bounce castle (that they would turn off and watch it collape over them then turn it back on), an excellent meal and then topped it off with poetry reciting. Family. Food. Fun. What more could a five year old want?
Jeff took the photo of Grandpa and Samantha Mae

Gobbi Moblie

 It was hard to pick my favorite image so you can see all three. I wish I wouldn't have forgotten to specify what color I wanted for this mobile when I made the order. I got my least favorite color in the world. I told my friend Riley that I desided I needed to live with the consequence. Who knows, maybe it will be Margarets favorite color? But the mobile served it's porpose and Magaret did enjoy it. On to the next!

Fort Hall Replica and Tipee in the Zoo

Befor Kelly is a slave (I guess I mean intern) we have tried, and I feel succeded, in packing in the work and fun.  We had a blue sky day and took it. John particularly is going to have a sad time when Dad won't be at his beck and call.


Kelly, Carl, Kent, and Grandpa all went out on the boat. No fish were caught but it was fun day non the less. 

Three Horses

These beauties are in Grandma and Grandpa back pasture.

Some Snaps of the New Place

Fourth Home

I think I have said this every time we have moved and I can say it again even more enphatically. We have been SO happy in Oregon. The house fit our needs and we lived in a great area. We already miss our friends and are planning on visiting next year. If I say more I will cry.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

More California Photos

I was glad that Clara enjoyed being out in the water this trip. I was sad John did not. Margaret slept the whole time. What a little angel!
After graduation we shooed Clara and John off with Grandma and Grandpa and went to Uncle Jimmy's house with Margaret. I didn't want to leave but packing and moveing called us loudly back.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I don't have a single photo of the day Kelly graduated from Western. It was an nice event but so busy I forgot my camera in the hotel. As you know I am proud of his accomplishments. He gets and deserves multitudes of praise. We have met some wonderful people along the way and have had many wonderful experiences. We miss the Evans, Draneys and Wards so much. Not to forget our friends in California and Oregon.

Friday, June 01, 2012


Margaret's first time to Disneyland was a success. Clara was able to go on big rides so she had an great time. The photo of her going on Splash Mountain is incredible. John felt pain of being left behind. However he did get an awesome Buzz Lightyear balloon and lots of cotton candy. I enjoyed going on my favorite ride, Big Thunder Mountain, with Anita. Both sets of grandparents came dispite my Dad's broken ankle. Kelly was the happiest and only fitting since he worked hard for four years to earn it. He loved the new 3D Star Tours.