Sunday, December 28, 2008

More pictures

Busy Week

We have busy this year. It has been wonderful having people over to our house and having room to do so many things. Last Sunday we had a lot of family over and really had a good time.

I cooked carne asada and chicken asada. It was fun and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Karina , John and Kelsi missed it as they got stuck in Seattle for a couple of days. See her post for more info.

They arrived Monday night and we had a great visit with them. They left on Saturday and are back to their home now.

The day before Christmas I got a sore tooth. So Christmas day before going to Rachael's I visited the doctor for some penicillin and some vicodin for the pain. The right side of my face was swollen but it is much better now. It was nice to have everyone there that could be.

Friday we went to the Newport Beach Temple where Shayla went through the Temple for the first time. Yesterday we Saw Marley and Me and looks like we will be putting off the dog thing for a while longer.

Today we have invited Lisa, my Mom and Rachel to come to dinner as Brad and Jenna are ill. Cara and Family is also coming so I hope to have more pictures to come.

We missed the Family in Philadelphia greatly and hope to spend time with them soon. All and all it hasn't been a bad way to close out the year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


This is the time of year that everyone seems to do baking. Shayla and Linder decided that is was very dry in the Los Angeles basin. (This was before our latest rain storm) They had been complaining of how dry their faces were getting. They decided to give themselves facials.
I had to run some errands and when I came home this is what I found.

I think it will be hard to to eat oatmeal cookies again! When I took pictures and said I would post them they didn't complain so I decided that since my daughters who told me I needed to blog, don't do much of late, I hope this will entice them to send us more blogs so that Linder and Shayla won't have so much free time to do these little episodes.

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Coal for Christmas

I just couldn't pass up sharing this. I really laughed loudly(no Girls I didn't honk) I still get the giggles when I read this.

Today was cold. It only got up to 68. Its beginning to feel like Christmas.

OK here is the reason I giggled. You might have to enlarge it to get the full effect.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Counting on Christmas

The tree is up. The light outside are up. The music is on. It is pretty exciting getting ready for Christmas in our new home.
Yesterday I had to change a ceiling light fixture. Not much of a problem except for trying to do it in dim light as the power was off. This shouldn't have been a problem except I started it at 12:30PM and didn't finish it until 6PM. It really didn't take to long, we just did other things in between. I spent over an hour deciding on new stockings. This again wasn't a problem it just reminded me that this house has no fireplace. It not a shock to find that out. I realized that after we put our offer in. I kinda liked the old stockings even now that there is no orange tree in our yard for Santa to pick from and put in the bottom of the stocking to stretch them out.
Yes I know that Santa can still put an orange in the stocking but what if he doesn't have room on the sled? I mean with all the gifts it was just convenient for him to take from the tree in the back yard. I know he can do a lot but I think it is just asking to much to Pick one there and bring them here. I don't even know his route and if this will just make him late.
Anyhow. The light got installed and all is well for now. I did learn never to go to Michael's to buy anything unless you know exactly what it is or you'll end up spending hours looking at everything and it all begins to look the same.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thankgsiving 2

It was a sucess. We ate lots and had lots of fun. I am going to show a few photos and maybe post again later. We hope all had a enjoyable Thanksgiving.
We all fit in one room. 16 adults 6 children
food and coversation was great
This was a center piece that every one added a leaf that said what they were thankful for.
The pies were wonderful.
When things settled down we just kick up our feet and relaxed.

exploringWonderful hostessgetting photos

Cleaning up! Thanks Kayes

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Today is thanksgiving. I have lots to be thankful for. I have great memories of thanksgivings past. 112 Fremont street has many good memories. I can't believe how we ever managed to all eat in that small house. The day always began by going to the AHS T-day game. this early morning game 10:30 really enjoy when Paul and I played on the team (Paul more than I). I remember an aluminum folding table that never was level were the feast would be put out. On year I remember not having a real turkey but a turkey loaf of light and dark meat. I am not sure but I believe my mother was in the hospital so we had that. We always had fruit and nuts and many other wonderful treats.
Thanksgiving in California has always been great. We have always had plenty of food and great times. Many thanksgivings have been spent celebrating with Linder's side of the family. These have been great times. The best was having it at the Walnut institute of Religion. Food was great and having so many people was great. Even if it isn't framed we still cherish it. We had a wonderful time also at aunt Kathy in Tustin ranch when the children were all small.
Today we will have family at our new house.It will be nice to begin memories at this place.
I am so grateful for all my family. Family is the most precious gift one can have. We certainly aren't perfect but the memories are the best that come with families. It doesn't matter if it is an elephant in ones throat or playing charades for FHE. Families are what have given me my most to be thankful for. I will post picture of today's doings later. Happy Thanksgiving all.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

We didn't do to much for for Halloween and didn't have many going to the house for treats. We are working for the passage of prop 8 to restore marriage. It has been very divisive and It might be hard for some to get over the issue even after the Vote.
I have been called a Ward Mission Leader. I hope that I will be able to make a difference. This ward hasn't had a convert baptism this year. I hope that we can change that by getting out of our comfort zones.
I thought I would post a few outdoor pictures so you can see the house as others do. We have had 2 people come up to the house and ask if we had paint samples as they seem to like our home color. I am really feeling that this is the house we are supposed to be in.
We will have a full house for Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to seeing all of Linda's side of the family. This is the first time in decades that we will be able to have room for all who want to come.
I am so thankful for my family and all the blessing that we are receiving this year.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wicked Good!

Last Thursday Linder & I went on our long belated anniversary date . We went and saw the Musical Wicked. I have heard all about it and know the music but we finally got to go together. We had great seats and really enjoyed it. They don't let you take pictures inside the theater but figured they wouldn't throw me out.

I have decided I will go see Phantom when it comes again and maybe Les Mis.( I am not even going to try spelling that)

New Digs

Everyone has been asking about the new place and things we have added. We have had a busy time and still need to get photos on the walls and still need furniture for the living room but we are getting there.

Last weekend we did a few things to make it feel warmer. First we decided on rugs for both the family room and living room. It is very hard to get good pictures of them but they really do fit the room. I think that we all agreed on these so if you don't fell free to say so. (We just won't have you come over). We are still trying to get things out of boxes and put in places that we know where they are.

Here is one that lets you see the TV also.
Here is the living room rug.

We have moved the computer to the desk in the family room.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Iknow I will get in trouble for these but here is quick shots of bedroom furniture This is the BBQ on side.
Bigscreen for family room.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I realised that I haven't been putting this together much. As I said before so much has happened in my life lately that I thought I would give you a brief catching up.

We moved to our new digs in the comfortable area of La Habra. Packing up was terrible and people that move often either are much more patient than I (I know I know everyone has more patience than me) or they can live with much less than I do.

We had a yard sale and got rid of some things. GOT the truck and MOVED
Shayla was a big help before and after
We got some new stuff


Didn't keep any of them. Then went to see the East coast princesses for a brief visit.

And when I have more time I will post more of the lil miracle Kyle