Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day

My Dad has been out of this life for awhile yet every Father's Day brings back memories. This year is no different. I have 3 of my grandchildren living with us. It is great to see how they interact with their dad as well as the love they share with me.
I remember my dad and his love to my mom and siblings. Dad was a very hard worker. I have kept some of the tools he had in our basement and I remember how he taught me how to use them.
My dad never made a lot of money. As a police officer he did his best to teach us to stand up for what was right. He used to give us hair cuts down in our basement. I don’t remember ever paying for haircuts until I was in junior high. Even then it was from somebody dad knew from his police beat.
My dad could talk to anyone. He always made me feel safe as he always knew what to do. Even when he had no clue he would be so positive that you thought he did know.
I will never forget his example to family as he came to my games and other events.
He has set the bar very high for me to follow. He had faults as we all do. He has been a hero to me my whole life.
This Father Day and always I love him

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day!

Today is memorial day. I am so thankful for the sacrafices made over the years for this country by brave young men and woman.I like most of this counrty celebrated it more as the first day of the summer. We spent most of the day at a park in La Mirada.

As I write this we are getting ready for a BBQ in the back yard. The day was perfect if only Karina and family were here as well.

Abby as ever is ready for pictures

Sitting in a tree
Sharing a tree with big sister Emma
The Three Wonder Kids.

Tamar's family

Fresh from driving across country we decided the first thing to do was to go to the beach. Saturday we spent the day at Corona del Mar In Newport Beach. It was a beautiful day. Other than looking like Frosty the Snowman I was so white, we had a good time..The most imporant thing is pictures so here are a few...
Sand in the face isn't as good as sand in the mouth.

Grandma feed me grapes

Here is Trever explaining the fine art of sand castles

Shayla and Emma deciding if the was are big enough for the boggie board..
Kyle thinking they aren't very courageous.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Heart Attack

No, despite being out of shape I didn't have a heart attack. It's Valentines day and for Valentines day we participated in a fund raising project for girls camp called heart attack. For a small fee the girls would attack your house with valentine wishes.

I didn't know that Linda did the same thing as I did for her and Shayla.
Yesterday we were all gone for about an hour and when we returned this is what we found. I am sure every one on our street was jealous of the love that dwells here.

Today is a beautiful day and as I type it is about 4:30 and warm. It was in the 80's today. We will barbecue steak for dinner. It should be wonderful.

To make the day complete my favorite TV show starts again tonight. Woo-Hooo Welcome back Amazing Race.