Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sometimes you just have to relax . . .

Mother's Day with my boys, the flowers were from Lt. Lehi
l-r  Mr. Movie, JET, PFCMom, Dandylion

What we really look like!

Friday, August 22, 2014

James and the Giant Ship

 Mr. Movie LOVES Legos!
He's still putting the interior together. It keeps him occupied and out of trouble. Gotta love it.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wouldn't You Know . . .

I totally identify with this quote from Betty MacDonald's book "The Egg and I"
I got so I could dress chickens like an expert, but have wondered since how this ability to defeather a chicken in about two minutes without once tearing the skin, my only accomplishment, could ever be mentioned socially along with swimming and diving, or gracefully demonstrated as with violin and piano playing. Wouldn't you know that I would excel in chicken picking?
Wouldn't you know that I excel in cleaning bathrooms.
Oh well. In my next life I'm going to be a ballerina, or violin virtuoso.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Some Precious Moments - Highlights from our Summer Trip

Grandpa and his namesake "Lt. Lehi"


Dandylion at the beach

Dandylion (youngest) and Noble (oldest) at a rest stop

Who has the longest arms? Mr. Movie - TopDad - Dandylion
Crossing the Puget Sound - PFCMom and TopDad
26 Years Together

Mr. Movie at Mt. Rushmore

PFCMom and the sweetest daughter ever - Noble

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Finally! A Picture

Graduation Day 30 May 2014

This is my family! L to R: JET, PW (Lt. Lehi), Dr. Hair (or Mr. Movie), TopDad, Dandylion, Noble, PFCMom, Grandpa (my dad)

Photo taken in Heritage Park, Old Town, San Diego on the occasion of PW's graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Training. We were all together for the first time in over four years. It was a glorious day!

After graduation we went to lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Old Town, had a delicious meal and lots of fun jabbering away with each other. When it was time to get the bill, TopDad was informed that the bill had been paid in full. We asked who, but were told that he wanted to remain anonymous. All the waitress would tell us was that he was in the Navy, had worked with Marines and thought Paul looked like an especially good Marine and he was proud and honored to pay for our meal. We teared up with gratitude and humility at being so honored by this good man.
We enjoyed a quiet Fourth this year, attending the local parade to see our boys play in the band and then relaxing at home. We had steak, potato salad, corn on the cob, and fruit to eat, and then just some more relaxing. The boys went to a nearby town to watch fireworks in the late evening.

I plan to post more pictures of our vacation, soon. A huge thank-you to my niece for taking the family photos.