Sunday, January 30, 2011

A weekend in Boise with the kids.

 We went to Boise for a fun weekend. Betty Crocker was in top form. She whipped up a Red Velvet Cake. The flour on her nose is for real. 
Next she made homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs. It was a hit. It was accompanied by olive cheese die for. 
Passing the time until dinner with electronics. 
 Ella had her dream come true. We got her a caboodle for her birthday. 
 Ella, Edie and Grace had their faces made up with the loot in the caboodle. 
 Saturday morning we all went to see Grace play basketball. She is a natural. 

Go Grace Go!
We'll be back. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wintery day in Rexburg

 It is really really winter here in Rexburg. Snow is piled deep and the fog is thick. We did venture out a couple of blocks to see Christian playing basketball. He might not be the tallest but he tries the hardest. Good job!

 It has been snowing for days and now has turned to a mist. So my ski's are sitting idle on the front porch. The lights in the background are how far away the ski course is. Cool. 

 It is beautiful outside. The fog makes everything so quite and peaceful. 
This weeks snowfall is piling up. More is on the way. I know every winter we think there is more than usual but really I do believe this winter is going to be an extra snowy one. 

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I resolve in 2011...

2010 was a pretty good year as far as years go. No extreme drama (I cannot put no drama at all because drama follows us around). I am satisfied with no extreme drama. 
In 2010 we traveled to some of the worlds most beautiful places and decided we like doing that. So for 2011 we chose China as our trip. We are very excited to see the sites of China. There is so much culture and history there. 
I resolve to learn all that I can about this massive part of the world called China. 

We are going to continue our NRT trainings. We are assigned Dominican Republic, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay.  Rosetta Stone here I come. I will work on it. If I traded my Face Book time for Spanish time I could probably be fluent. I want to learn Spanish so I can communicate with all of the really nice people we work with in South America. 
I resolve to learn some more Spanish.

I have been working hard on reforming my body. I am going to push myself harder and grow some real muscles. Home grown in the basement. I can do it. 
I resolve to achieve the body of my imagination. 

I have a multitude of mini projects going. I really really want to finish them up. 
I resolve to make a list of the things I want to finish and mark them off this year. 

OK I am done with my 2011 list. If I can get to these things then I am going to be really proud of myself. I will be posting my successes and struggles this year. Happy New Year!

The picture above was taken in Ayacucho Peru at the site of a famous Inca battle. 

Monday, January 03, 2011

Birthday diamonds

On New Years Day my Grandson Christian told me I should stay up and get a picture of the clock at 11:01 or 11:11 to go with 1-1-11. So I did. I am putting a reminder on my computer calendar to get a picture on 11-11-11 at 11:11. Maybe we should have a party for it. I will think on that one. 
 Today is my Birthday. I woke up to a beautiful day. It is very cold in Rexburg as in sub zero. One of the benefits of that is heavy frost on the trees. This morning the sun was shining on the branches and there were little "diamonds" all over them. They shimmered and twinkled as if they were real diamonds covering the trees. Perhaps click on the pictures to see if you can see them. Happy Birthday to me! 

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2010 ends on a wintry but happy note.

 The year 2010 is now over. We had a great week. My Dad and Barb came to visit and ended up being snowed in here for an extra day. They are Californians and not used to so much snow and wind. We had a pretty good snow storm to entertain them with. 
 We got a parting picture and by time we got Meika the dog to look at the camera we did not notice that my Dad was not looking. 
 Jeff and I did not feel like doing much New Years Eve. We worked until about 1 and then decided to just head out for a ride not sure where we would end up. We drove up the hills behind Idaho Falls to see what the wind mills look like up close. You can see them stretching for miles. It was frigidly cold as in -10. It was very beautiful. The wind mills are huge, very deceiving. They are everywhere up there. Hundreds of them. See the phone line in comparison below. They make kind of an eery noise. 

 We found some "spare" parts. See Jeff standing by one of the blades? They are huge. 

So another year comes to an end. It was a good year. We had fun with family and friends. We traveled the world. Spain, Italy, France, Malta, Tunisia Africa, Dominican Republic, Peru, Hawaii, New York City, El Segundo, Orlando and many trips to Salt Lake City and Boise. 
Jeff finally got both of his knees replaced. 
We now have 15 amazing grandchildren. 
Health Care is challenging and keeps us on our toes. There are many changes ahead. 
Best of all we have each other to share all of our adventures. 
Life is Good!