Sunday, January 23, 2011

Grammy and Papa!

Grammy and Papa visited us from Mapleton Utah.  We were so spoiled to have them for two weeks.  Dad ran around with a tool box fixing everything in sight and Grammy did my dishes every single day.  It was heaven.  We did all sorts of fun things too. 

We went boating.  Reed is a crazy driver!  Watch out ducks.
 Partay Boat!
We had to search far and wide to find a lake in Arizona.  This is Saguaro Lake, named after a large cactus found only in the Sonoran Desert.

 Mama Layne drives Fast!
 Check out Anisten's Life-Vest bunz strap.
Her dress was blowing in the wind around it.
 Unlike the girls
 Reed didn't take to his Sea legs too well.  Or wind in his face.

 During their visit, we played monopoly deal just about every day.
I had to wrestle dad to get him to try something different, Blockus!
Which he did not play again.

 We cooked every day.  Breakfast Yum.  After finding the pancake mix had run out,
Dad made pancakes the old fashioned way- from scratch!
 We did science experiments.
 And enjoyed a sunny day at a local Zoo and aquarium.

 Parrot snack time
Ann and I tricked dad into thinking a bird pooped on his back.
Then he insisted that I clean him with a baby wipe, so I pretended to rub it in.  HAH!
A taste of your own medicine y'old trickster!

 White Tail Hawk

Kaa, the Albino Constricting Snake 
Reed didn't like Kaa- me neither!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Arizona Family Christmas

Silly attack after a very s e r i o u s 2 hour job interview.
Mom was behind the camera cracking me up.

Up they go

 Down they go

 Happy Birthday to You!  Jesse's annual birthday ritual- Ice cream log cake.

Out for a delicious steak dinner, very nice!  Thx Jesse

Pictured: Celebration Braid.  Already devoured: Cinnamon Roll Wreath.

Enjoying the spoils
Nice theatrics Rylan

Super apple pie
We ate two of these bad boys in two days

Santa was good to us

AAA Landscape Sweatshirts- tres chic

Two matching Barbie VW Bugs!

After eating a Christmas dinner of Ham, Potatoes, home-made bread and apple pie, we headed to the park for a walk around a lake and a friendly game of basket ball.  The weather was beautiful, about 70 degrees.

Uncle Andy loves the sun

Free at Last

I finished my quilt top! "It Takes a Village" It took me three months. I'm going to get this one professionally quilted. I made a sham too.  The photo does not do it justice, it turned out beautiful.  It will fit on a twin bed.  I'm going to keep an hours log on my next quilt.  You would not believe how much time you put into quilts!

12 month photo shoot

Dressed Reed up and took him to the park.  Found out the next day he had Pneumonia!  I knew he wasn't feeling well, but he isn't a complainer.