I am just sharing a picture taken by my brother and his wife late in 2012. I have a special spot in my heart for Uncle Ralph and aunt Cy. Also, I was named after two of my mother's brothers, Ivon and Ralph. Enjoy!
My mother on Saturday, December 29th. The family got together to celebrate her 94 birthday, which was the day before.
My mother is is good spirits, but not eating much and mostly drinking some milk during the day. She is down to about 95 pounds. I am sorry to say, but I do believe I will be returning to Utah within a couple of months for her funeral. She may surprise me and live longer. In that case, I will see her in May when I visit Utah again.
- I know; you have seen this view before. Looking at the Portland Temple from across the freeway draws my camera out of my pocket. I was teaching last week, and needed another picture of the Portland Temple. Enjoy!
- We have two Christmas traditions. The first is rice crispy marshmallow treats with chocolate chips. Our first batch went before pictures could be taken. This tradition is a hand-me-down from my youth. My father would always make rice crispy marshmallow treats with chocolate chips on Christmas day. The second tradition is peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. Nancy had to put them away, because I kept sneaking "just one" over and over.
Making gingerbread houses (out of graham crackers) is a tradition. Our place is too small for all the grandkids to make them at the same time. We had Sarah, (late Mike due to work), and their kids (my grandkids) over for dinner and to make the houses. It was fun, and I had a blast. Laura and Larry will be over later this week. Enjoy!
Little about me:
- Age 62.
- Married 43 years to my high school sweetheart.
- Retired from the US Navy after 25 years. I was a mustang officer. Chief Yeoman, then off to Office Candidate School, and retired as a Lieutenant in the Supply Corps.
- Currently teach for the University of Phoenix.