Friday, December 31, 2010

Alivia ...

... A day with a young lady -

- Nancy and Alivia spent hours talking, and Nancy commented that it was like talking to an adult.

- We started the adventure at Taco Bell, and Alivia tried the Mango Freeze, and Nancy tried the Orange and Cream Freeze. I stayed with the usual, diet Pepsi.

- Alivia went to a wedding reception with us. Here she is with the bride and groom. Two beautiful women in this picture.

- Alivia designed her own bracelet. I have a nice supply of beads, and Alivia picked the ones she wanted. In this picture she is arranging the order of the beads. I strung the beads on memory wire.

- The finished product.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Madison ...

... Has Her Sleep Over -

- After picking Madison up, we had dinner at the Battle Creek Taco Bell. She had a chicken quesadilla.

- From the time we got home from dinner, Madison and I worked on her 1000-piece puzzle until bed time. She wants her Uncle Ivon to know that she needs no more than a 400-piece puzzle. In the time we worked on the puzzle, we got the border complete except for one piece. Her puzzle will need to be a family project and left up until completed. Hint, hint mom and dad.

- This morning, Madison and Nancy made a two-sided blanket for her doll. One side with fish, and one side with mermaids. Also, they made a scarf and hand warmers for the doll.

- It was great having her here. Love you Madison.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sleep Over ...

... Time for Lach -

- This was the first time Lach has slept over with us. We were not sure if he would make it through the night. Laura was on standby to come and get him if needed.

- Laura tells me Lach woke up ready to go, "right now." He dressed himself with his Hard Rock t-shirt to be like his grandpa.

- He made himself at home. He prefers whip cream instead of ice cream. He did not want to say "cheese" for me.

- Laura told us that Lack has a night time routine of getting milk in his sippy cup and laying on the bed to fall asleep. He doesn't know the routine. When he was ready for bed, he crawled up on Nancy's lap to cuddle, and he was asleep in minutes.

- Lach woke with a smile on his face. He asked for some one-on-one time with R2-D2. R2 did have enough battery life to dance for him.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Time to ...

... Send Derek and Erica Home -

- Derek and Erica returned to their home in Rexburg. They had to work on Monday.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Party ...

... A Family Tradition on Christmas Eve -

- Enjoy!

Gingerbread ...

... baking with a little helper -

- Landon cutting out small gingerbread men (yes, his grandma helped him wash his hands)

- Ready to bake

- Baked and glazed

- The grandkids will be decorating their gingerbread cookie today. Enjoy!

Moon ...

... at night -

- Picture was taken about 10:00 P.M. on December 22, 2010 with my Coolpix. Enjoy!

This past ...

... week has seen three sleep overs -

- Laird was the first

- Larry followed. He asked if he could set up the race car set, and he did

- Next came Landon. He brought his laptop to play Roblox.

- We had a reception and took Landon. He loves dipping grapes in chocolate.

- There were a few tears by Lach; and each time we picked up one of his brothers he would say, "I want to go to your house." His turn to sleep over is Tuesday, and Laura will be on call to come and get him if needed. It will be his first sleep over.

Hopefully, Alivia, Madison, and Michael Jr. will want to have sleep overs too.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Is this ...

. . What is Meant by Life Changing Moments? -

- A month ago, doctor said something like, "You have high blood pressure, and take the pill on the left.

- Three days ago, doctor said something like, "First pill isn't working. You need to take a horse pill (pill on the right).

- I don't want to think about next month's pill.

Madison - Recital


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Sherri ...

... Here is a yellow rose for your birthday --

(Picture taken late summer of a rose in our yard)
- Who is Sherri? Well, she is the one with her name added to the picture.

- It has been fun over this past year to learn about her family and, of course, about her. She has tons of great ideas of things to do, and she does them with her family. She is teaching memories that will last forever.

- One of her posts is of her Christmas Tree last her. I laughed so hard. Click on this link for a smile and maybe laughter and tears. I may have laughed so hard that I had a few tears. :)

- Sherri, I hope you have a great day, and you should be pampered. Tell your children that the lesson for today is to learn how to treat their mother on her birthday. Blog your birthday adventures.

- Happy Birthday!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another look ...

... at the Annual Nativity Display at the Salem Stake Center on Lone Oak

- Hundreds of Nativities are on display. I hope everyone of who looks at this blog has had a change to visit. This is a community event, and it gets better every year. I mentioned another look. Check out Laura's post on the Nativity Display.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Lights ...

... at the Keizer Station Train -

- Enjoy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Update ...

... On My Meal Plan -

- the above picture is the meal I had for two lunches this week. It is salad and an open-faced chicken salad and cheese sandwich Today, Nancy fixed me me a small cheese quesadilla, salad, and some seedless watermelon. For dinner we had Tilapia fish and salad. For dessert, we had seedless watermelon. I am also trying to not eat over two cups total for each meal. These changes for me are interesting.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Have the Best ...

... Doctor. He Doesn't Tell me I am Fat -

- At my yearly physical, he just tells me I now have high blood pressure and gives me a prescription for pills, have glucose intolerance (which means pre-diabetes), and my HDL is a little low. He also tells me to eat less sugar, take fish oil Omega 3, and exercise.

- This is my breakfast; I fixed steel cut oatmeal with dried apples and craisins. I just added an extra 1/3 cup of water for them to plump up. After the oatmeal was done, I added bananas. My chocolate milk is sugar free and fat free. I am also trying to stay with the two-cup rule at each meal.

- Laura has asked that I blog my progress, and this post is for Laura.