Tuesday, July 24, 2012

this past few months

 Chelle and I were able to take two cooking classes in Vermont this last visit. Bread  the staple of life which we don't eat much of anymore but fun to learn!!
 Sierra Janes birthday dinner with Gma. Sushi Hanna's of course!!
 Lavendar Festival time. Beautiful Girls!!
 Zuri making her special lavandar wand! Smells sooooo gooooddd.
 With the Larson's during the Fourth of July. Maddie in Awe of the fireworks! Eddie covering his ears, Lars grabbing his momma cousin sisters taking it all in with photo's Grandpas showing off his white 's below his shorts..hmmm
 Just some of the beautiful Landscaping Nathan is in charge of for all the wedding's at the lodge.
 More of the same, We have one more species of flowers to bloom and then all the colors will be there. Just breath taking!!
 Emily and Tyson's wedding. Uncle David and Aunt Eva's youngest daughter.
 Dot walking!! Yep with her lavandar fairy outfit and wand..
 Time for fair and some of this yuumy stuff!! This was last year..
And more of this... Kennedy is showing a steer and a heifer this year.. Hurray for traditions!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day

Here it is Fathers Day Rich is in Utah and my Dad is in Heaven. We will get to see Rich's Dad this week when we go to Yosemite passing thru Grants Pass the town Rich and I both grew up.
Today the primary children sang in Church. It was the best . I love Primary I'm the chorister. I work hard each week to come up with a way to teach the songs that will have  meaning and help them understand the gospel more each week.
Today we are getting ready for the ward 4th of July breakfast and parade. I wont be here the next two weeks and felt pushed to get the songs learned so that the next two weeks they could work out the missed and not remembered words.
The songs are "Marching Along" and "I love this land America". which I had missed said words. I love it when I get the teachers confused and they have to correct my missed said words. I'm learning right along with the kids.
Well at one point I had to tell them about being a solider, going to war and being Fathers Day told them about my Dad and the time he was out in the Pacific ocean. It was a very calm day and the
captain told the crew that they could go swimming. Dad did a swan dive of the bow of the boat. Not long after he entered the water a friend of his got a cramp in his leg and Dad went to his rescue. Of course I used this as a teaching moment. The waves started to get rough and the crew were called back to the boat. Well all went back to the boat but Dad and his friend and the boat started sailing away. I'm sure after they all got back on the boat the captain counted the men and found two missing. Meanwhile dad and friend were treading water for what seemed hours. Teaching moment. I asked the kids what do you think my dad did? That is right he prayed! The boat turned around and came back. But by now the waves were big and when he was up the boat was down. But, they were able to send out a smaller boat and eventually find him. True story He prayed and listened to the spirit and stayed calm while being rescued...
My dad he is my favorite pal ...He taught me how to work... Play ... and...Pray... then stick with whatever I'm doing until it is done.. thanks DAD!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

coos Bay

Ok I have just blogged 4 times from my phone to send you all pictures of this past week. Needless to say it didn't work, So when I get home TOMORROW!! I will try again. Wea re so ready to go home..THa would be Kev and I ...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Open house..San Jose..Vermont

Hundreds of cookies made and decorated by Hailey's
mad skills

Tyler getting ready for flag football!!!

Tough kid!!

Diana's new piano

Quick stop at chinhs!!

Cooking at Tina's

Ty and Warren just chillin

Diana and Sarah

More eatting.

Oops west side ladies club.

Back to Tinas with Jake and his bow!!

Nate and Caitlin's new addition!!

Hailiens house for Christmas

Jake and Grandpa

Teresa and Kasandra

Baby it's cold outside!!

And In side

Cooking class with Michelle at
King Aurther's flour!! Awesome fun yummy food.

Maddie's snack at school.

More cookies with Anders and Maddie

Zuri kissing her noodle doll
From grandma I made 32 this year for Christmas. Cutie

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanks giving

I'm trying to start this years with a bit of organization.
The last couple of weeks and days have been so filled I haven't had a moment to sit and just think through what my next plan it going to be.
So I cleaned out the car from its many trips to the farm, gym,office, grocery store, music store and collection of other peoples belongs that have been left behind. Found a home for all or just a place to stuff them. Fed the wild stray cat. Had a little conversation with him or her.Found my computer but not my phone.Sat down and talked in my head to all my blogging friends and family. I think that is my friend or outside contact for the morning. Reading how everyone is doing.
Being very grateful for friends and family. Near and far.
Grateful for my very full life that I LOVE!!
All our kids that love me this year...yep there are some that need breaks and don't talk to us, not much I can do about that. That I haven't tried to amend . Or even know what happened to cause the silence..Does it hurt .. OH YA.
But I'm very grateful we have no one in our family that are struggling with loved ones sick.
Having to be in the hospital during the holidays.
Everyone has jobs and a home to live in, children to love, and teach correct principals too.
I sit here and listen to the heat come on,remembering a time that if I wanted to be warm it was a fire to build. I can still do that but can also enjoy the heat that is started with a push of a button!!
I'm about to start the food for the day.
Cranberry stuffed turkey breast
Green bean mushroom casserole
sweet potatoes twice baked
gravy I hope
then, get it all to the farm and start all the other stuff like stuffing,,,
Tables, games, etc. I think we are going to stay there tonight and enjoy our ole farm house now the Scholls Valley Lodge.
So everyone have a great day where ever you are!!! No you are loved and cared for..
Missing The larson clan. ANV family, Tiet's family, Chinh's family,Thuan of course his new wife and baby boy,Carl and Jane. And who could not forget BIG K.. Love you all Paula, Mom, Grandma, Aunt Paula........Sister, sister in-law,daughter friend. I think that does it :)