Monday, September 29, 2008

Birthday Bash

Thanks Janice and Jason. The Birthday Bash was a lot of fun. The food was good too. Chris downloaded some of t he pictures taken to my computer, but I couldn't open all of them. These were good though.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Back from D.C.

We did a little sight=seeing while visiting Rich and Jo. Here are Brandon and Mary Jo on the back porch of Mount Vernon. This is Mary Jo and Brandon standing by the Pentagon memorial bench for the youngest person killed there in that cowardly terrorist attack on 9-11

Boyd took this one with me in it. You can see by the different shade of blocks where the Pentagon was struck. This is Mary Jo, Brandon, and Boyd outside the Mary Sarratt house.

It was a great trip and we had a good time. We brought Brandon back with us and he has talked to mommy and daddy every day by phone. He's gone outside to check on the pumpkins a dozen times each day since he got here. His favorite thing to do inside is swim in Grandma and Papa's big tub.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's a happy birthday blog

Everyone is invited to my house Sep 28 for cake and ice cream! We're celebrating Nate, MJ, Calton, and my birthday. If I missed anyone I'm super sorry. I'm wracking my brain and I can't come up with anyone else. I already have some dairy/wheat free italian ice for Dad and Sharon. There will be normal icecream too. I'll bake a cake or buy one. We can watch a movie. We have a new tv. It's not as big as Mom and Dad's but the room is big enough to fit everyone!

Post a reply if you can or can't come. I'll call those of you who don't reply. I know where you live and I know your phone numbers. You can't escape. Wha ha ha ha

Sunday, September 14, 2008

September so far......

Go Utes!

So many books to read, so little time......




more flowers

homework & school


Cross Country Meets

I love September. Okay not the, achoooo! cold, but everything else. Sharon

Friday, September 5, 2008


Esther, Carmen and I went to Colorado over Labor Day. We went to the Taste of Colorado, Denver Zoo, Rockies Baseball Game, and Nine Inch Nails Concert at Red Rocks. Plus another pic of Ramses and Bob.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Newlyweds Dance

I won Farworld from another blog! Ha ha ha!

We're Back

We had a great time this weekend. We traveled to Corvallis, Montana for Ralph and Jean's wedding. The trip up was long, but a lot of fun. Five couples of us stayed at the same motel and it was neat to be able to visit and eat meals together. We discovered a great little cafe across the street (The Coffee Cup). The food was great and the prices reasonable and they even gave us almost exclusive use of a small room where we could be seated together. We did a lot of wandering around and discovering our old houses and favorite haunts from our childhood on Saturday including a visit to the Daly mansion. The mansion is a 45 room house built by Marcus Daly a wealthy mining, timber, and horse racing millionaire during the late 1800s and early 1900s. His granddaughter, a Hungarian countess, was the last owner of the mansion though she didn't actually live in it and died about fifty years ago. The house now belongs to a trust. As children we dreamed of being allowed inside, so it was especially rewarding for us to finally do so. We had a wiener roast at Doug's place the night before the wedding too, which was a fun opportunity to all be together.

Dave and Peggy, Boyd and I went to Church Sunday morning nice and early so that Peggy could practice the piano for the wedding. It was satisfying to visit the Corvallis Ward's pretty new church. We were there many years ago, the day the Corvallis Branch was organized in fact, and it was neat to see so many members where there was such a small handful of us then. The ward members were very gracious and welcoming to us.

The wedding was held at the Methodist Church and the pastor there was very pleasant and kind and the building was lovely. The ceremony and reception that followed were organized by Ralph and Jean's children and they did a great job. I was highly impressed at the reception by how well Ralph and Jean dance. Doug and his daughters are pretty great too. I even danced for about two seconds with Ralph! lol

After the reception was over Peggy and I went for a walk through several streets in Hamilton until we came to a park with a river walk. It was beautiful, peaceful, and we loved it.

We left Hamilton in a heavy rainstorm which turned to snow as we drove up the mountain.

More pictures are posted on my blog:

Monday, September 1, 2008

I goofed

I posted the pictures and story about Ralph and Jean's wedding on my blog (notes from Jennie's desk instead of on this blog) I'll try to fix it tomorrow, but if I don't get it done just go to my blog.