Friday, October 21, 2011

For Dinner

Sept. 25, 2011

We invited friends of ours from the ward over for Sunday dinner. Tim and Louisa Suorsa (Sue-or-suh) came over and brought their 3 funny boys with them. We ate outside because it was soooo nice outside. After dinner was over we walked around outside and gave them a tour of the property. The barn was the last stop. All the kids climbed to the top (which was very high up) and posed for a picture.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hannah's Birthday

Sept. 17, 2011

Hannah was born today! three years ago!! Doesn't it go by in a blink?

For the first order of business all the men had the task of putting the tire swing up in our Mulberry tree. My Dad tied a rock to his climbing rope and tried a few times to get it up and over the right tree limb. When that didn't work, Jesus tried using a bow and arrow. That didn't work so we went back to using the rock.

The girls were the first to enjoy the tire wing.

Hannah opening presents.
After the presents and cupcakes we went down to the pond and fished for a couple hours. Jesus caught the most fish! He has a gift, or maybe he is a fish-whisperer.

Monday, October 3, 2011


We stayed the night at a hotel the night before we went into the Park. We swam in the hotel pool, which was heated (so nice). Then went to bed.

While Caleb and Cory rode Splash mountain Hannah and I met Pooh.
The Haunted House was closed (boo) Hannah was none too pleased.
A quick picture together

Caleb was one of the kids picked to dance with an awesome drum group. He really got into it!

We rode out to Tom Sawyer Island (something we had never done before). After we got to the island we let the kids lead the way. Where ever they wanted to go we followed. Caleb found a lost Pirate treasure.

We went went into a cave and made it our alive...

Hannah and I pose for a photo

We waited for over an hour to see Tinkerbelle and Vida.
Totally worth it!

Music before bed

Sept. 5, 2011

Before the kids went to bed Cory got out his guitar and played a few songs. Caleb found his guitar and Hannah "sang." Life is about "moments" I think. I hope I remember this one.

"there's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall"

Sept. 1, 2011

Tonight was the night that I have been dreading. But I'm not the only one. It was easy to see on the faces of many that Amber and her family would be greatly missed.

I hope that the people if FL get to know her as well as I did. She has so much to offer as a friend:

Faith - she is an incredibly Faithful person.
Obedience - if something is asked of her she does it right away and above and beyond expectation. She is exact in keeping the commandments and although she admits she isn't perfect she is someone I look to as an example.
Loyal: She is as loyal and true of a friend as one could hope for
Trustworthy: I always knew I could tell her something and it would be kept safe
Fun: Understatement of the century! She is the Most Fun!
Can you see Jesus?
Me and Jen Garrett. Isn't she great?

A "first"

Aug. 31, 2011

This is Dennis Moore. He is my Father's dad. I met him for the first time this morning.

He knew me as a child of course but since my parents divorced when I was 3, I have no memories of him. This morning at Connie's house he came over (he lives in OK and was in Bakersfield to visit family members he hadn't seen in years and since he and I are corresponding via snail-mail [my favorite] we set a date and a time to talk in person.
I was very nervous to meet him. I was afraid he'd be like my Dad, or at least look like him. I was afraid that if I let Dennis into my life I would be letting in all the other things I had kept out and forgotten.
Well, even though I was nervous, I decided I wanted to meet him anyway. I am very glad that I did because it was better than I had hoped. He was very kind and good to Caleb and Hannah. He told me about himself, his family and asked me about mine. After 2 hours we said Good-bye and parted ways. I watched him drive away thankful and grateful.

It was good.

A birthday and TIME

August 30, 2011

Elena was born today 3 years ago and I am so glad that she is here and so is Alison. I love both of them so much and I can't imagine a life without them.

We went to Dewar's and had yummy ice cream and...
a few laughs!
Then the "girls" went to a movie. I got lost! (what else is new?) but luckily Alison is a human GPS and steered me in the right direction.