Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
We had a great time last week in Hilton Head South Carolina. We went because we have always heard about Hilton Head and now seemed like a great time to go. We had a great time and it is a fun place to go if you like golf and the beach.
Our first day at Hilton Head was of course golfing. We golfed at Royal Plantation, it had trees everywhere. Pines and big oak trees lined the course with moss hanging down from the trees. You had to watch out where the ball landed. Craig was the only one willing to get close to the alligator. We rode bikes on the beach, the tide was coming in on the way back so we had to ride fast. Craig and Nicole left for Minnesota after four days, so we took them to Savannah and spent the day touring the city. I fell in love with Savannah! It is a beautiful old city, the only city that General Sherman didn't burn in Georgia during the Civil War. It has beautiful old houses and fountains and we had lunch in an old cotton warehouse turned into a restaurant on the water front. The streets are still paved with cobblestones and bricks.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I just finished having book club here, it is always insightful and interesting to see if anyone likes the book that you have picked. It is also a great excuse to try out new recipes on my friends.
Everyone liked the book and the food. I liked this book because it makes you realize that, yes, one person can make a difference. That if anyone put their heart and soul into working for a cause that they truly loved, you can make a change. After reading this book I wanted to find someone/something I could do to help make this world a little better place, still looking for that.If you are looking for a good book, give it a try, the writing isn't the best but the story is great, it makes you think.
Whenever I think of this saying, I remember my dad singing this song, usually on Sunday afternoon when I was laying around doing nothing, trying to sleep before church again in the afternoon (yes I'm that old) I hated it. Now I sing it in my mind all the time, darn those parents.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Time waits for no man...or woman
Just when you think that $25 jar of wrinkle cream is working, someone, or some little kid, comes along and sees more wrinkles than you ever see in the mirror. Here is my story:
Steve and I walk every morning, almost. While we were walking the other day, we saw two little boys from church riding their bikes to school in front of us. One of the boys, Micah, fell off his bike and was laying on the ground in some kins of trouble and appeared to be upset over something. When we reached the boys we found that Micah had gotten his scarf wrapped around the inside of the peddle sprocket. He still had his scarf around his neck and couldn't get it off the pedal or his neck. Steve and I stopped and helped him, I took the scarf off his neck and Steve turned his bike upside down and unwound it from the bike. It didn't take long and wasn't that hard to do and soon Micah was on his way to school.
I saw Micah's dad a few days later and told him the story. The next morning Micah's mom, Kelly, called me and this is Micah's side of the story after Kelly asked him about it:
Yes, he did have some trouble with his scarf and bike and two old people stopped to help him. Kelli asked how he knew they were old, Micah replied: They had white hair and wrinkles. His brother then said he didn't think they were that old, he thought they were from church.
So there you have it. Steve and I are now the old people from church with white hair and wrinkles! Excuse me while I go eat a pan of rice crispy squares. :>(
P.S. I still trying to figure out why he was wearning a scarf when it was 80 degrees that day.
Friday, October 17, 2008
He has grown into a fine young man and had a good mission experience. We are lucky to have him for our son.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Only 2 more days....
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The count down continues....... 3 days to go
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The count down begins....... 4 days to go
Monday, October 6, 2008
We spent two and 1/2 days in Nauvoo. We went to the temple and visited all the spots
Next up was a drive across Iowa to Winter Quarters Nebraska, Council Bluffs Iowa. It took us just 5 hours, the saints 4 months.
On to Missouri, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Far West, Haun's Mill,Liberty Jail & Independence.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Yosemite through anothers eyes....
It is always good when we can get to Yosemite anytime during the year. We were able to go last Monday for the day. We had the sister missionaries for dinner about three weeks ago and in talking with them they had never seen Yosemite. Steve just couldn't stand for this, so he told them we would take them. Their P-Day was Monday and we picked them up at 6:30 a.m. (not so early for them, but it was early for me). It is so fun to see the reaction of people when they first see "our favorite place on earth". We went up to Glacier Point first. Of course the view, as always, was perfect. They really like it, then it was down to the valley. Unfortunately there wasn't much water in the falls, zero in Yosemite, a trickle in Bridalveil. We took the shuttle up to Happy Isles and walked around a bit, pointed out the rock fall, how the big flood had washed out the bridges and such. We walked back along the river and had a snack, then walked over to the Ahwahnee, it is such a beautiful old hotel. They both wanted to come back and stay there. We had lunch in the village enjoying the outdoors and people watching. I don't think anyone went by without the sister saying hi to.
They had to be home by 5:45 so capped off the day with a stop at El Cap meadow, they were so impressed that we could pick out the climbers on the wall. It was a wonderful day, thanks Sister Needs and Sister Dreschell.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
8.Loved baseball....................... 9.Had fun everywhere
10. Looks great in a tux......... 11. Liked going to church
12. Liked hiking with his brother......13. Loved Yosemite
14. Liked fishing with 15. Kind of liked piano lessons
16. Likes Lake Powell............17. Wanted to be a missionary
18. Still a great kicker......19. An example to all on the team
20. He loves life.....................21. He loves Brazil
Scott turns 21 on Sunday, I know he would love to hear from you, send him a birthday greeting he reads his mail on Monday, his P-Day.