Saturday, June 18, 2011

February-June G Happenings

Spring has come and that means yard work!

We had Patsy here for 5 months.  She was teaching at the high school.  It was so much fun having her here.  As usual, I wish my family was close by.

The first sign of spring.  My only tulip!
 We went to the Dixie State College cabin again.  What a fun, relaxing time with all the neices and nephews!
 Over Memorial Day weekend, Peggy and Bill came to visit.  It was a fun filled weekend with lots of hiking and wind blowing.

 Jake came to stay for a month before going on to Colorado for their golf season.  He will be working in South West Colorado, between Telluride and Montrose at a high end course.
 In June we went to Anaheim for an "As" game with our friends and their son, Jared.  Then on to Disneyland for Todd's first time!!!

 At the California Adventure Park...

 We had a visitor prior to our California trip.  This Bull Snake found its way into our yard.  Boy, was it BIG.

And then, Sweet Tilly's baptism. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Busy G's

OK, so the few members of my family who follow my effort to blog, this is for you.
Christmas is over.  But, it was fun having the boys home for a few days.  I miss the days when we all lived in Page and had Christmas Eve together--playing games, drive-by foodings, eating and loving family.  It was quiet here. 
 Jake and Ty kept me laughing.  The nerf fight was great.
Todd and I went skiing in January, during the MLK weekend.  It was fun, but, boy was I tired after.  Here Todd is lost in the fog...

 We had to put Ryan down on the 31st of January.  She was so sick.  She could not walk very far or stand for very long.  She had trouble breathing.  It was hard to do.  But, we buried her across the fairway from Bogey at the old golf course.  She has a very nice spot.  I even made a headstone for her.  She will be missed.
 I took this picture today, February 6th, as we walked around the old golf course.  This is just across from where we buried Ryan. I had no idea we were this close to the canyon.  It is beautiful.

This is the ruin the city let the old course become.  It just makes me sick.

And of course, warming our buns by the fire.  I love sitting outside, especially when we can build a fire.  I have been  collecting river rock so we can build a fire pit when this little fire pit gives out.  I'm excited to see how it will turn out.

We have Patsy staying with us during the week.  She landed a job at the high school teaching Culinary Arts.  She has been a bit overwhelmed as she was thrown into the fire with no training.  It is a temporary job, until the end of the year, but could become permanent if she wants to go through the whole certification process.  So far, she has done a fantastic job.  The Culinary teacher quit just after Christmas and left my department in a real bind.  I have been doing double duty, so it is good to have Patsy here to help. 
Todd is so busy at the elementary school, he is counting the days to retirement.  He still has 5 years to go.  He is so sick of screwed up 1st graders.  If parents would just do their job!  It is scary to see what has become of our country's children.
That is all folks!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Here & There

At a wood cutting party.
  Busy, busy, busy.  That is all I can say.

PEGGY'S WEDDING.  We are so happy she has found Bill.  They are so cute together. 
Peggy and Jill at Peggy's Wedding

Peggy and Bill
My wonderful Sisters.

More wood cutting pictures.

Love the lunberjack!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Life's a Ball and Balloon!!!

No trip would be complete without the "R.D.'s" stop!!!
All the kids posing together! (Except Ryan)

Such fun at the annual balloon show!  the house is too quiet now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


blah, blah, blah.  There, I've updated my blog.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


The Mighty Fisherman.

Let's all do it again next year.

Fun in the sun at Powellapalooza!

Waiting for the band...

Don't know who he is!  Just interesting.

Bathing beauties!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Can "old guys" play water football? Maybe.