Saturday, April 12, 2008

Heading Back Home

Well it's been two weeks since we took these pictures. We got Sean back to BYU after the funeral in California and spent the night. We went to see Vantage Point at the Provo Mall and had a good time getting to know Natalie better. We also had dinner at Wingers (Lacey's favorite food place on earth). Then on Sunday morning we woke up to SNOW! We went to Sacrament meeting with Sean at his BYU Ward then had to say goodbye so we could get on the snowy and icy roads to Wyoming. The roads got better once we crossed the continental divide near South Pass, WY. Then it was dry the rest of the way.

What a goof ball

I'm a Samarai Warrior! We dropped off some stuff for Sean after Sacrament Meeting at his dorm before we said good-bye and headed back to Wyoming. This is a sword he got in China Town when we were in LA.

Lacey is trying to be a samarai warrior too

Lacey, Natalie and Sean

Sean and Natalie heading back into church

Before we left for Wyoming on our last leg of the trip, we stopped by my sister Hope's house. Here is a picture of Lacey and her cousin Samantha.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Easter Sunday Pictures

The Gilmores spent Easter in California. This Easter had special meaning since Page's Dad passed away just 3 days before. Being able to go to church and feel the spirit and hear the talks about the Resurected Lord was comforting. Church Members were so nice to provide us a wonderful ham dinner when we got back to the house too.

Lacey and Sean with Grandma Sherry on Easter.

This was taken outside Grandma Sherry's church building. Aunt Kim also came up from her house for Easter Sunday services with Grandma.

Earlier we went to Sacrament Meeting with Grandma Wilma. How dedicated are we on Easter Sunday?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Pictures from our travels down to California

Here is a picture of Natalie and Sean. Natalie just happened to be in Las Vegas the day we drove through to get down to California. She was there with her Divine Comedy Group from BYU. This was the first time I met Natalie and it was only for about 1 minute before we headed down to California.

Lacey and I left Wyoming about 6 a.m. on March 21st. We got to BYU to get Sean around 2 p.m. We didn't leave until around 4 p.m. because we had some errands to do and finally arrived in Seal Beach around 2 a.m. on the 22nd. I was so tired. Thank goodness Sean drove from the California State line to Seal Beach, the last 3 1/2 hours of the trip.

We found the In and Out Burger in Vegas. Guess where we ate dinner...

It was getting dark when we left St. George so the temple is kind of dark. Next stop- Las Vegas.

The kids wanted to see if the Gilmore gas pump was still at Green Gate Village in St. George, and it was!

We picked up Sean in Provo and made a stop in St. George. We use to stay at the Green Gate Village a lot when Lacey and Sean were younger. We stopped to get a picture.

We left home early in the morning. This Wyoming sunrise was brought to us by Grandpa Art. Well, we felt that way....

Driving through Wyoming

In the wilds of Wyoming we came across the Mormon Trail. You can still see the wagon track behind Lacey. We had many family members walk this trail.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Google Image Game

"Google Image Game: Answer the questions by finding pictures from Google Images and choose a fun pic from the first page that comes up."
1. My First Job: Der Wienerschnitzel in Lakewood, CA
2. My Wish for 2008: Sean will be "Safe in Argentina"

3. My Favorite Flower: Daisy

4. My Favorite Color: Red

5. Name of an old pet: Tinker (a mutt terrier) a great dog!

6. A Nickname: Mike (not very original)

7: My age on my next Birthday: 47. I just had my 46th two days ago....
8. Place I would like to Visit: Machu Picchu, Peru- my all time dream trip!

9. A Favorite Place: The LA Coliseum watching the USC Trojans

10. Favorite Thing to do: learning to play the Bagpipes in Billings
11. Favorite Food: Slippery Shrimp from Yang Chows in China Town, Los Angeles

Bonus: My Name- Michael Emmett (this image is of Michael Emmett Brennan, a firefighter who died in the World Trade Center on 9-11 trying to rescue the people in the towers). He is a Hero!

Monday, April 07, 2008

More California Pictures

While in Calfornia, we got to see a lot of our family and eat some of the things we have been missing living up in Wyoming. Here is an In and Out Burger. I love the Double Double Animal Style. I got to get one. Some had a lot more than that... (Lacey!).

Sean and I had to run down to Vista to get a picture of Grandpa. Here Sean is with his Great Aunt Anne, Great Uncle John and Great Aunt Joan.

Coming home from Aunt Anne's, Sean and I stopped off for a bite to eat at the Harbor House in Sunset Beach. They make the best omelets ever.

Lacey went Grunion Hunting in Huntington Beach with Cousin Dani and Amy. The Grunion didn't run that night because the water was too cold, but the girls had a fun time at the beach.

Grandma Wilma took us to downtown LA's China Town to Yang Chows for the best Slippery Shrimp in the world. If you ever get to Yang Chows you have to get the slippery shrimp. It is the best!

Sean and Lacey with Cousin Taylor

The Gilmore Clan went to lunch down on the Long Beach Marina

My Momma and Me

Lacey and Grandma Wilma

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Happy Birthday, Patrick !!!

Me and My Brother Pat

Well, the Big Guy is having a Birthday today. I want to wish my twin brother a very happy birthday today. He turned 46 this morning. Man, is he getting old. It has been great having a twin brother. And to have a birthday on April 6th, how lucky can he get?

Happy Birthday, Patrick !!!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Aunt Diane Passed Away Today

I got a call early today from my brother, Pat. Our Aunt Diane (my Dad's sister) passed away early this morning in Hemet, CA. She had been ill for a few months and passed in her sleep at about 5:30 a.m. Pat has been going to her house every weekend for over a year to help her. He has really been good to her. My Aunt Diane used to live in Hawaii and I always wanted to visit her there. She also bred Scottish Fold cats. She also use to sing at various events around Hemet. Aunt Diane was also addicted to the Home Shopping Network and you could expect a delivery to her home every week of something she just had to have.

New Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

D. Todd Christofferson

We sustained a new member of the Quorum of the Twelve today in General Conference. Prior, he was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 3, 1993, at age 48; called to the Presidency of the Seventy Aug. 15, 1998, and sustained Oct. 3, 1998. Former regional representative, stake president, stake president's counselor, and bishop. Received bachelor's degree from BYU, juris doctorate from Duke University. Former associate general counsel of NationsBank Corp., (now Bank of America) in Charlotte, N.C.; practiced law in Washington, D.C., Tennessee and North Carolina, and was volunteer chairman of Affordable Housing of Nashville, Tenn. Born Jan. 24, 1945, in American Fork, Utah, to Paul V. and Jeanne Swenson Christofferson. Wife, Katherine Jacob Christofferson; parents of five children.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Roddick Beats Federer

Finally !!!

After 11 straight loses to Roger, Andy beat him yesterday in the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. Andy played flawlessly to beat Roger. Roger made a few critical mistakes and the results was a Roddick win! I am thrilled. Andy is now 1-0 against Federer since becoming engaged to model, Brooklyn Decker (SI Swimsuit Model).

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Seal Beach Pier

After our lunch adventure up in Van Nuys we drove back down to Seal Beach to walk on the beach and pier. Grandpa Art loved coming here with the kids. We had a nice afternoon walking along Main St. eating ice cream and going to the sea shell shop too. Here is a picture of us on the Seal Beach Pier. We had a kick watching the surfers and also some ducks. We had never seen ducks out here in the ocean before. Sea Ducks?

Lacey and Sean at the seal statue in Seal Beach

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Mercado Buenos Aires

Last Friday, the day after the funeral, we wanted just to get out and do something as a family. We ended up driving up to Van Nuys in the Valley to a place called Mercado Buenos Aires. It's were the Argentines in Los Angeles hang out and eat. It was a lot of fun. We ordered the meat tray, with all types of meats prepared the Argentine way. We had beef, chicken, sausage and even intestines. Yep! Lacey and I ate it. Sean tasted it and spit most of it out and Page wouldn't even try it. It tasted like liver to me. We all got a big chuckle out of the intestines. There was a blood sausage too that nobody tried, but the rest of it was eaten! We also bought some Argentine cookies and Dulce de Leche (carmel) and a couple bottles of Inca Cola.

Sean and Lacey outside Mercado Buenos Aires