Friday, May 29, 2009

Seal Beach

We had to go walk on the Seal Beach Pier, of course. There is something about looking out over the Pacific that makes you know you are back home.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Here is one of the sites I love seeing while back home on vacation in southern California. All the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom. They are beautiful and remind me of home.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crazy Haired Girl

Lacey came down to my office to show me her new hair

Well, it sure beats my boring gray hair, doesn't it?

Lacey makes me laugh. They actually found this colorful wig in her department and she had to come down to show it off. So what do you think? Good look for her?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

I made this awesome chocolate cake for Page for Mother's Day.

We were excited for "the call" from our missionary, Sean, in Argentina today. He ended up calling about 2:45 p.m. our time but the calling cards didn't work out as planned. At Christmas he bought the $10 peso card, but couldn't find one this time so he bought 2 $5 peso cards. When he used the first one, it only lasted 7 minutes. When he used the second one, only 7 minutes. He tried calling collect and it didn't work either. He thought he could call back later with the help of other elders, but here it is after 9 p.m. and no call.

I did make Page a steak on the grill and we had baked potatoes, cut up fresh fruit, grilled asparagus and sauteed mushrooms... along with the chocolate cake. It was a lot of work but she was worth it. I also made some muffins and piggy pudding for breakfast.

Lacey spent most of the day with us too which was really nice. We watched a movie together also. So a movie, dinner, and 14 minutes (instead of the 40 that was allowed) with Sean. Sean sounded good, also sounded a lot older to us. Used a few words in Spanish instead of English which made us laugh. So that is how our day turned out.

Mom- I love you!

Friday, May 08, 2009


Page and I headed to Yellowstone National Park the first weekend the road opened to Old Faithful. We pull into the parking lot and we see through the trees that it is going off. Ugh. Would have to wait 90 minutes for the next eruption. Can you see the geyser through the trees?

Here is some geyser water making its way down to the river. I love this shot.

We saw some Big Horn Sheep leaving Gardiner for Livingston.

We always see Elk around Mammoth Hot Springs.

Buffalo, Buffalo ! We saw lots of bison in the park. We also saw a wolf. Too far away to take a good picture of it, but we had binoculars and it was awesome.

Page at Old Faithful

We came up over the ridge and saw this beautiful winter wonderland.

Right inbetween Hot and Cold

Everytime the kids see this rock formation, we call it a Nephite fortress.

and the kids call this place, "big rock in middle of river" .
We had a great day together in Yellowstone. It is one of my most favorite places in the world.