Friday, August 19, 2011

Getting lost on the way home

We spent a wonderful week with Julie & Frank (my sister and brother-in-law) and their children at the first Eisenhauer Reunion. We had such a wonderful time renewing our relationships with all who attended. We spent time around a campfire every night, and visited every day. On Saturday, we finished up the big weekend by celebrating Frank & Julie's 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Everyone knows we always get lost in Portland, Oregon and it wasn't long until we found ourselves on the Oregon Coast. It was a beautiful day!! The sun was warm on the sand, and the waves brought in seashells. There was no wind and we didn't even need our sweatshirts on the beach. I loved it but Rick was not so happy.

Rick loves the coast because he likes to fly stunt kites. He had conveniently put in the kites in case we were close to a beach. We went to Lincoln City, the Kite Flying capital of the U.S. He was so sad there was no wind. We stayed over night and got up to a windless morning. So, we got in the car and headed up the coast on a search for wind.

We stopped along the way at a few beaches. Still no wind. As we drove into Seaside, Oregon, we reminisced of all the fun times we had enjoyed in Seaside. We walked the street with all the little tourist shops and worked our way to the beach. As we stepped on to the beach, we could feel the wind in our hair and see kites flying in the sky. The wind was blowing and Rick was in heaven. He flew his two kites for a couple of hours. We then packed up and headed for Idaho.

All in all, it was a wonderful week. We loved being with family.

We also loved enjoying the beach just the two of us.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm thankful for. . .

SNOW DAYS!!!!! We just got word that there will be no school in the Twin Falls School District. Am I excited? Yes!! I don't remember the schools being closed since Ariane was in Kindergarten. She was so disappointed because it was just before Christmas and they had a Christmas program planned. Every day she would ask if she could go to school and cried when I told her there was no school today. (She did get to do their program, it was after the new year and was still wonderful.)
Anyhow, I am looking forward to waffles with Ari, Derek, and Brody tomorrow.
Yeah!! A snow day!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

BYU vs Nevada

Hoping this weeks game with Nevada is more exciting than last week's game.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fun At Grandma's

This summer has been such a wonderful summer. I so enjoyed having Ari, Derek, and Brody here. Early last winter, I had promised that I would watch Drage for the summer. I really enjoyed having him here, along with everyone else.

One day, Ari and I were not so aware of what was happening outside. We knew the boys were outside having a good time. This is what we found.

It's always fun at Grandma's house!!!
(And, Yes, he was bathed and clean by the time Mom came to pick him up.)

"Bring it on"

This morning, the bishopric was informed that next Sunday the three wards in our building will be realligned to make four wards and our bishopric would be released. We knew it was coming, as our bishop has been in his calling for over five years, however, it was quite a shock to me to know it was happening this next weekend. This has been a wonderful experience for me and especially Rick. He loves working in the Bishopric as a second councilor. Our home has been engulfed with the Holy Spirit through these last two years. And I have loved to see him grow and progress in the gospel. We love the men he has been working with. They have watched miracles happen and have accomplished much. It has been a good ride. I will miss all the blessings that we receive from service to our God in this capacity. Now, I look forward to what will be. Life changes, the work moves on. What will our role in this new adventure be? Well, as a member of the ward council said today, "Bring it on."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chillaxin' at the Beach

This is one of my favorite pictures I got at the Oregon Coast. The two people sitting on the log are my granddaughter, Audrey and my son, Justin. They are just chillaxin' on the beach watching grandpa fly his kite (the pink kite on the side of the picture). One of the few quiet moments on the beach during our trip.

Friday, July 9, 2010

All the Blogs you Missed

I got up and got ready to go to the temple. As we drove up the road to ward the temple, I realized I had forgotten to take my recommend. We are so lucky to have it so close, that Rick and I decided to catch the 11:30 session instead, so I thought I would get this blog done.

I have had so many ideas for blogs, but haven't taken the time to actually blog. Here are some you missed.

  • Justin's 30th Birthday Wingding!

  • Spring Break--A trip to Nevada to bring Ari and Brody home for a week visit. (This included a stop in Salt Lake City to visit with Scott, Lyric, & Gregory)

  • A Thai Recipe using Hamburger!! Delicious!

  • Idaho Capitol Building!! aka The Castle--a visit with Justin, Becky, and Audrey and a tour of the capitol to prepare myself for our 4th grade field trip to Boise.

  • Schools out for Summer

  • Cleaning like crazy to prepare for the summer activities

  • A Greyhound ride to Las Vegas

  • Bringing Derek, Ari, and Brody to Idaho (Derek got a job in Twin Falls. They will be living with us until they decide what to do)

  • Gregory Visits for a week!! (this picture shows how Gregory can eat with his toes)
  • The LDS Missionaries move into the Basement

  • Williard Reunion at Newport Beach

  • Finally Warm weather, Maybe summer can start.

If you are interested in one of these blogs, let me know. I can try to catch you up. In the meantime, summer is finally here, things have settled down (as well as they could with a house full of people) and Summer vacation is here.

I think I had better head to the temple.