Thursday, March 27, 2014

Winter Repreave

We needed a winter break so badly.  We needed to see something green.
So we went to see these babies.

It was so fun to be with them.  Since we last saw them Cp got braces on his teeth and they both have grown so much.
We got to go to the Pinewood Derby.  It was fun but the little blue car didn't do that great.  We blame Richard. 
Crewe was a very good sport.  Before the races started the Cub Master gave a big speech about how there has to be a winner and a looser and we need to be good sports etc.  We saw this one boy that had a pretty fast car but when it came down to the Championship of the World race his car lost.  He cried and through the car in the garbage and stomped out.  Ha Guess he didn't hear the part about being a good sport.
We took the kids out of school for the afternoon and we went into San Franciso.  It was beautiful weather and fun to be together.
We mostly went into the city to eat at our favorite place "Houstons"  I love that Dayne orders grilled artichokes, they are mighty good.
Our selfie
  Our picture of us with a green tree
We went to the funniest movie "Mr. Peabody and Sherman."  We really liked it, I think I need to own that movie.
Dayne had her 7th birthday party at Joann's Fabric.  While we were painting Crewe and Tiger had a boys morning hiking on the trail, Target and then came and visited the party for a few minutes.  Rich had to clean the Church so he missed all the fun.  Cp wasn't happy to be in the fabric store.
It was very fun.  The little girls painted, glued and decorated cupcakes.  Ash had fun decorations with darling posters of the Baby Girl.

It was a great weekend and a super break from the winter.  We came back to more snow and more winter.
We had great eats, lots of laughs and so great to be with the Palmers.
Thanks for having us, love you all.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Longest Winter Ever

 This has been the longest winter ever.  
We have had more snow and cold weather than I have ever remembered.  One morning it was -22 and I forgot to take a picture but yes, the winter has been long.

It's a Winter Wonderland

 The snow is beautiful, white, pure and deep.

A record year for sure.  
It is the end of March and we still have snow in the shadows, 
but the tulips are peaking out of the ground.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Birthday Season

Alex the Birthday boy on the 18th of February became a teenager.  What I remember the most about big Al as a little boy he only said "no" and he would want "snack in a bag" and survived on Doritos.  Now he has the biggest heart for basketball.  He is a hard worker and some same he is still  "the smartest in what ever grade he is in."  Love this boy.

Love you Drew.  You are the favorite 11 year old as of March 4th.  He has so much energy and is always on the go.  He is a great athlete and is projected to be the tallest Schofield of all.
Dayne will be the newest 7 year old March 9th.  I love that she has style at this young age. She just started basketball and announced that she is "Hoopster Magoo, just like Tiger." She has so much personality, I think I want to be Dayne.  Love this Baby Girl!!
On my heart.  This boy will be 15 on the 25th of March.  He is now the tallest in the Schofield family.  I love that he calls me so I can see Earnie the dog and to say hi.  I love that he LOVES Tiger.  I love that he has found his  He gets straight A's, doesn't eat sugar, reads his scriptures every day and goes to a trainer.  He is a good boy!
This birthday is pulling at my heart too.  Aaron will be 40 on the 28th of March.  How can my first born be that old?  I remember holding him for the first time so tiny and a little line under his eyes so perfect and thinking that I was the luckiest person alive to have this sweet baby.  I love you Aaron.  You are a great father, son and husband.  You are a hard worker and I love that you see a project and get it done.  Hmmm wonder where you get that from?
Dick Palmer, somethimes known as Richard.  His birthday is the 6th of April.  He is a great dad and a great husband for our Ashley.  I love that he is so interested in everything that the kids do.  Happy Birthday to you Rich! 

 Happy Happy Birthday Darlins!   I am blessed to be a part of your family.  Love you all tons!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Ashley

Wow! Can't believe you are 37!  We love you more than ever.  You are just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside, a wonderful mother and a great person.  So grateful you are our daughter.  Love you and Happy Happy Birthday Darlin!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

She is Brave

Dawn started cancer treatment October 29, 2013 for breast cancer.  She is the bravest person I know.  She has been through so much.  Every 3 weeks she goes to the Frontier Cancer Center and has chemo infused that takes away her energy, taste, makes her feel like she has the flu and makes life pretty crumby.  Just as she starts to get her strength back it is time for her next treatment. Today February 12th the last treatment.  The cancer has shrunk, her feet and hands are numb, she is looking forward to having some surgery and a month of radation.  She is on the down hill and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  My heart hurts for her and all the worry, anxiety, and awfulness.  So glad it is almost overwith.  She will be checked every 3 months for the next 2 years.  She has always been in our prayers and it has been my pleasure to be with her every step of the way.  Heal Aunt Dawn, love you.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A real Mexican

10 Year old Crewe Palmer was telling his sister Dayne that Great Grandma Schofield ie Daisy has two kids that live in the United States and one that lives in Mexico.  Aunt Dawn likes to live in Mexico with Grandma Schofields people because she is Mexican.  He knows this because her name is Juanita.  f
Funny she doesn't look like a Mexican to me. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

San Diego Love

We just love everything about San Diego.  The weather and the food is the best!

We had never been to the Mormon Batalion Park.  It overlooks Old Town with huge big trees and a wonderful tribute to the the Women of the Battalion.

We have always loved Coronado since we lived there in 1972.  The Del Cornado's rooms this year were $990 a night so needless to say we passes but we did enjoy the beach.

While Don and Nita sat and watched the waves we walked on the beach and re lived our love for the beach and memories. 

We had some great eats.  Donuts from our favorite Golden Donuts,which we went to twice and Little Italy Filippi's and great Mexican food.

We do love the Mexican food in San Diego and I think Old Town Mexican might be my favorite.

We are off to whale watch.
We took this cool sail boat with just the 4 of us passangers and the captain for our 4 hour cruise.

In the harbor the Navy trains dolphins and sea lions.

We saw 2 whales that were on there way to Mexico
The whales stayed on the surface for quite sometime.  They breached which means that they came out of the water 4 times which is pretty uncommon.  I tried to get a picture of their heads out of the water but they are very fast.  Usually they stay under water and blow about every 5 minutes.

The sail boat was beautiful as well as the weather.
This is Don and Nita's favorite donut place ever.  We drove 40 miles to Escandido so they could get what they think is the best ever.  They are huge and have every kind.

Beautiful Saloma Beach.
We came back to more of this and -23 on the 5th of Fedruary.  Now why did we come back?  CA was a wonderful break from winter in Montana!