|We love you and love Ashley's Insta gram post for you, so "ditto" and happy you are part of our family! Happy happy Birthday!|
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
|Nothing is better than snuggling with these two. I arrive in CA late at night and surprised the kids. We got to play a little in the morning and then they had to go to school. It was fun to meet their teachers and see their classrooms.|
|While the kids were at school we shopped some and went to this burger place for lunch in downtown Livermore. Ash and Rich are good parents.|
|Finally got to spend some time with Crewe and Dayne. They had dentist appointments but we needed to have Pink Berry before the dentist for bravery.|
|Look at the cool soccer ball glasses that Dayne wore while having her teeth clean. CP is ready for braces.|
|I think these two have grown a foot since I last saw them in August. Crewe is 10 and Dayne is 61/2.|
|Seems like all we did was eat but it just seems like that was when I could get a picture.|
|The kids got to skip school and we went into the city. First stop was "Houston's" for the delicious artichoke that Dayne loves and take a look at the size of those leaves.|
|A little smoke signal action.|
|Cute kids taking a big risk standing under a grand piano.|
|We are off to the the Jelly Bean Factory! ( I love Daynes boots)|
|The Duke made out of jelly beans. It was a very interesting tour and we saw tons of jelly beans but the tour could stand to be updated a little with some big screen tv's.|
|We stopped at Chucky Cheese for a little video game time. All the kids just love this place it's clean and big and not to bad.|
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Dane went with Percy, Staff Sergent Donald Schofield, on the Honor Flight to see the WWII Memorial. Since Grandpa had fallen and cracked his tail bone he was moving a little slow. With the help of drugs and a wheel chair he was set to go and be honored with the other 85 WWII Veterans from Montana. Everything was super organized and ready for the whirlwind trip. I took them at 5:30 Sunday morning to the airport. They fed them breakfast and finally got everyone boarded and on their way at 8 AM! After a 3 hour direct flight to Washington DC they arrived to a wonderful heroes welcome.
|Bands, boy scout troopes and these little sailors. They were very impressed and touched.|
|Their first stop was the Washington monument. Since the government was on shut down they couldn't get very close but no one was going to stop "the veterans."|
|The capital building on the way to the hotel. That evening Grandpa and Dane meet up with Layne, Pam and Morgan for dinner instead of going to the banquet and eating chicken.|
|Senator Bacus with Grandpa was one of the dignitaries that meet the group along with Senator Tester and Congressman Daines. They made little speeches and welcomed them all.|
|Grandpa and some of his new 85 friends.|
|They visited the Iwo Jima memorial|
|The Viet Nam memorial and wall.|
The tomb of the unknown soldier with the changing of the guards. Very somber and reverent feeling. These young men that are the guards do the changing every 30 minutes, rain or shine 365 days of the year. These men take an oath to never swear or drink alcohol for the rest of their lives.
|The Korean War memorial|
|Then they loaded them back up and flew them home to a wonderful welcome of about 300 + people with lots of flags, a band, bagpipers and lots of cheering. Gone just 38 hours.|
|It was a fast fun exciting trip for them both. Thanks for your service Grandpa, we love you and so glad you were brave and safe, we honor and love you!|
Sunday, October 13, 2013
It was so fun to meet Ernie the dog. He is a golden doodle and so soft and curly. He wanted to play all the time and Stella had to get him in line often with a snarl or two.
Finnley mostly ignored him.
I think Stella was jealous that Ernie was getting lots of attention but she got her fair share of pets from Alex.
We love having company and we hit all of the favorites.
A little Torres for Tiger, Ethan, Aaron, Peyton, Alex, Natali and Drew.
|We all had fun bowling. The boys did get to drive little cars and play laser tag while Nat and I hit the hobby and fabric stores.|
(My boy Aaron and his pirate mother)I love all these boys! So glad you came for your fall break. Wish you could of stayed longer but it was super fun to have you here in Montana.
Ethan at 14 is 6'2" and a little taller than Dane when he puffs up. Alex at 12 is about 5'8" and a little taller than me. Drew is growing like a weed and was hoping at 10 he was taller than me but not yet. Peyton is tall for his age too.
We all love going to Harper and Madison for breakfast. This year no retainer swallowing and no trip to the emergency room, just great carmel rolls.
Ernie made himself right at home. I had Stella talk to him about sitting on the furniture. ( I want this dog)
I love this picture of the Schofield boys with their bright colored shoes ready to play hoop with Tiger.
Tiger and Grandma with their handsome grandsons in front of the favorite "El B."
Not sure it would be a trip to Montana if we didn't have some Brockels Chocolates.
Ernie thought he was the driver. Thanks for coming to visit. Come back soon. Love you all tons!
Monday, October 7, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
About 3000 people came, very festive with lots of great loud music. We ran and walked and got lots of color!!1
|We went thru pink, purple, blue and water bombs. It was very fun.|
So we were a little crazy along with lots of others. The missionaries got to come and run too. Before the race, (kind of a race they didn't even have a timer or a clock) they had all the groups come up in front and the crowd would cheer to see whose costumes they liked the best. About 40 missionaries went up in front and when it came to them there was a little cheering. The MC, who was very good and did I mention great music, said "no make some noise for these missionaries or I will send them all to knock on your door." The crowd went wild:)
So we are crazy old people.
Our legs are a little sore today but
we did it and it was fun!
PS The colored corn starch kind of came out of out clothes. Our purple shoe laces turned back to white but our shirts are a funky color of orange/off white.