Monday, May 15, 2017

Jody's Week of Bad Hair = Mexico

 Every year I love to go to Mexico to visit Dawn and Wimp for a week and thaw, get my hands and feet warm, sew, and tan my legs.  Either my sister Judy comes with me or my friend Kippi but they both weren't able to make it this year but still so fun.  Thanks for having me Dawn and Wimp.
I love this little bakery.  It's off a dirt road, down an alley and looks alot sketchy but these hot rolls are pretty darn good.

At least once a day I would go down to the beach and walk out to the water. Most of the time I would go by myself but not always.  This is probably my favorite thing to do.

As you can see I take back seat to these pups.  Princes the Mexican dog loves to go for a ride and keeps a very close eye on the Rhino.  Chase the weiner dog is a good dog and Lexie the old dog mostly just sleeps.

I always bring a sewing project and this year the quilt I made went to Love Foster Hope who host a camp for teenage girls.  The camp is in Texas so the girl who got this quilt was probably pretty hot.  A pretty great view for sewing.
A trip to Mexico isn't a good trip without eating at Mr. Fish Taco with it dirt floors.  Also a trip to Mexico isn't complete without finding atleast a few sand dollars.  I don't think I need any more sand dollars but I just can't help myself, I love them.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring 2017

Aaron and Alex took a quick 4 day trip to Thailand to ride an elephant and pet a tiger. Check and Check They also went to Hong Kong Disneyland. 
 
Ashley was asked to be the librarian at Dayne's school.  She has run their book fair for the last several years and has raised tons for money for them.  She is the perfect choice and it is her 'dream job.


What would be more fitting than for a librarian  to have a book quilt?  Well this one was made for Natalie and both Ash and Dr. Nat have requested a book quilt.  It is the first "paper pieced" quilt I have made so the next two should be easy, right?


Our happy old dogs.Finnley still loves the dog toy at his ripe old age of almost 13, he can hardly see but he LOVES dog cookies.   Pretty Stella just turned 12 on April 6th and can hardly hear.  

Our tulips were so pretty this spring. April 21,2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Winter 2017


The Aaron and Natali Schofield Family  January 2017

Alex, Payton, Ethan Drew.......Ernie the Dog
We have had tons of snow this winter.  Dane is the best dog Dad.  The pup seem to know that he is retired and have taken advantage of him being home so they convinced him to take them out often.

California has had a ton of rain this winter.  Crewe and his friends did the polar plunge in the rain and cold. 


Richard's company takes everyone to Disneyland every year and the Palmers love it, especially all things Star Wars.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ethan.  He got his mission call February 9 and he is going to the JAKARTA INDONESIA mission reporting May 24th the day before his high school graduation.  We are so proud of him and the decision he has made to serve a mission.  But my grandma heart is saying you will be just barely 18 when you leave and you are still a baby.  Gosh we are really going to miss him. #Enomission #holyhotandsweatycountry #hewon'tstickoutmuchat6'5"

Ethan signed with Air Force to play football.  Quite the celebration at the school. 2-2016
Our Ashley baby turned 40.  How can this be?
Love her, my Valentine baby.  She was just a month old when she was blessed and 3 when she lost her front tooth when she fell out of a wagon.

Ashley and Natalie went to LA to celebrate her birthday and Ethan had a golf trip planned so Dane and I were the baby sitters.  The kids had school and Lacrosse practice but we took them to dinner and played lots of games.
Grandma Nita and Dane look like they are dating :)


Boise has had a ton of snow this winter and these two, Ethan and Kade, did lots of snow blowing.

Dane was hot to go to Red Lodge and ski.  It has been probably about 5 years since we had last skied.  I was nervous and was worried that I wouldn't be able to stop.  It was so fun and it took one run to get my ski legs and it all came back.  We still got it!

I bought this fabric in San Diego and it is my new favorite quilt.  I took this picture March 10, 2017.  It rained first then snow and froze.  All the trees and scrubs were so beautiful!






Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mexico Love 2017

We made our annual trip to Mexico with Crewe, Dayne, Ashley
 and this year our friend Delaine Becker.
Gosh I love this family of mine.

It was so fun to be together.  We ate good food, read books, played on the beach, swam at the condos, bought sun glasses, Crewe drove the car, Dayne drove the rhino, and played in the sunWe could of stayed longer.

Aunt Dawn and Uncle Wimp have been working hard on their house, La Casa De La Ballena-the Whale House.  We love the new patio, so cute and inviting.



Monday, January 16, 2017

2 Week San Diego Snow Birds

It's been a rough couple of weeks and this was just what we needed.  We rented this cute apartment in Coronado, that even had a cute dog that came to visit us and talk Dane into treats.
We loved this beach.  
We walked on the beach every day. We liked to walk down to the dog beach too, such happy dogs. 


One day I was totally in charge so we walked on the beach and rode bikes, went to the zoo and of course ate Mexican food.  
It was all so fun!
 The giraffe is my favorite animal so I always take a picture.  I like the flamingos too.  Dane one time told me that they stand with one leg up their butt because they can so I passed that bit of knowledge on to the grand kids whenever we are at a zoo.  One always needs to repeat this.  "You know Dane used to work at the zoo until they fired him.  They fired him for feeding the monkeys.  Well, he was feeding them to the tigers."  :) :)  
We think that is funny.
One day it rained so we went to the Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla.  I could stay all day watching the fish and other critters swim around.  It is so peaceful.

On Sunday we went to church in Imperial Beach then went for a ride to La Jolla Cove and sat and watched the ocean.  It was a little windy but oh so beautiful.
Almost every evening we would walk on the beach and usually by the Del Coronado. 
One of things I love about visiting California in the winter is seeing something green.  I love the tall skinny palm trees and the funky pine trees.  I loved seeing the poinsettia plants growing in the ground.  Now that is never going to happen in January in Montana.
We took the ferry boat from Coronado to down town San Diego twice.  Dane tried to claim that he took me on a cruise but this doesn't count.
We also visited the Air and Space Museum.  It was way cool.  I think our grandson Drew needs to visit this place.  He loves airplanes and knows all kinds of things about them.
The Imperial Beach Pier in the rain.
We found the best shrimp tacos at a little dumb by the pier that we visited 3 different times.
Not only rain but wind, but it didn't stop us from walking on the Coronado beach. 
We took a little road trip up the coast to Oceanside where Dane lived for a year.  We went by his house which really was on a big hill, unlike the house in Torrance which he thought was a "big hill" but really isn't. 

We went to the beautiful San Diego Temple for our friends sealing.  It is so beautiful and majestic.

I love this man and our happy life.
We took this selfie sitting on a bench in Sea Port Village on our 44th Anniversary.  We took the ferry from Coronado over to San Diego, had lunch at the Cheese Cake Factory, looked in all the little stores and then sat and watched the boats go by.  It was a perfect way to celebrate our wonderful life. 

San Diego harbor and the skyline.
We pretty much walked on the beach every morning, cleaned up and then did something fun and ate Mexican food.  One day we found this swinging bridge that was above the trees.  I was brave and went about half way.  Dane really wanted to body surf but the water was really really cold.
On our 10 minute ferry boat ride we went by these sleeping sun bathing seal.  The dock is by the SS Midway which you can visit. It is huge!

On one of our road trips we took a 4 hour ride inland, over the mountains to the desert to Indio.  We had lunch, drove by his house that they lived in for 9 years, his grade school then drove back for another 4 hours.  Checked that off!
We had the best time and the 2 weeks zipped bye.  It was so fun to be together and re grouped.  We enjoyed the beach, wore flip flops, loved seeing green trees, grass and flowers, and found the best donut shop, Golden Donuts, which we visited 3 times.  We went to 2 movies at the Coronado movie house, shopped, and found the best green chili verde at Coyote Cafe in Old Town. Also discovered a taco shop that had delicious cheep shrimp tacos.  We had to try several donut shops and Mexican places to make these claims.  We went to Balboa park 3 times and visited the Air and Space Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and the Automobile Museum, the Aquarium, and the zoo.  Dane took naps, we read, watched TV and  took rides and walked on more beaches.  I think I could stay longer!  Home again, home again back to the snow.






















Saturday, December 31, 2016

Here's to the New Year

Crewe wanted to stay up until the new year so Ashley, Crewe, Ethan and I stayed up.  Ash and Ethan watch a bunch of old  "Friends" episodes and laughed and laughed.  Crewe mostly texted his friends.  We sure are exciting:)
Here's to 2017

Schofield Cousins

Cute times three the Schofield Granddaughters- Bonnie, Ashley and Kristina
As hard as it has been coming together for the funeral of our friend, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa it also has been so healing to be together.  It has been wonderful to have the second cousins know each other.  They are all such wonderful kids. The picture on the left is of the second cousins- front row l to r Ben Prince, Sabrina Cook, Kal Matthews, Dayne Palmer.  Back row L to R Maddie Cook, Sarah Cook, Crewe Palmer.
We had "pasties" a meat and potato pastry that Grandpa ate as a kid and loved all his life, in honor of Grandpa at Pugs and loved being together.
On the right side of the table is Emmie and Jeff Prince, Grace Schofied, Bonnie Cook, Dawn Matthew, Megan Matthews, Kurt and Wren Matthews, and Ethan Schofield at the end of the table.  On the left is Kristina Prince, Dan Cook, Stewart Schofield, Grandma Nita Schofield, Ashley Palmer, Jody Schofield, Aaron Schofield, Dane Schofield.
The kids had so much fun jumping at a trampoline place.  Top right picture is of Sarah Grace Cook, Dayne Palmer and Sabrina Cook.  Top left is Ben Prince and Evie Cook.  The bottom right is Emmie and Jeff Prince and Sabrina Cook.   The bottom right is Bonnie Cook, Grace Schofield and Kristina Cook and baby girl cooking.



Dayne and Sarah Grace are both 9 years old.

Ashley is holding baby Wren Matthews.  Maddie Cook and Crewe Palmer are both 13 and had so much fun together.  Now these three phone playing men, Ethan Schofield, Dan Cook and Dane.

This Kal Matthews is the best 4 year old ever and baby Wren is the cutest.  Dayne and Kal were buddies.