Sunday, November 27, 2011

California Addendum


Shareen has covered our activities, but thought I would add a few additional pictures and comments.

Monday was Disneyland day with everyone else in California.  Monday was also Brian's and my 49th Wedding Anniversary.  We had quite a romantic celebration.  I went to Disneyland with the Eberles and Brian stayed home.  When I mentioned this to Shannon, she said, "I guess you both got to do what you wanted."  It was a fun day even with the crowds.  It was all lighted up for Christmas so it was beautiful at night.

I had to throw in a picture of my favorite castle.

 We had mixed weather while there.  We had several days of overcast, but days of nice sunshine.  The temperature was in the low 60's so can't complain about that.  We chose a sunny day to take a walk on the beach.

We had some delicious chicken teriyaki for lunch.  It tasted really good to me as I have not seen one teriyaki place in our area .

The pelican seemed to be enjoying this beautiful day as well.

Mike was the chef for Thanksgiving dinner.  He did the dressing, turkey and gravy.  It was nice to be able to sit back and watch.  That was definitely something to be thankful for.  Doesn't it look lovely?

We went to visit Landel on Tuesday.  He isn't doing very well.  He still lives there in his home and one of his granddaughters helps out some.  Eric thinks it won't be long until he will need additional care.

Shareen and I went to see Breaking Dawn.  I wasn't expecting much as the comments in the paper were not favorable.  However, we both liked it.  I give it a B+.

Shareen and I made a very brief trip to Walmart for their 10 pm sale Thanksgiving night.  It was a mad house and we got out of there quickly, went home to bed and passed up all the midnight store openings.
We got up in the morning and I think we hit a lull when the early shoppers were gone home to bed and the lazy ones were not up yet.  Anyway, it was quite pleasant.  We were home by noon.

We are back home now, and the weather is very pleasant here.  So, we will be around until we leave for Washington State.  By the way, where did November go?   I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

Oh, and of course it was great to see the pictures of beautiful baby, Audrey.  I really like that name.  Welcome to the family, Audrey.  Congratulations to David and Tiffany.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Anya's Special Day

Anya was baptized on Saturday.  We were so happy we could be there and participate.  I gave a little talk on baptism, Shareen talked on the Holy Ghost.  Anya played a little song on her guitar, and Grandpa performed the baptism and confirmation.  I wish you all could have been there. 

 Anya and Camille are decoration the sugar cookies shaped like 8's.  They were very tasty and disappeared quickly.

We are very proud of Anya for making a decision to be baptized.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Getting the Christmas Spirit

I was in Tai Pan the other day, and they are definitely ready for Christmas.  That store was decked out in every nook with the most beautiful Christmas decorations.  Every where I looked was something I would love to buy.  However, I settled on these little cupcake santas and snowmen to use for visiting teaching gifts.  I'll fill them with candy.  Oh, but it was fun to look and wish.  I keep thinking of certain items so I may have to go back.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

West Virginia Glimpses

I am so slow in getting around to doing this post, but will give you a glimpse of my activities with Julia and family.

Isaac invited his Mom to join him for lunch at school.

Everything is a hat for Macey.  She is wearing her favorite princess dress.

Isaac has his game face on.

Macey is not too interested in the soccer games, but enjoys exploring.

Loraya was a force out there on the soccer field.  She even scored a goal.  Besides everything else going on at Julia's house, they were also tending a friend's dog, Lucy.  She is there with Jacob.

I got to go to the ward truck or treat and halloween party at the church.

Just the cutest little Minnie Mouse ever.

Macey loves her books.  Whenever anyone sits down on the couch, she is right there with a book.  It is so fun to have her climb up on your lap and get to snuggle a bit with her.

Julia mentioned the snow on Saturday.  I was a little worried about my flight being cancelled or delayed, but it all turned out okay.

Looks pretty doesn't it?   The fall leaves have to give way to snow.

Thanks to Loraya, Isaac and Macey for a fun time in West Virginia.  Okay, it was also nice to spend time with Julia and see Jacob for a bit.