Monday, December 31, 2007
On Christmas Eve we hosted an open house for anyone in our extended families who wanted to join us. We had a full house and everyone brought lots of good food. Some of Anita's kids were in town and my sister, Pat, brought her boyfriend Terry from Utah to join us.
Christmas morning Karrie, Ryan and the kids came down the mountain in time for breakfast with granny Ellen, Oscar, Jocelyn and the Delgado boys. It was great watching their faces as they opened presents. Later, we opened more presents with Karl, Gaye and their family. Even Lindsey's dad and Maureen joined us.
Prime rib dinner was at two and we really had a nice time enjoying everyone and eating MORE. Pat and Terry brought my mom over and Angela, Lee and Lucy drove up from Glendale to join us. Altogether, I think we had 28. Leo and Vickie came over a couple of days after Christmas.
Here are some pictures, I know there's a lot, but, hey....it's practically my only post for December:
Maryellen's wedding was exciting and we are happy to have Brandon as part of the family. Last weekend another celebration was held for them in Fremont and they should have a trailer bursting with wedding gifts to haul to Provo next week. We wish them much happiness, but will miss them while they are away at school. This is the guest book/ favor table at the reception.
This is the grooms cake. They also had a nice chocolate wedding cake with chocolate flowers and raspberry filling. All the food was yummy. David (my husband) , barbequed the pork loins which were served with the famous secret recipe "Bobby Q Sauce."
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I DID brave the after Thanksgiving sales. Among my bargains were a microwave and tile for Ellen's casita. David and I have been working on it a lot and it should be done in a few weeks. Today we finished the door and window casings, tomorrow...the roof, Friday the cabinets.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
We also found out how well Brandon and Maryellen know each other. Brandon was asked 26 questions and Maryellen had to guess what his answers were. I figured they would do pretty well since they had spent so much time together and when they weren't together they were talking on the phone. Well...it ended up being 17 out of 26. When Brandon was asked what kind of flowers would be at their wedding, he said,"Colorful?"
Next... the wedding on December 15
Thursday, November 8, 2007
And...she got hungry!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
David told me his birthday has been over for some time and I really should post something new. Ok, I admit that I have been neglecting my blog, and it's not that I haven't had anything going on around here to blog about. Quite the opposite is true, in fact. Here's a quick rundown: We had a wedding shower for Keri Munn one Saturday evening and the Stake Harvest Festival the following Saturday, for which we cooked the meat (for 700 people). We shopped for construction materials and continued working on the Casita for Ellen. David is installing sheetrock as I type. Every now and then I have to go in and help. That stuff is HEAVY when you have to hold it over your head! In between was Ed Duffel's funeral, babysitting, temple work, sewing for wedding, yardwork (winter ryegrass and weeds), helping Granny and Grandma J. and Halloween. We also had some days with the computer down due to a broken fan. Life is wonderful! We are so blessed.
I loved watching Jocelyn's boys have fun last night at the Halloween Party. Super Hero Jared made the rounds several times to examine the pumpkins carved and lit up in the back of all the trunks. They squealed with delight while sliding and bouncing on the fun toys. I didn't get to the spook alley, but it must have been good because the fire department showed up (2 trucks and a bunch of firemen) after the silent alarm went off due to the fake smoke from the fog machine. Many people from the neighborhood around the church came and I saw lots of chili dogs and frito boats disappear. I personally handed out tons of candy from the back of my Jeep and saw every kind of imaginable costume, including Mommy Mummy Jocelyn (see above). The kids I have in Nursery were some of the CUTEST!
It was also during the last few weeks that we received word from Stuart Anderson about his cancer. Our hearts are full for him, Ann and their kids. I know it will be a challenging time for them.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Ryan's 10 -year-old class is pictured above. The one on the far left is a doctor now. The one on the far right is a lawyer. (Can you guess who?) Let's just say this group was together all the way through Primary and they were BIG trouble!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
an ice chest full of various vegetables.
All this was purchased for the Stake R.S. dinner on Saturday.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup in Sourdough Bread Bowls
Vegetable Trays with dip
BYU Mint Brownies
As Jocelyn and I were hollowing out the sourdough rounds to make bowls, David had a great idea. POWER TOOLS! Here he is hollowing out a sourdough loaf with a hole cutter while I am protesting. He almost lost a finger.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
While I'm at it, I would like to wish a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Randy. His birthday was last week. I kept waiting for one of his blogging daughters to make a post, but I must have missed it. I saw Cooper walking and Baby A and B, which I'm sure Papa Randy appreciated, but nothing about dear OLD dad, who is MUCH older than me now!