Monday, October 26, 2009

Holly turns 18!

Birthday Dinner @ Agave-- Holly's favorite! Olivia joined us.

Holly turned 18 on October 21st! She feels like an adult now but I feel like she is still my baby. Happy B-Day baby! We spent the weekend before her birthday in Miami shopping and she got some fun stuff including a pair of red high heels. Go Holly!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Recipe for a Perfect Summer Evening

Start with 1 beautiful Utah mountain setting-- (preferably Deer Valley)
Mix in generous amounts of pine trees, quakies, fresh air and the aroma of rich mountain soil.
Spread it out beneath a sky of brilliant blue then gently fade to a darkened canvas lit with sparkling starlight.
Set the temperature for cool enough to wear jeans, boots and a light jacket.
Toss in a blanket.
Sift in good company to share the experience with (in my case my daughter Allison--thanks for being my little concert buddy )
Top it off with the music of Jackson Browne--play for over two hours without an intermission.
Put it all together and you have one fabulous evening and an envious husband--sorry Ed, I know you would have loved it!! :(
It was a little bit of heaven for me and the perfect finale to my mountain summer visit!! I get emotional just thinking about it. It restored my soul!! Thank you Jackson--you've still got it :)

Cute Allison endured the strong smell of Marijuana that would waft by now and then. She said it reminded her of her mission in Amsterdam--too funny to connect those two opposites.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Boys Are Taking Over!!

After a teary goodbye to Grandma Grampp we drove 6 hours to California where we had a joyful reunion with Eddie, Mary and Baby E!!! What a treat. He is sooooo precious. I love our pics of him, he is so photogenic. He is seriously the best baby. He loved sitting on my lap while I read him "Goodnight Moon." He will turn one this month. While we're on the subject of grandsons, I am delighted to share that we are going to be blessed with two more in early 2010. Allie and Bobby are having little Grayson in early January and Kelli and Kyle are having little Camden the end of February. We girls may have to fight for chick flicks--up until now we have ruled. We are all so excited. What fun families are!!!

Reading "Goodnight Moon" How cute is that?
Now that's a pizza!
Aunt Kelli's practicing!! She was such a good sport to drive all that way to see little E.
Cheerio time :)

All Giggles!
Aunt Allison and her baby bump!!
This one is my favorite. Grandpa and his boy!
That was yummy Aunt Summie! Give me some more of that lollipop :)
Having fun eating out. Yes baby Eddie does have parents--sorry I didn't take more pics of them but Mary and Eddie are in this one!
Here we are with our boy. We wanted to bring him home with us he is such a cuddle bug!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fun with Family in Arizona

Day 2 of our road trip found us in Scottsdale Arizona with Grandma Grampp. We had a lovely visit with her. We miss her. She is amazing! Still going strong and independent @ 93. I want to be just like her when I grow up!!

Mother and Son :) Such a sweet picture. Vesta looks great!!
The Grampp Girls--minus Carli and Holly who stayed home from the road trip to work & play.

Nephews Clayton, Brian & some of their kids :)
Summer was feeling under the weather, we took her to the doctor before we left to make sure she didn't have an infection before we hit the road again. She told the doctor., "My 93 year old grandmother keeps taking my temperature with an old school thermometer." The doctor said "Mercury?" Summer answered "Yes!" He laughed and asked me if Grandma was really 93. When I confirmed that all of the above was true he told Summer that meant good DNA for her!
Actually, grandma said she enjoyed taking care of us and serving us--it gave her purpose. We love and appreciate her example and influence in our lives.
Alan and Ed jammin on the guitar
Visiting with Robyn and Chelsea