Monday, December 29, 2014

Roommate Visit

My friend came to visit on her way home from Hawaii.
She and her family came for Sunday dinner.
It is amazing to have them in our home.
It's almost been 20 years since we met.
Man we are getting old....

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Eye Bruise


He woke up one morning with this. 
We didn't know what was going on.
Come to find out this is a bruise in the eye.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Eve

We were invited to the Romney home 
on Christmas Eve 
for Clam Chowder and Green Chili Beef Soup. 
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The children acted out the Nativity.
These are their family traditions. 

We shared with them the Christmas Pie tradition. 
The children shared a talent on the piano. 
We had a lot of fun.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Piano Musicale

Underfoot has learned to play the piano over the last 3 years.
This is a picture of him at his first
Underfoot participates in Musicgarten.
This is a group piano lesson.

This is a picture of his class.
They have been a class together for 3 years.
One class member moved last year.

He played 3 songs. 
One song was an improvisation piece.
He kept playing and playing and playing.
He was creating the piece on the spot.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Temple Lights

On our way home from Pinetop, Arizona, 
we went to the LDS Mesa Temple 
to view the temple lights. 

The lights were turned on Friday evening.

We watched a 3 minute video about the greatest Gift.

The boys took our picture.

Here is a picture of a Bird of Paradise.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving

Thank you Grandparents for giving us a great Thanksgiving!

We spent our time in Pinetop, Arizona.
A crock potted chicken was the main menu.

While in Pinetop we:
- went in the hot tub every day
- spent time playing games like Uno, Monopoly Junior, and building puzzles

- enjoyed fabulously delicious food
- spent time talking about goals for the coming year!

Petrified Forest National Park

We visited the Petrified Forest National Park 
as part of Thanksgiving.

This National Park has a painted desert.

There are also petrified trees.
You are asked when you enter and when you leave
if you've taken any parts of the park especially the petrified part.

The desert here changes from red to grays to blues.

Part of the park takes in part of Route 66.
When Route 66 was super popular,
the park had many visitors and even overnight hotels.

Underfoot and Hurricane enjoyed earning their Junior Ranger badges.

The park give a plastic badge as well as a woven patch.