Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Memorial Day trip to Las Vegas

we spent the weekend in Las Vegas visiting my brother Mark and his family.  My dad is turning 80 on June 2nd and we decided to go to Las Vegas and celebrate with Mark.  Everyone  was there but Blake and Micaela and Mitchell (serving a mission in Columbia).  It was a super fun trip of plenty of swimming and good food.  nick, Stella and Jack couldn't have spent more time in the pool.

On Sat we went to the Springs Preserve.  it is this nature center that was built on this natural spring and had some cool science stuff and some animals and just fun.  I thought it was a great place to spend some time in the afternoon.  We went home for more swimming and a BBQ and our birthday party.  It was a spectacular party.  Dinner and a cake.  No gifts.  FAB!  I guess our gift to him was just being there all together.

Sunday Nick, Stella and Jack were swimming and paying goggles store.  They collected all the goggles from the bottom of the pool and Stella made a goggles store on this raft.  Googles for,sale she would yell .  "two for one". "oh come on guys" she said (cuz they not responding ). Then jack "okay" and he went and got some.  Soo funny to watch then come up with these ideas.

Later Nick and Stella were playing that they were the smartest in the class so the teachers gave them more to study which was rocks.

I went and saw Marks office.  so very nice.  he gave me a case of toothpaste and some tooth brushes. Love Him (I would love him even without the toothbrushes). He has a great family and wife.  And a nice house with a fun pool!   No wonder my children were soo excited to visit him!  (me too).
Mark promised Andrew that he would take him to the pawn shop that is on Pawn Stars.  so nice and he even bought him a T-shirt.  Very much appreciated!
 
 
Jack

Abi, Stella and Luke



Andrew

 

Grandpa turns 80

We went to Las Vegas for Grandpa Lewis' 80th birthday.  We had lots of swimming and eating and fun.  And LOTS of swimming.  Mark and Paula are such great hosts.  They have a way nice house and beautiful pool.  Here is grandpa's cake with a flag.  The flag was for Memorial day we think.  Hayden picked out the cake.  We had a BBQ of hotdogs and Hamburgers.  There were no gifts.  Our just being there is a gift enough!  hahah 

Mark and Gpa in the Hot tub







Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

 
On Sat we went to the Springs Preserve. it is this nature center that was built on this natural spring and had some cool science stuff and some animals and just fun. I thought it was a great place to spend some time in the afternoon. We went home for more swimming and a BBQ and our birthday party. It was a spectacular party. Dinner and a cake. No gifts. FAB! I guess our gift to him was just being there all together.

  
  
 
This all of the kids on the garbage truck at the preserve



Andrew at the fruit stand

Nick, McKenna and McCall

Nick, Luke and Jack

Hayden and his lady

Paula, Marti and Mark

Abi

Mark

Abi and Brooke

Nick trying to jump as far as a wild boar


Stella, Brooke and McKenna

Abi, Hayden, Brooke, McKenna and McCall

The whole gang at the flood exhibit.








Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mothers day

Mothers day 2013 was the day McCall spoke in church because she just got home from her mission.  Fab dinner and conversation at Michelle's house after.  Then Jack gave me a trivet that he made in school and Abi wrote me a poem!  Here is a pic of the trivet and I'll post the poem as soon as I get it from her!  The best part was that I got out of teaching Relief Society because I had to go to Michelle's ward!!!  Yahoo!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lostering

One of my favorite things is to go to Red Lobster.  I have some Red Lobster Friends.  We have been friends for soo long and have been going to red loster for a while.  LOVE the Crab.  I go with my friend Lynne and Janet.  Lindar and Jenn have joined us in the last few years because we are soo fun.  Really there isn't much better than Old friends that know all about you and still love you.  The joke is that we are chemo buds because if you have to have chemo therapy you need a ride and we are buds enough to take the day off work for driving each other to chemo therapy!  actually we had another friend, Gerilyn, that said she would hold our hair back when we would throw up in the toilet...Now that is a friend!  Sad part is she died about 7 years ago when she had a stomach staple.  Two weeks out, she got a blood clot and died.  Love and miss my Gerilynn!  Nothing like my chemo lobster buds!  Really it doesn't get any better than the are!

Another bar of soap...

I have soo many things to post that I decided to post about soap.   I have used a bar of soap For my restless leg syndrome.  Place it under your sheet and it is suppose to help.  Well, I noticed it,was helping.  Like it stopped.(restless leg syndrome was self diagnosed by he way). but then I noticed that I was having some restless legs again...read online about someone else that had the symptoms come back after a while so she changed the soap and got relief.  So I was just laying here and had restless again...changed the soap and it has stopped!  Wow. gotta  b crazy!  But hey price is right and smells good!!

Halloween

We had our usual dinner of Papa Murphys pizza in a pumpkin shape.  Here is our festive table....not that festive this year b...