This morning you couldn't see any of the cars!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This morning you couldn't see any of the cars!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Look at how great that space is now. http://jeranddijorgenson.blogspot.com/2008/03/quick-remodel-update.html
Next, at the end of May, Jerry took out the window from the dining area into the enclosed porch, and put in french doors.
This area looks great, and just as Jerry had planned, the traffic flow is really easy when we have a gathering like the one we just had for my Mom's 87th birthday. http://jeranddijorgenson.blogspot.com/2008/05/back-to-remodel.html
This is the view looking into the kitchen. Jerry took out the wall oven and countertops and he painted and built cabinet doors. They really came out great.
Please note the terrific plate rack. My amazing man just looked at several designs, then came up with his own to fit our space and dishes.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Now a HUGE shout-out to my sweetheart who is an amazing man. He works so hard to make our home a more beautiful and comfortable place. Then he even brings a great spirit into it when he strums the guitar and sings. I took this shot Sunday as he sat playing hymns and quietly singing. I am the luckiest girl in the whole USA!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Don't they look terrific???
Today Jerry installed the flooring in the kitchen. He said the video he studied said it is 'easy', but he told me not to let anyone tell me it is 'easy'! He has worked pretty non-stop, since 11:30 this morning and is nearing completion!
I can't believe the difference! Next, the stove goes in, then the cabinet doors will be finished and then hung..and then (or maybe even before that) the new carpeting!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The happy boys!
Proud Grandma J with her 1st grader!
Grandpa J had promised Michael a ride on a 'real' train on our last visit. We didn't have time for a trip to Seattle, so we planned a shorter trip, just 2 stops north. We went from Vancouver WA to Centralia WA.
This was a fun adventure, and it kept everyone occupied as we passed the time for the main event of the weekend: Michael's baptism.
It was a wonderful baptism. Michael was the only one from his Ward being baptized this month, so he was able to have his 'own' meeting. Grandpa J was honored to be asked to baptize and confirm Michael, and both he and Michael did a great job. They had practiced the method, and there were no surprises. We did realize though, that we sould have practiced the handshakes around the circle after the baptism, because as soon as Michael's confirmation was done, he hurried to his seat..never looking back.
We are so very proud of our 1st 2 grandchildren who have chosen to be baptized. They are great examples to their families and cousins too. We are grateful that we are able to be there for these special times in the lives of those we love.
Monday, September 8, 2008
I met up for breakfast in Carlsbad with good old friends. Linda Bowman, Marilynn Scheller, Diane Smith and I all worked at Westwood Elementary in the 80s and 90s. We have remained friends, though we are now scattered all over the place. e had a fun GNO group with 4 other co-workers. We went fun places and celebrated birthdays, weddings and events for several years in San Diego.
Jerry did a whole lot of remodeling of my kitchen. No, it isn't quite done, but we are at the point where the 2 big things left will be subbed-out: Counter tops and flooring! The carpet will go in within the next few weeks too! I can hardly wait. Here is my new micro-hood.
We spent a fun day in Newport with Tyler, Tanya, Taylor, Ashlynn and Andy. This is one of my favorite pics from the day..my cute dimpled guys!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Now, my question to you is...have you ever done something like this...and wish that you hadn't??
Yes, I know, it will grow back, but do I have the patience for it? I guess we';; just have to see.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Are they cute, or what??
We let them go, when they promised to always be so fun!
The next day we went to the beach and in the afternoon we went o the Santa Cruz Boardwalk! We had a really fun time, the twins are old enough to ride the rdes without Mommy & Daddy, is that a good thing?
Some of the pics are out of order...but you can see how big Andy & Ashlyn look as they driver their own dune buggy!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
We spent 10 glorious day is Hawaii, this time we went to Maui for 4 of the days.We stayed in an old Inn in the heart of lanai and enjoyed the local flavor there. We went for a day - long drive and experienced more local flavor, the best smoothie ever, made in an old special-needs school bus and the best banana bread on the planet, from a small family-owned stand.
The bread was delicious, and the hospitality was amazing.
While in Maui, we went on an all day excursion. We rode the Trinity catamaran to a small, privately owned island. We saw amazing scenery, including a pod of spinner dolfins just diving and jumping and spinning all the time! It was amazing, But we didn't take our camera, dumb!
We went snorkeling there, and that was another adventure. We saw a sea turtle and followed him for awhile...way cool! That was probably our favorite day of vacation..and we have no pictures to show!
Back on Oahu, we ended our vacation in a BIG way. We stayed at the Outrigger Reef, and our room was right over-looking the beach, It was a corner room, so one balcony looked over Diamond Head, and the other; the ocean.
When we picked up our rental, we 'up-graded', for very little $, and had a BLAST in this car!
Come on, how could we NOT have fun?
We drove around a LOT and took an extra loop through town before we turned the car over to the valet!
We really had a great time, and are looking forward to the next trip...it was quiet, and a little lonely without any family, but it was a great way to celebrate our 34th anniversary!