Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Allie May is 4 years old!

Can you say " I am a happy girl?' Grandma and Granpa lovin' our number 6
Note the hair. It was amazing!

Allie May is beautiful! And here...she knows it!

This is by far one of my most favorite pictures of Allie. Can't you just feel her sweetness? I can, and wish I could see her more often. Maybe now that they are moving to the Western side of the U.S. we can make that happen!

It was Thanksgiving Day in 2005 when the cutest little girl arrived. She was surprising with her full head of dark hair!! It was fun to watch that grow out and see her blond roots...now she has the prettiest strawberry blond hair!
AllieMay, Grandpa and Grandma J really love you...and traditions says we get to take you to Disneyland now that you are 4...so hurry and come to California!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Our # 5 turns 5 today!!

5 years ago today, this little angel joined our family. Since she has lived near us all of her life, we have had so many fun times together:
We have gone to her dance recitals, soccer games, Grandparents Day at kindergarten, Primary Programs and fun places like Disneyland, Sea World and Leg land.

Her laugh, smile and bubbly giggle has brightened many of our days!

She is a charmer, a gret big sister, a wonderful daughter and baker!

She is ALWAYS happy when she is swinging!
We love you Taylor Marie and are looking forward to many more adventures with you!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mt. Baden-Powell & John Muir... 2 of my favorites

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. John Muir

Picture #1, 11-11-'09 The trail up Mt. Baden-Powell, 9399'. Trailhead 6593'. Elevation gain 2806' in 4 miles. I was pretty proud of myself for making it up in 2 hours. I left at 7:00 and arrived at the top at 9:00. I was walking around enjoying the view when Jeff Enriquez zipps by me and touches the monument and checkes his watch... 1 hour and 40 minutes he says. Yeah, big deal. He's younger than me, skinny, and a fireman... he's supposed to be in shape.
#2 The view NE towards Victorville and a bit of the trail showing.
#3 Looking east at Mt. Baldy. I've been up there. You ever been up Baldy, Jeff? Hah! Probably take you 4 hours to get up that one! (Took me 2 days!)
#4 Looking SW... That's Catalina Island off in the distance there. Trust me.

"Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail." John of the Mountains

Jer of the Mountains