Thursday, December 10, 2009
Mom/Grandma making her house. Notice the frosting on the chin. Still the same mom!
Kristi decorating and solving the problems of the world.
Happy, lovely Becca. This is going to be her favorite picture ever!
Matthew didn't want to watch the BYU game. This seemed the lesser of the evils. And we made him do it.
Tara just looking confused.
Mark loves these girls and they love him!
Here is how the manly men make their houses. They DON'T! Bumms! (Mark did make a house. He spread frosting on the top, unwrapped a lollipop and stuck it in the frosting. He calls it "Ode to riding in the backseat of the van". Dad/Grandpa drove us up to Holly's house.)
And our houses - so much fun! We really did have a good time, I just caught everyone in a grumpy moment.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The fun group (what a mess!)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
But we weren't finished with him yet. Mark made him try on his Japan mission tag just to see what a tag will look like. Looks pretty good, I'd say!
Tara did all sorts of gymnastics in her dress to get creative pictures. Nickell has influenced both children in this way.
The kids did one last quick trampoline moment (cute) and Spencer did not even break his arm!
Packing the car.
And our last glimps of him before he took off with some elder that is going to Russia in 2 weeks. You just drop them off at the curb now, and they make you drive away out the back side of the MTC. Then, when you discover your son's camera and immunization record on the back seat afterwards, you have to go all the way around to the front again.
And now, whenever she is with us for the next two years, Tara gets the seat behind me. The one with legroom! Wahoo!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We decided to mount it on a sheet of wood because its kinda pretty and I'm quite proud of it, and display it above the coat closet where nobody will notice it anyway. Actually I decided. Mark just went along. The we (again, that means I) decided that Tara will paint a Christmas snowy scene on the back of the sheet of wood so I can just turn it around for Christmas time. She finally started. Here's what she's done so far.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
It really is a beautiful city, and it was very warm so it was just right for me.
In this picture we are all sitting on a little boat that goes along the river walk. This is an amazing part of the city with great restaurants (I'm told) and beautiful landscaping, and since there is a bit of water here, it's not too hot.
Once we got off the boat, Mark and Spencer and I walked around downtown and visited some of the old buildings. This is . . . ummm . . . art? I think? Maybe it has some meaning, but we never got close enough to read what the artist intended, and I sure am not artistic enough to figure it out on my own. It's kinda neat, though.
You can't go to San Antonio and not visit the Alamo. Honestly,my first impression was, "They all died for this?" It's a pretty small building with a pretty short wall around it. Even when I saw the diarama I was a bit underwhelmed. But they did not fight for the buildings, they fought to make Texas a part of the country even when they knew there was no help coming and they would all die. Pretty impressive. Phil Collins is apparently a fan of the Alamo, and has donated certain items to the museum. But the best part of all was Davy Crockett's hair. They really have it! We could clone him, if we wanted to! How cool would that be? (Maybe not) Zach wasn't so sure of Mark at first, but they became pretty good buddies.