Monday, May 23, 2011

And Three Wenting Snorkeling

One of the activities in Florida, last week was a ride on a glass bottom boat and snorkeling. Ron, Aud, and Sam went snorkeling- mom, Eli, and I stayed on the boat. It was a beautiful day. The place we went was near Key Largo.
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Ron, under the glass bottom boat :)

This is how Eli enjoyed the boat ride.

The two scariest sea creatures that were out there :)

When we arrived back in Houston- Al and Dal arrived shortly after we did. Now we have a new baby to take pictures of this week :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weston, Florida

Here is where we have been all week. 6th floor, right above the palm tree. Of course we went out of the room, a couple of times :) :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Phone Tech

It took us a couple of days- and thanks to Sam and Aud- I can now blog from my phone.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thirty Something- Florida

35 years ago Ron and I came to Florida for our honeymoon. Some details  on that later =) Then 10 years ago, we brought all  of our kids (including two spouses) and came back to Florida. Here we are again with mom, one daughter, her spouse, and their son (grand child number ten). As soon as I figure out how to post pictures from this phone- I will =)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thirty Something- Hair

My daughters will love this one... When they would look at old photos of themselves, they would always ask me, "Why did you fix my hair like that?" I would usually respond, "Because, that is how you wanted it." They would just laugh. So when I looked at my hair in a picture from July 1977, I was wondering, "What was I thinking? Why did I fix my hair like that?" lol

The picture on the left- July 1977, I am holding our first child.
The picture on the right- May 2011, I am holding our tenth grand child.
(30 years from now, I will look back and wonder,
"Why did I fix my hair like that?")

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy BDay!

Our beautiful baby is 24 today. We love you.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

A mothers day greeting to all the moms out there =)

Friday, May 6, 2011

30 Something- House

For the next month or so, I will be posting about "30 Something"- for your entertainment (?) and our embarrassment :)
Ron and I will be celebrating our 30 something anniversary this month. (okay- 35 to be exact). So here is my first post called "30 Something- House".
During the past year, we have attended church several times with Sam and Audrey. A while back we realized that one of our first homes was right there close to the building where they attend church. On one trip there, Ron and I wandered around thinking that we might recognize it if we saw it- yeah right. I realized that I needed the exact address in order to find it. In a nutshell... we found it last week, when we were there for Eli's blessing. Have you ever had the experience of returning somewhere, as an adult, that was familiar to you as a child? Did you realize that what you thought was "very big" as a child is actually "very small"? So we lived at this house as young adults and returned as old adults- but the same principle still applies- I can't imagine how we ever lived in this "tiny house". The house right now is actually vacant, so Ron and I were able to walk around the yard and look in the windows. I have NO memories what-so-ever of living there. I only have a few old pictures. Moral of this story- take more pictures and keep a journal! The girls don't like it when I take pictures of "stuff and rooms"- but I am really wishing that I had lots of pictures of "stuff and rooms" right now.  

Brand new house June 1977.

Back of the house- Mustang in the garage and Subaru in the drive way.

The only picture of the dining room, looking out the front window. This room was just big enough for a small round table and a high chair.

Living room. Notice the rust colored carpet :) When we looked in the back door to this room, it was unbelievable how small it was. I think we had a sofa, a love seat, and that black trunk and nothing else would fit :) Small fireplace in the corner- hallway behind me goes to the dining room (to the left), the front door (center) and then to the right for 3 bedrooms.

Gotta love that carpet :)

The house, May 2011.

Back view- now has a covered porch and fenced yard.

If you look really close to the background of this pic- I am standing on the driveway in the back yard- so you are looking toward the east- just empty space. This was one of the first houses built here. Now when you look that direction there is a major street there and lots more houses. No wonder we couldn't recognize anything :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Blessing Day...

to Eli.
He was awake at church for a while and he was awake right before lunch (long enough to take a few pictures)...but then he slept all afternoon and missed all of the festivities :)