Monday, September 12, 2011

Photo Random

I was going through my picture files and decided to post a few random ones.

This is where I was last year at this time--Vermont.
I dreamed for years about going there and was so glad to finally get the chance.
I certainly wouldn't mind being out of the heat again. We finally dropped below 100 degrees. This year was the hottest August on record. In honor of the heat wave, my dad sent me the below:

It is so hot in Arizona . . .
the birds have to use potholders to pull the worms out of the

....the trees are whistling for the dogs. water comes from both taps. learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding
iron. discover that you can get sunburned through your car window. actually burn your hand opening the car door. (Been there. I also burned my hand opening the door to my house at 7:00 one morning)

....your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out
and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death"? realize that asphalt has a liquid stage.

....the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one
out and add butter.

....the cows are giving evaporated milk. are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from
laying boiled eggs

The sad thing is that some of those really aren't jokes.

This next picture just makes me laugh. It is vintage Michelle. My crazy child. She is so much fun all the time. It is so sad for me that she is a senior in high school this year and will be leaving me before too long. Where did all the time go? And how can I make it slow down?!

So my nieces probably won't be too happy with this picture. It was taken at Kristen's bridal shower in June. Since then, all three have given birth to beautiful baby girls. Truth be told I was really hoping Kristen would get married in June so I could take her picture on the temple steps in her wedding dress, surrounded by her pregnant cousins and sister, but due to a July wedding, that didn't happen. Camille couldn't come and two of my nieces gave birth within a week of Kristen's wedding. But . . . I am so happy for my nieces!! Congratulations to you all!
And speaking of the wedding . . . this picture was taken at the wedding dinner. I sure love these girls!! All three are my "daughters" one is just by marriage.
This is from our ward Christmas party last year. We did the Polar Express and I about killed myself putting it together. Thankfully I had a TON of help.
But guess what?! I have been asked to do this year's party as well.

The sad thing is that when I tell people I am in charge of the party again, they always say, "Oh, how are you going to out do last year?" And then they answer their question with, "But then you could never out do last year".
And that is probably true. I really don't think I want to ask anyone to put that much work into a party again.
But that said . . . I think this year's will also be great!! And I am getting very excited to start working on it.
(I am just a happier person when I have a project to work on.:-)

And lastly . . . look at this cute little guy--all ready for church!! (Other than needing his hair combed.)
I sure miss him!


Kristin said...

Heeheehee - pretty funny heat stories, but I'm sure they're REALLY partially true!! Adorable adorable girls and grandbaby - I'm thinking he's missing his granny's cuddling also!


Momza said...

I've never been to the make it look so enchanting.
Love the pics of the pregnant there any thing more beautiful?
And there's your little granbaby C.He's growin' so fast. I need to get over and take a look at him myself!
As for the heat...that kinda heat depresses me. I'm just not tough enough for that! It's in the 50's here this morning.

Be Thou Humble said...

Love the picture of Michelle! I love her energy and love for life! Also loved the picture of the pregnant mamas! That's never a time you want your picture taken but it's always nice to have that stage documented as well. And, of course, New England in the fall....bringing back fond memories! There's nothing like waiting for the school bus in the crisp fall air. You can smell the change from summer to fall and it's as wonderful as it is beautiful!

Dave and Camille said...

I would like to live there - Vermont. That was beautiful! And I'm impressed with Michelle - I couldn't ever do that even when I'm not broken. We can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!! Woohoo!

Terri said...

Cute pics!

Rebecca Irvine said...

That Vermont picture could be on a calendar. And your grandson is such a cutie!!

So glad for the rain and cooler weather. The heat was so wearing.

LeAnn said...

I loved your post today. I especially enjoyed the thoughts on burning heat. We lived in Las Vegas for 7 years so I can relate to all of the thoughts. I LOL on those. The pictures were really good along with the activity.
I can't imagine doing the party. I am more of a helper than I put the thing together kind of person.
Blessings to you and keep on enjoying the moments.