Thursday, February 01, 2007



I don't know about you but this year is already going way too fast. It won't be too long now and we will have a new teenager. She is having a party and it is going to be a real ring-ding.

It just doesn't seem possible that 13 years could have gone by since Hailee made her apperance but it has. She is so grown up and then sooooo little girl. I guess that can discribe just about all of us at any given time in our lives.

We are in the middle of WINTER and I do mean cold winter. We have had so many cold days that when it warms up it will be a real treat. Bob is still playing golf even if the greens are a little stiff in the morning he loves to play and he is getting it in anytime he can.

Not too much happening that is different just living life and doing all the things you do. We are hoping to get a deck and cover done this year and that will be great for our 4th that way we don't have to worry about putting up the tent things and hoping they won't be blown down. So that will be a good addition.

We are even looking into getting passports. I have to get a birth certificate from Texas and we will have to get Bob's too but he was born here so it won't be too hard to do that. Just have to get it done. We don't have plans just hopes and big dreams.

Marney has been doing well in her new job and I guess she is busy as we haven't heard from her but I know she always puts herself into what she does. So she is working to get things done just the way the should be and the way she wants them done.

Well, have to run for now I will be back maybe in a month. Seems like that is about what it is now maybe if something really exciting or maybe interesting I will come back sooner. Take care and keep warm (around here).


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Back to Normal??

I don't know what "Normal" is but I guess we are back there.

The hustle and bustle is gone and that is good. We need to have some calm and less crazy. I know most of you have smaller people living with you and the need to transport them to places is still happening but at least the extra stuff is quiet now.

I sound like Scrooge and I guess we sort of were this year. We spent a very quiet Christmas just Bob and me and we went to Skamania Lodge. It was very nice and I was very surprised how many people were there. There was a wedding there on the 23rd when we got there they were just going to their reception.

Bob is thinking he would like to go back this summer sometime to play the golf course. It was covered with a light dusting of snow when we were there and we took a little hike around part of the course. Got some pictures and had a very nice time. I got my fingers and toes pampered and that was great for me.

Marney is tucked into a new apartment and is doing well, Amy and her family are back home and back to the normal grind. So all is well in the world.

We don't have any plans for anything special for awhile now. Just work until the next time to be able to get away presents itself. We might just take it.


Sunday, December 10, 2006

I Made It!!!

Well, just in case you were worried....I am now in the 21st century. I now have a Nano ipod. It is not really doing what it should yet but I am still learning Sydnee had to show me how to turn it on. So I guess I have a lot to learn.

Marney was kind enough to walk me through the set up and starting of downloading and I now have two albums in my little Nano. It is still just playing one song at time but I will get the bugs out and be able to shuffle.

This is very cool and I am looking forward to downloading more songs and getting into the world of music again. I guess I sort of left it when my girls left and went to talk and now I think I might just have to go back to some music and some talk. A good balance of both is probably the best. Maybe even an audio book or two.

So that is what has been happenin so far with us. If I suddenly have a break through you will be the first to know.


Tuesday, November 28, 2006


I guess we are looking at WINTER the weather is really cold here and we have snow and lots of ice on the ground. I know it is not all that unusual for a lot of you to get cold and snow but for us it is a big deal.

I know Kelsee was hoping that she didn't have school on Monday but it was only cold not snowy yet. Today is another story. She didn't get her wish but she did get to sleep in for an extra hour I don't think that is the same.

I thought I heard something about a La Nina coming to our part of the world and I think we are looking forward to that after more than 12 inches of rain for the month of November and we still have a couple of days left to break that record.

We all survived Thanksgiving and had a good time. Amy was the hostess and did a great job. We played Crainum and all had lots of laughs. Some of us need help in some of the catagories. I am speaking of myself only and that is my story and I'm sticking to it.

Now we have Christmas to look to and I don't know what that will bring with half of the family going to Hawaii and the rest of us here. I was thinking of heading out just for something different to do and see how that works. We may head to the coast depending on the weather. If it is like this week it would be better to stay closer and not try to go over any mountains. There is a record snow fall too so maybe something even more different than that. We will see but need to do some thinking.

Hope all had a Wonderful Thanksgiving and didn't get too much in the tummy to be able to do the things you wanted to. Like walk....

Well, so much for the fax..


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Day Light Savings

Well, here it is another daylight savings change. We are back to Standard time and dark at night unless you get to leave your job by 4:00 you get to come home in the dark. Not so good.

We have had so much rain that Oregon even changed where they are getting their water supply for the area because the water level is back up again. Go figure.

I guess we have some places that are emergency areas and the water has made a mess of some of the roads. Now we have to work on the state to get the money to fix these things. That is how it goes.

Life is good Bob has been able to take some days off and he needs to do that every so often and he just sort of does what he wants to except for yesterday. He wanted to play golf he could have if he wanted to do so with scuba equipment on. It was that bad here. So he stayed home and did stuff around here. Just to be home and away from work is the best.

I am thinking that it might do me some good too. I am getting to the burn out stage and that is not good. Hope things change and I get myself back on the track again.

Well, so much for the fax just another day and that's the way it is.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Here it is November and we are getting really cold. I guess that is what is supposed to be it is getting to be close to winter. We don't really like that (at least most of us) but here it is. We had frost on the ground yesterday and again today.

Things are just going on not much exciting to report just work and home. We did have a nice weekend spent it with Pam, Trish and boys, Amy, Wade and their girls. We just had a some games and some pizza. Man is Patrick getting TALL. He is 13 and almost 6' tall. His voice is getting deep too. I guess they all grow up it is just really exciting to see them all grow up.

We had dinner with Pam and Jeff and Katherine and Sean were there too. It was very nice and I got to see Alex too. He is tall too but he has been tall for a little while and his voice is deep too. He will be 16 soon WOW!!!!! They grow up so fast and the older we get the faster they grow up.

Well so much for that and that was just the fax.


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I am so confussed

I thought I had one blog now I have two and I don't know how to get into them without going to the beginning all the time. What in the world is happening?????

I have been out of it for too long. I guess within a week I can loose my mind and get really lost.

I will try to find my way back just wait and I will be back.