Monday, June 15, 2009


A tornado touched down near Elizabeth, CO today. It wasn't too far from Grandma and Grandpa's house. Everyone is safe.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Katie's BDay and the California Cousins

The California Cousins and their moms went to Colorado to see Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Katie, Uncle Paul, Kaleb, Keeley, Aunt Karyl, Uncle Matt, James, Jayden, Levi, and for the very first time, Lex.

Jen, Jen, Michaela and Ian went out to Colorado to visit on Aunt Katie's birthday. (Jim will point out that it was his birthday, too!)

Grandpa had a really tough week last week, but this week, he's doing really well. Maybe the threat of so much activity scared his illness right out of him! Whatever the reason, we were happy to spend so much time together.

We took LLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTSSSSS of family pictures. We did it two years ago, but couldn't get the big boys to cooperate last year, and let it go. This year we did it again. There is some question about whether some prankster has moved Grandma and Grandpa's wagon wheels closer together because it was like trying to squeeze into a log jammer ride. So, while we all falsely claim to be taller, tanner, and thinner than the pictures show, we truly are pulling off a feat: smiling while our relatives sit on our feet and rest their elbows between our ribs! We'll have to wait to post those until Karyl gets them loaded. For now, here are all of the cousins.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Grandpa's Legs Hurt Today

Grandpa Grover's legs hurt today. His blood pressure has been low and that may be making his legs hurt. We're hoping they feel better tomorrow.

Uncle Chris and Ryan and the Garage Sale

Uncle Chris and Ryan had some business to take care of in Colorado, so they stopped by to visit Grandma and Grandpa. Everyone was happy to see them. Uncle Chris supervised Ryan and Jim while they worked on some projects around the house.

Everyone was helpful at the garage sale. The kids helped by buying things with money they had earned by helping Grandma pack boxes and digging in the yard.

It was sad to have Uncle Chris and Ryan leave, but it was fun to have Don and Phu and Chris and Ryan come for a quick visit.