Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What A Differnce A Window Makes

We got the new window installed in the family room. Holy smokes Myrna!!!! It really makes the room look different. Somehow the room got bigger. Art got started tearing the wall apart and he said "I think you and I could put it in" so I thought....why not. Then he said he would get the ladders in place. WHAT!?!?! He wanted me to get up on a ladder AND lift something heavy over my head! Are you kidding me? Well he had all the confidence in the world in my ability to do it and guess what? I did it! Whew! I just love it. Art and I both have commented that we wished we would have put the window in years ago. The room is no longer dark and drab, instead it is bright and cheery. And when I say bright I mean BRIGHT.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Remodel Update

It has been a long time since I last posted on the remodel.  Art has been really busy.  While I was away, Art got the framing all done and the roof done.  He said he could go into the witness protection program now as the shingles wore off the tips of his fingers.  Poor guy.  The Buddy was really sweet to come over and help him with the trusses and the shingles.  

Art and I installed the two windows in the den and then the Buddy came yesterday and helped Art install the sliding glass door and remove the window from the family room.  Yesterday we installed the insulation.  I did the walls and Art did the ceiling. The sheetrock was delivered yesterday so it won't be long before it gets hung.  

We purchased the exterior paint for the house.  I hope it looks ok.  I like the look of a a dark base and lighter trim so that is what we are doing.  I am not good at picking paint that is why I ended up with a pink house and an orange room.  I thought I was getting a tan house and a tan room.  It makes me nervous but I have my fingers crossed.  I just hope it isn't too dark.  We also purchased a 10 cubic feet fridge.  Mrs Dr shared with me they are putting their extra fridge in the pantry of their new house. I thought it was a great idea and so did Art.  We stole their idea and got the small fridge to put in the storage closet.  This should take care of the overflow.  I am excited. 

Art has worked so hard and done such a great job, he is the best.  I am also grateful the Buddy has been so willing to come and help.  It won't be long and will have a beautiful dining room, den and big storage closet.   YEAH!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Week with the Grandkids

What a busy couple of weeks.  After leaving Portland, Art retired home but I went to see Dr, Mrs Dr, Dude, Princess,  Honey Bunch, and Megaman ( and Lilly the dog).  We had a blast.  We did so many things the time just flew by.  When I first arrived Dr was gone.  He was in California taking his boards.  He returned in time for Mother's Day.  He took extra care of me and Mrs Dr.  We had a great waffle breakfast with all kinds of fruit and Dude and Princess made scrambled eggs. Then we had a delicious roast dinner. It was so good. 

Some of the activities we did:  We went to the neighborhood picnic, went for pizza and bowling, played hide and go seek (several times), went to Honey Bunches school program (one of the best I have ever been to), Went to Dude's field day ( he is an excellent runner), saw Megamans perform in his school Circus (he was the lion) had a birthday party for Megaman ( he is now 4).  Had a sleep over in the basement.  We watched a movie and Mrs Dr made popcorn.  Mrs Dr went to the temple and a women's conference.  Princess sang a duet with a friend in church ( it was great).  In addition to all of that, I went with Mrs Dr to do her regularly scheduled events.  Mrs Dr is one busy lady.  I can't believe how quickly the time passed but I had such a great time.  I know I am leaving stuff out as it was a whirlwind. Thanks Kids!!!!  

Here are some pictures:

 Dude at field day

Princess Skating

Honey Bunch at her program

Me and Mrs Dr

Megaman hitting the piñata at his
 Birthday Party

Honey Bunch bowling

Princess Bowling

Dude and Megaman bowling

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Weekend Away

What a fun weekend art and I have had. It all started on Friday morning. MK and Miss R dropped us off at the airport. We went to Portland for the weekend. We had a blast. Let me share the events. When we landed, picked up the rental car, made a quick stop at Costco and went to the Taylor's(my sister, brother in law, nephew, niece in law and baby) We met baby WET. What a doll! He is soooo sweet. Baby WET's mom was so generous to share him and I loved holding him. We visited for a few hours then hurried off to meet with Art's sister from another mother.....Barb. We visited at her house with her, her daughter, two granddaughters, and her partner Ron. What a great visit we had and really appreciated her daughter and granddaughters coming in to town to visit with us. They are awesome. Barb prepared some snacks and beverages. Then Barb and Ron took Art and I to the MAC for a yummy dinner. Ron recently retired as the Treasurer from the MAC. After dinner Ron gave us a tour of the facility. WOW! It is an insane facility.......just incredible. Then back to Barb's for a nightcap. What a great visit and thanks to Ron and Barb. Saturday we went to the Taylor's for a yummy waffle and egg breakfast. Then off to Spirit Mountain for a fun filled day. We gamble our hearts out. My sister was the big winner of the day. She played the penny slots and mad a haul. Baby WET and his parents joined us for dinner. My sister paid for dinner with a small portion of her winnings. She did so awesome and I was so thrilled for her. What a fun time we all had. That night we went to the games show show. We all had a good time. Sunday we went to conference with my sister and brother in law. They reorganized their stake so the had one of the 12 apostles and an area seventy come. I enjoyed it immensely. My sister was released from her calling. I think it is a little bittersweet for her but heavy on the sweet. My brother law grilled yummy steaks and we visited until it was time to head back to the hotel. We returned the rental car and checked in a hotel right by the airport. This is just the highlights without a lot of detail but I am leaving at 4:15 am so I better get some sleep.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How Children Perceive Their Grandparents

 1.    She was in the bathroom, putting 
on her makeup, under the watchful 
eyes of her young granddaughter, 
as she'd done many times before.
After she applied her lipstick and 
started to leave, the little one 
said, "But Grandma, you forgot to 
kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" 
 I will  probably never put lipstick 
on again without thinking about 
kissing the toilet paper good-bye....

2. My young grandson called the 
other day to wish me Happy  
Birthday.  He asked me how old 
I was, and I told him, 80.  
 My grandson was quiet for 
a moment, and then he asked, 
 "Did you  start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren 

to bed, a grandmother changed 
into old slacks and a droopy blouse 
and proceeded to wash her hair.  
As she  heard the children getting 
more and  more rambunctious, 
her patience grew thin.  Finally, 
she threw a towel around 
her head and stormed into 
 their room, putting them back 
to bed with stern warnings.  
As she left the room, 
she heard the three-year-old 
say with a trembling voice,
"Who was THAT?"

4. A grandmother was telling 

her little granddaughter what 
her own  childhood was like.  
"We used to skate outside on 
a pond.   I had a swing made 
from a tire; it hung from 
a tree in our front yard.  
We rode our pony.  We picked 
wild raspberries in the woods."
The little girl was wide-eyed,  

taking this all in.  A t last 
she said, "I sure wish I'd 
gotten to know you 

5.  My grandson was visiting 

one day when he asked, 
"Grandma, do you know 
how you and God 
are alike?" I mentally 
polished my halo and
 I said, "No, how 
are we alike?''  "You're 
both old," he replied.

6. A little girl was diligently 

pounding away on her 
grandfather's word processor. 
She told him she was writing 
a story. "What's it about?"
he asked.  "I don't know," 
she replied. "I can't read."

7.  I didn't know if my 

granddaughter had learned 
her colors yet, so I decided 
to test her.  I would point out  
something and ask what color 
it was.  She would tell me and 
was always correct.  It was fun 
for me, so   I continued.  A t last, 
she headed for the door, saying, 
"Grandma, I think you should try 
to figure out some of these colors 

8. When my grandson Billy 

and I entered our vacation 
cabin,  we kept the lights 
off until we were inside to 
keep from attracting pesky 
 insects.   Still, a few fireflies
 followed us in.  Noticing 
them before I did, 
Billy whispered, "It's no 
use Grandpa.  Now the 
mosquitoes are coming after 
us with flashlights."

9. When my grandson asked 

me how old I was, I teasingly 
replied, "I'm not sure."  
"Look in your underwear, Grandpa," 
he advised  "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."

10.. A second grader came home 

from school and said to her 
grandmother, "Grandma, guess 
what?  We learned how to make 
babies today."  The grandmother, 
more than a little surprised, 
tried to keep her cool. "That's
 interesting." she said...  "How 
do you make babies?"  
"It's simple," replied the girl. 

"You just change 'y' to 'i' and 
add 'es'."

11. Children's Logic: "Give me a 

sentence about a public servant," 
said a teacher. The small boy wrote:  
"The fireman came down the ladder 
pregnant."   The teacher took the 
lad aside to correct him. 
"Don't you know what pregnant
means?" she asked. "Sure," said the
 young boy confidently. 'It means 
carrying a child."

12. A grandfather was delivering 

his grandchildren to their home 
one day when a fire truck zoomed 
past.  Sitting in the front seat of 
the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog.  
The children started discussing 
the dog's duties. "They use him 
to keep crowds back," said 
one child. "No," said another. 
"He's just  for good luck.." 
A third child brought the 
argument to a close."They 
use the dogs," she said firmly, 
"to find the fire hydrants."

13. A 6-year-old was asked 

where his grandma lived. 
"Oh," he said, "she lives 
at the airport, and when 
we want her, we just go get her.  
Then, when we're done having 
her visit, we take her back 
to the airport."

14. Grandpa is the smartest man 

on earth!  He teaches me good  
things, but I don't get to see him 
enough to get as smart as him!

15. My Grandparents are funny, 

when they bend over,  you  hear 
gas leaks and they blame their dog.