Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Yessiree Bob--Dare to Repair. Gotta say I love this book, inherited from Cris' mother when she moved out of her home in Vallejo. I've used it several times to look up simple home repairs-----and then called "Earl"--our go-to-guy. However, two days ago the garbage disposal jammed. Sounded like a jet engine dying a terrible death. I was bummed--too much else going on to even care about it. Then it starts to smell funny in the kitchen sink area. Ahhhhh. Time to do something about it. I was going to call Earl and then remembered this book. Three easy steps to try BEFORE buying a new disposal. And TADA--I fixed it myself.

Aren't you just so proud of me? Cris was :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

June 20th---a very fun day!

My photo skills were intermittent,at best, the last week or so. We've had several fun visitors and I neglected to get the camera/cell phone out quick enough. Cousins Clyda and Fred Brackburn were here--love them. And we were THRILLED that nephew Cody Parks came from Phoenix. It was so good to see him. I'm hoping Memzy got a shot of him and will post.

I did, however, take some pretty good shots yesterday. Cris had a really great Father's Day thanks to his very special kids and grand kids. We Skyped, we sang, we heard special piano compositions (thanks Riley).

We heard poetry--CharChar and all kinds of gifts.

Special thanks to Nick for driving from Vegas to spend 1/2 a day with his dad for Father's Day and them driving right back. After all the dust had settled last night he smiled and said, "Such a good day".

Every five or six years Father's Day falls on June 20th. It depends on if it is a leap year whether it's five or six years (according to Google). And June 20th is Memzy's birthday which means that this phenomenon has happened 6 or 7 times in Memzy's lifetime. You do the math. That torch on top of her cake just means she's super loved.
It's time for a "Graham report". Let the photos begin. Riley is a prime candidate to begin babysitting and I have a feeling that Graham would love it. Six week old--15-16 lbs.

Memzy has the magic touch. Him is very happy.

I like to call this one "Full to the brim".

His mommy loves him. . . .and he's pretty much the center of everyone's universe these days.

Can you smell his little baby head? There's nothing like it . . . .sigh.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Look Who Came to Visit!!!!

My oldest brother Bil and His wife Leah Jane came to visit on Wednesday. It was so much fun catching up and learning new information about "China". They will be leaving the end of August for a one year mission to teach English in Beijing. Should be a super adventure.
The Larkin Family. When did Owen and Liesl get to tall?
The Waite Family. Who's that huge kid on the right?

And of course there must me a Little Miss Clara video. You know you want it.