Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Galloway/Lanford/Lauckhart visit part 2!

And here are some of the sunset pictures Jon, Jack and I went out to take the night there was almost a full moon!










Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ne-eeext: Galloway/Lanford/Lauckhart visit

At the beginning of October Jack's family came out for a visit. We had his grandma, mom, dad, sister, brother-in-love and our niece all hanging out for a week! It was great! We did lots of fun things like, go to the balloon fiesta museum (since the actual balloon fiesta was rained out), take the scenic route to Santa Fe from Albuquerque, hang out around the house and play with Kylee, go for hikes right out our back door, check out the Santa Fe Plaza, sight see along the drive up to the ski hill, hike up to the top of one of the ski lifts, play in the snow, eat lots of yummy food (both at home and out and about), play some games, do some crafts, learn how to sew, cancel credit cards due to a scare that a wallet was stolen, take lots of sunset pictures and just have fun spending time with each other. We were so thankful they took the time to come visit and it was wonderful to get to see Kylee as she is growing up so fast! This will be a long picture post since pictures are worth a thousand words! Enjoy...


Uncle Jack with sweet Kylee

Love that grin

Smile!

On the way to the ski hill...the Aspens were gorgeous.


In the parking lot of the ski hill...g-ma 91 years old and lovin' life!!

Tee-hee-hee...I'm ready for my hike!

Umm...I'm not sure if I'm in this thing quite right...

Kylee the Astronaut! Heyyyy let me out! :) She actually enjoyed it.

The "youngin's" ready to hike up the ski hill! It was cold!





Then it started to snow.


Kylee was zonked by the end of the hike.



just because she's so cute.

finished products from our craft project



view from behind the condo



fun playing dice...gramma rolled 6 one's in one roll! That's 8,000 pts!

Jennie taught me how to use my new sewing machine! Yay!

After canceling all her cards...the headlamp helped her find her "stolen" wallet in the dark sleeping room which Kylee had tossed into the suitcase...

Gramma cooked a few meals for everyone while she was here

and again...just because she's cute :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Because Alinna said so...

This will be the beginning of a string of posts of updates on what we've been up to over the last few months...

To start off with...Labor Day...we had a good time back in September celebrating Labor Day with some friends from our church. As you may have seen in previous posts, there is a great spot for some cliff jumping not too far from Santa Fe/Los Alamos. There were a number of our friends from our church who were interested in trying it out so we loaded up the cars on that chilly morning and headed to Abiquiu Lake.  We stopped early for breakfast burritos on the way at a local stop and then hit the cliffs. Our friends, the Weavers, brought their dog, Brandy, for a swim and she was the first one in the water...unfortunately she didn't check out smart ways of getting out of the water before leaping and swam back and forth and back and forth searching for a way out...so Jack was the first on who jumped in to save Brandy :) It was a fun day of jumping, swimming, lounging and chit-chatting. We are so thankful for our church family and enjoy the fact that most of them are adventurers at heart! After fun time at Abiquiu Lake we headed back to Los Alamos for a cookout and cornhole with some friends. It was a great way to spend Labor Day weekend!

The whole gang after a fun day at the lake.

We had all 8 of us jump at the same time...it was awesome. The video is on Facebook

Jack had to jump in to save Brandy. Thankfully after the first time she figured out a much better way of getting out.

and just because i found this hilarious...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Pinochle

Fun times with Mom and Dad in NM! Dad's face is due to the fact that Jack just dumped a lousy hand on him :)...he was a good sport though.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Coming soon....

To a blog near you...an update! I promise :)