Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kelsie and Josh Wedding Day Video

Lilly McDowell of Picket Fence just sent over the video of Kelsie and Josh on their wedding day... and I thought it turned out delightful. Let it spool for a couple of minutes before you watch. After seeing myself (ugh), I feel better that I have at least started to eat healthy and am 10 pounds lighter with plenty more to go. I think the people most interested in seeing it one day will be their children and I am thankful we ended up doing one. Click here to see it...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Time Off

Ashlee brought up supplies to make a healthy hot cocoa which we promptly spit out. Tin foil dinners, Roasted corn in the cob. When the sun went down, the temperature easily dropped 30 degrees. Cold and huddling by the fire. Reading. Discovered new hiking trails. Continuing our healthy whole food eating. Fishing by Ashlee's side. I walked extra fast so I could beat a group to our fishing spot. Yes! Snuggling in at bedtime and getting warm. Giving Jack crackers to feed the ducks and watching him eat most of them without sharing. Abby came up on Saturday with a good book. Paul loves a good s'more or two or three. The constant questions and chatter of Jack make me happy.  Sleeping on a double layer of foam pads was extra lovely. Card games inside the trailer this trip. Felt good to relax.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day

We spent our afternoon at Larry's parents and had a terrific time. The weather could not have been more perfect as a goodbye to summer. Not too hot, not too cold... just right with a light breeze. The visiting is always the best part. I even ate very healthy and was quite pleased with myself, after all it was a homemade peach ice-cream kind of day : )

Monday, September 1, 2014

Birrell Family Reunion

Our Birrell Family Reunion was in July. Ashlee and her cousin Sandi planned the activities to the two days. Friday evening, we went up South Fork Canyon for a wienie roast, ball game and an outdoor  movie of Princess Bride. It was perfect and so nice to be with everyone that could come. I love Larry's family. In the morning, we woke up to a homemade french toast breakfast and then a hike up Stuart Falls. We cooled down in the pool afterwards. For me, the nicest part of the reunion was that it was planned by the grandkids. I believe the torch of family has been handed down quite nicely to the next generation and we are in very good hands.

Sandi and Ashlee