Thursday, 30 June 2011

Ahhhh...Beautiful Michigan!

Chelsi and I arrived yesterday!  We flew into Traverse City and were picked up by Aunt Nini and Nana.  Beautiful drive home to Mullett Lake and then a boat ride down the Cheboygan River.   Ahhhhhh!  Love it!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Calistoga, CA

Met Chelsi at LAX, flew to SFO, and then drove to lovely Calistoga.  What a beautiful country we live in!!!  Staying with my Aunt Carole, my dad's twin sister for our time here.  Have visited with Karen and Lyall and Kelli Sue, who is currently interning with them at Hans Fahden Vineyards.  Chelsi in her usual efficiency has lined up meetings with Tamara, the hair person, Carter, the photographer, Christian, the baker, Constance, the florist, the innkeepers...we have driven to San Rafael, Martinez, Santa Rosa, and through St. Helena about 5 times.    
What a great place and what a great time we all will have at the wedding of Kyle and Chelsi!
 Chelsi and Tamara
 Chanric Inn
 Kelli Sue, Christian, and Chelsi

7 wonderful mini cakes that we had to taste for Kyle's Groom cake

 Old Santa Rosa...home of Charles Schultz.
 Driving down to Calistoga
 Chelsi and Constance from Sunshine Florists

Hans Fahden vineyards
Kelli Sue, Karen, Chelsi, Cheri, Carole and a few bottles of wine!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day, Dad!  Hope it was wonderful!  And to the father of my children as you, Mike!
Spent a great day with Ryan and Anne.  They drove out in the afternoon and we sat out in the hot AZ sun.  Swam a bit and had an excellent lunch at the Hacienda Bistro.  Then to the theatre to see "Green Lantern".  Fun movie with cute Ryan Reynolds!  Yoghurt at Blue Banana and Anne got her's for free cuz she correctly guessed the weight of her concoction!
Also got going on the built-ins for the pantry and craft room...Alejandro came out after church and did some drawings...yay!
Getting excited about trip to MI and CA with Chelsi!
This pretty tree/bush is a "Chaste", I think!  I have 2 of them and they both are happy they came back after the freeze.  Just put in 2 ocotillos and another saguaro.  JC Coe ripped out 2 of my dead trees and then planted the new stuff for me.  He also thinks that Bert and Ernie are looking fine! JC talks just like John Wayne and is a real cowboy too!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011

2 Hummers Video

Challenge Card

My contribution to the Saddlebrooke Stampers Challenge Card.  We had to use the red glittery disk and black and white cardstock.   Haven't done many challenges, but think I am going to like this and other opportunities offered by the Saddlebrooke Stamp Club.  Fun!  The inside is stamped with "What's up?"   I am sooo funny!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Bisbee, AZ

 Cochise County Courthouse~  1931

 Flight to Egypt...each halo different...gorgeous!
Saint Patrick's Church...with a ton of beautiful windows.
 Plaque over door of one of many antique shoppes.
 7 beers to taste at the Old Bisbee Brewery...loved 4 of them.  And they had delicious brats too!
Rootbeer for Kelli Sue.


Kelli Sue and I have watched all the "Harry Potter" movies and enjoyed them all.  Our favorites being one, three, and seven.  So fun to see the famous 3 growing up...Ron is hilarious!
We also have gone down to the Oro Valley theatre to see "Thor", "Bridesmaids", "Hangover II", "Pirates 4", and tonight we saw "X-Men, The First Class".  All were great!  Eating way to much buttered popcorn this summer!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Trip to Mt. Lemon!

Drove up to The Cookie Cabin with Ryan, Anne, and Kelli Sue.  Beautiful drive and yummy pizza and cookies!