Monday, July 22, 2013

Spring and Summer.

Hi everyone, I know it has been a while again since the last post.  We have had a great spring and
summer so far.  Lee and I have been kayaking and working on the garden and spending time with
the grandkids. We had a wonderful trip to Mexico to visit with our friends Sonny and Glenda at their
home in Todo  Santos. What a beautiful home they have thee.  We are now in Sunny hot Montana and having a great time. Below are a couple of picture from our visit here.
 Poppy from my garden.
 Kayaking up at the high lakes.  What a beautiful place.
 Sonny and Glenda's house in Todo Santos.
 Porter and Wyatt having a good time at the lake with Nana and Papa
 Dane jumping off the boat at the lake in Montana
 This little girl Kimber sure doesn't take after her Nana.  I wouldn't touch that worm for anything.!!!
 Dane and Papa getting ready to jump off the boat into the lake. Dane below with the perch he caught all by himself.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Christmas and Winter Trip to Parker, AZ

 We spent Christmas with Sam and Shannon and the boys in Bend. Winter came in
with lots of snow for a White Christmas.
 We left for Parker on Christmas late morning. There was about a foot of snow on
the ground and more was expected that night.

 We arrived in Parker on the evening of  Dec 27th and as you can tell it was tee shirts
for everyone. I have to admit it was nice to have a taste of the warm weather.
 We spent time on the river in our kayaks and even Riley got into the show.  He and
Lee spent several afternoons on the water. Lee only got dumped 1 time.  He said that
was quite enough as the water was very cold!

 Lee and I hiked with our neighbors John and Sandi Stewart. We really felt like we
were at the top of the world.
 The sunsets from our site were just awesome!  We spent many a night with our
neighbors Jerry and Roberta enjoying campfires, and hot dog roasts, and Smores

This was our little piece of Winter for the winter.
We had a great time, but it is good to be back home. Today it is going to be 101degrees at Parker. Too hot for this old woman! It is now time to start digging in the dirt. Happy Spring !!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Onward We Go!

Halloween is past, the citizens have spoken with their votes, so onward we go.  It will be interesting

to see how the next four years go.  I hope better than the last four.  With that here are a couple of pictures of the family and how they spent Halloween. 
Porter was a policeman for Halloween and Wyatt was a pirate . Porter said that they got lots of  candy
and would save a piece for Nana and Papa.
Clint, Tanya, Kimber and Dane were hunters for Halloween and Tanya captured this nice buck.
We are having snow showers this morning.  It is so pretty up here at the lake and nice that we don't
have to go anywhere.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fishing, Hunting and traveling Sept/Oct

Fishing was a little slow this year, but my hubby did hook this nice 32lb Chinook off the mouth of the  Sandy River. He also broke the family record for the largest fish that was held by me for 35 years. I am so proud of him he has been fishing a long time for the big one.
We had Porter and Wyatt for a few days over the fall and spent time in the garden digging potatoes. Oh yes, worms too! 
Porter and Wyatt had fun building their own Pizza.
Lee had his most eventful birthday ever this year. 70 Years Young!!!  We had a party for him with  several of our friends.  A good time way had by all. 

In Oct we were off to Montana to visit Clint, Tanya, Dane and Kimber and of course to go deer hunting.  We had a great time with the kids. I couldn't believe how much Kimber and Dane had grown since spring. We had wonderful weather when we arrived it was pretty warm with lots of
leaf  gathering to do.  Dane and Kimber are great little helpers.
Saturday morning Nana and Kimber held down the fort, while Clint,Tanya, Lee and Dane went hunting.  Lee got this nice doe right after first light.
Clint and Tanya both had buck tags and Clint was able to get this nice 4 point buck mid morning.
They had a great hunt. The next two days we were cutting up meat and making sausage.  Lee and I are so thankful that they put up with us old folks for a week. We had about 2 inches of snow while we were there but it was after the hunt.  Winter is just around the corner. That's all for now.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fair / Grand Kids / Deer

Well here we are into August  and  the hot time of the year.    We can hardly believe that  the fair is over and it is time to get ready to go fishing.  Last week we took a kayak trip with friends down the Deschutes  River and had a great time.  The scenery was wonderful.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Moms got a new ride

Well, as you can guess this is dad's ride, but on Sunday we took a drive up to   Bowman  Dam and checked
out the scenery there.  Lee feels like a kid when he gets behind the wheel!!!!
There were lots of boats on the water Sunday all playing and  no fishing.
It is a very deep canyon and lots of very beautiful rock formations to be seen.

Last week we went kayaking with our friends Dorothy and Gary.  My new kayak  took  her maiden
voyage.  I am looking forward to Parker next winter and all the time on the water. We were at Hosner lake
just outside of Bend.  Very beautiful and water so clear that you could see the fish and the bottom of the
This was the end of the trail.  We had lunch at this wonderful spot and then  headed back to the cars
and home.  We look forward to doing this at least a couple of times again this summer.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer has finally arrived!

Well, I did it again pictures first and the story at the bottom of the page. My poppies
have been just beautiful and if the deer don't eat all the flowers I will have some for
the fair.
Our garden has been doing great. I even have some volunteer  tomato starts from last years  plants.
 The boys had so much fun with the fire works at the 4th of July, so they had them 3 nights in a row.  The
 dogs were happy when it was all over. John our neighbor at the lake helped keep the dog occupied.

 We took the boys fishing, but all Wyatt wanted to do was hold the worms.  Not enough action
  from the fishing so we decided to go to the beach for lunch and water time.

 The boys clowning around on the deck
 Playing around in the water and making sand dams and rivers was the most fun of all.

Summer at long last has arrived.  Our garden is producing cucumbers, herbs, and zucchini. We had our first cucumber 10 days ago.  The tomatoes are still green, but we are suppose to be hot again by the end of the week.  It would be nice to have them ready to go to the fair on the 8th of August.  We had Porter and Wyatt over the 4th of July for a few days and I don't know who had more fun with the fireworks, Lee or the boys. Below are a few pictures from the 4th and the garden.