Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Drive to Castle Rock

This afternoon Josiah decided to take us all for a
pleasant drive down to Castle Rock...which is
just south of Denver about 10 minutes.
As you can tell from the picture,
the town was appropriately named
because of the natural rock formation
that looks like a castle!
What a fun drive.......

This is what the back seat of the van looked like...
except that this is a posed photo....

...and this is what it was REALLY LIKE!!!!

Swimming, Swimming, Swimming....

Presley in his new "Hummer"!

Tiffany took me to brunch at
"The Egg & I"

You can't tell it from most of these shots,
but we were either at the pool or
at the 'fountains' where kids can play in the water.
Above is Ethan - who will be NINE YEARS OLD
next month!!!

Kellen is SIX years old---and quite the
Lego expert!

Tarin just turned FIVE in June.

Presley turned TWO in January.

Grammy & Pres...

Tiffany & Josiah

This is Presley working on his new truck!!!
(this photo is for his Grandaddy!!!)

A smooth ride!

Kellen & Ethan swim like little fish!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Denver Cousins??

Some of you were asking what cousins the boys have in Denver??
Well....my brother's son, Noy iii, and his wife, Dawn....
have lived in Denver many years and they have
two sweet little girls, Maize and Bella.
They live less than 10 minutes from Tiff & Josiah,
and have all become wonderful friends!
Noy is the Head Superintendent at a local golf course,
and Dawn is a Photographer (like, for Weddings and such!)
So.....here are the girls!

This is Bella....

...and her big sister, Maiza.

Friday, June 23, 2006

A Visit to Breckenridge!

Happy faces because......

Mommy & Daddy invited us

to come play for the day

with them in Breckenridge!

How could you not love a face like
Little Presley....
Happy Kellen...

Trying to decide what kind of cookie

we want at the Cookie Shop!

Such a sweet Big Brother....taking care
of a sweet little brother!

The Week Progresses....

trip to Manitou Springs....
picnic and tour of the "city" with
Ann's Sunday School teacher of many, many
years ago, Luann!
What a sweet time we had together with
my boys~

...tasting "soda water" from one of Manitou's

natural springs...

We have filled every day with as much
fun and laughter as we could.
Of course, there is never a dull moment....
and if one of the boys thinks one is coming
they create a diversion worthy of
a great belly-laugh!
(makes me cross-eyed!)

The Denver Aquarium

It's a field trip!!!

Tuesday we went to the Denver Aquarium
with our cousins!
The sharks were out to get us but
we escaped with our lives!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Keeping the Boys in Denver!!

I know all my friends wish they were here with me....visiting lovely Denver and keeping my four wonderful grandsons!!!! Tiffany & Josiah are just a couple of hours away in Breckenridge...celebrating their TENTH anniversary!!! The boys and I will be sharing our "adventures" with you thru our blog! Enjoy!

the first supper.....

Monday Morning.....going to the Library with our cousins,
Maiza & Bella!

Isn't this what you're supposed to do at the Library??

Libraries....in the computer age!
---who needs books??

Car 54...where are you?

Next, out to the playground....


to the Water Fountains!!!!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Melody in "F"

Feeling footloose and frisky, a feather-brained fellow forced his fond father to fork over the farthings, and flew far to foreign fields and frittered his fortune feasting fabulously with faithless friends.
Fleeced by his fellows in folly, and facing famine, he found himself a feed-flinger in a filthy farmyeard. Fairly famishing, he fain would've filled his frame with foraged food from fodder fragments.
"Fooey, my father's flunkies fare far finer," the frazzled fugitive forlornly fumbled, frankly facing facts.
Frustrated by failure, and filled with foreboding, he fled forthwith to his family. Falling at his father's feet, he forlornly fumbled, "Father, I've flunked and fruitlessly forfeited family favor."
The far-sighted father, forstalling further flinching, frantically flagged the flunkies to fetch a fatling from the floor and fix a feast.
The fugitive's fault-finding brother frowned on fickle forgiveness of former folderal. But the faithful father figured, "Finial fidelity is fine, but the fugitive is Found! What forbids fervent festivity? Let flags be unfurled! Let fanfares flare!"
Father's forgiveness formed the foundation for the former fugitive's future fortitude.

Friday, June 02, 2006

"Everything is an affair of the spirit....."

"What if God does not want me to have what I need at this moment?"

If He does not want you to have something you value, it is to give you instead something He values.

"And if I do not want what He has to give me?"

If you are not willing that God should have His way with you, then, in the name of God, be miserable---until your misery drive you to the arms of the Father.

"Oh, but this is only about a mundane matter. I DO trust Him in spiritual matters."

Everything is an affair of the spirit. If God has a way of dealing with you in your life, it is the only way. Every little thing in which you would have your OWN way has a mission for your redemption. And He will treat you as a willful little child until you take your Father's way for your own.
-George MacDonald