Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Quotable Quotes

Little L: "Grammie, do we like Yankees?"
Grammie: "No, here in Boston we are in Red Sox country. We don't like the Yankees."
Little L: "Yeah, Yankees Suck!"
(quoting a tee-shirt she had just walked past)

Grammie: "Ummm... we don't use that word."
Little L: "Oh yea,... Grammie, what are Yankees?"

Letterboxing in a Library

One of our first days in the Boston area was damp and rainy - so we stayed inside doing our favorite version of treasure hunting - letterboxing. Our Grammie, our cousins and our family followed clues, filled out a crossword puzzle and solved codes to find this letterbox! We had a great time and enjoyed being detectives!

Funnin' with the Cousins

A couple of weeks ago my cute husband was out of town on business and we had our cousins over to play - there was ballet dancing, spy games, movie nights, make your own pizzas (for dinner), and we had a great time!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

For the Men in my life...

I have been blessed to be surrounded by many men of this caliber. I am grateful for each of their influence in my life - whether it be my father, brothers, father-in-law, friends or ecclesiastical leaders I have been greatly blessed to have had stellar examples of true men throughout my life.

To each of you, I would like to say 'Thank You' with all the feeling of my heart. You have shaped much of my perception of men and I now have the opportunity to pass on to my son the knowledge that you have blessed me with.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Quotable Quotes

"Mom, its like an 'I Spy' picture. If I clean it up I won't be able to play."- Our little man trying to reason his way out of cleaning his bedroom floor.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Zoo

Our family enjoyed going to the Zoo together! We had a great time seeing all of the animals and we were able to get really close to the elephants! It was our little man's first memories of a zoo (in America) and he was amazed by all of the animals - as you can see on his face in some of the pictures. All of the children enjoyed watching the animals interact. We had a great time making memories.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The family who works together...

From Mexico we came home to our next 'Fix this House' project! Everybody is pitching in to make this house a family custom job! From the walls to floor we are changing it all! Our little cowboy chose navy blue and beige and the girls chose a green paint aptly named 'Guacamole'! The other pics are of us ripping the tile off of the fireplace surround and floor - I didn't like the color...

We have the cutest little crew!

Adios Mexico!

On April 27, 2009 I received a telephone call from my husband asking if I could have the house packed and prepared to move our family back to the U.S.A. within 48 hours! On April 30th we were at the airport preparing to return home to America. This was the scene at the airport as we boarded the plane! After a safe arrival back in the U.S.A. and a medical clearance we are now settling back into the luxurious life we know in America! The country and people of Mexico will always hold a special place in our hearts!