Here are the highlights so far from 2016.....
The beginning of the year was just a time to recuperate from the holidays. We have gotten a lot of rain, which is a blessing since we have been in a drought for the past 4 years. Lots of time was spent indoors. Here are a few highlights of Jan and Feb....
|Lincoln and Coleman played some excellent basketball this season. They were both on really good teams and it was so much fun watching them every Saturday. I'm excited for next season!|
I was lucky enough to spend 10 days with the Lewis family in Ladera Ranch. We went to Disneyland (gotta get the most of our passes) and then Jordan and Kristine were off to Costa Rica. I had so much fun with Owen and Ames. They keep me on my toes but I LOVE every minute!
After Mom and Dad left the fun began for Grammy and the boys!
|We had popcorn and movie night (every night)|
|Owen loved these huge strawberries he picked out and the pretty yellow flowers for Mom|
|Owen had his first t-ball practice while I was there so we packed a picnic dinner and watched his practice.|
|Jordan and Kristine enjoying Costa Rica|
Deacon turns 2!
This month was a little bittersweet...... Grandma Lewis passed away after a long battle with Alzhiemers. Megan and I were able to spend some time with her before she past. It was nice having so much of the family together for her funeral. She lived a long happy life and was very much loved. She will be missed but we know she is happy now with Grandpa and watching over us all until we meet again.
Stake Conference at the Mormon Center - As always Stake Conference was very uplifting and rejuvenating. Megan and Justin's Ward had a picnic on the beautiful grounds of the Sacramento Temple after the conference so I was able to take some photos. It was a very warm day!
Jackson turned 12 and was ordained to become a Deacon of our church. I can't believe he is 12. He has grown to be such a handsome, kind, caring young man. I'm so proud of him!!
Summer is definitely here and we have had the 100+ temps to prove it. I was with the Patrick boys the first week of June while Megan went to girl's camp. We swam, recycled, ate donuts and went to lunch. We mostly stayed inside and tried to keep cool.
|Boys, boys, boys playing on their I Pads. There is even a neighbor boy who came to visit so he made it in the picture too!|
|Went to the donut store for a treat before we headed to the recycling center.|
|Linc and Coleman taking a break in the shade at the recycling center. It was sooooo HOT!|
I flew down to Orange County to be there for Owen's 5th Birthday.
He had a swimming party with all of his buddies at a local pool in
Ladera Ranch. We went to the Irvine Spectrum for dinner at Red Robin
also to see Finding Dori. We hit the local pools and had a great time. I'm
always sad when I have to leave. I love spending time with family and I
never get enough Owen - Ames time!
|The Birthday Boy and Dad having fun in the pool at Owen's party.|
Birthday pancakes! Kristine is so clever and they were yummy!
I sure love these cute boys and I love that they still let me cuddle with them. Being a grammy is the best!!
Happy 39th Birthday, ERIN! (June 29)
I cannot believe my oldest daughter is 39! How did that happen? I wish we could have celebrated with her but I think we need to all get together for her 40th next year. She's my crazy, spunky, happy go lucky girl who is never afraid to have fun. She loves her Ravens and her Orioles and is not afraid to show it by dressing up in the team colors whenever she goes to their games. I love this girl of mine who made me a MOM!!