Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Labor Day

So we had a really fun Labor Day weekend....the weather was great ....the water was glass...the guys got in some good wake boarding....the food good....we had Sandy & McKenzie....Cassandra and baby Kathy and Brian and honey....Tyson and friends....
The water came up on the Lake about 20 feet or more so we got our Island back it was great be able to play there again!
We even got the Grandpa in the water....took lots of strong arms to get him in and out but the guys were awesome! yah
Good time was had by all......nothing is better than family and the lake! thank you family for a great weekend!

Monday, July 25, 2011

What to do on a hot day!

Okay so we had a nice family day out on the lake....we took the party boat and the ski boat (for the tough ones) it was a perfect day lots of nice water....good swimming and lots of fun with the little ones...Randy & Carrie and kids....Brian...Melissa & Stephen and Catherine....and our special guest Cassandra & little Carlisle.....what fun to finally met our little Great Grandson...and WOW Kathy had the day off and could join us Yeah!...also had Kathy & Melissa's friend Julie and daughter GiGi....great day!

Swimming was wonderful the water is just the right temperature really refreshing!
While cruising around all the little ones took their nap....couldn't believe we had four all go down at once! Andrew, Carlisle, Cambria, Catherine.....sleep sweet babies while we have a quite rest lol

So here is our laughing Carlisle.....what a fun little guy he is....just smiles all the loved holding him!

So fun to have Cassandra spend a few days with us....come again !
Last our darling little Cambria she didn't pick up on the Carlisle thing you know smile all the time....we don't see her too much now so she was a little unhappy.....we love her anyway!
So a good day was had by all....nothing like a day on the lake!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Roses, roses , roses aaahh!

Okay so here is the story......I come from a long line of rose lovers.....I grew up always having fresh roses in this vase which is in the this is not just any is Dutch Delft which is hand painted pottery....this vase is probably one hundred years mother brought it from Holland and always had fresh picked roses which my dad now I have the vase and yes even in the desert I have been able to grow some mighty fine flowers...this is the best year I have had .....I got a little teary when I arranged the roses in this special vase it took me back to very fond children remember how precious memories are of our loved share this moment with me and maybe someday one of you will fill this vase with special roses! thank you God for the beauties of the earth!

Jason's home!

So I am a little late in my blogging so here is the story....We traveled to Utah for the homecoming of Elder Jason Peterson.....what a great weekend. It was so good to see him and he still had the missionary spirit with him....wonderful day lots of good food and lots of family....doesn't get better than that.....welcome home Jason

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Blessed day was had by all!

Okay so I am a little late but wanted to make sure you all get to see our newest addition of beautiful Great on the 10th of April we all traveled to Kingman and attended the blessing of our beautiful little Cambria Kay Barker.....
She is so sweet even Great Grandpa couldn't resist he asked to hold her so fun!

A great day was had by all ...Welcome sweet Cambria....we love you....It is such a blessing to be able to hold and love on these precious sweet children that are sent to us from our Heavenly Father! Families are Forever!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

WOW----Great-Grandkids 2011 (Phaze 1)

Okay so Kathy did not work today and come over and played and put together all the Great Grand kids .....she got pictures from everywhere like facebook and family here is the plan....look at the pictures aaaah! cute huh? then what we want you to do is on the comment put their birthdate so we can upgrade our huh? Now Dawn we need pictures of the other four and dates okay? So we feel so blessed to be able to be in these sweet babies lives and I hope they will remember us for a long time to those great grandkids! Keep them coming children!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Mighty Colorado!

Here is the might Colorado looks real peaceful and calm....
New here is one of the rafts then Indians use on their river trips ....they would take them all the way to the lake and pull then out at our boat launch at South Cove....And here is the new launch the Indians had made so they could pull out there rafts here instead of the the reason they made this new launch is because in one little spot the river became too mighty and they had lots of trouble getting past the rapids that developed because the water level became to low.
So Melissa & Stephen and company took a hike up the river to see the rapids that was causing all this trouble and wow we could see why...awesome!
I would not want to be on the raft going through this....the top right was not quite so rough but still pretty scarey!
The left side was the worst...if you look right in front of the white water you can see the big whirlpool would really have to row hard to miss it....the water was fierce!
Lots of big boulders.... the water made so much noise we could hear long before we got was a wonderful hike and a wonderful witness of nature.....wonderful day ....wonderful hike.....thank you God for the beauties of the earth!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Beautiful day in the neighborhood!

So being Monday and suffering from depression etc. Kathy, Melissa, Crystal and myself went to lunch at our local little cafe and had wonderful Quiche and salad. Then we decided to take a drive to the was one of those ahhhh days....It was warm oh how good the sun felt and there was not a ripple on the could hardly tell where the water and the land came together....thank you God for such a beautiful Spring just around the corner????hope so!

Kathy & Bruce

Kathy and Bruce live in Arizona. Two of our kids life here also. Randy & Carrie have 3 kids, Melissa & Stephen have 1 kid and Tami & Micah have 2 kids. We love being grandparents.
Bruce has his own business, a redi-mix plant and a septic installation business. Kathy does the books and Randy and Brian work for their dad. Grandpa Gary does the MSHA certification for us. We love our vacation town. It is small, no fast food here, but close to the things we love to do.

Joe & Trina

Joe and Trina live in Northern Idaho, where Joe is currently serving as Bishop. Trina works with many community projects. They have 4 kids. Gary is married and has one child. The girls are all attending college.

br-Emily, Gary, Trina fr-Julie, Joe, Jaime

Sandi & Ken

Sandi & Ken live in Southern California. She works in the billing department at a hospital. Ken is helping Tyson with his contracting company. Tyson, Morgan, Holli, and Cassandra are married, and Mckenzie still lives at home. They have 3 grandkids,and three on the way.

br-Holli, Ken, Sandi, Morgan fr-Autumn holding Hunter, Tyson, Cassandra and McKenzie

John & Wendy

John and Wendy live in American Fork, Utah. Johnny is in College and just got married, Jason is on his mission in Switzerland. Josh is about ready to leave for Brazil. Danielle, Nathan, and Tiffany are busy going to school.

Dani, Josh, Wendy, John, Tiffany, Johnny, Nathan, Josh (clockwise)