Tuesday, December 18, 2007

HEBNER HOTEL "A Habitat for a Happy Holiday"

Dear Holiday Guests,

The Hebner Hotel is up and running. Our first guests arrived last Wednesday. It has come to our attention that our fine establishment is attracting a rather unusual group. These people seem to be some what abnormal. Because this seems to be our fate and of course it is Christmas, we have decided to give these individuals a discounted rate. Last night we made a call to our future guests inquiring if they were of this same species, apparently most of them are which means we will have to cut their rate also. We apologize to all of you who do not fall into this category. To avoid any discrimination suits, all rates will be reduced for this holiday season. Regular rates will resume after the New Year. All we really want is for your holiday to be in a habitat that makes you happy .

If you have any questions regarding your stay with us please feel free to contact us. We have a happy bilingual (normal/abnormal) person on call 24/7 to help you.


The HEBNER HOTEL Management

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Our First Snow

When Dad picked me up to go to the office christmas party this is what was waiting for us outside. The white stuff is always a pretty sight.

Music, cartoons and laugher

Granny sent me this very cute music video. I have to say it is worth your time to sit and watch. Go to this web site to view it...www.thecompassgroup.biz/merryxmas.swf

Christmas lights can't see me

The annual courthouse lighting in downtown Prescott was last weekend. Lili had to get up from a nap to get dressed to go see the pretty lights. As you can see from this picture, she was not at all interested in doing so. Once we got there Nate had yummy hot cocoa for all of us as we froze our bums and listened to the school children sing carols while the Christmas story was recited. Yuri treated all of us to some good chili that warmed our innereds.

December brings color and fun

We finally got some rain. It has been so dry here in Arizona. But two weekends in a row we have had lots of the wet stuff. Each day we get to marvel at a gorgeous rainbow that stretches out over the prarie. It's breath taking.

Lilian and Nate spent a day with grandmaw Verdi while Kim went to Phoenix to play. Lilian's Aunt Destiney gave her a gingerbread house kit and Lili was quite the home builder. She determined about half way through that once she put the candy on the house she couldn't put it her mouth. Need less to say, the house is not finished but Lili has a bag of very colorful decorations. Where was Baby Nate this whole time...sleeping. He was helping Santa get ready for Christmas and decided to take a rest.

Old people can learn new tricks

I learned today that I had my video camera set on sepia tone. DUH! I wondered why my videos were not in color. But it has been corrected and new videos will be one their way some time soon...as soon as I take one that is.

Monday, November 26, 2007

--get in shape for an early morning workout!
The house has been decorated for the season. The only tree we had left after the major garage cleaning in Phoenix is the "Charlie Brown Tree" . We did manage to keep a little pine tree pictured with Lilian's friends, however, Kim needs a small tree for her home so it will be spending the holidays with the Howards. The Gingerbread Family is back by popular demand. This happy little family always make me smile. Jesus has a place of honor on the fireplace. Santa and his helper are very busy getting ready for Christmas Day. There is so much to do and so little time. Food, fun, laughter and more food, much more food.
As for now the plan is for everyone to meet at the Hebner's right after our visit to Granny Nulliner's . Santa likes to refer to it as Mid-Night Madness....So get a good nap Christmas Eve afternoon, we will be partying til the sun rises Christmas Day.

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

Greetings! Holiday wishes for all of you...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesday's at Maamaw Verdi's. Lilian is becoming quite the Big Sister. She always wants to hold her little brother. Nate is becoming more and more familiar with this process which explains the look of fear on his face. We have so much fun together.

Last weekend we were invited to go to the Spa Shop for a late night dip in the hot tubs. This is the first time Gary and I have enjoyed this adventure. We all had a very refreshing dip in the tubs and the kids had a lot of fun too.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

...Abilities equal to the tasks

I couldn't sleep so I decided to pull up the talks given at the Women's Broadcast this past month. My heart was touched again by what Pres. Monson said about our abilities as women. He said, "My dear sisters, Do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but YOU will be the miracle."

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Seasons are a changin'

In the past few weeks the weather and the plants have been making changes. Just Sunday we noticed that the tree in the front yard had changed color over night. We have two of the prettiest little red bushes
in the front yard. Moses isn't the only one with a flaming bush. LOL! I wish I could go out there and ask my questions and have them answered in printed form...wouldn't that be nice.

We have a new member of the family. Her name is Sundance. She came to us last week by way of a gift from our home teachers. Dad drives her to work so I can have Hebbie to use when I want to get out and about. She really is a good little car. We took her for a drive over Mingus Moutain and she did just fine. She is a bit loud, no muffler. But that makes her to fit in even better. Since I have been given my freedom I have not been able to enjoy it. I have been sick and going out hasn't appealed to me, but I will make up for lost time as soon as I feel better.