Monday, January 31, 2011

Hitch Dance lesson


The Month of Love is here. I thought I would share some of my favorite love stories from the movies and t.v. Check each day I'll be sharing something new...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

saturday night hockey game

What do you do on a Saturday night in Prescott Valley?  If you're lucky someone will give you tickets to the Sun Dogs game.  Before the game started this little car was slipping and sliding all over the ice rink.  Very comical.

 Gary thought he looked younger with his hood  on.  What do you think?

Our seats were right on the ice.  You could hear all the bodies collide.  We were even fortunate enough to witness a fight right in front of where we were sitting.  Of course I didn't have my camera on at the time.

This is the first and foremost reason for Garrett to go the the game.  He loves the Nachos.

We sat right next to the penalty box.  This is where the bad boys go for time out!

Garrett is a Coyote fan and hopes to one day go to one of their games.  He loves to watch hockey.
It's fun to people watch at these games.  I love the giant screen and being able to watch all the kids and older people dance and be goofy when the camera is focused on them.

It was fun for me to spend an evening out with my favorite guys.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We had a special little visitor

Mila is my great niece.  She lives in Denver, Colorado.  My sister Lisa, Oma is what Mila calls her, came for a visit this week and brought her grand daughter Mila along.  She was a delight.  And it was great to see Aunt Lisa too.  Mila with her dark hair and eyes resembles me more than my own grand children...blonde and blue eyes.  We all enjoyed the time we spent with Lisa and Mila.  Great memories.  Thanks Courtnae for such a darling litte one.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Meet the newest member of the family...


Every so often Gary sells a car to a customer who does not want to trade in their old car and offers to sell it for cheap.  The last time this occurred Gary purchased the car and Krystal benefited.  This time he bought the car for us to use.  Now the three of us can travel together without having to squish into Blanca (the little white truck).  Glisten is automatic so Garrett can drive her too.  She's 8 years old, but still has a lot of life left in her.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Self explanatory

Gary bought himself this t-shirt.  For all of you who know him so well, it's self explanatory.  Nuff said!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Building spirituality one lego at a time

Early morning seminary is tuff this time of year. It's cold (always in the 20's) and dark, very dark you can still see all the stars in the sky, and of course it's early, 6 a.m.  So I try to think of  fun things to do to keep up morale, help us stay awake and keep our interest.  Scirpture Mastery the lego way.  This is acutally a preschool activity, but we had fun, all of us.  Never underestimate a GOOD preschool activity.
I have to share this.  Teaching at this time in the morning is not always a positive experience.  Everyone is sleepy and many times grumpy.  Because of this the teenagers often do not respond to lessons I have spend hours preparing. So I get discouraged.  I come home and say to myself, "Verda, why do you spend so much time  creating lessons that are up-beat and interactive. the kids don't care one way or the other.  They just want to pass the time quickly and move on to the rest of their day.  Stop making such a effort.  Just hit the basics, they won't know the difference!" 
Than I come into the room the next day determined to keep trying and this is what I see when I turn on the lights.  Our class meets in the Relief Society Room and Mutual is also held there in the evening.  Someone the night before thought of me and left this message.  Kind of made up for all the frustration the day before.  Yup! The Church is True.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

T-shirts for Christmas

This year Garrett wanted to give personalized gifts to the Listers.  So he designed a t-shirt for each of them.

 He sat down and drew his GOT JACKED? logo and we took it to a Logo Company in Prescott to have the t-shirts printed.  Front and...

nick name on the back

 Uncle Kevin's shirt was different.  He always tells aunt marsha "No chirpin, Marge!"  and once he told Garrett that he should have a shirt made. "How funny would that be?"  he said.  Garrett made a mental note and asked if we could make this shirt for Uncle Kevin because he said he wanted one.

They all wore thier shirts on Christmas Day.  Gary and I felt left out...and Garrett had a good laugh. Oh, and Aunt Karen did not think Kevin's shirt was funny at all.  She thought it should say no chirpin, Kevin, but we said Marsha should have a shirt that says, Stop your Barkin, Kevin.  with a funny little bug eyed dog on the back  Karen agreed.   Any how, the shirts were a big hit and all was good.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I still have this problem

When I visited  Kim and the kids this year we planned a night that we all could stay up and watch movies as late as we wanted.  Mason was the first to fall asleep.  Lili was next, although she did make it til midnight.  Nate, however, was a die hard.  He refused to go to sleep.  He would play games with his cars just so he would not sit still, because when he sat still, his eyes would begin to close.  We watched three movies back to back.  He finally gave up, lying in the same postion you see in this cartoon.  It was 2 a.m.
that was a fun evening for me.  I don't think I'll ever forget it.  When I saw this cartoon, I had to save it in memory of my late night grand son.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Baby it's COLD outside

After being indoors for the last couple of days it was nice to get outside for a while.  The air was crisp and the snow was soft and glistening in the sunshine.  A glorius day.   Thank goodness for my old snow stuff.  They still work.

But I have to say I'm jealous of Kim and her family, running around on the beach while I'm sitting here drinking hot chocolate wrapped up in a snuggli

And I might be a but cold but my hair and eyelashes are not frozen.  Of course I don't know if I would brave minus 2 degree weather. But Kerri and Brad like adventure no matter the weather.

life is GOOD!