Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I re-stained our stairs!

I re-stained our stairway. It took me about a month of working at it a little at a time. For those of you who don't know how they looked before, they were a light oak. I'm into the more modern dark woods. It was a lot of hard work- (sanding and re-staining around all those posts) and making it look even. I wanted to get it done before we got our new carpet and I am glad I did. I got a lot of drips on the carpet like I thought I might.

Here is a picture I took last year with the old light oak.After
I like the look much better!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy "30th" Anniversary Rick!

Rick and I had our Big "30" this past weekend.
Happy Anniversary Honey!!

Love, Patty

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy "8th" Birthday Aubrey Ann!!

What a wonderful year! I am excited to be able to be at your baptism this weekend. You are such a special little girl and the Lord has blessed you with wonderful parents that love you and have taught you the gospel. Your membership will bring you so many blessing throughout your life. May you never take it for granted. I love you sooo much!!
Love, Grandma

Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Holly!!
Wow, "29" years! It seems like only yesterday when you were a tiny bundle in my arms and now you are a wonderful mother with children of your own. You have been such a blessing in my life. I love you so much and hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Awesome Video!

I saw this video earlier on Facebook and thought it was really good! Thanks for sharing it Kim. I hope this will be a reminder to all of us of the importance of being both Spiritually and Temporally prepared for what lies ahead.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy 15th Birthday Taylor!

Happy Birthday
I can't believe it has been "15" years! I hope you have a Happy, Happy Birthday!
I Love You!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Congratulations Joey!!
Congratulations Joey on getting your Master's Degree!
I know you have sacrificed for many years and am so happy for you!!
Joey's parents and Holly threw a surprise party for Joey while they were here visiting. Congratulations, You're the Best!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Tara!

I want to wish my daughter Tara a Happy Birthday today! We are not able to spend her birthday with her this weekend but were happy to be able to celebrate her birthday along with her father's last weekend. I hope you have a Wonderful Day!!!
Rick and Tara's birthday celebration!
(Oops, Last weekend was so busy and I forgot to make a birthday post for my husband-
Sorry Rick!!)
Nicole and Tara
Holly and TaraMe and Tara
Aubrey and Tara
Ella, Tara and Aubrey

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Pioneer Day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cheesecake Factory!!

When I was visiting my daughter Holly and her family we made a special trip to the Cheesecake Factory. We surprised my granddaughters. They had never been before and were so excited when we pulled into the parking lot.
Here we are ready to go eat some yummy cheesecake!
While we were waiting to be seated, the girls were trying to decide which cake they wanted (So many choices!)The girls and I both decided to get their 30th anniversary chocolate cheesecake.
It was soooo delicious!!
Me and EllaHolly and Aubrey
Cali finishing up her cakeIt was a fun outing I will always remember with my "girls"

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Our Founding Father's Were Wise!!

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -Thomas Jefferson

"Those who reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
-Abraham Lincoln

Friday, June 26, 2009

"Wicked" in San Antonio

My daughter Holly took me to see the Broadway play "Wicked" in San Antonio. It was my first Broadway play. I loved it!! If you ever get the chance to go you should. It is wonderful!!

Me and HollyIt was showing at the Majestic Theatre
If you don't know, the play is about how the wicked witch of the west from the Wizard of Oz became wicked.
We visited the River Walk before the show!We ate lunch at "The Rainforest Cafe"Holly having a little fun monkeying around!!Thanks for taking me Holly!
It will be a day I will always remember!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summertime is Here!!

My daughter Holly and her family came to visit.
Here are a few of the pictures we took one day in the back yard.

My Grandchildren: Aubrey, Ella and Cali in the kiddie pool. (Aren't they adorable!)
Cali slippin and sliddin!
Ella LynnAubrey Ann
Taylor decided he would give it a try!Rick went out and got the kids a really cool water slide. They all had a great time. Even some of the big kids got in on the action!

AubreyElla taking the plunge!Taylor, Aubrey and EllaCali, Joey and EllaHolly and Cali
Cali and Ella enjoying a lunch break!Cali, Ella and JoeyTaylorAustin and MarkAustin and Bowser