Here's a joke for you...
An older man knew his wife was losing her hearing and thought he'd see how bad it was.
He walked up behind her while she was washing dishes and said, "Can you hear me?"
No answer. So he got a little closer.
"Can you hear me?"
No answer again. So he got up right behind her.
"Can you hear me?"
His wife turned around and said,
"For the third time YES!"
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Had the old mamms grammed yesterday. As the tech was, um, you know, putting things in place, she asked how old I was. 43. She said, "Oh, I didn't even think you were 40". I then wrapped my arms around her and squeezed her tight.
No I Didn't. Part of me was stuck between, well, the gramm-er. I couldn't really move. So I thanked her profusely and didn't breathe while I smiled as she took pictures of the old girls.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
15 years ago today we got ourselves hitched!
Everyday is like a fantastic mater ride... you always make me laugh
There is never a dull moment
I love you Daniel!
If the next 15 years are half as good as the last, it will be awesome!
And those Disneyland pictures remind me that I need to blog our Spring break trip. Maybe tomorrow...
Friday, April 18, 2014
Day 4 and by now it's Thursday. We have been having a blast. On our way into Disneyland, we ran into Goofy!
Grandpa and the kids before going on the train!
We sailed across the river to Tom Sawyer island. That was an adventure. Realistically we could have spent hours over there. But this was our last day and there was lots to do.
On Splash Mountain. This ride is based on the old Disney movie Song of the South. You can't find the movie anywhere anymore. So we spent much of the ride telling them the story. And of course we are too cheap to purchase the pictures they take, we just take a picture of the picture.
We ran into Tiana.
Ruthie chose to get in line to see many princesses. First was Cinderella.
And finally Ariel. The boys and I went to shoot rifles while grandpa rested on a bench.
Then we all got back together and rode rides once again.
Daniel. The one who took most of the pictures!
The kids escaping jail in Toon Town. We played and played and then stopped for dinner and then went back for more. One thing we learned was that you shouldn't stand on the roof of your hotel to watch the fireworks. You should definitely be in the park and listen to the narrative. Wow!! That was fun!
And finally, Angel. Monday through Thursday we had dinner at IHOP just outside of the park and two doors down from our hotel. Each night Angel was our server. He knew exactly what to bring us to drink after the second time we came in. He was wonderful. If you go to IHOP, go see Angel.
And that's our trip to Disneyland. We drove home Friday and chilled Saturday and Sunday as we watched Conference. Grandpa was worn out, but, boy, we were worn out too.
Best Spring Break Ever.
Day 3 was day 2 in California Adventure. We began on Mater's ride. Though they don't look it, they had a blast!
Ruthie got a picture with Flick!
And then with Jessie
Meanwhile, Grandpa rests on a bench.
oh! And so do we.
After Jessie, Woody came by. So Ruthie got back in line. See her autograph book in her hand? She was collecting!
While grandpa, Daniel, Sam and Ruthie went on the Grizzly river run, Isaac and I stood by to watch. And not get wet!
Hey! It's Mickey!
In line for another ride. For Spring Break (not the whole world, but plenty of people) the longest line we stood in was less than an hour. Not too bad!
Funnel cake in Radiator Springs.
Before heading out for dinner, we went into Downtown Disney. The kids wanted to go to the Lego store. It was a dream come true for the boys. Both boys bought Legos with the money they'd brought. Then I ran into the candy store and bought fudge. Momma was happy!
We went to dinner, went back to the hotel for a bit then headed back to the parks for a little more fun through the night!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Day 2 was our Magic Morning in Disneyland. We began our day super duper early so we could go in by 7 am. We ran through Star Tours several times.
The next ride was Space Mountain. I think Sam was the only one who wanted to go back. Too dark for everyone.
.We headed out to other areas to have tons of fun.
Do you get the feeling Ruthie is enjoying herself?
Off to Fantasyland.
Pulling on the sword in the stone. No luck for Sam.
Ruthie couldn't pull it out.
Come on Isaac, just pretend you're enjoying yourself.
On our way out of the castle we ran into Snow White. So we got a picture and then Ruthie purchased an autograph book to collect pictures and signatures.
Riding on the ship.
Enjoying the sun and fun!
We headed back at dinnertime to eat and rest. We were exhausted from starting the day so early, so we stayed in, swam and went to bed early. Day 3 coming up!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Day 1 we went to California Adventure. There was a purpose to this. Tuesday would be our Magic Morning in Disneyland so we spent Monday in the other park.
We got in the park before it opened and got to go to Soarin' Over California and Tower of Terror before everything else opened. Here we are in the lobby of the terror hotel.
We met the Incredibles. The boys were sitting on a bench across the street and wouldn't come back for the picture.
Mr and Mrs Incredible LOVED Daniel's shirt. And the rest of our day and the next time he wore the shirt, we found all the Dr Who fans in the parks. The Incredibles asked to have their picture with Daniel.
We went into the animation building. We each did the "which character are you?" dealio. I only remember that Grandpa was Winnie the Pooh.
Cars Land was fun. This Luigi ride was not.
But we got pictures of everyone
And then decided not to go on it again. Too much work.
I don't know why Isaac is saluting.
We went to see Aladdin and were enjoying the show...
Then they turned off the stage lights, turned on the house lights and asked everyone to exit the building. What?! Something happened. So we had to leave.
The kids at Monster University. Sam kind of sums up how he felt about that.
We had a fun filled first day in the park. We ended early and went to bed with sore feet and sunburned noses.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We left home early early on Saturday. Spring Break was coming up the following week and we were ready to party. We picked grandpa up and drove all day.
On Sunday, day 0, we went to Sacrament meeting in Anaheim. There was a group of 175 youth from American Fork. Oh My American Fork Teenager Overdose! They just about all bore their testimonies. But it was good.
We headed to the hotel, ate sandwiches, changed clothes and headed to Newport Beach. It was windy and chilly.
There are Daniel and grandpa.
And there's me. Blowing in the wind and wishing I'd brought a real sweatshirt.
The kids played in the sand, collected shells and got a little wet and a lot sandy.
It was a fun day at the beach.
Wind and all.
Isaac working on the sand city.
We drove by the Newport Beach Temple but didn't take any pictures. We were cold and sandy.
Then we went back to the hotel, went to get pizza for dinner and went to bed early to begin early the next morning for Day 1 at Disneyland.