Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Band Concert

We attended Marley's high school band concert last night.

Marley plays the French horn

Sunday, November 02, 2014

More Pics of the Trip

Deanna Thurston
Kathy, Ray, Gin
Vince, Tessie, Davie, Addison, Buck, Justice,
Dede, and Riley
Jenny, Kathy, Jessica, Justine, Sally, Brandon, Serenity
Jack, Chris, Bill, Cindy, Isaac
Bill, Gin, Becky, Dorothy

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Golden Valley

Once again we are travelling to attend a funeral.  Our brother-in-law Dave Payton passed away and  and we attended the celebration and the family reunion that naturally results from occasions such as these.

Having dinner at the Dam Bar restaurant in Kingman, AZ.
Dorothy's brother Bill, sister Gin, sister Becky, Dorothy
Isaac and Cindy
Davie and Tessie dropped by the restaurant to
trick or treat with their kids Vince, Riley, and Addison
Kathy and Sally
Ray and Christy
Dorothy and I
Ray and Pam
Marky, Ken, Denise
Jo, Lynn, Christie


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mouths of Babes

We continue to be amazed at the conversations initiated by our 3-1/2 year old great grand daughter, Gracen. This is a text we received from her mom Tara: 

So, the other night I played with a couple of her sticker things and the next morning she noticed! And she let me have it.  She said, "Let me tell you something, when someone goes to bed someone else doesn't need to take it upon themselves to play with other people's stickers... I'm really upset with you!"

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Egg Rolls

Every few months the family gets hungry for egg rolls. So today we had them all down and we all had our fill.

Dorothy makes them up.

And I fry them.

I hope we have enough.

A variety of sauces.

The kids eat theirs in the living room.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Cold and Rainy Saturday

The best way to deal with a rainy day is to have the kids and grand kids
over and have green chili potato chowder, corn bread, and iced tea.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A Visit to the Fire Station

Today, Burk and I took Jenna and Gracen to the fire station behind their house for a tour.

The firemen opened the doors and allowed us to explore all the trucks.

These fire fighters had as much fun showing the trucks to the girls
as the girls had exploring them.

Inside an ambulance.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quote of the Day

If those who we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them.....they could perceive what they have made of us.

Albert Camus

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gracen Goes to School

Last week Gracen started attending pre-school at the Cherokee Nation Child Development Center. She took to it like a duck to water.

Come on, Dad.  Let's get in there.

Let's put my things away.

Ok, let's get this show on the road.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Artificial Adventures

We like to travel with the grand kids. I'm always searching the internet for new and unusual places to visit. When Rachel and Kelly were young we went to big name theme parks every few years and we've also taken most of the grand kids to those places.  The younger ones occasionally ask me when we will go to another one, but to tell you the truth I dread it.  One reason I dread it is the expense and another is that the adventure is artificial. I guess I'm looking at it from an older person's perspective but I need a little more substance to my adventures. The trips I've enjoyed the most over the years have been seeing the Arizona meteor crater, touring a farm, a jelly bean factory, and an ice cream factory, a bone museum, a dinosaur museum, the Wright Brothers museum, and an ugly car museum in Tennessee. We explored an abandoned mill town that was the set of "Hunger Games",  we've had a muscadine cider slushie at a peanut stand in North Carolina, toured the waterways around New Bern, NC in a small tugboat. We've eaten fresh sea food at an ocean front restaurant at Nags Head, pulled pork sandwiches in Memphis, and the famous biscuits at the Loveless Cafe just outside of Nashville. We've walked around the Petrified Forest and climbed to the top of Chimney Rock. There are so many things to see in this beautiful country of ours.

Monday Morning with G and the Dogs

G is upset because Riley bit her magic wand (stick) in half.