Sunday, September 30, 2007

more pictures from Grandma: their trip out west...

Sheila & Ed
Gil's mom and Grandma's aunt
Cloud over Mt. at Livingston, WY, KOA

Old Faithful

Devil's Tower

Wall Drug S.D.

1880 Town in S.D.

Laura Wilder sign
accumulated mail

-Posted for Grandma by: Debbie

Pictures from Grandma

Testing blood glucose.
Chandelier tree, 315' tall, 21 ft diameter, 2400 yrs old in Leggett, CA

Pacific Ocean

Covered Bridge

Mt. St. Helens taken 5 mi. away
Gil & Bonnie
Reptile Zoo in Monroe
post number number two follows this picture of the two headed turtle.

Brainerd Reporting

In the Newsletter I said that when a computer savy person comes I will ask to be shown how to
get on the Blog. Debbie Randall is that person! Now if I remember two weeks from now what
she said! I am sending a CD with her of some of our trip pictures. View those later. We went
to Farmington for the bridal shower for Missi. Was fun being there. I even won a prize! I know
it didn't work for everyone to be there; perhaps we'll see you at the wedding, now less than
2 weeks away. dk

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ivan and Missi

Just a reminder for those of you that haven't sent your RSVPs to Ivan and Missi, they would like them!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Good morning all!

Good morning to everyone and Happy Tuesday! The thermometer outside this morning at 6:30 said 66 degrees!! Fall is here .. and it is blissful.

Jari is in Alaska and flying up to Prudhoe Bay this morning where he will be for the next few weeks. I was googling on the internet this morning and came across this website. Thought it might be interesting enough to share. Disclaimer: I don't know how accurate the information is in this website, but interesting nonetheless.

We have some school to do today, a trip to some grocer (probably Costco), and then company this evening for some rousing games of Settlers. Will have to take a nap. Worked yesterday and then stayed up until nearly 2 a.m. (that is a bad thing for this girl) working on a cross-stitch while finishing a book on tape. Sometimes you just need to unwind a little bit!

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

going hunting

I am leaving in about a half hour to northern az (area4b the most saught after area for the early bow hunt for bull elk). I will post some pics some time later. I am going along to video the hunt. Then the next week I will be gone for ten days on a bull hunt in the missouri breaks in montana. That is about one and a half hours south of the canada border. Going there to video also. Hope to get lots of bulls up close and am planning on trying to sell the videos to stores. On both of the hunts there are going to be people along that are good at calling bulls and understand bull elk. They are claming to "guarantee" that we will have bulls within twenty yards of us. Even if no one gets a shot off we should get some good video I am hoping.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My views of Washington

Washington was so much fun. Thanks to Eric and Rosie for getting married there. It was great to be able to be a part of their special day and to see the sights in Washington. I'm excited to go exploring there again some day.

Jen and I drove all over - trying to take the "road less travelled" at times. It was beautiful country to see: We were able to spend some time on the water, but it was so cold that we weren't brave enough to hit the water:

We saw mountains. I tried really hard to get a picture of a mountain that I liked - it makes it difficult to do when driving, and finally got this picture off of some small road:

Sunday, after bringing Jen to the airport, I made it to Snoqualmie Falls - not sure if that is how it is spelled. It was beautiful. A bit of a hike to the bottom, but well worth it:

Can't wait to find other areas to explore. It is amazing how much we got done in the short amount of time that we were there. It was so much fun.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Invitations went out this morning. Date is September 29th at Noon (brunch). Here is the list that I have for those of you that have volunteered to help out: Jennifer (Fruit and Juice), Laurie (Hashbrowns), Machelle (Muffins), Heather (games).
Anita, Becky, Elizabeth and Jenny have already mentioned that they will not be able to make it.
Heather can you let me know how many games you have come up with so I can get prizes? This should be a lot of fun and I am looking forward to seeing you all on the 29th!
Thanks for all of your help with this!
Farmington Jo

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New Hobby??

I am suppose to be at work today, but was "called off" this morning ... again. Ugh! Extra days home are awesome, but not right now. Shouldn't be my turn again for a while and I'll be wishing it was.

Have been wanting to try digital scrapbooking. I don't have any fancy shmancy program that I'm using, my computer is much too full of pics to work at a decent speed, but this morning I tried a page. Am sharing. I only downloaded one free "kit", so worked with what I had. Just fun to try something new.

Happy Heather Day

Happy B-day, Heather!

After cake, ice cream, and other treats, its right back to the goals: jog 14 miles again for me this week and 30 mins/day on my bike. -e.

Saturday, September 01, 2007


What a beautiful wedding ... I, too, was sort of wishing we could have popped all those umbrellas open during the wedding. Was sort of imagining the nice little noises it would have made. My picture leave a bit to be desired .. thank goodness I know where to find the photographer with the good ones!
Jari & I had a fun time exploring Seattle and the surrounding areas as much as we could. Wednesday we went to Whidbey Island and Deception Pass. Thursday we visited the Space Needle. I didn't feel the need to go the thing, just to see from the ground was enough for me. We attempted to find Pike Market at the same time ... it didn't work. I am so directionally challenged and we walked miles in the wrong direction. The hills are sort of like Duluth. Going down isn't bad ... thought we would just grab a cab/bus/trolley back up to the top. We hiked it instead. Good exercise!! We went to rehearsal in the evening after surviving the traffice there. :) Visited Ryan & Tiffany Huotari after rehearsal. Saturday morning we managed to make it to the Market. Could have spent an entire day down there. Was really fun. This time we headed to Martins house a bit earlier and traffic was much friendlier. The wedding was beautiful .. the setting incredibly picturesque. We had coffee at Denny's after the wedding with Mom, Isa, Heather and Jen. Once again getting back to our hotel rather late. This morning (hard to believe the wedding was only yesterday evening!) we meandered, drove around looking at things and even found a marina with a sales office where we could dream. Caught an earlier flight home today .. only by an hour .. but rather be home than in an airport. Hint/Tip: If you change your ticket at the ticket counter (at least with Alaska Airlines) it cost you $50 to change it. We changed it at the kiosk and it didn't cost a dime. Not sure that works the same with every airline, but I believe that Heather is going to try it tomorrow as well. Let us know if it works Heather.
Time to head for bed! Have a safe weekend everybody.

Eric and Rosie's wedding

I haven't had a chance to really look at all the pictures from the wedding, but have just quickly glanced at them. Here are a few. Their wedding was absolutely beautiful! It rained some on and off before the ceremony, and sprinkled a little towards the end of the reception, but it ended up being okay! A trip was made to the dollar store about two hours before the wedding to buy the 47 umbrellas that they had, and they were set on about every 4th chair, but we ended up not needing them....although, it would have been cute for pictures with a sea of umbrellas!
Hope everyone is having a great labor day weekend! Greetings from the west coast:)

Jennysorry you have to tilt your head to see this!