Thursday, April 5, 2012

Visitors, Boats & Snakes!

"Kids, this is the BYU candy counter!"
Always a fun time at the Bean Museum.
Steve made Kyle a boat -- notice the rudder and sail.
The boat did well, too.  
It traveled quite a ways down the river, until it hit some rapids...
Visiting the island sounded like a fun idea.

Unfortunately, the water began to rise in the middle of this adventure!
But that didn't stop anyone.  Well, except me.

Feeding the koi seemed like a good idea, too.
 Until I saw a snake!
And where were my defenders?  Too far away to help!
No one gets tired of the merry-go-round in the garage.
Not even the adults!
We are all having fun with Papa's new car, too.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Conference Weekend: Family

Mary found this picture in her truck.
I used to have totally darling boys.
This darling boy is Mary's.
So is this one.
Isn't this a great photo?
Since I put up 3 pictures of Mary's kids,
I hunted for a picture of the fourth, but oldest,
who is here with my fourth.
In those years, Steve had agency,
which never affected his niceness.
Scanning in these photos brought back a lot of good memories.Grandma Markham used to visit us for Christmas.
Btw, I've heard that skinny ties are back in style.
Have I ever mentioned that Corinne was the cutest 5-year-old ever?There is no question about that.
I took a zillion pictures of her.
Sorry about that skinned knee...
Corinne worked hard at school...
But she was busy at home, too.
I was happy to remember our family vacations
as I listened to conference talks about
spending time together as a family.
I was always happy when our kids
were happy together.
Cori and Steve, who I almost called Tom, still get along.
There is a story with this picture.
It began when Dave was in a car accident.
We offered to pay him to paint the house
so he could earn money for the car repairs.
His brothers shouted, "No fair!"
So, they got to help paint the house.
I can't believe I let Jeff do this!
I found this picture of a valuable Garbage Pail Kids collection.
One summer we hosted an exchange student, Misha,
who brought a collection of head lice, which he shared.
We also had our own collection of alligators in our back yard.
I'm glad those are now memories.

Thank you, Julie. You're Welcome, Louie.

Did I really want to start this last post of Steve's visit with another picture of my groupies watching Star Trek?  I sure did.  We'...