To celebrate Memorial Day and the beginning of spring, I've decided to update this blog no matter how hard it is! Ron and I have hit a milestone. He finally relented and agreed to hire some people to help us get our yard and house in shape. Although we still feel like we live in a new house, we have been here 8 years. So this is a list of the things we've accomplished (with a little help from our friends and the Mario brothers.)Two decks have been repaired and resurfaced, railings are coming, hardwood floors have been repaired and refinished,the whole yard has been weeded, trimmed,and generally spruced up with new bark and soil pep all around,our friend Tom is building a long-planned-for shed in the backyard,an area on the side of our house that has been sluffing because of an underground spring is being cleaned up,and this weekend we planted our pots even though it was a chilly 55ish here in the mountains. I'm sooooo happy about it all - it was getting a little overwhelming. So we've done our part to keep Mountain GreentheBeautiful, beautiful and green!!!
I think I'm going to love blogging! My first effort is a slide show of our annual trek to Lake Powell with the kids and grand kids. This year the trip was a little more challenging because we have 2 little boys - 22 months and 11 months, and it was scorching hot. But, we were lucky to find a shady spot in Lost Eden so a great time was had by all. Ben, Susie, and Marcee were all successful knee boarders and Ben even got up on skis. Our baby Sam loves the water, and although Jameson was not as crazy about the water, he loved to ride in the boat. Aren't they all just adorable?
I am Grandma Connie. I have 1 husband (Grandpa Ron), 3 children (Clark, Camie, Aimee), 2 in-laws (Steve, Jayme), and 9 grandchildren (Ethan, Ben, Emma, Susie, Marcee, Bethany, Jameson, Sam, Willa). I retired from Weber State University to focus on grandbabies and the book I collaborated on that was published in December 2004. My grandson, Ben, says my best talents are reading and napping. I also like to write, quilt, craft, travel, and work with the women in my LDS ward. I'm blogging to stay in touch with my grandkids, extended family and friends, but mostly to record the happy events and simple joys I experience day to day!