Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Very Wonderful Visit

What a great weekend. Kristen, Marlee and Mikelle made the long journey home for President's Day weekend. They each brought a "friend" with them. Lucky for them, we loved their friends.

As a joke, Bruce and I planted books about marriage around the house. We thought it would be funny since everyone keeps giving Mikelle and Clark a hard time about it. Obviously, they have a sense of humor about the whole thing. (Or is it possible they were getting a few pointers?)

A long Sunday afternoon. Marlee read us some of the tricks for "Attracting, Catching and Keeping a Mate"
A good time was had by all. We especially liked the idea of dressing in black and white and walking a dalmation by a fire department. That was a sure attention-getter.

Mikelle told Clark that he'd know I liked him if I made him "The Breakfast".
So....I like him.
Mikelle seems to like him too.

Marlee and Victor deal out for our final "Oh Heck" game of the trip. Each of the visiting men--Clark, Victor and Gavin won one of our games. That's good news for all of us. "Oh Heck" is our litmus test for native intelligence. They all passed and are on to the next round.

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Time Waits for No Man

On February 2 (Groundhog Day) our dad turned 54. We didn't get to celebrate until nearly 9:00. It was a very busy day.

He was surrounded by most of his favorite people.

Fortunately, after a long, eventful year, he still had the lung capacity to blow out all of his candles.
The German Chocolate cake was top-notch.

Look at all those dishes he washed in the background. He washed them while we were at the church. Such a good soldier--even on his birthday.
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Our New Dog Millie

We recently acquired this homely dog. We found her on Craig's List and agreed to try her out for one week.

She panted all the time and had a strange habit of going into slow-motion every now and then. We were pretty sure we weren't going to keep her. But we decided to reserve judgement til the week was up.

Gradually, she weasled her way in to our hearts. We all started to like her.

Three weeks later, here she is....all settled in. Oh that Millie. We love her so.
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There are no joys to compare with family. The experiences and feeling associated with family run so deep. Little moments are filled with meaning. They are the people who know us best and who we know best and who will be forever. This blog is a collection of the experiences that we can remember--the ones that happen on earth. I think our associations began long before and maybe the best is yet to be. Brigham Young says that our mortal experience is dreary compared to what is to come. I'm glad I can't see ahead because my life is anything but dreary. These people are my light and my joy.

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