Sunday, March 29, 2009

Squeegee Luigi

Squeegee Luigi (aka John Root, my son-in-law) surprised me the other day with a phone call, offering to come and wash my windows, since that is what Squeegee Luigi does:) I was happy to comply because my windows were very much in need of a good scrub, or rather squeegee, in this case:) Johnny, er, I mean Luigi, hopped in his truck and showed up on my doorstep lickety-split, ready to work his magic. Before I could say "Squeegee Luigi washes windows," five times fast, he was done! My windows now glisten as the sun shines through! No more toddler fingerprints, doggie noseprints or stickers to be found:) A popsicle is all that Squeegee Luigi would accept as payment, since he's my son-in-law:) THANKS, Johnny!!!
If you "don't do windows," and would like Squeegee Luigi to pay a visit just give him a call:
John Root
Free estimates

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Has Sprung!

Jim went on a hike on the first day of spring and he captured the onset of the season so well through his camera lens that I just had to share:)
The trailhead is only about a mile from our home:)
Of course he had to take his devoted friend, Riley! She was on cloud nine!
Time to head home.....

Friday, March 20, 2009

One Round-trip Ticket to Omaha!

I seriously don't know how this photo ended up first, it was in the middle , following the elephant pic, but that's o.k. This is a cute picture of Karaline on the gorilla statue...One of the zoo's real gorillas was very active that day...pounding his chest, hitting the huge windows with his fist and feet! Yikes! Notice the frozen water feature behind Karaline:) I actually took the California warmth with me to Nebraska...the temperature was in the 70's, but the prior week had been in the single digits!

I was able to visit with Summer and family for only five days, but I had a great time!
We went to Karaline's dance class and she did such a good job! She's quite the "twinkle toes:)"
Brian, the dental student, studying hard!
Jake is such a happy baby boy! He pretty much has a perpetual smile on his face:)
Here's Jake learning to negotiate the stairs. He goes UP like a champ, but needs more practice going DOWN.
We were able to spend time at the zoo in Omaha. It's fantastic! This elephant was so tired that he fell asleep leaning on the cement post:) Poor fella...I know just how he feels:)

Megan received this Tinkerbell chair for her 2nd birthday(I was there for it!)...We had gone to ToysRUs to pick out gifts for her, and Summer was considering the chair, but once Megan sat in it there was no turning back! She picked that chair up and carried it around the whole store!
Megan also loves, loves, loves, her new stroller and dolly! She pushed that little stroller all over the house and neighborhood at full speed! What a cute little mommy:) Below is the real mommy with her cute little munchkins! They are so lucky to have her:)
Thanks for the fun! Love and miss you all! XOXOXOXOXO

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Megan, March 15!

Happy 2nd Birthday Little Miss Megan! We love you! XOXOXOXO

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Favorite Quote

"The submission of one's will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God's altar. The many other things we "give" are actually the things He has already given or loaned to us...It is the only possession which is truly ours to give!"

Neal A. Maxwell

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Stranger No More!

The other night Jim, Zeke and I went on a brisk walk(Zeke was actually being pushed in the jogging stroller:)). About halfway into our walk we were chugging up the "Bradley dip" going south when we came upon an elderly man that was also hiking up the dip, at a pretty good pace. We started talking to him and quickly learned that his name was Vern. Vern was a very friendly fellow and told us that he was from Iowa, 85 years old, has had a pacemaker since his heart attack in "85 and was here visiting his sister who was in the hospital. After talking to him a little bit longer we discovered that he had gotten off the bus and headed in the wrong direction and was now miles from where he wanted to be! Of course Jim offered to drive him to his sister's house. Vern walked home with us and was so happy to sit down in a warm home with some hot tea and conversation! He seemed very happy to make new friends:) and took Jim's business card and gave us his contact numbers. He was so grateful for our hospitality! The pleasure was ours:) I think we will be having Vern for dinner soon before he returns to Iowa:)