Friday, March 17, 2017


My Uncle Cliff passed on March 6th, of a heart attack.  He was 64.  I have fond memories of camping with him and my aunt at Spirit Lake.


On Wednesday, Mom and I flew to Orange County, with a stop in Las Vegas,  We stayed at Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel in Lake Forest.  We ate dinner at El Torito.

On Thursday,  we babysat the kids. We watched Peter Pan with Neve. We went to Panera Bread for lunch.  Mom was really sick, so we ended up eating dinner from Cafe Rio in our room.

On Friday, we babysat the kids.   We watched Mary Poppins with Neve.  We ate lunch at McDonald's.  We went to the Irvine Spectrum Center and ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.

On Saturday,  we sat out by our pool in the morning.  We had lunch at Panera Bread.  We ate dinner at Biggie's Burgers in San Clemente and went to the Outlet mall.

On Sunday,  we went to church.  We went to Target and went to Downtown Disney.  We got a cupcake from Sprinkles and ate lunch at Tortilla Jo's.  We went to a park in Newport and played with the kids.

On Monday, we babysat the kids.  We watched Hocus Pocus with Neve.  We had lunch at Panera Bread.  We ate dinner at the Crab Cooker in Tustin.  We went to Old Town Orange and got ice cream at Al a Minute.

On Tuesday, Mom and I flew home, with a stop in Las Vegas.  When we were at John Wayne Airport, we saw Dennis Rodman.

I bought this banner at Target for St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


I went and saw the movies, La La Land, Lion, and Hidden Figures. All were great

I decorated the house for Valentine's Day.

Our Amaryllis finally bloomed after two months.

My niece, Neve, turned 3!  I sent her a Moana necklace and a Frozen jewelry box for her birthday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Restoring Paintings

I found three paintings at AT HOME, and repaired the scratches by repainting them.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year's

For New Year's Eve, we had crab, lobster, deviled eggs, lil smokies, chips and salsa, chips and dip, cheese ball and crackers.  We watched CNN's coverage.

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I decorated our trees with icicles and snowmen,

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The snowman lights up with different colors.

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Dad and I went and saw the movie, Passengers.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

West Coast Christmas

I made a Penguin Snow Village in a Jar.  I decorated our front room coffee table with wrapped presents.  I decorated our railing with paper lanterns.   I decorated the outside of our house. I decorated our table with reindeer, sleigh, snowflakes, and presents.  I decorated the three trees with bows and animal ornaments.

We went to Trolley Square and City Creek Center to see the lights

Dad and I went to the Ward Christmas Breakfast, where they served casserole, donuts, muffins, and fruit.  They had the primary children sing and they had a snowball fight with socks.

I've been learning to Knook, knitting with a crochet hook.  It took me fifteen days to knit my mom a Infinity scarf for Christmas.

Dad and I went and saw the movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

On Wednesday, we drove to Vegas.  We stayed at the Orleans.  We went to Premium Outlets South and bought some gifts.  We ate dinner at Los Tacos.  We drove out to see the Las Vegas Temple.  The hotel had a banner for Cornell and a bunch of decorations.

On Thursday, We drove to Irvine and stayed at the Courtyard Marriott.  We ate dinner at Luna Rossa at the District in Tustin.  I got a travel humidifier for Christmas.

On Friday, We brought my nephew, Coen a snowman hat.  Our hotel had a gingerbread village and a tree, and gave us apple cider and cookies every night.  We went to El Torito for dinner.

On Saturday, we went to Roger's Gardens to look at their Christmas trees.  We ate lunch in the food court at Fashion Island.  I taught Neve how to throw pennies in the fountain,  We had pizza for dinner and played the game, Apples to Apples.

For Christmas, we opened presents in the morning.  We went to Denny's for lunch.  We went to Church.

On Monday, we went to Downtown Disney.  We ate lunch at the Crab Cooker in Tustin.  We ate dinner at Ruby's in Corona Del Mar.

On Tuesday, we drove to Vegas. We stayed at the Orleans.  We ate dinner at Metro Pizza and then went shopping at Town Square.

We came home today and picked up the cats.