Thursday, April 30, 2009
Will be back soon!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
They are staying at their grandfather's condo. Griffin, after taking a tour, said, "Wow, this is a really nice hotel! Do they have drinking fountains here?" I pointed out to him that this is like a house and not a hotel. Michael added, "The room service is pretty slow. I asked for a cheesecake three weeks ago and it still hasn't shown up!" Pri was kind enough to then get Griffin a drink of water. But just as Griffin is want to do, he came in a few minutes later and said, "I knew there was a drinking fountain somewhere." He took me outside the door and found a water fountain out in the hall. He is nothing if not determined. I don't know if we ever did impress upon him that it wasn't a hotel.
I love having the chance to visit with my family. They make me smile and laugh and just feel at home. Our best wishes go with you!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The crab apple tree
Can't wait for tomorrow!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I told John that I was shocked to see over a foot of snow, to which he replied, "Are you meaning literally or figuratively?" I was sad to say, "Literally, over a foot!" As I left for work, I made sure to take some pictures along the way.
The trees down Orem Boulevard. Every one had snapped, looking like this:
The damage to trees was significant. This was the heaviest snow I've ever seen (prime packing snow according to Maggie). By 5:00 pm, it was 50 degrees and the snow was melting. (Glad I didn't even touch a shovel.) It's supposed to be 72 degrees on Saturday. The weather here is really nuts.
PS: Ian continues to do really well through his recovery. Still not swollen or bruised, although he did say today that it hurts to smile.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
He had posted on his Facebook page a couple hours later that he felt like Bob Marley. His cousin, Claire, was quick to correct that maybe he was thinking of Jacob Marley. In his somewhat dazed state, he had combined Bob Cratchit and Jacob Marley to form a completely different person. Ya, man!
His recovery has been miraculous. I checked on him this morning and he was fine. He's had some ibuprofen and takes an antibiotic, but nothing more than that. Here he is this afternoon. There's minor swelling but you don't see it unless he smiles. (Disregard the flower petals coming out of his head. I just had him stand in front of my closet door which has a two or three year old Mother's Day picture from Griffin taped to it.)
I hope it's this easy for everyone else!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Ellie finding the eggs
One of the eggs Ellie hid for Griffin.
Maggie starts her search...
...and fills her basket.
Ian searches throughout the room. Most of his eggs were tucked in
and around family (and pet) members.
Happy Easter to everyone!