Malcolm and Patsy Sharing Some Memories With You

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Malcolm!

Malcolm and his Mom on his 69th birthday!
Malcolm's Mom gave his a $50.00 bill. The kids were wide eyed because they had never seen one before and were trying to figure out how they could have one sometime.
I got Malcolm a movie and a charging station for his gadgets
Amanda, Tyler and their children got Dad a watch with pedometer to keep track of his walking. Just as he began to open it, Mason blurted out enthusiastically "It's a watch! very cute

I prepared a dinner and small party for Malcolm's birthday yesterday and had Malcolm's Mom and Tyler and Amanda and their children over. It was quiet, but fun and we enjoyed steak, fruit salad, broccoli salad, baked beans and bread and Malcolm's favorite chocolate cake with a marshmallow type frosting. Lots of Love to my wonderful husband on his birthday!

Our Journey this week!

Mom - she is wonderful!
Kylie's Diploma with Mom, Ben and Grant
Kylie doing a dance at her kindergarten graduation
Joan and Larry Goss who live in Fresno
My brother Steve and his wife Erin who live in Provo
Miles Graduation at Rancho Cucamonga High School

New Friends I met on the train from North Carolina

A couple of weeks ago, I got on the train in Sacramento and rode to Provo, Utah to visit some of our family there. Our Son, Daniel picked me up at the train depot. I spent a couple of days visiting with Dan & Kris and my Mom. On Thursday, Malcolm drove up to Utah and we attended a T-ball game of Kylie's, then went to her kindergarten graduation the next day. One day my brother Steve brought fish and chips to Mom and we had lunch and visited for the afternoon and really enjoyed their visit. Sunday We attended church with Dan and Kris and so enjoyed their ward and the nice people there. We did some projects for Mom and I fell and got an egg on my knee and hurt my right shoulder, but I'm ok. I found out that rubbing butter on an egg will take the swelling down.
We left Mom's on Monday and drove to Cedar City to visit our friends, Ann Sherwood and her Dad, Cal Kahler. They took us out to an authentic Mexican dinner and loved the food and had a great visit with them both.
The next morning we left and drove to Rancho Cucamonga and got a Motel, then met at Mauri's home to visit with the boys and Miles. The graduation was ay 6:30 PM but we got to the stadium at 5:15 and got into the stadium about an hour and half later - there was only one entrance for 7,000 people. The graduation was nice and well organized. Afterwards we went to Mauri's home and had a supper with Mike, the boys, Mauri and her Dad and friend. We left the next day and drove to Fresno and visited with old friends, Joan and Larry Goss and had dinner and watched a movie and slept well. We got home Thursday! We had a good time!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Our Weekend in Redding

Grandpa ordained Jon to be a Deacon and he was thrilled
The whole family with Jon - Grandma Weston joined us for the trip
The 10 little golden retriever puppies
We had a memorable weekend in Redding with Val, Don, Nicole and Jon. Jon was ordained a Deacon and was very mature and sweet about his experience. We also celebrated Jon's birthday and Mother's Day with them. We had the opportunity to see their new (10) puppies and oohed and aahed over how cute they are. We had some lightning and thunder for excitement too. Val and Don barbecued hamburger and we had ice cream, strawberries and brownies- really yummy food!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day Memories

Beautiful Fuchia plant from Val and Don
Beautiful Flowers from Brian and Deb
Terrific crockpot cooking book from Amanda & Tyler
Memorable silver spoons from Todd & Billie with Love, Family, Friends & Joy
I've always wanted a Sego Palm so Malcolm got one for me this year!
I feel spoiled and grateful for a very thoughtful family! The pictures above are some evidences of their very sweet spirits and I am so blessed and grateful to be remembered. I love my husband and children so much!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Food For Thought!

  I found this this interesting
thought and felt it worth sharing:

Life should not be a
journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty
and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, thoroughly used up and totally worn out
loudly yelling " WHAT A RIDE "

Peter Sage