Thursday, May 24, 2012

Some things I'll miss....

These are not necessarily the things I'll miss most but I'll miss them. I've been wanting to post garden, flower and landscaping pictures because we've been doing a lot of that lately. I love flowers and growing vegetables.

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Few News Items

Okay, so it's been awhile, yes it has. I struggle with a blog phobia I think. I always imagine something's going to go wrong and it usually does! So that's why I imagine that. 

This time it's going to work out. I'm not going to be concerned about getting the pictures in the right order. Whoever reads this will have to do that for themselves.

So here it is May of 2012. Many things have happened since April, my last blog entry. I don't think I'll go into all that. A couple of things can't be passed over, though.

A new grandson arrived last August! Beckham Hunter Silva. Leah and Matt now have four lively boys! I'll add a picture.

Also, Ethan came home from his Croatian Mission last January 10th. It was so good to see him after so long! He will be living here with us until the Fall when he'll go back to BYU. He's taking independent study classed, two of them, and he's also learning piano and getting back into trumpet. He wants to major in Media Music.

Our big news of late is that Dennie and I have decided to go on a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have our papers all turned in and have had a Bishop's interview and will have one with the Stake President on Sunday. Then the papers will go to Church Headquarters and within a few weeks we'll know where we'll be for the next 18 months! Pretty exciting, eh? So Dennie had to shave, obviously, after having that beard for 45 years (with a few weeks break sometime in there, for some reason...). He looks different, but very handsome and most say he looks younger. I'm use to it now but it was a shock every time I looked at him for the first few days. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cadence and Michael Harris

April 9th, 2011 was Cadence (Cady to me and Grandad) and Mike's wedding in the Redwoods! They are now husband and wife and a beautiful wedding it was, several miles east of Mendocino, California, at Mendocino Woodlands Camp.

Most everyone arrived on Friday evening and located their cabins, their firewood and hugged each other! Everyone was able to attend from our side of the family, including our brothers Howard and Steve, and I think also the Harris side except for some who live back east. What a beautiful forest with pines and redwoods and nice little cabins with fireplaces and plenty of wood and a great big kitchen, dining room and dance hall.

Saturday was the wedding ceremony performed by Erin, Cady's long time friend from Chico and the one who introduced them around five years ago. Erin was amazing, Cadence was beautiful and it is a wonderful memory! It was held in a meadow north-east of the camp surrounded by tall trees, family and friends as you can see by the pictures. We all rang our bells at the designated time and the knot was tied!

It was a great three days of family and friend fun culminating in a most entertaining talent show on Sunday night. There were several goodbyes on Sunday afternoon and night. Then the next morning was the clean-up done by those who stayed. We were out of there with about 20 minutes to spare, at 11am, Monday morning. Dennie and I, Connie and Sherman, Howard, James and Virginia and Cady and Mikey all stayed in Fort Bragg for another couple of days to take in the sites of the beautiful area. James and Virginia were more familiar with the area so they took us here and there and then treated Dennie and me to a Clam Chowder dinner (made by James and Virginia from clams and abalone that James caught) at our trailer at the "seedy" RV park we'd booked sight unseen. The chowder was sure gooooood!! And the trailer park turned out to be okay, although a little scary and we enjoyed two nights there and a nice rain storm the second night. (Also a leak in the trailer which is being fixed.)

We are very grateful that everyone arrived there and returned home safely. We were especially grateful that we ALL could be there, including Dennie's cousins, Connie and Sherman, Paul Jacobsen, his wife Sue, Ruth and her husband, Steve, and Mark Jacobsen. We have recently had the pleasure of getting to know the Jacobsen cousins better and we hope to see them much more in the future! After all these years we've discovered that we have much in common and have a really good time together!