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Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Dad

My Dad passed away tonight. I am going to miss him so much. I know he is with loved ones. I am sure his mom came to get him. He is running and free from his crippled and failing body.

Here are few memories: They are random.
His mission picture.
Stink Juice: what my little brothers called it.
Ties: Before his stroke he always had a perfect knot.
He used this to shave when I was little girl.
My Mom and Dad's wedding announcement.

Love you Dad! I know you will he busy and will check up on us.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Freedom Park

We went to the park this morning. Wow, it is hot here. I forgot how hot it is in Florida. The girls are having fun playing. We have made two trips to the bathroom. I packed home made bread given to us by friends and water. Yummy.
**I use to play tag at night at this park as teenager. It was neat to see it again.

Lunch near Grandpa

I packed a lunch for me and the girls. I got to visit with my dad while girls played in the play room. Then we had lunch on his patio area. These pictures were taken near front lobby outside.

2nd Cousins

My cousins on my dad's side of the family stopped by. When I was a teenager I baby sat them and took them for ice cream. Here is a picture of our kids. 2nd cousins!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


We found some fun things to play with at Florida welcome rest stop.

Helping Grandma H pick Beans

The girls love being outside and do not mind being in the hot humidity. They helped Grandma H. pick green beans. I think having their own buckets was what they loved.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Great Friends

These two are great friends. They love to swim, drive pink cars, dress up, tea parties, nap times, stories at library, zoo adventures and much more to come.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Zebra Feather

We have the best neighbors ever! I found a feather in the front lawn and added it to our neighbors mailbox. He has a collection started. He already had one and the girls loved looking at that feather. I was so happy to surprise him. I saw him couple of days later and asked him about the striped feather. He had originally found it and put it on our mailbox but it came off during the storms and that is when I found it. So funny. The girls love this feather a lot. They called it a zebra feather because it looks like stripes on a zebra.

Saturday at Grandma's

Some pictures of the girls at grandma and grandpa's house.
1-2 Lilia trying on Aunt Annie's shoes
3-5 Crown of ribbons
6 Lilia and Elayna with her "lapstick"
7+8 Two pictures with grandma.

I need to make crowns for the girls. We got the matching dresses a week or so ago and the girls wear them all the time. They love the sparkle. The only problem is the dresses are hand wash only. :(

Slumber Party

Slumber Party in Mommy and Daddy's room! They were so excited. The girls got to watch a movie-Tinker Bell and eat popcorn. They fell asleep okay. What makes me smile is that they started out away from each other and ended up close. When they end up by our bed at night on the floor this is what happens.


We had some friends over to play. We had a great time. Lilia and Elayna were ready for nap. They were tired.

Sunshine in my Soul

There is Sunshine in my Soul Today

1. There is sunshine in my soul today, More glorious and bright Than glows in any earthly sky, For Jesus is my light.

[Chorus] Oh, there's sunshine, blessed sunshine When the peaceful happy moments roll. When Jesus shows his smiling face, There is sunshine in the soul.

2. There is music in my soul today, A carol to my King, And Jesus listening can hear The songs I cannot sing.

3. There is springtime in my soul today, For when the Lord is near, The dove of peace sings in my heart, The flow'rs of grace appear.

4. There is gladness in my soul today, And hope and praise and love, For blessings which he gives me now, For joys "laid up" above.

Text: Eliza E. Hewitt, 1851–1920 Music: John R. Sweney, 1837–1899 Isaiah 60:19 Psalm 16:9, 11

We were outside and this was the view. Beautiful! There was awesome blues, greens and yellows.

Ice Pops and Swim Suits

Thing 1: The girls love their ice pops. They are so messy that we eat them outside or in the bath tub.

Thing 2: "Mommy can we swim?" Lilia "Nope, too cold outside." Mommy

So we combined the two things on a sunny day. Ice pops and swim suits. They had a great time. Got very sticky and dirty. I was tempted to hose them off but instead gave them a shower. Lilia poses for the camera and Elayna will not look my direction!

**Marisol had a great time as well eating all ice pops Elayna kept dropping. She was on a sugar high for awhile.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Doggie Sitting: Francesca

Lilia doggie sat this week for Aunt Annie. Francesca was a great doggie. Lilia held her most of the time. Let her walk around. We let Marisol and Francesca meet. At first Marisol was pushy but Francesca pushed back in the end and we loved it. Thanks Aunt Annie we loved having Francesca!

Climbing Books

Story time was great and playing outside with friends was even better.
I forgot my library card so had to go to the car. Lilia scrapped her knee and was pretty tough considering I was not there. It looks bad but just a surface scrape. They played kick ball. Blew bubbles and ran around. We tried to get a picture with all three girls on the books. Next time we will catch our friend. Weather was beautiful for being outside.

Card Game with Grandma

Lilia enjoys playing games. Grandma teaches her little by little how to play the game. Eventually she will know all the rules.

Old Metal Slide at the park

Our girls love this old metal slide. It gets really hot in the summer and is high. Elayna will hang from the bar, swing out and drop down the slide. Scares me to pieces! Lilia is too tall to do this part now but use to do the same thing.

Pose for the Camera

Lilia loves to take pictures and be in the picture!