Thursday, June 20, 2013

Coyote pups and Cognac defeating the river

Coyote Pups

Cognac defeats the river

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cognac the Flash

We took Cognac over to the lake for a run and came across our dentist and her dog as well as man who was flying his pet hawk.


This is our Dentist, Barbara, and her dog Elsa.

The guy with the hawk.  At first the hawk was sitting in a tree, but he was scared because a wild hawk was flying around overhead.

This is what our bedroom sounds like at night.

Our daffodills are in full bloom now.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Susan and Greg Visit us

Susan and Greg stopped to see us on their California vacation.  We were so excited to see them again.  As soon as they arrived, we went to the Lake Hogan with Cognac for a hike and swim.

We sat on the deck until twilight drinking wine and talking.

The next morning after breakfast, they packed up and headed to Napa for a few days before heading to Portola Valley for a friend's wedding. 
Wow look at those wheels!

Off to new adventures!  We are so thankful that they took time out of their busy, busy schedule to spend some time with us.  How lucky we are!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray

Barb had hip replacement surgery on Thursday April 24 at 7:30 am.  By that afternoon she was taking her first steps with assistance.  The next morning I visited her and took these photos of her walking down the hall.  On the next day, Saturday she came home.  Of course she was on her feet way too much and it caused a few minor problems.  She is coming along fine and we look forward to not using the walker.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Holiday Visit with Jeff and Mary

We arrived on the 26th and Jeff and Mary made us a delicious apple pie.  Here, Jeff cooks the apples.
This finished pie had the flakiest crust we have ever eaten.  Good work, chefs!
The next day Chuck visited Dr. Zollinger to have an injection in his right knee.  Jeff, he says it is feeling much better.  Good work!
Mary is having a birthday on Tuesday.  Doesn't she look fashionable and fabulous!
To celebrate, we went to Stockman's for a steak dinner and a special birthday dessert.
A closeup of the dessert.  Yes, we finished it all, and wished we could have licked the plate!
We all anxiously awaited the end of the pictures, so we could start eating.  Yummy!
Towards the end of our drive home, the sky was filled with these amazing cloud formations.
This perfect sunset was the end of our perfect vacation with all our kids, their husbands and wives, our grandkids, and our great grandkids.  We are so blessed.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fun-filled Family Christmas

Max shows Sadie how to lick the frosting spoon.
Beth poses with Julie and Mike.  Barb shares Europe and wedding pictures with Jenifer.
Susan and Greg with their boys, Zach and Cam.  Zach is in bed because he had strep throat!
Girl time for Shea and Sadie.
Man talk in the kitchen.
Adorable little Sadie. 
Barb enjoys watching Cam open his stocking. 
A new pair of sweats for Chuck.  How did Beth know he wanted them!
Brexton and Annalisa with Sadie and Brexton (now a teenager), and Jake and Jenifer with their two . . .  Shea and Seth.
A hug for Mommy.
The adult gift exchange was a riot!  Susan and Mike are pleased with their wine (until is was stolen from them!) 
Things began to heat up with a little wine and a little beer, a knife set, and a Metallica tee shirt.
 Beth and Gary take a well-earned rest.  What a great party and what a  wonderful family we have!!
On Christmas Day, Julie and Mike invited us over for ham and homemade, delicious, chocolate cream pie.
Chuck and Mike relax and pose for a father-son shot.
Julie and I served the pie for dessert.  Julie is a good cook.

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