Saturday, November 24, 2007

Indian Summer

Bryson and I spent a few days in Vegas with my family after we returned from our trip to Oregon. All I can say is that I heart Global Warming (no...I do not believe humans are causing rising temperatures, but that is a whole other blog)- we were water skiing on Lake Mead mid -November and the water temperature was perfect! I grew up skiing on this lake and I love the crystal clear blue water and rough mountain terrain that surrounds it. We are now in D.C. for Thanksgiving and are having a great time with the Richards. I hope you all have had a great holiday wherever you are. I am so thankful for the abundance of blessings which I have in my life. I am blessed with a wonderful family, great friends, good health, and am so fortunate to have been born into the gospel. I am indeed a blessed girl.

Here are a few photos from our day at the lake:

I hope Danny is proud of his mom skiing - especially since she was so sore the next day she could barely move!(yes...I desperately need to get into better shape :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Meeting the Great Great Grandparents

This past week my mom and I flew up to Oregon to visit relatives on her side of the family. My mom grew up in Southern Oregon, and most of her family still lives in the area, including my great grandparents who are Danny's Great Great Grandparents. My great grandpa had a stroke a few weeks ago, and is weak, but is doing surprisingly well. My great grandma still cooks for herself, is very mobile, continues to writes cute letters to her grandkids, and has maintained her cute little sense of humor. I know they will not be around much longer, so I am so thankful we got to visit them, and so grateful they were able to meet little Danny.

Five generations together. My great grandparents are 93 and 94 years old!

My mom with little Daniel
Daniel's Great Great Grandpa Lambert Johnson

Daniel and his Great Grandma Shirley

Great Great Grandma Johnson holding Daniel's hand. I think this picture is so sweet.

Hanging out with great Aunt Barbara and Uncle Dee

Monday, November 5, 2007

Fall Road Trip

It has been a while since I have posted anything, but these past weeks have been a little hectic! We left D.C. after spending 5 awesome weeks with Bryson's family. It was so hard to leave them as well as our friends in Potomac. As sad as I was to leave, I was so thrilled that Bryson had finally finished his rotation at Georgetown. It was a very sucessfull but very LONG 4 weeks for him. We really had not spend any time together the past few months, so we decided to go on a road trip. It turned out to be such a wonderful week, we had great weather and saw so many beautiful places! We started out driving from D.C. up to Canada where we saw the cities of Montreal and Quebec. I felt as though I had traveled to Europe as we walked down the cobble stoned streets of Old Quebec- listening to all the people speak French at looking at the old and beautiful historic sites. We then drove through Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachussets to get to Rhode Island where we enjoyed the beach and toured the beautiful Mansions of Newport. It could not have been a better trip with the beautiful scenery as the leaves were turning all over New England.