Friday, March 30, 2007

Houston--we have lift off!!!

Well it's been a long day but we are successful. Nana M. is no longer dial up. She is now cruising in the fast lane with the rest of the household internet cruisers. We also purchased a 10 foot step ladder today so I can see all the dust kittys on the upper window in the great room---along with all the little toys kids have thrown up there cuz they figured mum would never get up that high. Ha!!! Well Nana M is riding high on her new internet connection and I am up in space areas cleaning and hanging new chandeliers. Amy has a "visitor" this evening so we are all doing our best to also be annoying and interrupting. hehe

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Larry,Bob and the gang

Tonight is special when Nana can come babysit Aiden, Isaac and Gianna. We are all watching Veggie Tales and Nana has shrewdly tapped into the wireless network her genius second son set up in his abode. All is well--the boys are mezmorized by the show and Gianna has found two tasty fingers to chew on. Life is good....

Friday, March 16, 2007

11 years to the day

It's been 11 years to the day that we moved to this area. The Ryan girls helped us pack up the truck, the Calhoun's sent us on our way north from Walpole with a yummy casserole to enjoy when we got there. Steph Ryan rode with us to support Sara facing her new place to live. We all sat down to enjoy the wonderful dinner after lots of hard work. Years later it would be Steph's sister Julie that would marry our oldest son Eric. Both older kids, Matt and Sara thought Rutland was inhabited with retired people and sort of quietly resented the move. But Dad had received a promotion and they being loyal kids went along without lots of fuss. Within a few years both Matt and Sara met their future spouses in this area. We now have 5 grandchildren who were born here. When we moved in, I hated the ugly 70's chandelier over the stairs. So this week I finally got a very pretty replacement. It only took me 11 years. Even the kids could have kids faster than that. Go figure!! Now we still have 3 kids at home --Amy being 21 is Certain this area is only full of old people...Is it time for another casserole???

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Time Travel

You haven't lived till you've driven up the mountain to Pico with Joe and David in the car. Amy in the front seat with me--as she needs a ride to work--so Joe and David are squeezed into 2 thirds the back seat with two snowboards crammed into the third seat. For starters--just picture those two sitting next to each other like a date --and most drivers going by can't always see the snowboards taking up the third seat... Ok--so we won't go there--but it does produce some funny faces as folks drive by. But the dialogue and songs sung to the radio not to mention the goofy flame orange hunter's hat with the flaps that David wears--produces some strange times. Then--let us not forget the gas factor--no not the car mileage--the odiferous fumes eminating from the two stinky boys that cause the windows to go up and down--Oh god!! ---up and down. Let me out of here!!! top that off with the ole primal golden retreiver genes in David's blood that causes him to periodically stick his whole head out of the said window so he can drool out the window and let his "ear flaps" blow in the wind like some dog going for a car ride. It's a sight to behold. Funny thing is--these two will smoke down the slopes like --as Rob (youth pastor) said "those two are somethin" else!!"
Wonder what he meant by that????? hehehe