Friday, January 29, 2010

LaRue turns 92!

We've had a pretty great couple of days with the family around here!  Kerry ventured down from Oregon and Key and Gwynne Alice made the trip from the Bay.  The visiting started on Wedensday.  On Thursday afternoon, a small group cleaned up Grandma's overgrown entry way.  I think we'll see some really beautiful things happen in the spring.  We all met up at Lupita's Eproson House in Twain Harte for a Mexican Feast last night.  Our waiter plopped a sombrero onto LaRue's head and treated the lady to a "shaken margharita."  We've posted a video of this event on YouTube - search for "LaRue 92."  The group congregated at our home thismorning for a fabulous Waffle and Mimosa Breakfast (thanks for cookin' Gwynne & Joel) and Kerry baked a beautiful Date Cake.
The Jones Family is planning a Family Reunion for this summer in this area so, we drove up to Twain Harte to check out the Lazy Z Resort.  Perfect!  We'll be working on the rest of the details in the coming weeks in order to get all the info out to everyone with plenty of time to make arrangements to get here - can't wait!
It's just the beginning of 2010 and I'm off and running!  Joel is staying steady with being a Contractor and I am getting ready to close escrow on two homes in the next week.  Along with reunion planning, preschool 40th anniversary event planning, preschool itself, my brother's wedding in October, yada yada.... I'm running outta time for sleep!  A couple of my brothers and the fam are coming up next weekend to do a little snowboarding and visiting - that should be fun.  I'm also trying to figure out a time in the very near future to take a few days to go to the Mucc for a visit as well.  So much family... so little time!
Amelia is doing awfully well!  She is a constant source of entertainment and aggravation.  She believes in magic right now and Joel and I have a lot of fun with that - making things dissappear when she turns her head.  I wonder how long we can keep that one going.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


We've heard a few funny things come outta Amelia's brain lately - I just haveta share!
"I have a little frog in my troat but when he hops out, maybe we can go to the park."
"My heart beeps are really loud."
Let's play "hide and sink."
She was making noises with her mouth and when I asked her what sound she was making, she replied "a wet fart."

Yup, that's our girl!