Sunday, June 04, 2017

Summer is here...

After a long and unusually wet winter and spring summer finally feels like it about to begin. I got the GL1100 back on the road after replacing the clutch cable and changing the oil (again... after I used the wrong oil during the winter). Eva, Penny and I have been taking evening rides around the neighborhood looking for rabbits. So far the record is 12!. Not quite the way I like to hunt rabbits, but It'll have to do. 

 Last week we played Yahtzee and Penny destroyed us. She got a Yahtzee on her first two turns and another one later in the game. Eva made the certificates for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
 A few weeks ago Virginia traveled down to Caracas, Venezuela to visit her sick sister and see some family. It was a very worrisome trip considering....
But.. she made it back home safely!

 Tormo continues to be an awesome pet. He doesn't like the shower very much, but he goes in there when we tell him to.
 I've been branching out with my Annova sous vide cooker a little. I made some very good tri tip roast with it.
 I finally got my Remington HOA golf card for Druids Glen golf course. I've already been once with Scott and it was awesome!
 A little DFT picture from when V was in Venezuela.
 Settlers with The Judith.
 Eva and Penny after their school play "Swamped" Eva did a great job with her speaking part. "In this busy world where work never ends, it's good pause and take time with friends."
 She was a dragon fly, and Penny was a frog.
 Hanging out with the Kalynator.
 Also, Pops retired. He's been working harder than ever though on the yard. Here he is talking about his attempted mouse genocide with Eva.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

2017 so far...

The first few months of 2017 have been a blur...

Tormo (The Beast) continues to grow and is much bigger than I thought he would be, but he is a great dog and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. 
Penny and Eva (aka Super E) have been growing too, and continue to be great sisters to each other.
This is the reaction you get when you inform them that they get to go to Grandma's house and play Splendor.
These might be among my favorite pictures ever. We got ready for church on Easter morning a little early and decided to take some pictures. The outtakes above were even better than the one good one we ended up getting.

We also went to the Great Wolf Lodge (courtesy of The Judith) and has an awesome time. The pictures above and below are the reaction of Eva after realizing that the slides were not scary, but indeed fun like we had been trying to convince her of for two days.

V and I escaped down to Portland for a Jazz vs Blazer game. We stayed right next to the arena and had a great little over night trip.

Shelia and Tormo....
Penny eating a "sconught" I made while making some Utah Scones aka fry bread during General Conference weekend.
Ken, Ben, Scott and I also took a trip down to Portland to watch a Blazer game. We had a really good time and only made a few crude jokes during our "guy time".

This is what Eva looks like wearing my warm up pants like a jump suit.

Playing with the slow-motion feature on my phone....


Saturday, December 17, 2016

So here are a few things I have been busy with...

Painting the bathroom.

This is the same color our bathroom in our house in Utah was, and I love it. 

I've also started making bread. It's a pretty simple recipe, and it tastes pretty much just like french bread from the store. Although as you can see, it's not very easy to get the uniform shapes like they have at the store...

 I also bought some new pizza toys. I had been using a cutting board and cookie sheet to put in and take out my pizza, but now I've got the real deal pizza peel. I cut down the handle on the wood one to fit into the pantry and I hung up the peels on this guitar hangar.
First we bought the one on the right, but we're taking it back because it was too small. 
 Here's Penny and Santa at the ward Christmas party.

 Our little Christmas sanctuary.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fall fun

Fall has been pretty awesome.
Eva has had some busy Saturdays. She started off this one with her first gymnastics class..

Followed by some Pokemon target shooting...
and followed up by some creative drawing on the computer. 

Tormo continues to grow like a beast!

Virginia and I went to see Julieta Venegas. It wasn't quite what we were expecting with a terrible cover band opening for her, but she was great. 

This is just a random place to drop this picture. It's one of my favorites of all time and I was playing with some filters and thought it looked pretty cool.
Perhaps my favorite event in a very long time. Eva got baptized! The program was awesome with just close friends and family in attendance. 

And after the baptism we had Penny Emoji birthday party!

As you can see a good time was had by all.