Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August 30, 2009 Fires in New Harmony

Thank you to the fire fighters, on the ground and in the air who worked so hard to save New Harmony. I can't imagine battling a flame in 100+ degree windy weather.

This picture really dosen't show the fire in all it's fury. We like many of our neighbors watched from our property as hundreds of acres were burned. We watched the fire move closer, and closer,

We are happy to say we survived the fire of August 2009, I am sad to say some families were not so fortunate. So far 3 homes in New Harmony proper were lost to the fires on the night of Sat. August 29th when the controlled fire on Pine Valley Mountain, was blown out of control and headed toward the town. The town was evactuated, and the next day everyone west of the 15 was put on notice to be ready to evacuate (that included us). We never had to leave but there were some tense times as Rick and I watched the fire from our porch.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Missy's wedding was great, we took a quick trip to Post Tx to a great little bed and Breakfast, called Hotel Garza, great place and great Inn Keepers. Now I can't find the pictures so I give up.

Love Me

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Morning 04/22/09

This is wierd you have to go back wards so I am going to just publish this and see what happens.

Good Morning, It has been a while since my daughter, Jessica updated my post for me, So I guess I had better do it myself. I started this in April, it is now August and I sit at my computer everyday, there is something wrong with that..... So I am going to try to do better. We have been very busy but not too busy to write. I am going to make this a little more like a journal and write a little everyday, HUH.

I have been involved with a group; Fort Harmony Historical Society we are trying to raise money to restore a fort built of adobe brick in 1852, In July Utah celebrates Pioneer Day, It is great, here is our float, filled with grand children, children and friends.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

We had a lovely Christmas. All the children were able to make it to our house on Christmas day. We spent Christmas day with Steven and family, and then drove up to our house that evening. I was torn between the beauty of the snow, and the ice on the road. Just breathe right? Well we made it home safe thanks to Rick, (he's always been good in the snow.) We had so much fun playing in the snow, and watching the granbabies open their presents. Here's a few pictures.

Rick bought a wii for all the kids to play when they come to visit. It seems as though the kids were not the only ones enjoying this gift:

Here I am holding little Jo-Jo. (notice the snow on the roof.)
This one's of me, taking the snow off the roof (from previous picture).
Here's my wonderful array of gifts from my sister Missy. Everything (except the nutcracker) is hand made. I love all of it.
This is The only picture of Rick opening a present. I think its the weather thing that Kevin and Susan sent us.
Another hand made gift... Mavis wrote me a story/poem to go with a statue I have. She is such a talented and gifted writer. Thank you Mavis.
Here's a picture of Mavis, Stan, and the girls. So cute.
Here's Isabel, Joseph, and Maximus. They are darling! They also got some cute home made gifts from Aunt Missy.
Last but not least, here is our little princess Sharley. She looks like the "Queen of Christmas" sitting in her royal throne. We're so happy that she was able to get some time off her busy job to come and be with us for Christmas.
I'm so grateful for all the time that I was able to spend with my beautiful family.

I had to throw in this last video of some crazy boys. For your viewing pleasure: