Friday, October 31, 2008

Ah, AZ

Been here down in Arizona for almost a month and the weather is usally clear and high 80's. I've gotten a about 10 hours flying in, and putting it back on has not been hard like I thought it would be. Jenny found a cheap enough place for a month at a winter golf resort of all places, so we have that for the famiree. Coolness!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Guess what fell from heaven?

Last weekend, when dad was moving the old washer and dryer, he was startled when he saw this lying on the ground. Having not seen it in so many years, I imagine he had to look up and see if there was anything else falling out of Mom's heavenly purse.

Hmmm, I wonder if she's been driving the Mazda pickup up there?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We sure had fun with Ramona when they stopped by while we were making apple pie filling! She was great about pitching in on the fun and games and even helped me peel and cut apples!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who is coming to dinner?

Bob and I happened across an entire pot of nacho cheese and a 6 lb. box of tortilla chips. We think that we need help eating them. Is anyone interested in coming over next Sunday at 6pm for a Nacho fiesta? Jeff and Amber are already in and have agreed to bring seasoned hamburger. We have lots and lots of sour cream and guacamole. Anyone else? What else would be fun to put on them (besides jalapeƱos) Someone should bring Ben's favorite Mexican apple juice soda because it goes with the meal, right?

Friday, October 24, 2008

NC state fair fireworks

EDIT: check out this link

Well I recently uploaded a new youtube video... the last couple of minutes of the fireworks when we went to the state fair, and, I got this message about 2 hours after I posted it! :)

My name is Mason Meyer with Zambelli fireworks. I am the lead fireworks technician for the NC State Fair fireworks shows. A friend sent me a link to your video. I never really get to see the show since I am firing it from the ground very close. Awesome video and I loved the music. Thanks for posting.


(the video)
There's a lot to be said for a Temple marriage!

A Moment of Nostalgia

I found this video clip while I was cleaning out my computer this morning--thought you guys would appreciate it. I set it to a little music to enhance the mood...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Finally, a reall wall hanging, on my wall....

Ok sisters...thanks for your advise. As usual, I took it, and then did something totally different. There are too many things I would need to change to be happy with it in my living room right now, so I thought I would just go ahead and put it in my kitchen. There is already my black bench, as seen in the picture, as well as the word "CAFE" works better there. So, here it is! What do you think. I like it! For $4 not too bad.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Where do I put it?

OK, so here is a great wall hanging I got at the thrift store the other day. I MUST hang it somewhere, but the question is where??? HElp

Inside my back door. Could be used to hand aprons ???

Inside my front door (move the clock.) This way we could actually keep keys here.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pardon the dust

Just as a warning - my mom asked me to redo the layout for the blog. So there may be a little bit of construction for the next day or two while I get it all hammered out.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fatal Addiction

I finally get it. It only took being married 18 years and being broke! I fianlly understand why Dad and Mom used to can can can like crazy people. For all of my life, I have avidly avoided canning anything but peaches and jam (because I love how they taste). But now I have entered an entirely new phase in my life where I will can ANYTHING that is free! The reason? Because then I don't have to BUY IT!!!! I just can't believe it took me this long to understand why mom and dad did what they did!
Yesterday, I had a friend and a half (one had only one good arm to use because one was terribly broken) come over and help me can some really ripe pears that we were given by the fruit farm where Robby is working part time. We had one camp stove going on the back porch with 2 canners, and one going inside. We started at about 10:30 am and finished at 5:15 and got 84 quarts of pears done!
Alone, I could have only done 20-25 in one day, so this worked out great! Now I am in a desperate search for more canning jars!!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Grant's Gals Glamour Gala

Fun Summer

I was going through some pictures and found some from this very eventful summer!

Will and Matthew were being helpful rolling out pizza dough. They were even taking turns!
When we turned around for a second, we had cute tire tracks from the tractor in the dough.
Grandpa Doc and Nanna came for a night and it was fun to have even more people together!

Cindy and kids came to visit on the way to Utah and on the way back.
We had an enjoyable summer. We are sorry we were not able to come to the beach this year but were glad we were able to see a few of you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Watson Thanksgiving?

Hey all - Mahon and I are making Thanksgiving plans for this year and I was wondering .... is there going to be a Watson Thanksgiving this year? (There was 2 years ago and it was lots of fun.) Or is everyone doing something separate?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Funny, Funny, Funny proposal!

Bob and I just watched this on air wedding proposal 4 or 5 times because the reaction was so funny! I'll post the link so you all can enjoy it too.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

As Sisters in Zion, Does Anyone Need a Nap?!

Hey, Watson Women, as Latter-day Saint women, we are practically obsessed with anxiously engaging ourselves in good causes. Maybe it's subliminal.

Glancing through the hymnal last Sunday I noted that as sisters in Zion, we who are called to serve are all enlisted to go marching, marching forward because the world has need of willing (wo)men to all press on scattering sunshine. We wonder if we have done any good in the world today because we have been given much and want to do what is right, keep the commandments, press forward with the Saints, choose the right, and put our shoulders to the wheel going where He wants us to go. However, as the morning breaks high on the mountain top, truth reflects upon our senses, and while we still believe that sweet is the work, we also realize that we have work enough to do ere the sun goes down. And thus we ask Thee ere we part, where can we turn for peace?

Anyone else need a nap?

Love to all! Ramona

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wow! Half a week without a new post! I found some old pictures in mom's desk and thought I'd throw one on every once in a while. What do you all find the most interesting about this picture?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Elder Holland's Talk

Hey, Family!

Did you tune into the Saturday Afternoon session of General Conference? Elder Holland told a story of Clyn Barrus, a little 7-year-old boy who crossed the raging Teton River to bring the cows home. Clyn was the father of my son, Cory's, wife Jennie. It was Jennie's mother, Marilyn Barrus, who met your Dad in the Provo Temple and subsequently introduced us. Now you know the "rest of the story".

If you didn't hear the talk, tune in.

Love to all.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Also in the closet....

And now I'm outing Sam & Emily, who's blog I just stumbled upon. I'm so excited to see what's up with their life!