Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spring - Winter - Spring - Winter...

I'm so ready for summer!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Opera by Children

Wednesday, Gary and I traveled to Utah to watch Kaylee in her 1st grade Opera. The first graders wrote and produced their own Operas; there were three in all. Kaylee's class wrote the Opera: The Stolen Golden Gargoyles. They wrote the script, the songs, designed the sets and costumes then performed. The words to the music were cute and the costumes and backdrops were darling. They all did so well.

We weren't allowd to take pictures of the performances but we snapped some photos out on the lawn afterwards.

From left to right with Mom in the back, Lizzy, Brooklyn and my Diva, Kaylee.

Three ladies in waiting.
I am so proud of all of them!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

We are looking for Jane Doe....

Rubye Jean sent me this picture from the Yahoo news page. The caption said it was taken in Medicine Bow, WY on March 27, 2009.
We lived in Medicine Bow when we were much younger. I attended grade school there from the 1st grade through the 5th grade when our father was stationed there with the Wyoming Game & Fish; this was years before Interstate 80 was built, the wind mills were erected and when life was less complicated.
Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Springtime in the Rockies...

Today it is 52 degrees, the wind is calm, the sky is blue and the birds are singing.
Tomorrow it is supposed to snow with accumulations up to 7 inches.

I am so ready for summer.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 10th ... Happy Birthday Rubye Jean

Rubye in August 2007

Rubye Jean, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Rubye Jean...
I love you very much!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Gary's birthday party....

April 7th was Gary's 57th birthday. Gary and I have been dating for a year now!
I had 18 people at my house for cake and ice cream. (Just a small gathering.) I was a little busy so I asked Gary to take pictures for me.

This picture of Gary was taken a year ago in Afton.

At the table in the back are Kim and Troy, friends of Gary's family. In the foreground in the front on the right is Dan, Gary's brother-in-law and his father Glen.

Left to right is Troy again and in the red, his sister Anita. In the back cutting and serving cake is me, Jason (my son-in-law and my daughter Laura.

This is Bo and Bud and Kiki. Bud is Gary's son, Bo is Bud's girlfriend and Kiki is Gary's grand daughter by his daughter Amber.

This is Jaden and Kiki, Amber's children.

From left to right, Chrissy - Anita's daughter, Derrick - Chrissy's son, Shirley - Gary's step-mother, Bo and Chrissy's daughter, Lexie.

From left to right, Shirley, Bo, Garren - Frosti's son and Frosti - Gary's oldest daughter. In the foreground on the right is Darlene. Gary and I go to Tom and Darlene's house every Sunday morning for coffee.

This is a better picture of Frosti and Darlene.

And here we are back at the table again with Tom - Darlene's husband and Glen - Gary's dad.
There weren't any pictures of Amber or Lee - Amber's husband.

With that many people attending Gary's birthday celebration, I did not have any cake or ice cream leftover. Everyone got along and Gary was able to celebrate his birthday with his family.

Have a Happy Easter, everyone!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April Snows bring April Birthdays...

This is the week for birthday parties; I attended three this week. The birthday party that I am highlighting in this post is of my grand daughter Brooklyn. Brook turned 1 on the 5th.

Birthday cake with Winnie the Pooh and friends

Brooklyn is patiently waiting for her cake

Oh yeah! This is fun!

There is nothing better than a sugar high!

Opening birthday presents with Mom and sisters.

I will try to get pictures of Gary's party blogged by Friday.