Friday, December 08, 2006

Over Thanksgiving we went down to Utah and stayed with Michelle's Mom.

Ahhhhh, how cute! Go Pace's!

Missy with Haley, Katie's youngest and biggest chunk

Izabell (Bella) Katie's oldest with HuggyBear (get it??)

Casey and Tim's little girl Chloe modeling her beads for us

The double piggy back ride with Lilly and Bella

While in Utah we went down to Price/Elmo to see my Granny and Uncle and Aunt Jim and Marsha and rode on their 4-wheelers

My parents and my two brothers (Ryan and Cameron) plus Ryan's family was all there. This is Cam

We also went and say Michelle's Dad and Step-mom and their bulldogge Benson.

I got so bored in the airport I had Michelle teach me how to knit. She wasn't supposed to catch it on film however.

Michelle knitted both of these cool hats and NO I didn't help.

Classic picture, I caught Michelle and he Mom engulfed in knitting.

So while we were gone during the Thanksgiving holiday, the puppies sort of got into the bean bag. Can you believe how much they spread the foam out! Geez'n'crawl

The only way we could think of picking it all up was with a rake.

The puppies knew they were busted so they hid under the covers. Ok maybe this is their favorite place in the world. You learn quickly at my house not to leave the bedroom door open or else you might have 130 pounds of bulldog under your covers.

Darby is our squirrel hunter. I snapped this picture of her when she didn't know it. SSHHH, she sees one.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Mamma Suzi came up for a beauty seminar and used Michelle as her model. Just what the girls neede, lot's of giggling and make-up.

Look at my girl all dolled up

We stopped by the Finch Arboredum and looked at the beautiful trees. Anyone in my immediate family should recognize this tree.

There were some magnificent colors, a good time of the year to go.

This was my birthday present to Michelle. A commercial hair dryer that she can sit under to dry her curly hair while she does her make-up. Little did I know she would also use it as her personal heater. Whenever she's cold she goes into the office and fires up her hair dryer.

At Michelle's work they all dressed up in a Hollywood theme so she went as Catherine Hepburn

Hot Mamma!!!
What a pose

Michelle tortured the dogs and put them in Halloween costumes, Gauge is a Lobster and Darby is a dinasaur. We were lucky to get this picture because they hated their costumes.

Darby really didn't like her Dinasaur costume.

Michelle decorated our front porch, we named our pumkin Cleatus but he shrunk from the cold.

There were close 30 pumkins carved, grandma and grandpa Spear hand out full sized candy bars for Halloween and we make Boboli pizzas carving night and chili Halloween night.

The garage and Grandpa's is all cleared out and heated for our extravaganza.

We went to Missy's work Halloween party and dressed up as Westerners--Yee Haw!

Michelle did "Happy" and I did "Halloween"

The wicked Michelle stabs the pumkin with no mercy

This one took me forever, but it sure is nice?!?!

Any one for pumkin guts?

The mighty Gauge

Queen Darby

This is what happens when you leave the food bowl open

This is at Greenbluff, it's a place where you can pick your own apples/pumkins and get fresh apple cider and local made jams. Yummy! This is us on a horse drawn carriage.

Missy Lou with the dogges at Mirabeau park, they posed well for Cameron's senior pictures.

Monday, October 30, 2006


Our first full day in Hawaii we went to Pearl Harbor. It was an inspiring experience.

The day we went was 9/11 so the flag was at half mast so this made for a great picture.

There is still oil coming up from the ship that is still under water with the bodies of nearly 1,100 military men still inside the boat. It is said that the oil coming up from the ship is the tears of those soldiers.

This is part of the ship you can still see from the memorial. The memorial is over top the sunken USS Arizona and sits perpendicular to the ship. The small white buoy you can see in the distance is the one end of the ship.

This is the wall within the Memorial, it has the names of all those who dies during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

This is the center of the Memorial. You can see we are wearing headsets with a phone looking thing around our necks. These devices walked us through the whole Memorial and the museum telling the history and effects of the fateful attack.

This is Missy in the lobby of our hotel looking out toward the lagoon #2. Our resort had 4 private lagoons that had cabanna chairs and a rock reef to keep the waves small and the big fishes out. It was incredible.

This is everyone that came to Hawaii from Left to Right: Jon, Michelly, Linda (Michelle's step-mother), Scott (Michelle's dad), Danielle (Linda's daughter), Alec (Danielle's hubby), Dillan and AJ (Danielle and Alec's two boys).
This is the room Michelle and I stayed in.

We hiked up the the falls at Manoa and I went to wash my head in the cool water and Michelle thought it would be funny to get a picture of me past the sign that say "DANGER, STOP!"

This is at the beginning of our hike up to the falls. This is what a rain forest is. While we were there we walked through the crew for the TV show "Lost" they were filming near the trail, sorry Mark and Karen no autographs.

Michelle's Dad and step mom Linda came to Hawaii with us and they came on the hike.

Missy and me in front of the falls. They were sooooo high!

Michelle got quite the kick out of these signs. In Hawaii, the freeway just ends and the speed limit goes from 65 to 35 on the same road. We mainlanders aren't used to that.

This is us at the Polonesian Cultural Center (PCC) after our lual. We got fresh flowers around our necks and ate poi (sp?) and it's official poi is gross.

While at the PCC we had a little time before the big show so we took the tour bus to the temple ground and walked around and went into the visitors center.

This is at the island visit of Tahiti. Michelle went up and showed her best Tahitian dancing skills. It kinda looks like the Macarena...HEY!

This was the most talented guy on the Island. He did the fire starting with a coconut at the Island of Samoa and the climbed the coconut tree and here he is twirling the fire stick with his legs.

This is a picture of the guy from the Island of Samoa climbing a coconut tree, he was like a dang monkey

At the PCC they have a canoe parade where all the Islands are represented, this is Tonga.