Sunday, December 31, 2006

After 10 AM coffee we girls had a fun time beading. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 30, 2006

An afternoon lunch in the desert with friends. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Yuma, Arizona

We are in the desert again. We love it here but the wind can be a different story. We rolled in here yesterday and it was good to old see friends we have not seen in a year.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas to all. Posted by Picasa

I love presents!!! Don't you? Posted by Picasa

A Christmas card made by Gordon! I love it!! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas from our motorhome to your home.  Posted by Picasa

I did not bring all my ornaments this year and this is a new small tree. But I must of been good there are some presents for me. This is our view from Fishermen's Retreat in Redland, CA. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Daniel, Gordon's #3 son caught to big Stripers. He loves fishing...Our freezer is now filled with Stripers. Daniel is a chef and fisherman, no room for anything else. He's happy! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday, December 21st

We are at Fishermen's Retreat now. We will meet up with son Daniel for a ONO lunch. Then on for some shopping for me, me, me. My printer went belly-up so I will be replacing it (free)! We went on our hour walk this morning and it was really nice. No wind and the lakes here are nice to walk around.
Oh gosh, when Gordon got out of the shower he said, "WHAT HAPPEN TO THE COOKIES", I just stayed quiet and he looked to see if I froze some of them but they were not there. I had to confess, I ATE THEM. SO GOOD THANKS AGAIN STEVEN AND JAMES.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It is always scary to try a new recipe on guests BUT it worked out just fine. Cajun lasagne!!! Who would of thunk!!!! Just having fun with you. It is 26 degrees this morning at Steven and James place in Barstow, CA. Now we are on our way to Riverside, CA to spend a week with one of our sons, Daniel.  Posted by Picasa

When is the last time your cute nephews (Steven and James) made a huge batch of different, colorful cookies. Oh yeah I am sure I am not sharing......haha......Thanks, guys for a wonderful dinner, computer lesson, and card playing. A night I will remember for a long time. What fun! It was much better parking in front of your house.  Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 18, 2006

Here we are at our lot in Pahrump, NV. We got all our Christmas lights from a $3 box at a garage sale. Oh yeah!! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Newest Plan - Sunday, December 17, 2006

Gordon and I are still in Pahrump, Nevada. The days are nice and warm but the nights are cold. We are planning on leaving here on Tuesday (12-19). We will be in Barstow for one night to visit with our nephews then onto the Redlands, CA., Fishermen's Retreat for one week (20th to 27th). On the 28th of December we plan to be in Yuma, AZ for about ten days then onto Maricopa, AZ to spend a day or two with our grandson, Michael who's birthday is on the 8th of January. His mother, Lisa is having a family dinner and party for him and we want to be there. Then we hope to visit sister-in-law Lynne and family in Mesa, AZ for a few days before heading to Quartszite, AZ for another 10 days or so.

Thank you for continue prayers for my daughter, Chyrisa, Robert and Charlie.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Bellagio has the most beautiful Christmas directions in all of Las Vegas. Posted by Picasa

Pahrump to Las Vegas for a computer call!

We got the call yesterday that our computer D: drive has been replaced and ready for pick up. SO I now have it back. Will start doing some pictures or something soon.

Gordon and I are doing ok. We think we will stay another week in Pahrump then on to Barstow, CA for one night to visit nephews then Riverside, CA to visit with our son Daniel then on to Yuma, AZ.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Here we go again......
My D: drive is not working properly. It has been giving me problems for awhile. My warranty is up on December 9th and today is the 7th. So Gordon and I are taking this computer into the Las Vegas Best Buy Store. Here is some advise for other computer owners. DON'T buy a warranty with the store (ie. Best Buy) if you buy a warranity buy it with the manufacter of the computer. This is the second time Best Buy has had my laptop and they keep it for an average of 4 weeks!! This is not acceptable in my opionion. American Express would have bought me a new computer with their 2nd year free warranty if I did not purchase the warrinty from the store. OH I LOVE THIS, BEST BUY STORES WILL NOT MAIL YOUR LAPTOP BACK TO YOU EITHER, YOU MUST GO TO THE STORE THAT YOU DROPPED IT OFF AT.....

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The flowers at the Bellagio were so beautiful. The ornament on the front right is filled with live roses. The bears in the back round are white carnations. Bellagio out did all the other casinos in our opinion, Posted by Picasa

Gordon and I are trying to keep ourselves busy. Today we took a 4 hour walk along the Las Vegas strip. It was nice. We saw this tiger jump on the elephant. Posted by Picasa

Las Vegas, Nevada

Gordon and I are sitting in our friends driveway. We were waiting for the spindels for our house in San Francisco to be completed. We finally received them today. They look so good. In San Francisco the estimate was $1,250 for 6 spindels but our friend Robert Larson found someone in Las Vegas to make them for $300!!!!!!!!!!! And he did a fabulous, yesterday Robert and Gordon primed them so when we go back to SF we can put them in. What a lucky break for us.

Life is not the same knowing that we will never talk to or see Mark again. My daughter is couping as well as she can but it is so hard for her. We know we will never get over this horrible tradegy in our life.

I am so happy that my sister, Lana will be spending Christmas week with Chyrisa, Charlie and Robert. She lives in Elko, NV and she will be coming with her daughter Mariah and husband Jeff.

We are planning to go to Pahrump, NV for a week or so. Gordon and I are not sure we want to keep the same plans that we had before Mark's accident. We feel so different now. So we will just play it by ear.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

An off the diet pizza. It was so good. It is dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. We are in Ely, NV leaving here this morning for Mesquite, NV to pick up our motorhome then on to Las Vegas, NV for a day or two then to Pahrump, NV for a week or so. Posted by Picasa

Hotel Nevada, Ely, NV

Well we got off to a good start when Charlie, (Chyrisa's) husband got us off safely to where Gretchen and Frank had their 5th wheel ready to go. We had a good and safe trip to Ely.

We had a good dinner and fun gambling. The bedrooms were nice and the beds were very comfy. We played cards in the G&F room. I won!!!!

I hated leaving Chyrisa I know her grieving has just really started. My daughter is strong and mature. She will make it through this horrible time but it will be so hard. I will fly back in a second if she needs us. Her son and husband are so happy she is home. Please pray for their family.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Chyrisa made a nice lunch for Gretchen, Frank, me and Gordon. Tomorrow we travel to Ely with Gretchen and Frank we will be staying over night at the Hotel Nevada. I am so excited. We will have dinner there with maybe some gambling in the casino. Pictures to follow. Posted by Picasa

Bobby and Corn Dog out for a walk. Still in Idaho until tomorrow. Posted by Picasa

Me and little Brown Dog. Brown Dog is wearing his Christmas outfit. Posted by Picasa

Bobby got an early Christmas present from Grandpa Gordon. A new flat screen lcd monitor. AWESOME! Posted by Picasa

Chyrisa is now a addicted beader, like me and Gretchen. Posted by Picasa

We taught Chyrisa and Bobby how to play the whole enchilada. (card game) Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 27, 2006

Do you believe in miracles????

Check this out. We were suppose to fly to Las Vegas from Nampa, Idaho tomorrow morning BUT our friends Gretchen and Frank are in Boise, ID., so we hitched a ride with them. So we cancelled our flights and will be on our way with them on Wednesday. UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

This is Corny Dog, he and Brownie are getting along really well. Chyrisa loves her dogs and cats. They make each other happy. Posted by Picasa

This is Brownie Dog, he use to live in Mesquite, NV but Chyrisa loved him so much she bought him and he now lives in Idaho. Posted by Picasa

A wonderful Thanksgiving in Nampa, Idaho at Chyrisa's, Charlie and Bobby's house. We got into Nampa at 10PM and the next morning Chyrisa jumped out of bed and insisted on a traditional Thanksgiving. It was so great. We are flying to Las Vegas on Tuesday and will be in Mesquite, NV to pick up our motorhome and go to Pahrump, NV to our RV lot for a week or so before moving on down the road. We are looking forward to Christmas in the desert with our Boomer friends. Posted by Picasa

Mark owned a motorhome. his cousins, Rhea and Johnnie own it now. Mark would have loved for them to have this. Posted by Picasa