Monday, August 24, 2009

Gzhel Tour and Pretty Little Daucha's

Gzhel is dishware that is very popular here in Russia. I
went on a tour and was able to purchase some of this beautiful
ware.























































I took pictures of these summer homes that they call
Daucha's. I'm not sure if the wells are still in use but I
thought they were very cute. The picture of the potatoes has
a little story as well. Going to Gzhel we got caught in quite
a bit of traffic. Appearently a semi truck took a turn too fast
and it tipped over. It took many hours to turn the truck
back up and stack the potatoes against the wood fencing that
it broke.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The NOB Mob

This is the first group of guys I worked with:
Ken, Gary, Dean (Foreman), Terry, Don (New Forman) and Me.
There is a constant turn around in this job. People changing jobs
within the same area, and people completing contracts and moving on.


























And then there was a name change: "The Chancery Crew"
This is the next group of guys I worked with:Don (Foreman),
Bill, Jon (New Foreman), Me, Jake, Ken and Gary.






















Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Who Needs New Zealand when Zions National Park is in your Backyard

I can't seem to get the right titles by the right pictures, Am I crazy or is this blogging thing messed up?? Mikkel is sleeping on Grandpa's head and Mikayla is the cute one wearing the sunglasses. Her eyes are sensitive to the sun so she'll always wears them when she's outside. They are such fun and cute girls













Do you think I'm missing the Grandkids?





Mikkel

Mikayla

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Special Tribute to My Lean, Mean, Running Machine

This is a special tribute to my daughter Jeana. Last year she began attending Weight Watchers. It wasn't easy and she had here ups and her downs. She had her good days and her bad days. When she attended her weigh in nights she had her loses and her gains, but she stuck with it. She began walking on the treadmill, very slow and for short periods. And in May she totaly RAN the Kanab 10K. She then hit her target weight and this past week she received her Life Time Membership from WW. Way to go Jeana (crying) I am so very proud of you. You are truly an inspiration, you are a healthier and happy mother, wife and daughter. Your family is healthier and very active. And a special thanks to her wonderful husband Kris, she wouldn't have made it without your love and help. And to Mikayla and Mikkel, one day you two will be able to appreciate your mothers hard work and the fact that you like fruits and vegitables.
Keep up the good work, SLY mom