Sunday, April 26, 2009

Father Son Bonding time!

Keifer and Bob re-setting the tile around the pool. A new mosaic design-looks good!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Elton John returns to the Central Building

Friday night at the Central building in Phoenix, there was a reunion concert by
Elton (Lee Huff) and the band. Lee and his band! It was great to see so many people from the old days!
Lee's mom couldn't sit still. She was dancing in the aisle!
Bob and his good buddy, LB! Lyle Beecher and Bob have finally been reunited in Phoenix! They met serving in an Elders Quorum presidency and have loved each other since. And to put the cherry on top, they just found out Bob's mom and Lyle's aunt went to school together and have been friends for many years. They've gone on reunion trips together for years and keep close touch..........small world!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Twilight Night!

Meredith and I had Twilight night on Wednesday. Bob and Keifer kicked us into the bedroom--but Bob did make us kettle corn. We plopped up on the bed and watched the movie "Twilight" together. It was my first time. Yes, people, true. I held out! It was so much fun-Mere has seen the movie so many times. We analyzed it as we watched it with no one telling us to be quiet! My only hang up was the make-up was sooooo bad. They looked like they fell into a box of flour or someone got into the clown make up!Megan and Meredith posing with their books

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Exploder goes to Hawaii

Lauren's Explorer has been put on a ship and the car is on it's way to Hawaii!! Heather Aiono and her kids drove to California this weekend and made a side trip to Long Beach to drop the car off! Thanks again, guys for all your help! Lauren and Trevor will now have their own car to haul everyone around in! Perfect for all the beach equipement including spear fishing gun and surf boards!

Niki gets Baptized!

Saturday, Niki got baptized by her dad, Seth Keeler. Seth has been part of our family for many years now. We often called him our "foster son" even though he had parents!
Seth and NikiNiki in her beautiful dress! Niki is a very special girl to us. She was born and lived the first part of her life at Grandma Dana's house. Her parents were taking care of Grandma after Grandpa Dana died. Grandma loved her so much.
Niki is showing her bracelet we had made for her. It is made of cultured pearls and svwarski crystals. It has 2 strands representing her two white dress choices so far. Her choice to come to earth and her blessing, then her baptism and acceptance of following the Savior. We will add a third strand when she gets married! Kirk's wife Sue made it for her--it's very beautiful!
Niki riding home with us after the big event!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter dinner

Easter dinner this year! We had roast beef (because everyone likes it better!), mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, cucumber salad, homemade rolls, homemade raspberry jam, cinamon rolls and strawberry cheesecake. This year we did something different. We usually have a fun easter egg hunt for the big kids-with big kid gifts. This year, due to some rough times, we decided to have a "service egg" exchange. Every one put in an egg a service they were willing to do. We put the eggs in a basket and everyone picked one! I liked it better than the easter egg hunt!
Cody, Justin, Bob, Kirk, Sue and TiffanyThe cousins-Cody, Tyren, Tiffany, Justin and Keifer

Tiffany, Tyren and Keifer

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Mantle

Ok--I'm not that into my mantles, I'm just posting these for Rita!! She said she loves them!

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Conference Weekend

Conference was great! This is the first time in a while that we haven't gone to UT. It was nice to stay home. Yesterday, Kirk put new lights up in my bathroom and new faucets between sessions. We ran into a hitch; one of the new faucets leaked so Bob couldn't go to priesthood session with Ward and Josh. Instead he went to our building.
Lots of talk about temples and adversity. After the last session today, we had a great roast beef dinner with all the fixins. Roast beef, potatoes, gravy, sour cream cucumbers, peas, corn, home made rolls and raspberry jam and pineapple upside down cupcakes! Bob and I, Keifer, Kirk and Sue and Josh Duffy! (Josh waiting for Meredith's return tonight from her Asian travels!) Great day!