Friday, April 10, 2015

Paradise Lake

 My parents with all their grandchildren.  It's a little hard to get a good picture of that giggly crew.  And yes, Levi is the only boy... on both sides, but he does the boy thing well by looking just like his grandpa.  Someday I'll have to get a picture of my dad at the same age and post them side by side.  It really is rather remarkable!

Baking With Grandma


 I think the kids spent half their California time on the trampoline.  It was a place to jump, but also a place to lay and talk, play house and dolls, and simply enjoy being outside.  Sadly, the majority of my pictures look something like the one above, someone's always just fallen over or is exceptionally blurry.  I guess that's what I should expect with a bunch of highly active individuals!

Black Butte Lake

 One of my favorite places to be in the Spring.  My memories of wild flowers and flying kites here abound.
 A big thank you to my Daddy for taking the time to show another generation some of the beauty of God's creation.

Picking Oranges

 One of the most requested events before going to California was "picking oranges".  Not even my stories of heavy picking bags in the rain with ants crawling up my arms deterred them.  Sadly my parents mandarins were all done by the time we got there, but a friend offered his navel trees for the experience.  Thank you!

 They really did all have a good time, Levi's just upset Mom stopped all the fun of picking by trying to take a group picture.

Playing in the Parks