Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Niagra Falls 2009

Niagra Falls was beautiful with the snow around.


Here are some of our picures from Palmyra.

New York City

Here are some of the pictures from our trip into the City of New York.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Connecticut Here We Come- Spring Break 2009

Why stay in warm, Sunny Houston when you can go to cold New York????
But the warmth of being with all the family was so much fun.
We arrived in New York last Saturday, March 14th. Trent picked up half the bunch and we rented a mini van and drove to Jamie and Trent's home. We had such a fun Sunday reuniting with all the cousins and families. Church was a real treat as Trent taught Sunday School and Jamie taught Relief Society that day.
Monday we drove to Palmyra, all but Jamie's family as they had school.
Highlights: Sacred Grove, Hill Cumorah, Grandin Press, Joseph Smith's home, Whitmire farm, Palmyra Temple
Tuesday We drove to Niagra Falls and then back to Palmyra, Shad's family went to Amy's sisters home for the night.
Wednesday we all ended up back at Jamie's.
Thursday- first big day in the City, Jamie kept the babies, Megan, Chloe and Adam.
We took Madelyn with us. Highlights: The Museum of Natural History, Times Square, Stanton Island Ferry and the Statue of Liberty.
Friday, Amber and Amy stayed at Jamie's for cousins to play. Craig, Shad, Dan, Tyler, Carrie and I ventured into the City again for another fun day of walking, shopping and seeing the sights.
Saturday: The whole gang went to the city, Highlights: Broadway Play, SHREK, it was great, Going up to Trent's floor at Ernst and Young and looking over the City , It is right there at Times Square. Seeing the Manhatten Temple,Central Park and Rockefellar Center.
My how times have changed, coordinating with 5 families was so much easier with a GPS in each car and every Adult had a cell phone. We could seperate and then call and connect again.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sanders Farewell Fun

We got together for a farewell party for Tobi and Scott before they leave on March 24for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
All my siblings were able to come and also some nieces and nephews and grandchildren. It was so great to see my Dad and Elaine and visit with them. Most of Tobi's grandchildren came, they are growing so fast. Helmut and Lark Bambl came also.
Pamela served quite a spread, shredded pork and chicken, beans, rice, all the toppings. Lots of good desserts, needless to say we didn't go away hungry.
We had such a great time talking and just being together.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rodeo Time

Craig saw the trail riders going up our street so I grabbed Zach and we drove over to where they were resting for a few minutes. My neighbor Chiffon was just getting home and I told her and she got her little boy Jason and did the same.
There are several trail rides that converge from all directions coming into Houston at the start of the Rodeo. I talked to some of the cowboys and they had been on the trail for over 200 miles. They lucked out with beautiful weather this year.
Besides seeing the trail rides going along the feeder roads of the freeway, another site that doesn't seem to fit the image is cowboys on their horse with a cell phone to their ear.