Saturday, May 28, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2011
My Grandma died during these last few months of blog boredom. She has been fading for a few years now but had been fending it off. After a final heart attack she was sent home on hospice care to be with her family until the end....during the first few days of being home she told us that she was waiting until her 90th birthday. She died the day before because we think she decided it would be more fun to celebrate with her son, Larry, and her sisters instead. Up there she could dance and eat cake and REALLY celebrate! It was really hard to see her suffering and in the state between life and death for so many days. Grandma was very prim and proper and didn't like being seen without her hair in place and stockings on. She was an old school thinker, dancer and performer. She was fiesty and adventurous in her own right. I miss her lots and was reminded of that today when I went to go clean Grandpa's house and noticed he still has her old hair pins and perfume bottles sitting on her vanity. We are so grateful for her courage in accepting the message from 2 young 19 year old boys and being baptized in the church so that we can have the peace that we will see her again!
My kids in the "RV". It was a fun trip for them and the first time they have had any experience with death. The glove lesson has been taught by each one of them at FHE since then, it is now their favorite to teach about the resurrection with the purple glove!
Awesome soccer player, he still beat boxes when he has got the ball.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I should just look at my pictures for inspiration...like this picture:totally inspirational. He's in a bucket. Weirdo. And nice balloon sword.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
We actually got away for a few days! I know, it only took us 10 years. It was much needed and it was so much fun. So here are some pics to get you jealous that you weren't with us.
This is me sailing. I was also peeing my pants I look like I am smiling but really the wind just dried my teeth off and stuck mylip like that. I have a little fear of the water and the boat was at "full tilt" and there is a really good reason why it is called that. See the horizon. IT wasn't the one tilted. That was us and for most of the time I was standing in a side lunge just to keep myself from tipping out of the boat. It was awesome and I am hooked! This is hubby. He got to steer on the way back in...aka when it got easy. I decided he is better at driving because he was WAY less tense and I am better at running around tacking and working the lines. I feel so cool that I know what all that means...no really I do. We were on a Capri 38 (called that cause it was 38 feet-again feeling cool)---gorgeous huh? We added this to our list of "things we will own someday" right between beachhouse and private plane. It was so awesome to sail this thing! So much speed and adrenaline! Can't wait to take the kids next time!
Out on open water while out instructor handled things long enough for us to snap a quick picture. This is a very close up shot and i think I may have a receding hairline and I hate that my right eye is a little smaller than my left...it is because I can raise my left eyebrow so my muscles are stronger around that eye. Try as I might I CANNOT get my right eye to follow suit. FYI not that I am critical of myself but seriously who can help it with a picture this close with a flash after 2 hours of being wind whipped and 6 hours riding in the car? blast you digital.
We went here...CA Adventure. We had never been before and we decided that we won't ever go again without visiting Disneyland too, it just wasn't the same. See how clever we are, we stood in front of the R cause out last name is RUDD!?
Mr. Rudd and Mr. Spudd. No relation but the resemblance is uncanny! A little sidenote, when I graduated from BYU we had to write our name and how it was said on a card so that they didn't mess it up by saying "Rude" (yeah it happens) instead of Rudd so I wrote "R-U-D-D rhymes with Spud, like a potato" and then when Tait got his bachelors and then his Masters we did it again. So now I feel a special connection to Spud's not to mention I graduated from Ricks which is in Idaho-you know, where they grow potatos. Hence the picture.Me being scared on the Ferris Wheel. But not just any ferris wheel, a scary one. Seriously, I thought we were going to die and check out that Freaky Mickey chasing me.
This is the best and, yes, I am the white trash that takes a picture of a screen so as not to have pay money to get a picture of myself with a bunch of strangers. (weird concept--have you ever run into someone that you can swear you recognize? check your photo album they may have been sitting next to you on the Tower of Terror) But look at us...and then look at the little girl sitting next to us. Cowards! Disclaimer: it was our first time? yeah, it doesn't help me feel better about it either.
This is us being muppets while waiting for the 3-D Muppet extravaganza. There was no wait at this "ride" and now we know why.
This is us after we left the 3-D Muppet Extravaganza 5 minutes after it started and right after a Do-do bird exploded in my face. Seriously people 3-D isn't a new concept...
This is our friend Olga, she was afraid of getting wait and rightly so because it was getting dark and walking around in wet jeans=chaffing. Some people were making fun of her but I say better to be made fun of for a minute than to be chaffed for hours. Smart, smart lady.All in all I give it 2 thumbs up. Here's to another 10 years! May my sanity last until then.
Wait, do I know that guy?!