Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Stone Crab and Kim

The Jerdees stopped for lunch at Doc Fords in San Carlos.
 Kim is loving the stone crab.
 
 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Back to Disney for a Run or Two



Kim, Adam, and Landon flew to Florida today, registered for their races, and moved into the Dolphin Hotel. Here's their hotel pool...it comes with seating behind the falls for extra thrills.
 
 
Landon does the Kids' Run on Saturday,
 Adam does the Wine-and-Dine Half Marathon on Sunday.
 
I'll be feeding their cat.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A is for Academics


Be is for Brains, Brawn, and Beauty.
Hunter has it all.
We attended the fall ceremony for handing out academic letters and gold bars. Hunter has been on the Honor Roll as a sophomore and junior at Valley High.
 
 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Amy is 50!

Landon and I did the decorating after his art class at the Des Moines Art Center.
 Instead of putting 50 candles on a cake, we put 50 actual-size candles
 around the patio and in the house so we could toast Amy
 when the Underwoods arrived just after sunset.
 
This is a non-working chandelier but we managed to make it light up
by directing small flashlights on it from a table below it.
 
 

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Look Back

I came across photos from 2004 taken at a gift opening party after Kim and Adam's wedding.
I was stunned by the difference in height between Hunter and me.
If we stand together now, he's the taller one!
 

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Valley Homecoming 2017

Group dating is where it is...the girls pushing the guys to make a move.
 So Blake and Hunter obliged but deny that they are into "dating" girls.
 It's all a big set-up.
Parents were on board with their kids & cameras for the winning game,
HyVee Hall dance and dining at Biaggi's and Glen Oaks Clubhouse.
 
Hunter and his buddy, Avery, who paired Hunter with a girl.
She gave him a rose which he pushed into his pocket.
They're Juniors at Valley.

Blake and his group-date buddies dressed to kill.
They're Sophomores at Valley.

It is said that this track friend said to Blake, "You should ask me to Homecoming!"
 
 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

It's A Sack!

 
Hunter's an excellent linebacker.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dave is 50!

Five red carnations for Dave's five decades filled with verve and vitality.
A dozen family members gathered to celebrate
and I was so involved with the food that I forgot
to take pictures.
Anyway, it was a great time!!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hunter's Rafting on Clear Creek in Colorado

Alas, I can't move the phone pictures to my photo gallery to show you but he's wearing a wet suit and boarding a big yellow Clear Creek bus to the white waters.
Waiting for news...
I'm looking at ClearCreekRafting.com

OK, figured out how to get pictures:

Hunter's at far left, waving.
 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

In just two hours...

It's a good thing Hunter came by the day before D Day to help pack
 the contents of our kitchen cupboards
because the demolishing crew meant business!
They arrived at 8 a.m. and by 10 a.m. the old fence from the back patio
 walked away and the 1980s kitchen disappeared.

7:30 a.m.


10 a.m. Water lines closed.
 
Watch this space!