Seems like such a long time ago to be writing about the first of the New Year.
We do hope that everyone had a Happy New Year.
We were at Disneyland the first week of the New Year (see previous blog)
He loves to listen to his iPod and cut magazines into little pieces. An every night ritual.
I save all the magazines that I can get from work.
We had to divide them into daily piles, so we wouldn’t run out of them.
He always wants to have a party when he arrives and when he leaves.
One thing that wasn’t so pleasant this month, we had a mouse die somewhere under the kitchen sink. The smell was just awful for more that a month.
I was offered a part-time job ( a couple of hours a week) with Utah Valley University as a Site Facilitator. They offer satellite classes that students can attend that are closer to home. The students watch a live broadcast from the college on two huge TV monitors .
My job is to open and close the room, arrange the chairs, turn the TVs on and take roll. The class this semester is on Economics and meets on Wednesday evenings. There are only two students and I just have to be there, so I take a laptop and do whatever I need or want to do during class.
We made a trip to Arizona for the baptism of grandson Jackson. The weather was predicting lots of snow over the higher elevations, so we decided to travel the longer route on I-70
Jackson’s Family at the baptism.
. . . and the proud grandparents.
Jackson with new family member “Norman”, a Chihuahua mix puppy.
Granddaughter Kennedy stayed with us the weekend of St. Valentine’s Day. She had her wisdom teeth removed.
The “gurlz” (chickens) are doing great and have survived the cold Winter.
Eggs are getting bigger too !
I made a visit to the dermatologist to have a suspicious mole on my back removed. Biopsy came back and I needed to go back again and have a deeper removal. The doctor ended up taking out an inch of skin that required 9 stiches to close it up . . . . ouch !
Weather was good during the middle of the month and was a great time to prune the older fruit trees. We bought two more fruit trees. A cherry tree shown below with yellow and white tags, and a pear tree. Each one has four different varieties.
Cute sign at our favorite greenhouse/nursery . . . “Hansen Plants”. Our favorite because they are so inexpensive and have a great variety.
We have been wanting a Reverse Osmosis water system for a year or two and finally got one. This one puts trace minerals in the purified water as a final step. So happy that I don’t have to lug two five gallon water jugs to the store for refills.
RO systems are notorious for leaking and I didn’t want a flooded basement, so I installed it in the laundry room (next to the kitchen) where there is a water supply and a floor drain.
Pam made the little curtain to hide all the plumbing.
We flew down to Los Angeles on St. Patrick’s Day to pick up another Prius. I found this 2013 on Craigslist at a small car lot that repairs, what insurance companies write off as salvage. This one had a new hood, front bumper, front fenders, head lights and airbag replaced. The lot is in South LA, between Compton and Watts. My daughter Megan picked us up from LAX and drove us there.
We were in and out of there, and at Disneyland before 1:00 pm !
Drove to Megan’s (near Magic Mountain) after a half day at Disneyland and spent the night before driving home the next morning. Thank you Megan !!!
Pam’s daughter and her three youngest came to visit us during their Spring Break.
She bought us tickets to the Color Festival in Spanish Fork, UT, and we went on Saturday March 29th.
Pam’s son and family met us there also.
This was our first experience to the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. Nearly 70,000 ( mostly Mormons !) were expected to attend this year’s Holi Festival of Colors. This festival marks the passing of Winter and the beginning of Spring. It is the largest Hindu festival in the US. Lots of bags of multi-colored chalk, that is really colored cornstarch !!!!
It was like a loud (lots of music) crazy hippie festival, but very colorful !
They have a pretty good racket going with these prices for bags of colored cornstarch.
They were giving away free sunglasses and white T-shirts!
Granddaughter Addison and friend . . . . . . and other random pictures.
Kennedy on the left, with her friends from college.
Families group shot ! These are the free white t-shirts ~ india.com (not so white now!) they were giving away.
I went with the intention of staying back from the main crowd and not getting dusted with the colors, but when they see you (especially the children) without any colors, they just throw it at you as they pass by. My poor camera and black camera case ! Colored dust on and in everything !!!
Parking was just as crazy and we saw many walking miles to the festival as we were leaving.
We left for a three day visit to Disneyland on the 31st, to see granddaughter Jessie sing with her school. More pictures of that trip in the next post !
Wishing everyone has a Happy Easter and a wonderful Spring !