The first Friday in October, we went to a reception at the County Building in Provo to see the winners of the Utah County Digital Art and Photo Show. I received an honorable mention for this picture of a Blue & Gold Macaw.
Sunday the 6th we took a ride up Payson Canyon with Pam’s brother, Jay and granddaughter Kennedy.
A new addition to the family ~
Born October 10th granddaughter Tess Ellen Moore
Grandchild #15 !
Congratulations to my daughter Morgan, husband Chris and family.
Saturday October 12th, we traveled to Syracuse for our annual trek to
Black Island Farms.
Reading the map, after getting lost in the Corn Maze !
Waiting for the flatbed to take us to the pumpkin patch.
Lori and Jay searching for the perfect pumpkin !
We left for a trip to Eastern Arizona via Disneyland on the 19th.
It had been some time since we visited Disneyland for Halloween.
The park closed early one night and we hung around just to see all the crazy costumes.
We left Anaheim for Eastern Arizona on the 23rd and went through Phoenix this time.
Grandson Parker had a soccer game in Snowflake, AZ
We went with grandson Jackson and his school class to the pumpkin patch.
He is in the top row 3rd from the left.
Front of our home before the Trick or Treaters arrived on Halloween.
November was a slow picture taking month for me.
We did get our first snow of the season, the first week of November.
We got tickets to see the exhibition “Sacred Gifts” at the BYU Museum of Art in Provo.
We are planning to go again before it closes in May.
Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz.
The museum now houses nearly two dozen paintings of Christ from these master painters, secured from museums and donors in New York City, Denmark, Germany and Sweden. Some of the paintings are displayed outside of their home locations for the very first, and possibly last time.
Granddaughter Kennedy had her first ride on a commercial airline, when she went to Mesa for Thanksgiving.
She was a little scared and anxious about the whole ordeal, but now she loves to fly !
I finished the outside roof on the nesting boxes for the coop, and yes, we’re still getting 1/2 dozen eggs a day !
What an exciting month we had !
Windy with drifting snow on the 4th of December.
16” of snow on the 8th and 9th !
I celebrated my 65th birthday on the 12th and became eligible for Medicare !!!
“Stache-ing through the Snow!”
My daughter Megan and son-in-law Eddie gave me six of these Kombucha bottles that they made for my birthday.
I got the coop covered for the winter . . . and with 2 heat lamps, the inside temperature stays between 50-60°,
even with the outside temperature in the single digits.
On the 14th we went to Temple Square in Salt Lake City to see
granddaughter Jessie (she’s in the middle)
sing with her high school’s Madrigals.
They performed first at the Visitor’s Center and then a little later at the Assembly Hall.
Assembly Hall on Temple Square
Met up with Shane’s family and walked around Temple Square to see the Christmas lights.
We then made the short walk across the street to the City Creek shopping center.
On December 23rd our water heater started leaking and caused some flooding in the basement.
Carpet in the family room got a good soaking.
Removed book cases and pulled back the carpet and padding, so it could dry out.
I ordered a tankless water heater that was being shipped to arrive in 2 weeks.
So no hot water for 2 weeks !
We ended up going to my work and using the shower at the fire station.
We celebrated a quiet Christmas morning by ourselves, then visited family later in the afternoon.
1st Week of January.
I’m posting these pictures, as we had Pam’s daughter’s family meet us at Disneyland on New Years Day.
Christmas was still up, so it was kind of like December?
Parks were crazy crowded with extra, extra long lines for attractions, but was so fun !
Not a family member, but just had to get a picture of this fabulous haircut !
This picture is with Billy (all brothers are named Billy!).
He is one of the members of “Billy Hill and the Hillbillies”
We found out that their last performance at Disneyland would be the 6th of January.
We will miss them as we have watched their show at the “Golden Horseshoe” since 1997.
. . . more pictures from Disneyland and California Adventure.
“It’s a Small World” like you have never seen before.
Our ‘Brick’ at the entrance to Disneyland.
Funny thing on this last Disney trip, I had half a dozen people ask me to take their pictures with their phone cameras !
Maybe because I was carrying my big Canon camera?
One family, while waiting for the “World of Color “, asked me to take a picture in the dark,
of their family and the pictures came out terrible.
I told them I would take them with my camera and email them later,
and we ended up having a conversation in Spanish !!!
Friday we left Anaheim and headed to my favorite beach as a teenager, Corona del Mar.
The grandkids had a ball in the surf.
Movie Star granddaughter, Addison
We left the beach and headed to Barstow to spend the night.
The next morning, we headed home.
We brought Kennedy back with us to Utah, and they headed back home to Arizona.
We got home and the tankless water heater had arrived and I called to have it installed.
After a little inspection they told me that they couldn’t install it . . .bla, bla bla.
I started checking the Internet and everyone (Home Depot , Lowes, etc.) would have to special order it,
and that would be another two weeks without hot water !!!
We ended up running down to Sears to get the very last 40 gallon tank heater they had in stock.
I spent several hours installing it, as it was about 6” shorter and a little wider than the original one that failed.
We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, a healthy and wonderful 2014 !!!