Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mr & Mrs Eddie Cordova

Yesterday we were able to celebrate the marriage of our grandson, Eddie to his lovely wife, Diana. Here are just a few of the 461 photos that we took marking the wonderful time we had.

Don't they make a beautiful couple?

Everyone on the dance floor!

Summer Time means SOFTBALL!

We have been very busy this summer. Olivia's been playing softball. This year she played First, Short Stop, Third Base & Pitcher. She had several home runs and even a couple of grand slams. All the girls did a great job. Unfortunately, Our season ended on Friday with a loss 9-8 in overtime.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Guest Author

Thank you to my guest author once again for my recent updates! Love you Lisa!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Okay, so I know I haven't been blogging much, but I have a really good excuse. I'm addicted to Facebook. As you may have heard in the news Facebook has reached 2 million users, and I'm one of them!!!! I love being able to keep up with so many friends and family at the same time. So if you haven't already joined, what are you waiting for??? And if you do, look me up so we can keep up with each other.

For Old Times Sake

Isn't this funny???? Mom, Ray, my sister Robin, and my two little brothers, Allen and Travis. Hey, wait a minute . . . where am I???? Oh yeah, I'm taking the picture! Don't they look '70ish? Ha Ha, LOL.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Official Judges Award

I was shocked that I had made the Judges list.  And the winner is.... of my photos...
Category: Local Interest
"Sunset on Mt. Nebo"
took 2nd Place

People Choice Awards

The results are in from the annual photo contest at work.  There were submissions from the Salt Lake, India & the Dominican Republic offices. I did submit photos in all 7 categories. There were some that even placed. These are the results of the People Choice Awards.

Category: Landscape
"Morning Already?"
(sunrise in Nebraska)
5th Place
Category: Cityscape
"Home Away From Home"
(Juniper Beach, Fl)
7th Place
Category: Artisicly Altered
"Sunset On The Mississippi"
(outside of Nauvoo, Il)
6th Place
Category: Local Interest
"Sunset On Mt. Nebo"
(outside of Saratoga Springs, Ut)
5th Place
Category: Portrait
"On To State"
(City Softball Championship Game)

Category: Nature
"He Won't Bite"
Olivia & Johnny the Tarantula

Category: Travel
"Nebraska Wildlife"
Steel Coyote in Nebraska

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cousin Tammy & Family

I was also able to spend some time visiting with my cousin Tammy and her Family.  The last time I saw her, she was expecting her first. They are so happy and hope to be coming for a visit some time later this year.

Final Stop - Tennessee

We spent a couple of days recovering our land legs.  I did get the best recipe for Peanut Butter Fudge, thanks to Kathy, Lisa's cousin.  The recipe given was: Vanilla ready to spread Frosting & Peanut Butter, heated, mixed and cooled in a 7x11 pan.  When I made it, I used 28 oz of Peanut Butter and 1 tub of frosting.  It was too much Peanut Butter, so I added a 2nd tub of frosting. This fit into a 9x13 pan. Chill & serve!  You can use chunky peanut butter as well.  My family loved it! Thanks Kathy!!!

Next stop ~ Nauvoo

We are so blessed to be able to include a visit to Nauvoo on our trip. We toured Carthage Jail, the Visitors Center in Nauvoo and went to a play that the Missionaries put on every night, but Sunday, of course. It is hard to describe all the emotions that you feel in this place of such historic events.
The next day we toured some of the old homes and businesses that have been restored.  After a quick bit of lunch, we spent a few moments outside the Nauvoo temple.  We knew that we had better take advantage of being in Nauvoo, so we also attended a temple session.

Road Trip!!

On December 30th, Lisa, my sis, and I went on a Mom's Only road Trip. We left here at 4 AM and drove through Nebraska and ended up in Missouri after 16 hours of driving. Lisa did most of it, but I did a few minutes. I was in charge of the camera. That was not a good idea. I did take a lot of photos and did manage to get a couple of good ones.

Nebraska Wildlife....
(It's a coyote made out of steel)
Nebraska Sunset
St. Joe Sunrise
Sunset on the Mississippi
The bird sitting on the ice is a Bald Eagle!

Starting The New Year Right

On December 27th, I went though the temple. It was so wonderful that so many of my family and friends were able to be there with me. It was an incredible experience.

The Girls: Olivia, Debbie, Myself, Mom, Lisa & Ramona

(more pic's to come soon!)