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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Danny and Monique....Happily Ever After

Danny and Monique are engaged!  In the Spring, when the world as we know it is beautifully showing renewal and promise, they will be wed.  So excited for them, and excited to be adding another wonderful daughter-in-law to our family craziness.

Monday, December 19, 2011

catch-up ....

A picture of Norm and I when we were visiting the Berrys this last summer.  Its a pix of us that I  wanted to keep (just found it )   40 years and counting...
Thanksgiving day f/b game with the backyard Sees, including the newest  'adoptee'  Todd Oliver.  He looks like us anyway...
Back l-r: Todd, Kelly, Greg, Danny.  Front l-r: Norm aka Pappa Bear, Arlene aka Harley, Sage, Gabe.
Missing 4 kids and 7 grandkids, but so much FUN anyway.  When EVERYONE is home we take it down to the park in Hayden and have Roaring Game of Kickball.
 A couple shots after skin cancer surgery #3 last week...basil cell...couldn't even really see it, that's what check-ups are for...go get one!!
Hoping the Cory Sees don't see this before they get here next Monday but it's a blanket I made for Baby Girl See due in late February/early March...love ragtime.  Always wanted to lay out fabric to look like a jumbo gingham check...I think I got it!!  (flannel back)

Haha, My daughter-in-law (not the one getting the blanket), said,
"Oh, a picnic blanket..."  Not the reaction that played in my mind...

Friday, December 9, 2011

basil cell skin cancer

This is a picture of basil cell skin cancer.
It looks like an early manifestation to me as compared to the ones where you can see that it's traveled down the hair folicle and left a 'pit'. 

Norm will be having a basil cell spot removed by mohs surgery next week.  The thing is though that he went for a check-up and they found this one with a light that measures kelvan temperatures.   This particular cancer wasn't even visible yet.

Oh, be careful with your skin, and if you lived in the days before sunscreen, then please get your skin checked over, at least once for a base line.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

3 generations of the Seedawgs making memories...Love it!

 Above...Sages 12th birthday and day he was ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood.  Big Day.
Then our Christmas letter, pictures, but what I wanted to show was the picture right, second from the top, Deer Camp.  Love seeing these guys make memories together!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

College sons and GOOEYS!

Had Danny and Kelly home for Thanksgiving.
So happy the weather for traveling was good on both ends of their trip.

Shared a gooey with Dan.
Love that
Huckleberry Cobbler.
Kelly got his own gigano one, oh-oh, can he eat it all?

 Emily, we love, love, love, her!
(as in the original parenthood movie)
 That Todd boy!
Was great having the 2 extra kids for our Holiday!
It was fun showing Todd, who'd never been to Cd'A before,
what a beautiful view we have from Dockside.
(of Lake Coeur d'Alene)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Love Ragtime!

A baby quilt I made for a friend at work.  Someone who isn't crazy about pink for a girl.  Always such a fun project, many, many, many, hours but so gratifying!
You love it as much as I do?

Friday, November 18, 2011

One little two little three little witches...Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches...slide down moonbeams without any hitches...Hey-Ho Halloweens here...

CJ and Brian (Kyle and Theresa's)
Suzi with Trey (aka Tree --- PINE TREE FRESH)

Harley and Grey (Greg and Julie's two youngest)
(Suzi and Kevin's) Cody aka Woody and Trey ---with identical twin cousins--Thing 1 and Thing II
The kids in the Hood

Monday, October 24, 2011

Meet George Jetson and Jane his Wife !

When I was young the Jetsons were new to TV.
I remember them talking on a phone that was actually like a television where you could both see and hear the person you were conversing with.....
That was a REEAALLY far-out idea.
We all wished we could do that....probably 10,000 years into the future!!!
Never thought it (skype) would happen in my lifetime!!
Now where is that Robotic Maid??

Monday, October 17, 2011

YES !!


God grant me the senility
to forget the people
I never liked anyway,
the good fortune
to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Your know you're getting older when ...
It Depends...
At age 4, success is not peeing in your pants
At age 16, success is "gettin' a little"
At age 25, success is graduation and a wedding
At age 35, success is about career and family
At age 55, success is about graduations and weddings
At age 65, success is "gettin' a little"
At age 90, success is not peeing in your pants
(Back To The Top)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, CODE!!!! You handsome Devil!

Happy Birthday, Code! You are such a handsome and smart and funny boy!
 Hope you have the best day ever (although it's hard to top the one spent with the Gasaway Clan)!!
 Poppy showing Code the finer points of watching a televised football game.
You were an amazingly handsome newborn, and had the most luscious hair (designed especially for your 'hairdresser' mom!)  And you had such very shy eyes!  So happy you are in our family.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hey, See kiddos...this look familiar???

One of my favorite little places in the summertime.....

Hayden Lake is one of my favorite spots to escape summertime heat...so small, quaint, uncommercialized and close to home.  Just a little chunk of heaven, on a quiet dike road.    Ahhhhhh!  But shhhhh, don't tell....

Monday, October 3, 2011

Yes, Darlin', it's Fall !

Sage kicking...

Gabe...took 5 guys to bring him down...

My charmer!!!  

 and Grey... Oh my...if looks could kill......

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Harley after a "girl-date"...worn the heck out !!!

Julie and I take Harley on an occasional 'girl-date'.  In the beginning she was happy to paint toe-nails or go to Claire's and try on pretties, followed by a pretzel.  Sometimes we read books at Border's.
We went a couple of times to Olive Garden but that was a little rich.   Been trying to do things fun but not especially costly.  This time we went to Winco and shopped.  Such a BIG store!!  So MANY things to sample!!  We had a bakery treat at the end and a hamburger on the way home.  In the beginning she wasn't too sure that WINCO was a good place for a girl-date, but as we were leaving she said "I wanna live there!"
Had such a good time that she zonked on the way home!
I think that was a good sign.

She wasn't in a hurry to move...

I walked out the front door to go to my car for something and voila...there's a doe.  She was as startled as I was but not in a hurry to get up and leave....
So I talked to her as I went to the far side of my car and got what I needed...continued making small talk with her as I walked back in the house. 
She was really close and I thought pretty bold to stay there but as I kept an eye on her through the window, she eventually got up and went across the yard to a shadier spot...limping.  Apparantly she's been hit by a car and it's painful to move...thus explaining why she wasn't in a hurry to jump up.
Only in North Idaho...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Second Family~~ Second Wind (amended)

  • These darlings rolled around in the back of the station wagon for years, while I spent afternoons transporting the older boys to things like, scouts, hunters safety, football, baseball, wrestling, piano lessons, you name it
  • A friend once asked the kids where they grew up...they shrugged and ran  off to play.  She said to me in an off stage whisper, "I thought they might say~~Chevy, Chevy, Idaho~~".
  • When Travis, Kyle, Greg and Cory had all graduated from High School, I should have been able to breathe, but I looked around me at my younger kids who had just finished 6th, 4th and 2nd grades, and realized, I needed to get my "second wind", I would be going through it all again for the next 10 years!
  • These kids are removed from the "first" family by almost a 6 year gap.
  • As my mom would say, "Those kids are thick as thieves!"
  • I love that they are close and make time to see each other every few weeks.
  • Also am amused that 9 times out of 10 they pose in birth order for pictures.
  • It's like they are Suzi's protectors.  :)
  • I wish my older kids had gotten to be close to her too, although middle child, Cory, did some, and while both Travis and Suzi lived in Boise for a season, Travis did take her out for a lunch date quite frequently (big smile).
  • Love you monkeys!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

We went to Red Lobster for my birthday for an ultimate feast. yummmmm! My Sweetie had roses brought to our table....many envious wives...many men trying not to notice....human nature is funny!

Roses on my dresser with allllll the baby shoes that represent the largest part of my lifes's journey....

This seems out of place but I am working on a few projects around the house. Kids aren't coming in and out the doors anymore, running up and down the stairs, shaking the house with wrestling, or sneaking out windows in the middle of the night.....

I miss all that....but its time to move on and patch up the house!! So 'this' is the start of my 'recovery'. My attempt to get into the present....but Oh, how I miss the days of

kids and their chaos!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy 40th to us!

August 26, 2011 is our 40th anniversary!

Who'd have thought? We went to Seattle for the weekend and went to Tillicum Village on /Blake Island (by way of a cruise) and got to enjoy some cultural entertainment and a salmon bake. Met up with Travis and Monica for lunch at the Athenian and strolled all over downtown Seattle by the wharfs. Went to a Mariner vs.Red Sox game and won! Took a poster trying to get Rally Fries but alas the camera 'boys' were only interested in things that 'jiggled'. Seattle has been a favorite getaway since about '77. Been watching the M's forever!We had a wonderful time!