Thursday, January 29, 2009

Is this not the most beautiful little girl?

My Grand-niece, Alexandra.

One adorable bambina.

(her mother is in the background)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Doing Better

This is the logo for the Roxanna Todd-Hodges Foundation. Roxanna, though still alive, is severly debilitated by several strokes. Not wanting anybody else to go though what she has, she created this foundation to help educate the public about healthy lifestyle choices, medical screenings and interventions available to help "strike out stroke."
I volunteer to do blood sugars, blood pressures and cholesterol screenings. I also give diabetic education talks twice a year.

Today I did a cholesterol screening on myself--YAHOO!! Good numbers!

Total Cholesterol = 186




Gotta love those Cheerios!

(do you know your numbers?)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dinner Tonight

These are our wonderful friends, Fred and Adohr.
(i swiped this photo from Shelly's blog)

We have known them almost our whole married life and it would be hard to express here what they mean to us and how much knowing them has enriched our lives.

Tonight Larry had some Church business to conduct with Fred. He went to the Hansen home to get a signature and came back with dinner--chili, rolls and chocolate chip cookies.

These folks feed us body and soul.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Family Fun

I'm at my in-laws computer and I thought I would post some pictures they have in their files. Here goes-- (i did not take most of these photos so i am not responsible for focus or red-eye)

Great-Grandma Donna, Jacob and Great-Grandpa Jack
I'm guessing it was Halloween.

Another great-grand, Samara.

Uncle Greg, Samara, Matthew, Jacob and Grandma's wonderful pies!

Grandma Perkins (Donna), Jenny (Perkins) and Brian Bailey and their son Jacob.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

San Diego Zoo

This is Bai Yun.

She is the most wonderful panda mom in the world.

This is Gao Gao.

He's a nut but he does know how to get the job done.

When we first met Bai Yun they had a mate for her named Shi Shi. Not much interest there. Turns out he was older than they thought but through artificial insemination he became the father of Hua Mei. She now is the mom to three sets of twins in Woolong, China.

Bai Yun and Gao Gao are having no problem with the mating thing and have produced one son, Mei Shing and two daughters, Su Lin and Zhing Zhing.

In the wild, mom weans the cub at 18 months to get ready to mate again. The youngest cub is now 17 months old, mom is already snapping at her and trying to get into Gao Gao's turf. Ya think she's ready for the next cub?

She is an amazing girl and already has quite a legacy!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

How Much?

With it's multitude of uses . . .

. . . how much baking soda do you store for a years suppply?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I have decided . . .

. . . January is bread and soup month.

(what's for dinner?)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I did it!!

This is a muffaleta - - -

I LOVE this sandwich!!

As far as I know, New Orleans is the only place to get one--

until now.

I found a recipe and made one.

With some apprehension, I took a bite.

It tasted like it was supposed to.

(i'm in heaven)