Saturday, February 11, 2012

I was really proud of myself the other day because when it comes to computers I have no technical knowledge nor ability. If I am having a problem on my computer I  usually turn my problem over to one of my kids to fix.  I found out how to totally delete my old email address and  all my  information associated with that email address.  I thought I had changed all my programs on my computer  to my new email address but to my dismay I had forgotten one site.  I did not change my Apple ID and so I could not download any apps.  I struggled trying to solve my problem but everything I tried did not work  because to change your Apple ID you use your old email address to log in and then you can change your log in information and since I deleted that email address I could not log in.  I created a new Apple ID but that still did not change my Apple ID log in setting and make it  so that I could download apps.  I finally googled my problem and I did what they told me and I was able to fix my problem.  I had to go to my settings and then store and log out of my old email address and then log in using my new Apple ID.  I fixed the problem! Yeah!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I am so tired of all the wind.  It seems that we have received our fair share of the wind this year.  Just a few pictures of our back stairs that the wind blew apart and that we will have to fix.  That same day the wind blew a piece of wood into the back of the house.  These pictures are of the wind damage that we received before Christmas.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Walk Down Memory Lane

When I was growing up, our family did not have a lot of money, so we did not have the luxury of purchasing school pictures.  I was really excited when I discovered some elementary class pictures that I was in,  and my grade 12 graduation picture,  on facebook  the other day.  I went to Leeside Elementary School for grades 1-4 and then I went to EJ Wood School for grades 5 and 6, then I went to Cardston Junior High School for grades 7-9 and then the Cardston High School for grades 10-12.  The idea struck me this morning that all the schools I attended have since been torn down.  Leeside school was demolished and is now where the Cardston IGA and Remington Carriage Centre is.  The EJ Wood school was torn down and is now a vacant lot.  The old Cardston Junior High School was torn down and the Cardston High School was built in it's place.   A lot of the old buildings of the old Cardston High School were torn down and were replaced in the renovation of the new High School. Some of my favorite memories of Leeside school are - skipping rope, hop-scotch, Chinese jump rope, jacks, and we spent  hours playing tag (one home base was a grove of trees behind the school and the other was a grove of trees across the play ground). We used to run from one home base to the other home base without getting caught.  In the winter there was a small hill beside the school and we could hardly wait until  it was time for recess and  noon hour so that we could go sliding down the hill.
This is my grade one picture and my teacher was Mrs. Elizabeth Hackney.  I am on the top row - 6th pupil from the teacher.  I loved my grade one teacher and one of my memories of her was that she gave presents and awards at a party on the last day of school.
This is my grade three picture.  I am on the top row- 3rd pupil from our teacher who was Mrs. Melvina Jensen.
This is my grade four class picture. I am in the middle row - third from the end from where  my teacher is standing.  My teacher was Mrs. Arlene Scott.  One of my memories of grade four was - that our teacher wanted us to draw a picture of a horse in art class.  My picture of the horse looked more like a dinosaur.  I was not blessed with the talent of drawing and it seemed like that picture hung on the wall FOREVER.
Graduating Class of 1971.  I am the third person on the front row.  It was a pretty large graduating class for the small town of Cardston.

Monday, September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011 – Yesterday we had a wonderful day with Lindsey and Mar. We met Lindsey at her place of work and she gave us the grand tour and showed us all around. Wow! The building is full of lots of big machines that preform different functions and tasks. She told us how the information is programed into the machines from diagrams on paper and then the machines make all sorts of different parts. The parts are then tested and then are shipped all around the world. Lindsey showed us the two main machines that she is working on right now and the parts that she was making. I just stand in awe of how my little girl has learned and grown and how she is working with such complex instruments and the magnitude of the production at her place of work.

We then went over to Lindsey and Mar’s place for dinner. We had for dinner, steak, lobster, shrimp, potatoes and carrots and cooked tomatoes that were halved with cheese on top. It was delicious!

Lindsey and Mar;s bilingual cat.  Lindsey speaks to it in English and Mar speaks to it in French.

We then went to Cirque du Soleil. What an inspiring and spectacular performance.  I really enjoyed the performance.  It was a really fun day spent with two special people.  Thank yoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

We are home from our trip down to the sand dunes.  We had a fun time with very little mishaps and I was able to sit and relax and read a couple of books while we were gone.  I don't know why but Rod decided to pack two flashlights on our trip and we also had one in our jeep.   When we went back to our hotel on Friday night from an afternoon out  at the dunes,  the power was out at our  hotel and the resturant next door but  we could see just fine with our flashlights that Rod brought along and was able to read in our room. The power never came on until about midnight.  So if you ever decide to go on a trip make sure you take your flashlights along.  You never know when you might need them. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I just arrived home after working all day and spending most of the evening watching High School volleyball.  Casey made the high school junior varisity team and so it was wonderful to go and watch her play.  Their team did really well tonight winning two games out of three against Taber.  Way to go Casey!  (By the way Casey scored tons of points for their team.  I am really proud of her!)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rod and I spent the evening up to the bush checking on our cows and calves.  We found a few of them by the creek and in the trees beside the creek.  Rod will be rounding up the cattle towards the end of the month when all the ranchers have a major round up. 
Sometime if the trail has a steep incline I prefer to get off and walk down instead of ride, especially if there are deep ruts in the trail.  This is a time that walking was better than riding.  You really can't tell by this picture how steep the incline was.

Last night we went up to Waterton to spend the evening with Dan and Ruth and their family.  Shannon and Steve and family came and also Robert and Samantha were down for a visit and they came with us. We all went to Pass Creek for a wiener roast and had a real enjoyable evening.  It was really fun to sit and visit, eat, throw rocks in the water and just hang out.  It was really nice where we were because the wind was not blowing and we were sheltered in the trees.  Good call Roger! 

All the rest of my pictures have children in them and I don't post pictures of the faces of other people's children so I will have to email them. Fun evening!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Audrey wanted me to take some pictures of her flowers in the back yard, so that Megan could see them, before fall arrives and they won't look as good.   They smell as good as they look!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I had a very busy day at work yesterday plus I took time out of my schedule  to run my mother to the hairdressers and back home again, and in the afternoon I  took  her to Helen Brown's funeral.   After work I was ready for something fun to do because it seemed like I was rushing all day.  I came home and picked up Rod, and we went out for supper and  went to the mini chuckwagon races.  It was a very nice evening.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tonight was Leah's turn to ride the horse.  They went for a short ride down in the field and had a great time.

New Couch

Here is a picture of Audrey's new couch for Megan to see.  It looks nice but it is very uncomfortable to sit on for very long.  Her old couch was way more comfortable.