Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 19, 2008 - Ryan and our visit to Idaho Falls

Ryan wanted to see the falls. Here we are infront of the falls and the Temple in Idaho Falls Grandpa and Ryan inside Iggy's. Ryan thought it was a great place and we had a really fun waitress.
Ryan outside Iggy's. He wanted to go there because he loved the name.

May 18 - Ryan's visit with Grandma and Grandpa

Ryan Liefson who is 5 years old is having his first vacation away from the family. He wanted to stay and visit with Grandma and Grandpa. He has learned how to use the laptop really well because he loves the Thomas Train web site. He plays the games, sings the songs etc over and over. When he's not playing on the computer, he plays with his and grandpa's trains. Monday evening we went to Jensen's grove and he played on the slides
He loved running up and down the hill.

He threw stuff in the water, and watched the boats and kids. He couldn't go in because he didn't have a suit or arm floaties, and besides the water is still really cold

May 17, 2009 - Pictures from Sunday Lunch

Randy is home and visiting with friends and family at the lunch. Diana is really happy to have him home. Blake, Brian and Celia

Jackie, Ryan & Sydney with family in the background

Ken, Lynne and Robert

May 17, 2008 - Family at lunch at Purcells

We came to hear Randy Purcell report his mission on Sunday, and then we enjoyed lunch together in the Purcell family shed. It makes a great place for a large group to eat.Chelsey, Matt, Ryan, Joseph
Dallin, Tanner, Julie, Colton, Travis

Sydney, Danae Pearson, Jared Cindy, Michelle

Randy Chambers and his Kindergarten/first grade teacher, Joann Jorgenson

Darling great grandson Colton Matthew Stucki

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 15, 2009 - Randy is home!

The most exciting thing we did in Boise was to go to the airport to meet Randy Purcell as he flew in to that airport after serving a mission in Winnepeg, Canada. We wore our green shirts that we used to wear to Randy's high school basketball games, only we changed it to "Way to" Go - Randall. He came grinning down the concourse.

May 15 & 16 - Boise, Idaho Jared Tennis

Jared Purcell and his partner Megan, Dalley
Brian was a coach, and it was fun watching him settle things down.

They won two matches and lost two matches. The competition was really hard.

We went to Boise to watch Jared and his partner play tennis at the state championship meet.

May 14, 2009 Shoshone Falls and Twin Falls Temple

Paul and Beth drove to Boise, and made a stop to see the beautiful Shoshone Falls just outside of Twin Falls, Idaho. They were really running fast.

The temple in Twin Falls was dedicated last summer.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Catching up on posts for the last month

May 7, 2009, Sister Nicole Swain married her sweetheart Brandon Hatch We were so happy to be able to go to Nicole and Brandon's reception in Orem. We love this sweet former missionary from the Pittsburgh Mission.

April and May 2009 - Jared playing tennis

We've gone to as many tennis matches as we could to watch our grandson Jared Purcell and his mixed doubles partner Megan Dalley play. There were lots of days when the weather was cold and miserable so I didn't seem to get a lot of pictures. They played so well in the District Meet, and they are going to state next week.

April 29, 2009 - Trenton Friends Reunion

Several of the "girls" who grew up in Trenton, Utah try to get together each spring for a reunion at one of our homes. I hate to say it, but some of us are getting older. Left to Right - Beth Chambers, LuDean Cowley, Sharon Richman, Marlene Godfrey, Colleen Williams, Grett Curless and Von Della Johnson. Carolyn Littledike was there but had to leave early. It is a really run few hours that we spend together laughing, and sometimes crying with each other.

April 18, 2009 Watching Michelle and Dallin's track meet

Michelle ran in 3 races and did very well in all of them. She made personal best in her races. She does the long races, that make me feel tired just to watch. Since then, she went to the District Track Meet, and she medaled in all of the 4 races. She's going to state and will race in the 1 and 2 mile, the 800, the medley relay where she does the long part of it.
This was Dallin's first year to do track. He did well and made his personal best in just about every race. He also does the 1 and 2 mile runs. Wow.

Part of the time of course we just hung out with the other kids. Jackie is getting some shade.

Samuel loved the piggy back ride from Joseph

Ryan and Samuel taking advantage of the shade. It was a great day for a track meet.

April 3, 2009 Mission Reunion

This was our first Mission reunion, and it was a great time. We were happy to see Sister Dabell (now Putnam) and Sister Tsunoda who were the first two sisters that we served with.
Here is a great group of sisters from the mission. We served with several of them, and others had left before we got there or served in other areal.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 23, 2009 - Tricia is going to have a baby!

Tricia thinks she looks sleepy, but it is pretty neat that she looks pregnant! 3 months to go!

March 20, 2009 - Beauty & the Beast at Rich High

Michelle and Dallin were in the school musical. Michelle was the broom at the castle, and one of the villagers.
Dallin was "Chip" the chipped cup. The play was really wonderful. Amazing for a very small High School production.

March 15, 2009 - Sister Nicole Swain's Mission Report

Former Pitt Missionaries: Alex Barker, Nicole Swain, Amy Soto, Paul & Beth Chambers, Chris Tsunoda, Ashley Yates. We loved being together for Nicole's Mission Report in Orem.

Feb. 21, 2009 - Jared and his date

Beth went and took a picture of our grandson Jared Purcell and his date Calleen for their day date on the day of the Sweetheart Dance.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

March 7, 2009 - Kennewick, Washington

Paul and Beth took our grandchildren Nikki and Logan Terry bowling. We have been here for a few days, and their parents left them with us yesterday while they take a cruise. We love being with the kids and doing some things with them.

Nikki cheering when someone made a spare..
Logan's turn

Here goes Nikki!

Grandpa and Logan

March 7, 2009 - Kennewick, Washington. We went bowling.

Beth and Nikki



March 6, 2009 - Goodbye to Shauna and Troy

March 6 in Kennewick, Washington. We took our daughter Shauna and son-in-law Troy to the airport in Pasco. They left to go on a cruise down to Mexico.

Troy and Paul are laughing at the kids in the car pretending to cry because mom and dad were leaving.