Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Say good-bye to the old kitchen

Final picture of a rock foyer. It has now been torn up and a new sub-floor put down.
After 33 years of a white counter top, red sink, white appliances and light flooring; we are updating to a wood floor, black appliances and a light brown solid surface counter-top. No more white walls. The plan is more of a mocha color with a red accent wall. Hopefully all will happen in the next couple of weeks.

Monday, December 14, 2009

We have another graduate in our family!

Last Friday; December 11. 2009, Austin graduated from Weber State with a degree in Business Management. YEA!!!! We are so proud of him. Scott is elated; because he claims that he has now made his last college payment! So now it's cruise time for Scott and I. (However; Irene told us yesterday that she is seriously thinking of joining the college scene) Go Irene!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I have a 12 year old grand-daughter!

Kenidee; (Jennifer's daughter) is now 12 years old!. Time flies by sooo fast! It just seems like the other day she was running around here hating pink, dolls, and anything girly!
Now she is into jewelry, (even got her ears pierced) babysitting and giggles about boys.
She still likes to play her sports though; like basketball.
Here is a new watch we gave her for her birthday.

A new scrapbooking kit for all her pictures. Hopefully she will take after me and get her pictures organized and not take after her mother and just hardly ever take pictures let alone put them into books. This kit was really cool. It contained EVERYTHING to get one started into the hobby of scrapbooking. I found it at where else? Walmart!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A short visit to Jackson Hole

On October 25-27th, Scott had a Legislative conference on energy in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. So while he was in meetings ALL day long, the senate president's wife and I went to town. We were staying in Teton Village; so it was a little jont to drive into Jackson. Here is proof I was there. We had lunch one day in the Silver Dollar Bar and grill. I acccidently erased the picture of us by all the silver dollars embedded into the bar. But it was pretty cool. Weather was beautiful until Tuesday morning we woke up to snow! Winter is just around the corner I'm afraid.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fixing leaking pipes in our home

When we did our first remodel in our house; Scott installed a new pipe that was flexible instead of the copper piping to fix our heat. This flexible stuff was the NEW was to go because it made plumbing easier. Well now over ten years later....that GREAT pipe is split and leaking all inside my walls and crawlspace.

We have had to cut holes in my walls; ripped up a stair to get to this faulty piping. (which is the orange ones.)

Mold was growing inside my walls on the sheetrock.

All the orange pipe had to be replaced with new black flexible hose.
Thanks to Tim and Devin, we got it fixed. So now that leads to painting, new flooring (which is the least) but does that mean another major remodel is in the works and this is only the beginning? Not sure I'm up to that emotionally!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Austin!

Yesterday, we celebrated a milestone; Austin's birthday.

Cameron is sneaking some ice cream.

Kate and Kaycee REALLY liked the cake and ice cream.

It's hard to believe that my baby is 26 years old!

A fun family night picking apples

Last Monday night all the kids came over for a final picking of apples.

Kate helped her mom and dad as well as carrying boxes.

Hannana and Reagan was a big help too.

The reward at the end was chili and carmel apples!
Applesauce will come later.

Friday, October 9, 2009

saying good-bye to 30 year old trees

Sorry; I don't know how to rotate my pictures on this blog.
We have had these two Aspen trees in our yard for 30 years.
In fact, when we landscaped our yard 4 years ago; the front yard
was designed around these two trees. Sadly this year they both
died from having a bore in them and had to be removed.
A neighbor called and offered to take them down; if he could have the wood.

So now our yard looks really bare (to us) with those trees gone.
We don't know what we will plant in their place. Can't do
another tree because of the roots still in the ground that
haven't rotted yet.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Another Successful Hunt for Scott

On Saturday morning Scott and Austin went up on "Monte" to check out the elk. He had been the morning before with his brother Jay and they saw nothing. So up an hour earlier the next day proved to be the "key". By 7:15, they had this bad boy down!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Bingham Family Reunion

The swings, trampoline and airplane kept the kids entertained.

Brad, my brother Dennis, my brother Gary, and Scott

The 4 Bingham siblings. Now the oldest generation of the "Glen Bingham" family.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Grandma needs more swings

Yesterday, while their parents were at the Temple dedication; we watched Kate, Kaycee, Hannah, Reagan, Cameron and James. What happens when everyone wants to swing at once?

You "share" a swing!

Monday, August 17, 2009

A weekend at Brian Head and Flannigan's Arch

After a nice dinner Friday night at Senator Stowell's house in Parawan; we met up on top of Brian Head Peak for a traditional breakfast of Bacon, eggs and pancakes.

The wind was blowing pretty hard up that high

Me getting ready for the 4-wheeler ride. It was pretty dusty.

Scott climbed down to the arch and is now standing on top of it.

Scott helped Senator Van Tassel with a wonderful dutch oven lunch of barbeque ribs, salad, cheesy potatoes and baked beans. It was fun to spend time with these guys on a more relaxed setting than in suits at the capital. Thanks to the Stowells for a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bear Lake on the 24th of July!

Kenidee was so good to play with the little kids this year. Here she is building a "castle" with Kaycee.

The boys spent the whole 2 days driving trucks.

This year the water is so high that you have to wade through mucky grass and knee deep water before you even get to the strip of sandbar we called "the beach". Thank goodness for the Rhino that can drive through water. It carried our shades and cooler from the cars.

Scott with Addison. This is her first year at the beach.

A fun time was had by all!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Our time in Portland, Oregon

This Last Friday, we went to Portland for a conference that Scott needed to attend.
We took Jay and Barbara with us; and was SO grateful that they could come.
We happened upon an "Electric" car show. Pretty cool stuff for buzzing around town.

We drove up the Mt. Hood. They were grooming the slopes for the next days skiers. In fact they do more business in the summer months with skiing than they do in the winter.

The night lodge where it would be cool to spend a night.

We took a speed boat ride down the river to view all the ships that were loading and unloading on the Columbia river getting ready to head out to the ocean.
Notice all the grey clouds in every one of these pictures. We hardly ever saw blue skies.
Shorts and flip flops were the WRONG thing to bring on this trip!