Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Break - Lakeside Cemetery

My cousin passed away on March 27th so we headed to Arizona for Spring Break a few days early to attend her funeral.  Dave and the kids had never been to Lakeside, which is where my great-grandparents lived and my mom spent her summers.  I hadn't been for about 10 years so it was nice to go and visit the cemetery.  This is my grandparents' headstone.
My great-grandparents' headstone - Wallace and Augusta Larson
We seem to go to cemeteries to visit ancestors a lot.  I hope this doesn't give the kids a complex.

David, Karen, Evelyn and Donna with their parents' headstone
6/15 of Joseph Donal and Jeanne Earls' grandchildren

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Night Out - Heidi's Birthday Dinner

 The night of my birthday we got babysitters and went to Brio.
 The stars aligned and I had most of my closest friends there that night.  Ben was at my 30th birthday at Maggiano's in Virginia!
 I have really fun and funny friends and I love them dearly!
 My mommy and me
 Lou and me
 Ginny and me
 Loree and me (people ask if we are sisters and we have even gotten twins)
 Ben and me
My sweetheart, Dave, and me!  He tried to keep his eyes open. :)

March 3, 2012 - Clara's 6th Birthday

 Clara and I share a birthday, so we spent part of the day having a friend party!  Our friends, Barbara and Caitlin, were able to come from Seattle to spend our big day with us! 

 The kids spent some time coloring Strawberry Shortcake pictures.

 I made these cupcakes myself!  They are Strawberry Vegan Cupcakes and were oh so good!

 The kids also had waffles since it was a Brunch Party.
 Clara and Caitlin

 Clara and Hannah
 Clara and Lauren
 Clara and Casey
 Clara and Brinley
 Clara and Liam
 Clara and Damon
 The Party Animals
 Clara and Hailee
 The Birthday Girls!

 Ginny made me an apron for my birthday!
 Josh requested that Ginny make turtle pajamas and she delivered!

March 3, 2012 - Heidi's 40th Birthday

 On March 3, 2012 I turned 40.  40!  I don't look it, AT ALL.
 Loree, Dave and my mom threw me a party.  Loree's students made these posters to be funny.

 Marty made the food - salsa, hummus, chips, fruit, veggies - all of my favorite stuff
 Amy Clawsen
 Ryan Sudweeks, Dave, Matt and Wyatt Seal
 Keysha Peck
Keysha, Leslie Myers, Alicia Jones, Natalie Richards
 Alicia, Karen Sharp
 Blowing out 40 candles takes a lot of lung power.  Good thing I have it!
 The crowd
 More crowd pictures
 My friend Ginny (grey sweater) came from Colorado for the festivities!

 Hailee and Clara get in on the party

Hilary, Karen and Cynthia hanging out