Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Anasazi Ruins

Some of the cool Anasazi Indian ruins we visited in Southern Utah

Bryce Canyon

Rock Stars--this just has to be a Painting!

Girls' Trip

Girls Only trip to Bryce Canyon. Jim has not forgiven us yet.

Newport, RI

Ty and Kathy's Summer Home.

Yes, I went to Harvard

Now when people ask me if I went to Harvard, I can truthfully say, "Yes I did."

Great Bums

I alarmed everyone when I said I needed to find some good bums to take pictures of. Come on people, get your minds out of the gutter! Boston had some great bums.



On the way to Fenway

Waiting for the train to Fenway Park. Ty was the ususal trip Nazi--making us all walk everywhere and doing it fast.

Jake pulls a "Lori"

Jake had to go number 2 so bad on this jog that he "pulled a Lori" as we say, and went pretty much in the Vanderbuilt's mansion backyard.

Fenway Park

Here we are at Fenway Park

More trip pictures

Summer Trips

This Summer was full of trips for us. We visited both Newport beaches on opposite coasts of the country. In May we traveled back to see Tyler and Kathy in Arlington, Virginia, visiting Washington D.C., Williamsburg, and Jamestown. I fell in love with Williamsburg. In July we went to Newport Beach, California, with all the Hart family and also visited Disneyland with our Granddaughters and Brody and Corine. In August we traveled back to Rhode Island to see Tyler and Kathy there before they moved to San Diego. That was the first time we have ever been to Rhode Island and we decided it's one of the best kept secrets of our country. Jim went with most of the family to Lake Powell, while I stayed home for a really lame art show. Then I went on two really fun "girls only" trips to Bryce Canyon (Jim is still bemoaning not getting invited on that trip) and Disneyland/San Diego. We had fun seeing Ty and Kathy's new home. We also got to squeeze in a fun little weekend trip to Blanding, Utah to see the Anaszi Indian ruins with the Smith family siblings. We fell in love with that area too. So there's lots of subject matter to paint in the future, if I can just stay home now!

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Calls at Disneyland

Halloween at Disneyland

The traditional fall trip to Disneyland came and went all too fast. This year it was a girls only version consisting of Laurel, Brittney, and Brooke. Tyler and Kathy have recently moved to San Diego, so Kathy was able to meet us at Disneyland too. We ended up sharing our visit with some of the other Hart family members--we ran into Kari and her kids on Thursday and got to do a ride with them. They are so cute! We actually ran into them twice if you can believe it--which wouldn't happen if you tried to meet someone there. After we spent two days there, we went down to San Diego to see Tyler and Kathy's new home. They have a darling town house that luckily didn't burn down in the recent fires. It was fun to see Tyler's new Marine base where he'll be stationed for the next while. They were such fun hosts!

Technology hits the Harts!

We have now officially entered the world of technology! We're bloggers! (Whatever that means). Can you believe Jim now has (and uses!) a cell phone, knows how to text (sort of), and just discovered the miracle of cut and paste on the computer!! He came out and showed everyone his first document that he cut and pasted together. He was so proud but the rest of us were not all that impressed. We've all known how to cut and paste since kindergarten. Laurel has even purchased her first ipod and hopes to learn how to download music soon. Watch out, Jim!