Saturday, September 1, 2012


Our Baltic Cruise
 Hans Christian Andersen's House                                                          in  Copenhagen.

 The Christus

   Tivoli Gardens

  Aarhus Denmark - Den Gamle By

  Very old home in Aarhus

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Catching Up

It has been almost a year since we posted anything on our blog. We had a wonderful Christmas and we have loved hearing from Todd in El Salvador, Tom in Denver, and Eliza in Catania, Italy. She is now in the Rome, Italy Mission. Catania has been combined with Rome.

Our big news for the year was two-fold and we mean two-fold. Mandy and Rob had twins on April 9. Robert Graham was born first and weighed 4 lbs. 4 oz. (I think). Oneta Simone Ellen weighed 4 lbs 15 oz. They were born 6 weeks early and were in the hospital until they could be stabilized and eating enough to go home. They are darling and it is fun to watch them together. We got to take care of them while Mandy and Rob went out to dinner for their annivesary.

Our granddaughter Lauren married Seth Niederhauser on April 23, 2010. They are a darling couple and we loved being there for all the events of their wedding. Lauren went to the temple on April 22 and had a nice family lunch after. Their wedding was a wonderful occasion and Seth and Lauren were a beautiful couple. The reception at night was very elegant and everyone had a wonderful time.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We had our upstairs bathroom all ripped out except for the tub and what a lot of crashing and noise but it was done in no time. Little by little the work was done in the shower and a new glass enclosure was put on. We love the new tile in the shower and on the floor. The potty view was mainly to show the color of the walls. We had to wait a long time for the cabinets since the first ones weren't painted right and some pieces of wood were broken. Finally, it was all done and inspected the day before we left for Canada.


Finally, the bathroom is finished.

Finally, the cabinets are in and we are waiting for the top.

The enclosure is so nice and didn't take long to put in.

We love the color of the bathroom and the new lights.

The only new thing
is the faucet, shower head, etc.

Now the floor is tiled.

The tilework is done.

We didn't sign up for blue tile but luckily it came

off after the grout dried.

Showing the shower place with alcove for
shampoo, etc.

Yay!!!! The wall is cemented before they can do the tile.

Cabinets will go here.

Covering before they put the cement up for
the tile.

This is where the cabinets will be (looking into the hall)

This is the potty place with window looking east.

Only the tub is left but it is covered up. This will be the
shower when it is all tiled in.

Everything is torn out.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Grandma's Birthday Melissa, Porter, Grandma, Addie, Eric

The Beautiful Cake Melissa made
Addie learning to walk

Grandma and Grandpa, Porter
Addie at American Niagara Falls

The Nielsen's at Niagara Falls

Grandpa at Olympic Park Bobsled

Betty and Ginny on Bobsled cold house.

Top of Ski Jump
at Olympic Park

Sefcik's and Ron Ron at Head-Smashed-In
Bear near Waterton Lake, Canada

Grandma's Birthday Nick's Birthday Scotty's Birthday

Eliza on the day she was set apart to be a missionary.

Grandma's Birthday

Danielle's Birthday

Danielle and Cake

Great-Grandma Stevenson turned 100
Tim and Sue's Family, Aunt Donna. Bob,
and Grandma

Jared with his Jr. Lifeguard
Gear. He became a 1st Lieutenant
and swam around the pier several times.

Jared turned 12
and was ordained a Deacon on June 21.

Nick graduated from Marina

Medallion recipients: Chrissy, Vicki, Mom, Bonnie, Maelen, and Emily

Danielle and Kiffy on his
graduation day from Cal State
Long Beach

Rob and Mandy on his
graduation day from Cal State
Long Beach.

We are so proud of Riley
becoming an Eagle Scout

Uncle Mike and Aunt Michelle gave Flat Stanley a good time
and then we fattened him up with cookies.

John's BYU graduation Eliza and her new missionary clothes