June 30, 2011

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Saw all the smoke in the sky and didn't know what it all was until the power went out. A transformer at the SRP plant 2 miles away caught fire. We had no power for about 4 hours.

June 29, 2011

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It was Bahama Mama night and we went to eat at a place called Cantina Laredo. Couldn't resist the table side guacamole.

It looks amazing huh?

June 28, 2011

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Today is Barbara's 60th Birthday!! Here she is showing off some of the treats she got at work.

June 27, 2011

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I drink a bottle of this every day for....you guessed it, my joints!!

June 26, 2011

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A nice hike on my favorite trail on the rim.

June 25, 2011

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Went up north to get out of the heat and spend the night in the trailer. We came across this whole herd of elk while out riding quads. Look at all the little ones.

June 24, 2011

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Kev all fat and bloated....

after eating this.....Brownie Surprise!! A warm brownie, vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

June 23, 2011

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Check me out....mowing the yard. Did the front and the back all by myself which included pull starting the mower and emptying the bag.

June 22, 2011

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Barbara was over and felt bad cause Paul's picture was missing, so she got it out of the drawer (that Alicia had put it in) and then put him up front.

June 21, 2011

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One of the trees in the back that got frost bite, is trying to get green again.

June 20, 2011

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Alicia & I up on Buck Mountain Lookout.

June 19-20, 2011 Father's Day

Kev is definitley in his element when he is up north in the woods camping. That's what he wanted to do for Father's Day, so he got up and took off for a few days. Alicia and I drove up a few hours later and hung out, spent the night and then came home Monday afternoon.

Here's Kev sitting watching baseball in the pines. You just can't beat it.

Came across a few things on our quad ride, one is a little out of place.

Found a camp that left behind a bunch of really nice firewood so we loaded it up to bring home for our firepit.

Came across the Buck Mountain Lookout on a quad ride. Climbed up to the top to see the awesome view.

June 19, 2011

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Alicia hanging out with Kev up camping.

June 18, 2011

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When Tony calls Kev to go have a couple beers they have some sayings. There's "Beer Thirty", "Thirsty Thursday" another is "Sunday Funday." Well low and behold this bar they go to has a bulletin board and sure enough....Sunday Funday is listed.
I have finally updated a bunch on my blog!!! The reason for the delay is because I left my camera up north in the trailer. I borrowed a camera and also used my phone to take pictures but I still wanted everything to be in date order. I got my camera back and am working on my posts. For now scroll all the way down to May 25th to start where I left off. They'll be more posts in the next day or so to get everything up to date so check back.

June 17, 2011

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Babysat Lily for the afternoon, and she was a big help cutting up watermelon.

June 16, 2011

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I am addicted to this game Paul downloaded on my new phone. It's called Words with Friends.

June 15, 2011

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I won the $3.00 game at bunko and finally got to share it with my partner that has won it twice. People are jealous of our partnership!!!

June 14, 2011

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Can you tell where Kev missed with the fertilizer?

June 13, 2011

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My neighbor brought these veggies over cause his son has a huge garden and he had so many he needed to give them away.

June 12, 2011

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Alicia hiding Paul's picture so hers could be up front.

June 11, 2011

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Been on a crushed red pepper kick, check out the size of this bottle. It should last a while.

June 10, 2011

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Found this cute little plaque at Michael's on clearance.

June 9, 2011

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Myrna, a consultant in my unit, with her husband Jose & another consultant, Victor at our Hispanic Bingo event.

June 8, 2011

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Letter M in my sister Mary's kitchen.

June 7, 2011

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My banana slicer....cuts bananas in perfect pieces.

June 6, 2011

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Played some cards tonight, can you tell who won?

June 5, 2011

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Finished reading Water for Elephants, it was a great book. Can't wait to see the movie.

June 4, 2011

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Look at the size of the strawberries I got at Costco.

June 3, 2011

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Kristien gave me 4 tickets to the Tim McGraw concert. Terry, June, Kim & I were going out that night for Kim's birthday anyways, and then we got awesome seats to the concert. Sweet!!!

June 2, 2011

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We moved the trailer to a spot between Mormon Lake & Happy Jack for more camping next weekend.

June 1, 2011

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Another trail we had never hiked.

May 31, 2011

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Kev & I went to the Lava River Cave, we'd never been and wanted to check it out. When we got there a couple was coming out and they were nice enough to give us their flashlights. It's about a mile long inside but we only went a little ways cause once I couldn't see daylight, we turned around.

May 30, 2011

Jan, Kev and I went out for about a 3 hour hike on a trail that we had never done.

May 29, 2011 Geocaching

Alicia had learned about Geocaching when we were camping in Yuma. She got everyone excited about it so Kev, Janet & I joined her and her friends to go out for a little "treasuring hunting". There really isn't treasure to be found, the whole point is to find something. You can look up coordinates on line or there is an app that you can get for your phone and it gives you the directions etc. We went looking for a few that were close to thier camp.

The first one was just a little container that had a log of who had been there and when. It was not in a water proof container so it did get a little wet.

The next cache was a little harder to find.

Gini found this one, it was pretty high up in a tree. We had been looking under rocks, around trees and in trees, but just not high enough.

There is this one section in the forest that we came across that had been hit by a tornado. It was amazing all these trees were just uprooted and snapped in half.

This was the famous jump. Veronica says to me, "Elaine take my picture while I jump off this tree." So I do and she hurts herself. She ended up going to urgent care in Flagstaff and then they told her to go home and get an MRI and the final result is that she tore her miniscus.
As of January 2009, I no longer have a job. It's not that I lost it, but after 26 1/2 years of working at the Post Office, I retired. According to everyone I know, I don't do anything all day, so I decided to start a blog. Now I can blog about what I don't do all day. I am married to Kevin, who is the most awesome husband I could ever have. It's because of him, that I do not go to work any more. I love that and I love him for that. Between the 2 of us we have 4 children. Hunter 31, Heather 29, Paul 28 and Alicia 26.

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