Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fathers Day 2009

Fathers Day 2009 - Brad the great barbequer!
The Rasmussens joined us on a trip to LA and the Peterson Automotive Museum

The AAA men

Becky made a great dinner for her Dad!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

OK, I'll try to make this my last blog on our wonderful trip! Here we are at Lake Thun outside of Interlocken, Switzerland. It was unbelievably gorgeous. I'm sure it has been the setting for many movies - if not it should be!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Here is a bit of my Dutch heritage
We took a long train ride through Delft and Rotterdam to the small town of Barendrect where my mothers father, Adrianus Barendregt, was from.
We cruised the local cemetary and think we found a few ancestors
The day was perfect when we went to Keukenhof Gardens
Just a small sampling of the tulip fields that were all across the countryside - I thought I had died and gone to heaven!

If the wooden shoe fits.... a rainy day in Zandaam

Monday, June 1, 2009

Grand Canyon Grandkids (AKA Hobo Academy)

We had the best weekend with all the grandkids. We took the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, Arizona to the South Rim. We hiked down the Bright Angel Trail before the rain (and not very far)

Disneys Christmas Carol train is touring the entire US this summer to promote their new movie coming out for the holiday season. It was fun to see how they do this new form of animation. We even got to see a sneak preview of this Jim Carey movie. Look for it around Thanksgiving.
The kids loved their hobo bags filled with snacks. They, Stinky P, Bummer, Zoo Boy, Tan Man, Snyd, Smelly, and Bubba, loved that their nicknames were on the bags.
Bummers very own drinking fountain in the Grand Canyon!
Here they are in their t-shirts
Grammy was a bit nervous with this wild gang along the rim!
The sun was a too bright for a good picture by the train sign
Red was our favorite cowboy entertainer on the train. Have Snyd play her harmonica she won from Pops for you!
Grammy and the bigger kids hiked down a bit farther and lost the 4 oldest for about 45 minutes afterwards. And we thought they were semi-intellegent!