Monday, August 31, 2009

The wave pool!

The wave pool can be used year round as it is in a big pool house that the roof can open on nice days like this one. I'm sorry I didn't get any pictures of the very nice regular pool right in front of the wave pool.

Brad is a natural with wakeboards and did great surfing!

Terry wanted more pictures of the amazing wave pool at the Openshaws neighbors. The Roneys have all the toys imaginable in their compound and we sure enjoyed this one!

Getting ready for grandbaby #8

Becky and I drove up to Provo to help Amy get ready for baby #5. We were very busy but had a great time. Terry and Brad flew up Friday night and then drove home with us on Sun. It was a short but fun trip for them.
Doesn't Amy look cute (and very pregnant!)? She always goes for the surprise at birth as far as knowing the sex of the baby. It is fun but a bit difficult when it comes time to decorate the nursery. She took Becky and I to her spinning class at the gym and this 9 month pregnant mom of 4 already put us to shame! She is in great shape!

Ellie helped paint in Zanes room too.

We spent 4 days peeling wallpaper off of Zane and the babies rooms - what a horrible job that is!

Zane was very happy with his new bedroom!

The fans enjoying the apples from the tree behind the field!

After Ellie scored her goal she got to be goalie! Can you tell the ball never came to her end of the field?

We got to go to the kids soccer games where Porter & Zane and Ellies teams totally dominated the opposition!

We got to go to the neighbors wave pool after the soccer games and rode the waves for hours on end - it was really fun! The neighbors house is unbelievable needless to say.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More fun with the Germans!

Not quite the same as German castles but Montezumas Castle is 1000 years old!
Pops and his piglets at the First Pig fountain at Los Abrigados Park

A beautiful view of Sedona from the scary jeep ride!

We rented a jeep for the afternoon for some wild and crazy driving. Terry had a great time scaring me!

Jason treated us to two meals at two of his KFC stores - first for Kim and Selina.

It was a bit hot for the Germans. We are at Montezumas Castle. Note that the Arizonans seem to be handling the heat just fine!

The old west (Wickenburg, Arizona) welcomes Daniel, Selina, and Kim.

Fun with the Germans!

The kids cooked the host families dinner. It was delicious - we had snitzel and spetzel and german potato salad. Daniel was the cook and the girls his assistants! Bob and Marge are delightful people - glad we are getting to know them.

Selina, Daniel, Kim and the old folks enjoying beautiful Sedona!