Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fun Times with Kids and Grandkids

Here are the four grandkids.
Our Girls and their London outfits.

Miss Hallie Gus Gus OMalley Mae Hansen

Sami, Jocelyn and Smokey.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

People of London

We so enjoyed the many people we encountered in the UK. The diversity of culture and their friendly light hearted approach to life was wonderful. Below is a familiar sight - The Bobbies were great.
In the city of Bath, among other things they are famous for, is what is called a Bath Bun. It is a sweet roll with sugar and fruit on top. Here Vandi is asking directions on how to get to the bakery where we can find a Bath Bun.
Success. Russ, Denise and Vandi enjoying a "Bath Bun."

A new friend that Denise found at Punch and Judy's pub.

Street Vendor. Despite rumors to the contrary, we found the food in London wonderful.

Brits take their sports very seriously. A group of fans headed to a rugby match.

A jugglers assistant.

Vandi, Denise and Russ enjoying the magician.

The street performer ( magician ) had everyone so intent on his act. The following few pictures are many of them watching.

These kids were so enthralled with the action, they had no idea I was shooting these shots.

Wonderful, beautiful People of the UK.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

London Street Performers

We thought Sami would get a kick out of this guy. Vandi couldn't resist.
One of our favorite areas of London was Covent Gardens. The musicians and other performers would set up in different areas of the square. We would wander around watching and listening.

A great band.

This guy was a birdman. He would do bird calls and other very strange things.

Vandi's favorite was this magician. He was very entertaining and I spent quite a bit of time photographing the people watching his show. ( Those photos in a later post ) This girl was so cute, I have several great shots of her.

Card tricks

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

London continued

This is the tower bridge. Often mistaken for the London Bridge. At least by us.
The Hyde Park LDS chapel. It also houses the Family History Center and Mission Office. We went to sacrament meeting on Sunday. A very interesting experience. We loved it.

This is the balcony bar of Punch and Judy's pub. The kids were watching a street performer down below. Sorry about the quick turnaround from the church picture to the bar picture. We did behave ourselves. They serve a great lemonade ( sprite ).

Part of the City of Bath. It was so beautiful and fun to visit. About 2 hours outside of London.
Stayed tuned for more.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Another Chapter

Big Ben - One of the many wonderful sites in London.
This is a living statue. He is very much alive. One of the many street performers that we enjoyed so much. He would move only when someone would put a coin in the cup at his feet.

A bike taxi. A very fun way to get around in central London. Can be a little intimidating, as it often is right in the middle of the traffic with the cars and buses.

Three classics of London. Big Ben, Double Decker bus and black taxis.

The London eye.
More to come.

Friday, May 1, 2009

More of the good times in Jolly ol London

Ross McQuivey was in London on business so we met him and had dinner. Also pictured are Barb, Andy and Lil, friends of Ross. It was truly one of our favorite evenings in the UK.
Main entrance to Windsor castle.

Windsor castle. Notice the flag at the top, which means the Queen was in residence. Her flag follows wherever she is.

Guard at Windsor.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

London in April - We just returned from a glorious trip to the UK

Vandi and two very familiar sites in London - a phone booth and a double decker bus. We loved motoring around the city in the double deckers. London is also famous for their hackney carriages (taxi cabs) and the tube (subways)
This is part of the escort for the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace - The flowers are arranged in a crown shape. Yes, the weather was beautiful.

Middle temple of the Knights of the Templar. Also made famous by the Dan Brown book "The DaVinci Code"

Vandi's new fancy Ferarri -just kidding.
This was the trip of a life - time. More posts and photos to come.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tony's Prom Date

They started off with a pizza party lunch and scavenger hunt at the old "school store."
Tony smarting off. ( as usual )

Formal attire.

Cute couple. Off to dinner, then the dance.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mikey - Arrow of Light

Mikey received his Webelos Badge and Arrow of Light. It is hard to believe he is old enough to move into scouting. He has already earned 2 merit badges.

Some of you have seen these shots of the Mountain Lion, but I thought I would post them anyway.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kase had his 2nd Birthday on the 28th. We had a party for him at the fire hall in Afton.

Kids in the Fire Truck.

Nana and Grandma Cindy watching Kase trash his birthday cake.

2 Aunts and Mum.

Papa teasing Kaserman.