Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trip to Florida Part II

Well we spent 2 days at my brother's house in Kansas, and then we headed off to Florida. We passed thru Oklahoma, Texas and I didn't think my parents could handle another 17 hour car drive so we stopped in a hell hole, called Monroe, Louisiana. If you ever go through there I recommend keep going!!! Then we went on thru Mississippi and Alabama and f-i-n-a-l-l-y...

Florida has a special smell (salty sea air and sea breeze) memories just came flooding back. It was so great to be "home". The first night there we went to Pensacola Beach Board Walk so every one except Nettie, Tom (my cousin) and I could get a Bushwhacker (alcoholic drink), then we went to a restaurant called Flounders and had wonderful seafood for dinner. We also had a wonderful time chatting with my family I haven't seen in about 25 years. We laughed and laughed and laughed. Tom is such a comedian. He had us in stitches.

Courtney and Diane on the Boardwalk

Jodi, Tom, Diane, Mom and Dad eating dinner

The second day we went to the beach with our cousins and Aunt and Mom and hung out and collected shells and then went to a open bar and had fried oysters and crab cakes. Mom and Diane had another Bushwhacker and Nettie and I had a virgin strawberry daiquiri.

Mom, Jodi, Diane at the beach

Rob and Courtney Dancing

Then we went to the Wedding Reception and had more fun there dancing and singing and dancing and dancing...

Reed, Janet (parents of groom) Linda Kay, Annette

Jodi and Janet being silly

Linda Kay, Nettie, Joan and Joan and Mom

Laura, Eric and Nettie

Nettie and Diane, Mom and Annette (sisters)

Jodi and Tom

Sunday we went to the beach and just hung out and relaxed and goofed around then we went back to Rob and Courtney's for dinner.

Nettie, Tom, Linda Kay, and Diane at the beach. My feet in the yummy sand, so warm!

Monday we went to breakfast with everyone and said our good-byes and headed home...

It actually went by really fast. The only thing that would of made the trip better is if Craig and Pher were there!

Thanks to all of my family, we had a great time and we love all of you very much!!!

Jodi and Nettie

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


On a sunday morning...
My parents came and picked up Nettie and I and off we went on our journey.
First we went through the lovely state of Wyoming...
Nice and pretty !
Then we went thru Colorado, which is green and lush...

and the move we got into the state the more fir trees we saw.
Then we hit Kansas and it was very green and very beautiful and
flat, a few very small hills and that is about it...

I let my dad drive alittle bit this first day, but then I drove the rest.
1000 miles in 1 day....DON"T DO IT!!!!
We have been at my brother Reed's house for a few days and tomorrow
we will start the second leg of the trip.
I will add more as we progress along...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I love my Family and America!!!


My silly kids...aren't they great!

We had a great 4th!
He did take a little nap! he he he

Except for the little fact that Craig wasn't feeling up to par. But as usual he didn't complain and went right on with the festivities.

My sister's friend Diane, and mom blowing out her candles
My cute dad! (He is always in constant pain and never complains)

My dad and mom
Me, dad, mom and my sister Viv (Diane)
First we started off at Barker Park in North Ogden for a birthday party for my mom who turned 82...yeah MOM!!!! and my dad who turns 84 on July 18th...see dad I told you you are too stubborn to kick the bucket!!! he he he

Nettie and a gorilla named Cameron?
Jaxson and me
Then about 4 pm we headed home relaxed for a bit and headed next door to the Christensen's for a BBQ and fireworks. I think this is becoming a tradition. They are so much fun to hang out with and I just love their parents! We all ate to much then had dessert and played with the little boy's and then went on in the street and did our fireworks.

Our fireworks----------------------Kaysville fireworks.....

We had a great time with family and friends!!!!
Thanks everyone! We Love You!
The Jensen's