Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hilton Head, Charleston South Carolina

 Hilton Head Island.  A room with a view!
 A seafood shack in Bluffton.
 Look at that pile of oyster shells!
 The drive up to Boone Hall plantation.  The oak trees are covered in spanish moss.
It is the oldest working plantation in South Carolina.
 A re-inactment at the slave quarters.
 This oak tree is 1,000 years old.  The oak tree, not the woman.
 A sunflower in the garden at the plantation.
 A slave shack in the fields.
 We went on a carriage tour of Charleston.
 Charleston, South Carolina
 Sweet grass baskets are handmade and they are everywhere.
 A typical home in Charleston.  The porches face the water and are generally on the side of the house.
 There is a lot of iron work, especially in the french quarter.
 A 25,000 square foot home built by a carpet bagger after the Civil War.
 This home was a wedding present to the daughter of a wealthy Charlestonian.
 The fashion district.
 A performing arts theatre.
 Churches everywhere.  In this churches grave yard you must be a true Charlestonian to be buried there.

Fort Sumpter, where the first shots were fired in the Civil War and a working fort through World War II.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Derek's Berkeley MBA graduation

 The Happy Graduate!
 The Simmons boys ready to shake the Deans hand
 So proud of Derek's accomplishment
 A team effort
Dallin and Kayla ready for the procession to begin

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tyson's BYU MBA Graduation

 Celebration Dinner
 The girls.
 Family supporters.
 We are so proud of you Tyson and all that you have accomplished!
Kathy and Tyson, doing this together.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Making and decorating sugar cookies with Jack, Landon and Oliver.

All eight grandchildren visit Santa! Ho! Ho! Ho!
Christmas Eve dance party in Christmas Jammies.
The Nativity Play.
It all started with a perfect wedding. Dallin and Kayla Bills

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

To the Rescue in Berkeley

Brittany had emergency surgery to reattach her broken collar bone to her shoulder.
Sharing smores with Jack.
Brittany's Beehives came to cheer her up.
Derek and his boys at a playground in Berkeley Hills.
Grandma and her little buddy Teddy Bear.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Trip to Utah

Dinner at the Olive Garden
Spending time with Landon and Chloe
A Sunday morning SURPRISE!
Such adorable grandchildren
Proud parents with Dallin at his closing Musa Banquet

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

California Christmas MAGIC!

No Christmas Eve would be complete without the Nativity play. Jack had his own idea of a costume.
Tyson makes a fun horsey.All seven grandchildren visit Santa. Not all seven were happy about it.
Our California Christmas in the rain. But that did not put a damper on our fun.
Teddy is happy about our little tree in the Villas.