Saturday, September 23, 2006

Apple Picking Fun

Last weekend we took a family trip to Oak Glen in Yucaipa. It is a tiny town filled with apple orchards. First stop: the bakery so Joshua could have an Apple Fritter (he hasn't stop talking about wanting another one!) then off to do some shopping in the local boutiques. One of our stos landed my mom and husband in jail (notice his hand sticking out over the top of the "cell").
Our final stop was Los Rios Ranch where we got to do some apple picking of our own. We bought a bag to share and had a blast looking for the perfect apples to fill it with.
Here are two methods for reaching the apples high up on the tree. :)
After a fun day, we went back to Mom's for a BBQ and of course, apple pie for dessert!
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Friday, September 15, 2006

The Wedding!

I know I've been slacking a bit (ok, a lot!) on my blogging, so here is something for your viewing pleasure ... Gary and Jennille's wedding! The pistures aren't the best, but hey, they're better than nothimg!
The cake ... buy was it delicious! I took some to work to share almost a week after the big day and it was still good! Way to go Mom!
The dance... The song was from the soundtrack to Amelie. Very appropriate since they honeymooned in France! Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 11, 2006

DVD Mixup

You may know by now that I am a Little House on the Prairie fan. I have collected the first 3 of the 9 seasons available. And I will not stop until I have completed my collection. My only complaint with this release is the authoring. Whoever compiled these episodes and put them to disk did a horrible job. Scenes are cut abruptly and sometimes the sound is a tad off. I don't mind so much though because it still gets the message across. However, tonight, Erin and I sit down and put in the final disk for of third season. The screen comes up with a bunch of robotic arms in the shape of an X but no title. We press play and it's X-Men 2. I pull the disk out and it says Little House, Season 3, disk 6! What's the deal? The DVD's were authored by Imavision who is, aparently, an amature DVD authoring operation from French Canada. When I called the company the message machine was in French first then English, Spanish wasn't an option, weird. I left my name and number and someone will get back to me. I will get my disk replaced once Francois is done walking his poodle and returns my call.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Grandma's Rant

We cleaned up the spare bedroom a couple of weeks ago and I uncovered a magazine ad that featured Erin's dad's family in McCall's magazine.

Apparently, Erin's grandma was so impressed that her washing machine hadn't died after so many years; she wrote Maytag a letter of thanks. They then published the letter along with a photograph of the family. Good work, Grandma Graham! (from left to right: Grandma Jean, Grandpa Charles, Terry 'Erin's dad', his twin Larry, and not pictured is Les)Published April 1972 for 50 Cents:

Now going on 13, that washer still faithfully turns out 10 or 12 loads a week.

For almost thirteen years now, her Maytag Washer has performed above and beyond the call of duty, reports Mrs. Jean Graham, Whittier, California.

"She has raised three boys with all their dirt and grime, and one husband with all his grease and oil," says Mrs. Graham. "Still, on Monday morning, she is ready to make my sheets and pillowcases put the neighbors' to shame."

According to Mrs. Graham, her Maytag has done it with few complaints. Just 3 repairs in all these years, and her husband made them himself.

"For this I have moved her across the country with me, talked to her about her troubles, burped her through her cycles, and treated her lik the lady she is. After all, don't we all grow old? I just hope I do as well as my Maytag," concludes Mrs. Graham.

Of course, today you can get New Generation Maytags with all the latest features. A washer with giant capacity tub. A Maytag Halo-of-Heat® Dryer with Electric Control. Both have Maytag's special Permanent-Press Cycle.

We don't say all Maytags will equal the record Mrs. Graham had. But dependability is what we try to build into every Maytag Washer and Dryer.