Archive for December, 2017

Thanksgiving

December 12, 2017

After the trip to Yosemite we took off and headed towards Arizona. We arrived on November 15th. Our daughter Kara and Ivan were already in Phoenix staying at her sister-in-law’s house. So a few days after arriving,  they came to visit us! It was a pleasure to see Ivan on his 3rd Birthday! We all ate at a Mediterranean restaurant… which Ivan loves too!

We had a blast having them with us and as Ivan remembered the pool and it was an extra hot November, we did enjoy the pool almost every day. Kara had borrowed a bike and all our neighbors were fond of watching Ivan go scooting around on his bike! Sometimes us adults had a hard time keeping up! Because of the Thanksgiving holiday there were a few other children in our park and Ivan soon had some friends that came on their bikes..

On Thanksgiving, Kara’s sister-in-law and husband invited us to join with the family at their house. Nick’s dad was also in town. I made three kinds of pies and potatoes and we enjoyed a delicious dinner together. It was fun afterwards to bounce a bit with the kids on the trampoline in their backyard.

Friday,  Nicks dad and neices ,two little girls came for lunch and to swim. On Saturday we hosted everyone with swimming and lunch. So it was a busy but fun time.

Nick left on Sunday to go back to work and Kara and Ivan stayed on and we enjoyed the pool somemore. We also went to Ikea one morning, and the wonderful Railroad Park in Scottsdale. Ivan loved the model railroads the most! We also went to see our pastor’s “ Walk to Bethlehem” and their streets lights. Ivan really enjoyed that too. And Kent and I just enjoyed being with them doing whatever.

I enclose a few pictures…

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but check out the videos below as they  show the extent of our fun! Click on the links.

https://vimeo.com/247011279

https://vimeo.com/247015515

love,

jan for the Roaming Reimers

Seeing Yosemite National Park

December 8, 2017

Monday after the marriage retreat we needed a rest and so we took off in our car to see Yosemite National Park which was near by.

First, we had quite a twisty road to get there! We also saw a huge area that was burned out from one of the fires this summer! Then once we were inside the park we were awed by these huge granite boulders that rose into the sky! Wow, wow, wow! It was awesome! We stopped at the visitor center and watched a documentary about it. We also took a picnic lunch and there. It was great walking around and there were very few people this time of year. It was wonderful and a great day for us!

i am adding some pictures here. But to really appreciate the beauty in this park you must watch this video!

Just click on the link:

https://vimeo.com/24556630

Love,

jan for the Roaming Reimers