Thursday, December 28, 2006

End of December stuff

Mark, Chad, Sandy, Cole and Chad's friend Chris rode motorcycles up to south mountain the other night. Mark took like 50+ pictures. The silhouette of Chad and Sandy kissing with the city lights behind them is my favorite. I don't like to ride in the cold, so I'm fine with seeing it in pictures.

Last night we went to a wedding of our good friends son. We have been close to this family for so many years and have been on several vacations together as well. I sure the love the Stokum family. This is Landis who is not only handsom, but a great young man as well....and his beautiful new wife Keara. Their reception was outside...which normally isn't a problem here in Arizona, but we got rain, so the beautiful decorations and tables were abandoned as people huddled under whatever shelter was available. I wanted to get a picture of all of them, but it was pretty squishy where they were standing to be greeted. It was still a lovely reception, although a soggy one.

Every Saturday we go out to breakfast, but last Saturday we had fog. I know some of you see it all the time, but we never get fog, so I thought is was very cool! Still too cold to ride the bikes for me, so I followed behind in the truck and took pictures of them riding in it. I know...not the safest thing to do. :o)
I still can't comment on ANY typepad blog, so I'm sorry to all of you who think I'm ignoring you. Elisha...congratulations of the new baby! I'll add you to the list of July babies! So happy for you!

19 comments:

Kristan said...

Jolene - I have been MIA,had a wonderful Christmas and it looks like you did too. Love the silohette picture. Maybe they should send that out for a save the date card. It is way cute !!!! Congrats - she is a darling girl and they look very, very happy.

Jen said...

OMG, love that 2nd picture....your Husband did a great job :)

Jacquie said...

Wow the silhouette picture is awesome, the light of the city in the back look so beautiful.

Missy's Blog said...

Wow ... that's such a great picture of Chad & Sandy ... tell Mark he "did good". Sounds like they all enjoyed their motorcycle outing!

Caroline said...

I LOVE the picture of Chad and Sandy. That is one to show their kids and Grandkids.

velvet brick said...

Hi Jolene,
I don't know if this has anything to do with your inability to leave comments, but lately it takes forEVer for your blog to load...I have to retry/refresh it a second time because it 'hangs' on the first attempt. I'm not sure this has anything to do with your situation, but thought I would throw it out in case it might help. Love the 'city lights' pic!
VB
www.velvetbrickspot.blogspot.com

Nikki *Ü* said...

Those are way cool pictures!! I've only been to Mesa once on a stop-over flight somewhere else with my family when I was a teenager (I can't remember where we were going! LOL) and we went out to lunch with my dad's cousin, but I don't remember any mountains!! LOL I almost thought that looked like South Mountain here in Salt Lake!!! LOL I love the one of them kissing and the fog ones are very cool too!! I can't imagine how cold Mesa is, but I'm sure it's much, much colder here!!

Anonymous said...

Wow do I love that photo of Chad and Sandy. I agree with Kristan about it being used for a save the day. Wow...

YOUR photos are getting better and better too, girlfriend. :)

I will post next week. We're going to my Mom's this weekend so I will probably have some fun photos from that!

Love,
Tember
septemberradecki.typepad.com

Amy said...

What absolutely marvelous pictures -- just what I've come to expect on your Blog.

Amy

Chris said...

We get rain and fog all the time but I think its more cool to see it in AZ....

Way to go Mark on the excellent picture...really cool

SmileyCarrie said...

wow.. love that kissing picture ~ stunning!!

kim j said...

Can I just say how much i love reading your blog. I have no idea how i came to it, but reading it has brought me so much happiness in a year that has been so horrible for me. I think I started reading towards the end of your grandson's birth. He is really just adorable.

Thank you for putting a smile on this face more than once this year.

Happy New Year,
kim j

Maren said...

The silhouette picture is beautiful.

Chickenbells said...

Love the silhouette picture...too romantic! I would love to have one of me and the super hero...then again, I would love to have one of me and the super hero in light...lol...Wow, fog is so fun, we're actually getting snow right now...and it's sticking!!!

Valerie said...

are you using that for their engagement annoucnement? it's perfect.

the wedding photo looks beautiful, tell them that in Ireland, rain is good luck on one's wedding day. it was super windy on ours, i have no idea what that means. **sigh**

Susie Q said...

Such wonderful pictures...a beautiful wedding photo! Love her dress.
Jolene? That picture of Chad and Sandy is wonderful! Mark did great! They should use it as an announcement as Valerie says! It is perfect!
Thank you for sharing these with us!
Fun to see...always a smile maker!
Hugs,
Sue

Coleen said...

Wow,you always have so much good news! I can't imagine how it is for you to be so busy! Congrats to Chad and Sandy I figured it was just a matter of time. I am glad to hear you all had such a wonderful Christmas. Warm wishes to you and the whole extended George clan for a great New Year!

sohpiasmom said...

The picture/shelf is going to look so awesome with family photos behind it! Love that picture of the silhouette of Chad and Sandy...so cool! They will love to look back at that years from now!

Jenn said...

The Silhouette picture is my favorite...what a beauty!