Friday, July 29, 2011

Eric and Tara's Wedding July 23, 2011 Plains, Montana

Finally the day arrived for Tara and Eric's wedding!

The Log "arbor" was built by Tara's Dad and Eric.
The flowers were daisies gathered at Eric's in Kalispell 
and the wheat cut at Tara's in  Plains.

Tara and Eric exchanging their vows.
They were married by Tara's grandfather.

After the "I do's"
Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Underhill

They rode away on horseback 
and then rode back for the wedding pictures.

Mamaw Darlene, Eric, Tara and Papa Wayne 

Our grandsons Matthew- groomsman 
         Eric-  groom  
                Mitchell- best man
our great-grandson  Caleb- ring-bearer

Siblings- Nora, Eric, Matthew, Janee and Mitchell

Kathleen, Eric, Tara and Greg

Uncle Eric and nephew Caleb

Eric and Tara listening to their father's toasts

Our great-grandson Tyler Janssen petting cow
in pasture at wedding

Our granddaughter Janee Janssen and grandson Caleb Janssen

It was a wonderful, beautiful wedding 
and we are now awaiting the return of Eric and Tara  
who went to Yellowstone for their honeymoon.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dear Ones....

As I write this, we have traveled the 20 hours it takes to get from Oroville to Montana (including a slight detour to Missoula because of a fire 8 mi. north of St Regis), and are at Kathleen and Greg's counting down the hours to Eric and Tara's wedding.

We are settled in at a log cabin home about a mile from the Underhills.

The 3 kids are spending the nights at "our home" which means, games, videos and popcorn!

Have spent a couple of days shopping around, getting the final touches for the wedding... hats, boots and belts... as it is to be a cowboy/cowgirl wedding. Kathleen is spending every second trying to finish the myriad sewing projects involved with the wedding.

Yesterday in Kalispell, while we were waiting at the Hawaiian Shave Ice stand, Kathleen and I got caught in a sudden downpour that totally drenched us! Then it was clear blue skies.

Tomorrow we will be driving to Plains for the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner. Then, Saturday.... the big event.

Will write more AFTER the wedding...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dear Ones...

Hope you all are able to relax this week and enjoy some "play" time.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. However, the week-after-Christmas is right up there too! The air is crisp, it got really cold for Oroville... in the low 30's for many days, and sometimes it rained! Bonus!

Looking forward to a great year for the Bell Family, kids, grandkids and friends!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 10, 2009

Dear Ones....

Well, I must say it is good to have my blogging voice back, thanks to Nora!

Nora gave me some questions to post and answer about myself, so here goes....

1. What is a very interesting fact about you?

A. I have lived in the Phillipines and Japan.

2. What are 2 things in this world you love very much?

A. God and Family

3. What was the last thing you ate?

A. I wish I could say it was a healthy something, but the

fact is it was a Mother's Iced Oatmeal cookie.

4. What is your favorite movie/book character?

A. Pride and Prejudice's Elizabeth

5. What is your favorite color?

A. All shades of purple

6. Are you random?

A. Is that like being blonde? Ha! I am totally predicatable

7. Do you have a totem animal?

A. I don't think so!

8. How many people follow your main blog?

A. 13, if my one friend and our 3 kids and all the grandkids and

great-grandkids do

9. What is your favorite animal?

A. puppies

10. Down hill or cross country?

A. How about the bottom of the hill watching everyone else ski down!?

11. Soda or water?

A. I do love Root Beer!

12. Weekends vs school days

A. Well, about 60 years ago I would have said weekends, but now I like the

weekdays the best.

13. Trees or flowers?

A. These questions are too difficult, Nora! I LOVE TREES AND FLOWERS.

But I'd rather have a forest with no flowers, than a garden with no trees.

Well, now, after thinking about that for 2 seconds, I think I might just change

my mind. That's a tough one. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

14. Favorite movie?

A. Pride and Predjudice

15. Favorite book??

A. Love Come's Softly series

16. How long a blogger?

A. 1 month....

Hope you are all doing well.

Glad Peter and Jillian are feeling better!

Matt, Jacob and Rachel are enjoying their soccer games.

Papa just finished splitting a bunch of wood that he cut down from

Lauri and Scott's last week. We are expecting a big storm Tues. that

is supposed to bring us 4 inches of rain. Can't wait.

Love, xoxox

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Montana Vacation

To my Grandchildren...

Papa and I are up in Montana as I write this and nearing the end of our 2 week vacation visiting with the Underhills.

We have done 2 new things this trip. We went to a rodeo in Columbia Falls and saw Eric do some bull riding... without breaking anything! He looked good on his ride for all those 4 loooooooooong seconds! Right after the rodeo, we drove up to Big Creek for a 3 day camping trip beside the river. There were 18 of us all together camping, plus 3 dogs and "Bob" (whom I will enlighten you about in my next blog).

Yesterday was a special day for Matthew... It was his 11th birthday and boy, was
he excited. He wanted Legos and Bionicles and received several, so he was on top of the world! Like Kathleen, he did not want a birthday cake, but liked donuts and ice cream. Of course pizza was for dinner!

Hope you will all respond sometime and I will try and keep you posted about all of the super, extraordinary happenings that Papa and I experience in the future!

Love.... xoxox P.S. Nora helped me create this blog... I could never have done it by myself. Thanks Nim! The name of her blog is Nim's World. You get to it by typing in....