Sunday, July 11, 2010

OK I finally figured out how to rotate the picture. Next time I'm making Dean stand on his head if they're sideways! I hope he took these & not me because they were all sideways!
This is Lylli standing sideways in her beautiful baptism dress. I guess when you're 8, you can do magical things like that.
We are horse sitting 6 lawn mowers for a couple of weeks. They seem happy with their new home & we're excited that we don't have to mow even though Dean finally got the parts to fix the mower. The grass & weeds are too long to mow since most of it is waist high. We're thinking this might be such a good deal, we'll have to reserve them for next summer, too!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Name Game

Dean got engaged last week to Leah Frakes. We're very excited to have her in our family but I just have to laugh at the irony of it all. When we were expecting Rachel and trying to think of names, we threw out Lauralee on the premise that Lauralee Lorimer was just too many "L" sounds for her to live with. So what does she do? She marries Shane Rager and becomes RAchel RAger for eternity! Next, Michelle marries Mike Gibbs. Michelle & Michael are the SAME NAME except one is for a girl and the other a boy. It turns out Mike has a sister-in-law also named Michelle Gibbs. Then, they named their son Carson Michael, their daughter Natalie Michelle and I found out later that Shane's middle name is Michael. So the family is full of Michael/Michelles. Now, we get to Dean who we named after his Dad even though we knew it would be confusing at times. We didn't call him Paul because I have a brother named that. All the nicknames didn't really appeal to me either but somehow "Little Dean" stuck the best. Of course, he is now much taller than "Big Dean". I realized that when Dean marries Leah, she will be Leah Lorimer; not quite as many "L's" as Lauralee unless her middle name is Laura. So I guess it was destined to be--the "L" people, the "R" people, the Dean's and Michelle/Michael's, and I'm the lonesome Beverly. Maybe I can join the the "L" clan by leaving out the Bever. Just call me Ly Lorimer!
PS I'm just musing. Please don't take this as an insult to your name.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas & Skiing

Lylli on her skiis! Check out my facebook page for more pictures of her.

Dean's birthday was the day after Christmas and all the kids arrived in time for cake!

Dean looks a little mischievous to me.

We're so lucky to have Santa come on Christmas Eve!

All of our kids and grandkids came after Christmas except for Shane who started a new job. We had a full house. It was fun! Dean, Leah and I took Lylli cross country skiing for the first time. She loved it and the snow was new & soft so it didn't hurt to fall.