Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's lights out

Yes, sad but true. Tonight, New Year's Eve, is the final night for the Christmas lights at the Abrahamson. Hopefully, most of you that could, got out to see them. For those of you who couldn't here is a little taste of what you missed.

Monday, November 21, 2011

first snow takes out trees!

Alesha don't worry. The Halloween blog is almost done.
   Onalaska got it's first snow of the season on Sat. It was a heavy wet one. A lot of our trees haven't lost their leaves yet and the weight broke a number of branches. The one in the front yard was our non producing pear tree. it Lost a huge part.  photos show a number of different views.

The back yard was one of the smaller trees by fence. Doug, figures the whole trees will die and is a total loss.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Miller's-" For time & All Eternity"

Last week was very special for our family. Erica and Nate took out their endowments( covenants and promise with God) at the Portland Temple on Thursday.

 Boy, did they look great in white. It was a very very special time. Erica and Nate are our last children to do so. Nate was very emotional and bore a wonderful testimony to us all on the way home. I wish I could remember all he said. It made me realize I'm going to have to step it up a notch or two to keep up with him spiritually. He is really amazing. Erica couldn't have picked a finer husband. He is so committed to his family and excelling in all that he does.

Parker kept point up to the angel Moroni that the temple worker had shown him,
through the glass ceiling.
  Then on Sat. we went back and they were sealed as a couple and family for time and all eternity. Again it was a very special time for our whole family. Alesha and Caleb flew up for the big event.
That was the other great part of last week. They were here Thurs. to Sun. It was wonderful to see and spend time with them also. Grandma Connie drove over Hermiston to the share the day with us all.
All the Family at the Temple!
Madison ( 3.5 yrs) and Parker (2yrs) were so adorable in white.
Parker giving his sister a kiss and a hug.
When they came into the sealing room, Parker kept saying Papa, Papa. He was glad when he could finally run in to his papa's arms. Madison is just more shy and she was here too. Pic's were hard, except for the two of them together!!
  It will be fun to watch as all my children and grandchildren grow in the gospel of Jesus Christ, as they continue to serve and learn of him.
   I bear testimony to the truthfulness of the restored gospel and the precious ordinances of the temple that seal and link us to our loved ones forever.
Outside the temple before we headed to Olive Garden.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

white walls

phase two of remodel. get rid of wall paper. Now I have white walls. primer! Today i will apply the paint.  Then hopefully it will be  big improvement.
Then on to the kitchen. I'll wait till Alesha heads home to tackle that.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

kids say the darnest things

Tressa had to take Brady up to the U of W for Autism testing and I'm watching Peyton( who is 4 yrs old). As, I'm leaving for work I want to make sure he understands I'm leaving and Melia is in charge.

Me: Peyton , grandma has to leave and go to you understand
Peyton: OK I'll take care of Melia, Isabell and Ellie.

Me and Melia :laugh!!!!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finished- for Now

 Here are pic's of our finished Remodel. Thanks to Kim Smith at K&K construction for doing a great job!! We love it. Now to fix the floor and get rid of the wall paper. That will probably have to wait till Nov. or whenever my work slows down.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The remodel

After Spending lots over the years on the outside of the house. I talk Doug into spending alittle on the inside. Every family get together gets harder and harder with our limited kitchen/dining room space.
  So we are making a few minor changes.
  First the kitchen. We are widening the opening. Now two people can go in and out at the same time. We can Actually open the freezer door all the way too. It makes it feel larger, though Doug has informed me I have no additional counter space.

It also seems more open and less isolated when in the kitchen.

They other was opening up dining room into family room and putting in a bar so more people could eat at the same time and be by each other. Doug really likes this and so do I. can't wait to see it all finished.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Alesha's wedding

Alesha & Caleb were married on Aug. 5th at the Seattle Temple.  They day went really well and they were both sooo cute together. A few fun moments from the day and some photos to share.
Alesha & Caleb Price
Alesha's day started out with my friend Susan coming over at 6:30 am and doing her, Melia and Erica's hair.  Then we were off to the temple. We entered the sealing room first and once everyone was seated they brought them in together. They were both beaming.
After brief hugs, we all waited outside for them to come out. One of the funniest moments was the minute they came out of the doors, Isabell came running up to Caleb. She was really taken with him. She just wanted to be with him all the time. I think she may have thought SHE married Caleb. Every where the poor guy went, there was Isabell wanting him to hold her. It was cute!!! Though at times Alesha really did want to be with her new husband!!

We got some fun and cute pic's at the temple.

Then we went to Izzy's to eat. Caleb's parents were providing a luncheon for family. It was decorated really cute and his mom had fun photos of the two of them growing up around on the tables. M&M's kinda became the theme. Alesha loves plain M&M's and he loves Peanut Butter. So between his mom and me, we had LOTS!!
Traffic was worse than we thought it was going to be, and it made this event more rushed than we wanted. And with all the grandkids there- pretty crazy!!! Caleb's side does not have any grandkids yet. Caleb and his two brothers got married in the last year so their time is coming.
Next we moved on to the reception. We did a few more family photos.

Doug and Caleb's dad Reynold did a little ring ceremony and talked about the two of them. It was fun as they did not have a toast or anything were people could talk about them.
I don't have many photos from the Reception as Heidi Marshall took most of those for me. I haven't had time to get together with her to get the CD.
They did cut the cake.

We had a special groom cake made for Caleb. He loves the Cubs!
After lots of mingling with guest(and Brady throwing up) , they were ready to head to their hotel-The Red Lion in Olympia.
Doug and I got to enjoy a few hrs. of quality alone time as Caleb had left all, and I mean ALL his clothes, everything he packed for trip home and honeymoon in his dad's car back up at the temple. We wanted them to go relax and enjoy the rest of the evening so we headed back up to the temple to get his stuff. They headed to Shop-Ko to get him some clothes. He had to give the tux to his brothers to take back down to Utah..... so he really had nothing to wear. It will be one of those things they will laugh about alot down the road.
The next day Doug's family joined us for breakfast and just some fun visit time.
Alli holding Riley( 6 weeks old)
Molly came out and played restaurant w/ Peyton and Isabell. Was really cute.
Was really alot of fun and we really appreciate all of them taking the time to come all the way over for the wedding and then down for breakfast. We don't get to Spokane as much as we'd like anymore as our own children and grandchildren keep us soooo busy.
It should seem weird that all my kids are now married. Especially since this last one happened so fast.
But doesn't as much as I thought it would. Guess that means it was meant to be. It all just feels right.
 We are very happy to have Caleb as a part of our family and look forward to getting to know him better.