Monday, June 06, 2011

Happy Birthday, Davis

To a great member of this amazing family tree. We are so proud of you, Davis.  Thank you for being such a kind, thoughtful soul.
We love you.  Can't believe that you are 16 years old.  Hope this year will be full of a driver's license and all kinds of new responsibilities.  I love this age.  There are so many new things to do.

 Thought you could use a little help stepping into the dating world.  The Mormon kids in Denmark have no idea how to date..they call it American Dating.  Even though they would like to try dating, they end up going everywhere in big groups.  It may take a few years, maybe a life time to learn all you need to know about girls.. but here are a few suggestions- 100 suggestions- that might help you find joy in this effort.. 
Happy Birthday to you,  Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday, dear Davis...
Happy Birthday to you !  (you have to sing this outloud as you read it)

I know you are probably sound asleep tonight...we still have an hour here before midnight..but you have been on our mind today..hope your day was full of happiness and surprises.  Can't wait to see you, a grown up 16 year the end of July.  Much love from Sacramento. 

Love, Grandma and Grandpa W

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Warrior Dash

Nick, Kathy and Scott ran in the Warrior Dash race today. It was fun to watch and sounded like it was fun to run, too. More photos on my facebook.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lila

Happy Birthday to Lila,

Well today is a big day for dear, sweet Lila. Happy Birthday,Lila. You have been such a fine member of our family. I wish that we lived closer so that we could celebrate with you and be with you as you share all of your many talents with your friends and family in Ames. We watch your pictures as you grow up way too fast..having such a good, full life. I am so glad that you were able to come to see us in Odense. I loved having you especially, in our center learning to play crud and meeting our good friends from Denmark..even our mission president. I know that you know how much that experience meant to us. It was so fun having you sleep on our floor and enjoying the many tender mercies that Heavenly Father gave us while we were in that “Fairy Tale” town. I miss being there.

We had friends who went on missions while we were in Denmark. They went to Siberia and the Philippines.. one of the coldest places on earth and one of the most humid places on earth. We were on what is called the “Garden Island of Denmark.” Every season was full of beauty and color. There are no toxic plants or animals in Denmark- no rattlesnakes, no cactus, not even bears..(although I would like a few bears). Parents send their children there from all over the world because they think it is one of the safest places on earth to go to school. We had no screens on our windows and we kept them open most of the year. It was such a pleasure to serve in this peaceful, beautiful place. I am so grateful that you got a taste of what it was like to serve there. I hope that you have a fine day, are already truly blessed. Thank you for your sweet spirit and for sharing it with all of us. You are such a wonderful gift to our family. You have many of the talents that your mother has. We love you so much and enjoy hearing about your good life.

Hope you have a very fine, and delicious birthday. Wish we could send you a Princess Cake …just had one of them with Stephanie last weekend on her birthday celebration- a late fun birthday at her new house. We love and appreciate you Lila, can’t wait to see all of you at the end of July or first of August. I think we’ll have a day dedicated to Denmark Days..maybe learn to make some aebleskivers and play another game of crud. See you there.

We love you and wish for you such happiness as a new teenager- what a step, Love Grandma and Grandpa Wilberg
(notes from e-mail to Lila sent April, 2011)

Ps.  Thought this picture of our naked man in town square in Odense was a  good way to celebrate your step into the world of teenagers.  He looks better wearing snow but he was always there  every day as we drove by him on the way to our mission.  I was offended by him when we first arrived in Denmark but I learned to appreciate him as he was dressed for every season- snow, surrounded by flowers during flower fest, and then used as a slide during the hot summer days by the children of Odense.  Hope that you will continue to enjoy your sweet life as you step into the sometimes confusing world of teenagers.  You will have memories that you will never forget.  Much love to you Lila, Grandma B

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Chicago, baby!

Just to get you in the Chicago mood.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Duh...meaning Awesome!

I started to re-watch this Office episode an thought, "duh, why didn't I catch that the first time!?" Ricky Gervais filling in when Steve Carell leaves at the end of this season. I would love it! I hope they do it. I think he's the only one that could possibly fill Michael Scott's shoes. Thoughts?

Monday, January 24, 2011

You should all make these

My friend has a business selling treats like cake bites and her new thing is selling kits to make these cute little houses. I thought they looked pretty cute and fun Snickety Snacks

I liked Stephanie's link- sorry to bump it down. I was going to comment but get lazy because I can't always do the word verification thing

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I will survive

My friend put this on facebook and I thought it was fun. There are several others by these two and they are all entertaining.

Friday, January 14, 2011

It's Birthday time for Nancy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY pretty NANCY! Wish we could all be there to celebrate.
(These are two of my favorite pictures of you)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Have you seen Made by Joel stuff?

I came across the website, Made by Joel, tonight and had to look at everything 'til the very beginning! Amazing!! I can not tell you how much I love his ideas. My two oldest kids were in love. We are trying a few of his projects tomorrow.

Just look around. I think you'll love it too.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Christmas Highlights

Here are some highlights of our Christmas. I'm going to put a bunch more on facebook when I get a chance...which might be April because I feel like I'm 3 days behind in EVERYTHING! Laundry, clean and whatever else. Anyway, here are five of my favorites. Santa Train! I love doing this with Nick and Emily and Nancy. AWESOME! Way better than waiting in line at the stinking mall. I don't think I'll find a Santa train in Albuquerque. :(
Christmas Morning. This photo was so cute of Scott and baby fish mouth. We had a great haul.

The Sunday after Christmas we decided to do a quick, last-minute trip to New York City, baby! This is mostly (all) my doing. I've always wanted to see NYC during December with all the Christmas crazy and man, it didn't disappoint. Here we are in our hotel room. Yeah, it's just our hotel room but I loved this picture...oh, and I got new glasses.
Look at the size of those balls!(...I am so not classy...) There were these HUGE ornament balls in a water fall along with a huge string of Christmas lights (not seen here but I'll put them on facebook.) So cool. Can you see the MILLION people there? Man, this place was PACKED!
The Empire State Building a la Christmas time. Awesome! We all went up it and it was a bit chilly, meaning face-stingingly cold and hair-do-destroyingly windy. But awesome, still the same.
This trip was tricky with the huge snow storm that passed through there just two days before and with our two strollers but I'm so glad that we did it. Very fun.
Let's see all ya'll's photos of your happy holidays.
("Happy what terrists say. Merry Christmas! LINK 2:36)

Friday, December 24, 2010

The stockings were hung....

They are finished!! We still need to embellish the pink one. It is Sasha's and she wanted to help, but they are hanging and ready!!
I miss you all like crazy!
Merry Merry Happy Christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

House pretties

Second post today!!!
I wanted to show you some of my favorite decorated spots around the house.
Snowflakes in the kitchen Out the kitchen window, by the sink, just makes me happy!
Nativity on the piano
fish ornaments and sparkly beads
the top of our very tall tree
hanging advent
top of the entertainment center
Are you ready for the big day? I'm not. but I'm blogging anyway!!

A Circus

Gretta planned a circus for me to watch the other day. She planned it all with Simon who did exactly what she told him. It was very cute. There were hats. There were stunts.
...And more stunts.
Arrows were shot.
Drums played.
And more costumes.
Kids can be so fun!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

did you get this?

Every Christmas is a birthday!

Steph and I were just talking about this song. Every Christmas is a birthday!

I love the sound of this duo. I've been checking them out. Pomplamoose (What the heck does that mean?). Just pretend it's not a commercial.

Merry Christmas everyone!
I wish we could be all together!