Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ice Skating on Christmas Day 2009

Ice skating in St. George
Jan & Gretchen
Heidi, Hank, Dale, & Allie
Camryn, Cole, Trever, Jake, Kate, & Megan

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Graf Christmas Party on December 21, 2009 in Richfield, Utah

We all met in Richfield, Utah coming from St. George & Salt Lake area & met at Dave's and had spaghetti dinner. We then went to WalMart after drawing names of each family member. At WalMart, we could only spend $5.00 on a gift for the name we drew. We came back to Dave's, wrapped the gift and then each person opened their gift one at a time and enjoyed the evening with such an awesome family. Some stayed the night--we drove home. What a wonderful evening.

Merry Christmas 2009

Snow in Santa Clara

Yes, it does snow in Santa Clara sometimes!!
The Christmas Caroling hay wagon got wet!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall in Santa Clara

It is 90 degrees today!!
We have had cool weather but it got warm again for a few days!!
Our Home
Family Room Door
Our Front Door
We grew the hay and the pumpkins!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Houseboat to us

Monday, September 28, 2009

Santa Clara Swiss Days Sept 2009

Some of our grandchildren and friends in parade.
Jon's truck in the parade
Jon in the Swiss Days Parade in Santa Clara

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lake Powell Sep 2009

Oh what fun and what great memories!!!
Swimming in the middle of the lake!!!
Dave, Colleen, & Ellie on their boat.
Tradition is-- as we leave we stop in the middle of the channel and swim in the lake. This is it!!!
Trever, Megan, Heidi, & Jan
Eating is a little tight but we eat great food!!
Jan & Trever on the beach.
Colleen, Lindsey & Jason on the beach!!
Camryn, Jon, Tyler, Jesika, & Jacob looking at pictures they took.
Bucky, Julie, Lauren, Ethan in front and Heidi's Hank standing.
Dave going down the slide on a knee board!!
Jon going down the slide. Jon brought the plastic, a generator
with a fire hose to spray the water up the hill
to the top of the plastic.
Fun at the lake.Gretchen going down the slide.
Heidi going down the slide.
Kids playing on the tube.
Dave's boat taking kids out to play in the lake.
Our beach at Lake Powell

Our Trip in Sept. 2009

Jan & Gretchen at Big Spring, Missouri
The water just bubbles out of the ground.
We also went to Big Spring, Missouri by Van Buren, Missouri
this spring gives out
159 to 800 million gallons of water a day.
The spring would fill a football stadium in a day.
So beautiful there.
Gretchen found cotton growing behind our motel in Missouri
Southern Illinois where the Mississippi & Ohio Rivers come together down by Cairo, Illinois
Giant City State Park in Makanda, Illinois
On top of the mound, you can see forever--you can see St. Louis, Missouri
We went to Cahokia Mounds State Park in Collinsville, Illinois--we climbed that mound.
We went to Springfield, Illinois to Abraham Lincoln's home.
Sunset on the Mississippi River
Nauvoo Temple
Jan in Nauvoo, Illinois by the sunstone by Nauvoo Temple.
Our Friend, Ora Mae May in Nauvoo, Illinois--yes she is dressed in period clothing
Jan at Hannibal, Illinois on the Mississippi River.
We went to Hannibal, Illinois where Samuel Clemens home & fence
were on the Mississippi River.Gretchen & Jan the next day at Adam ondi Ahman, MOSunset at Adam ondi AhmanJan at Adam ondi Ahman, MOIn a town called Jamesport, MO by Adam ondi Ahman. There are quite a few Amish people and they do not use cars as you can see. These children were on their way home from their store.Far West, MissouriLiberty Jail in Liberty, Missouri
Latter-day Saint visitors center in Independence, MO