Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008


Ahhhhhh, a yard to play in..... alllllll dayyyyyy looooong !!!
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Friday, October 10, 2008


Rob and I are really blessed with good endearing friends !! We have a lot of FOR-EVVV-ERRR friends. Some beloved friends are from Fresno, California. Some from SLC, Tooele, South Jordan and American Fork, Utah. We miss and think about our eternal Turlock family and friends a lot!!! We have dear, heartfelt forever friends in Fairview Park and Sandusky, Ohio ...along with Westlake, Lakewood and Bay.... We have binding friendships in our not-so-new Lorain Ward. We cherish and miss our forever friends in England and Scotland. Last month, our ol' pals Scott and Alison Parkinson came bearing tickets to the U of U / Michigan game. We had a blast ... We were in our 20's again.

We welcome all of our ol' pals and buddies anytime... come stay with us to visit Kirtland, travel to NY or go to a game, concert or just come on over for a BBQ or walk in the woods. WE WELCOME YOU... and hold on to our eternal bonds of friendships full of memories forrr-evvv-errrrr!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Nephews Dan and Clinton

My Man Robby !!!!!!

Paisleys Blessing Dress made by Annilisa
Having fun with Mammaw

"Who says I never sleep" !!!

This is how a new daddy gets some shut-eye !


Cedar Pt in Background
Somewhere over the Rainbow

Complete Balance

BBQing Mark


bathtime Conner
Bathtime Paisley



Handsome Finn Vruuummmmming and Swimming with Daddy
Pretty Galla and Mimi


Maylin and Sweet Pea Paisley
Steph and Little Bug Conner

Test, Test .... 1-2-3

Test, test 1-2-3

IMPORTANT EVENTS TO ME !!!May - August 2008 ... not in order of events though !!

Happily Engaged (with each other) ... Welcome to the family Mark
Some Falke Girls ... waiting to do the Falke-Girl Wedding Dance with Miss Molly-Dolly

Three Generations ... Ryan, Conner, Rob Falke ... June 2008
Finn Falke and Conner Falke
The Daughter-in-laws

Kristy, Robin, Kuuli, and DeeDee

(Afton is the young looking one)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


And what a treat to finally get to go to Chicago. It was the MOST scariest thing I have done since performing on stage and teaching seminary for the first time ever!!!! It was my first Student Band Tour as the TD (tour director). But I was so completely and totally not by myself. I felt the prayers of loved ones being answered continually. The best part was when I received a call from Ryan giving me the Joyful sounds of his newborn baby boy crying on the other end of the phone. He called right before I was to give my first tour! So sweet. Then right when the final bus drove out around the corner out of site on my last day, Rob called and pulled up in front of Navy Pier in a taxi looking for me. ... Whoo Hoo, we had a lovely lunch on lake Michigan and then got to drive home together in the Audi with the top down and had a great afternoon together catching up after being apart for two weeks!!!!

Now we are enjoying the "new green" in Avon Lake, O-HI-O ... anticipating the time we get to go hold our new grandbaby Conner the end of the month. He will be blessed on June 2nd and joined by his boy cuzin, Finn and Uncle Bradley. It will be so way cool to have the brothers together with their sons!


Did a little Tour Directing in St. Louis and in Chicago. The Arch in St. Louis was so amazing. I loved seeing it and enjoying the Mississippi River at flood point. It was just so amazing to learn more US History.


The miracle of birth has come into our lives once again. Baby Conner was born to Stephanie and Ryan on April 30, 2008 at 11:16 am in the Loma Linda University Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and is 20" long. He is just so precious and such a joy to their family!
This makes Grandbaby #3 for Rob and I. We LOVE being Mimi and Opa just sooooooooooo very, VERY much! Oh, and he was born on April 30, 2008 at 11:16 am in the Loma Linda University Hospital. He weighed 8lbs. 7 oz. and was 20". Ryan called joyfully crying saying Conner is "perfect and has great skin" and "a dimple on the top of his bum".
And, I think they are totally overlooking the fact that little sleep and constant feedings and changings are just the way it is and they love it!

Monday, April 21, 2008


YEAH !!!! NO SNOW!! Lovin' those daffodils and Rob was out hanging planters with Geraniums in the front entrance this weekend. Geraniums remind me of a smell when I was a little kid. Grandmas and fun. I also loved Gigi's Camilia bushes and Liliacs. It was alway fun for me to be there on a really hot afternoon and get to water her rose bushes!!!! I loved it. We are so ready for color to be all over the place. Pretty soon we will be seeing green, green and more green. I love the woods of Cleveland. ...ahhh The Emerald Necklace... I hope Rob and I get to have grandbabies come visit this summer. Anytime is great for us!!!

SO SPRING WILL ALSO BRING NEW BABIES!!! We are so totally excited for the birth of Conner next week! And then his blessing on June 1st where the generations of Priesthood will be there! And then "Little Girl" will be born around June 12th. YEAH for that great event as well! Bless you Stephanie and Mayliln! More pictures to come with these little ones and their siblings soon!

Hunter Needs a Home

Our good neighbor Mike rescues puppies and found "Hunter" and the rest of his brothers and sisters all tied up by their back legs, which were all broken, so they couldn't escape! So the cutie-patuti puppy he had for a walk today is so frisky and fun and just waiting for a loving home. I was outside taking pictures of our daffodils and thought what a great place for even more cool people to see this little guy up for adoption! He is a purebread hunting dog and wants only to be a purebread family pet. If anyone knows anyone who is interested in this adorable guy let me know.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Yea!!!! I got to spend a couple of days with Molly and Jaime last weekend in Utah. We all meant there after Shelli Geilmanns wedding. Jaime was one of Shelli's bridesmaids and Molly caught up with us later that night. So, we girls got to enjoy our togetherness, shopping in SLC ... all day ..., going to the movies and eating some yummy junk food. And then fwe got to enjoy Scotty Mac's family talent show! That was the highlight for me. We were sad though that we missed cuzin Kylies Ballroom show at BYU ... but we just ran out of free time before the girls were off to the airport. I miss my little girlfriends. They are amazing and incredibly way cool.

Thanks girls for being my friends and full of life and love.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Daffodil Finn

Here he is ... FINN! AKA mini Brad... he is so much like Brad. If he continues to be like his dad then he will so totally cool for life! What a fun time we had with him too. He is my little friend. I am thankful for him and his talking eyes.
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Time in Oregon

Galla and I were enjoying our time together, when suddenly Bradley takes our picture. Galla just does not like to pose or look or smile for the camera. We can't figure it out, but we do have so much fun with her. She is a totak cutie and a wonderful older sister. I loved playing with her and being friends. It is the BEST being a grandma!!!!

Now, after Brad and Maylin came back home I was able to "check-in" to the View Point Inn right up the mountain and take a day of rest. Actually, I was stuck up there because I didn't have a car and it was so much fun being waited on by a staff of five. The hotel was closed for a couple of days, but let me stay there ... Yes, we paid. So, I was able to talk with all of them and find out about their lives ... they then made sure I came back for dinner on Thursday Night for a meal specially prepared by their famous Chef, Matt Crone and my guests. So Rob, Brad, Maylin and myself enjoyed the most beautiful view in all of the Portland area while being served the most amazing seven course gourmet meal ever. Matt even went out and picked stinging nettle right when we got there to make this amazing steamed nettle/copacolla/garlic vegetable appetizer I have ever eaten. It was such a treat. The room I stayed in was the view of all views. Rob worked the entire time and so I just had it to myself while waiting for Brad, Maylin and the kids to come on up the mountain to visit and then wisk me away for fun and just hangin out with my wonderful, adorable grandbabies.

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