Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Baby It's Hot Outside!!



It has been a HOT Summer here in Texas. We have hit at least 100 every day in August. With the humidity it always feels like 100 in Houston, but now we get the 100's and the humidity. I usually turn my car off and roll down the windows while I wait for Jacob to get out of practice, yesterday I let the car run and blasted the A/C. It was even too hot for me!
Jacob after football practice


After football practice and shower


Another Award

Another One Leaves the Nest

We arrived in Provo on Monday Night the 22nd.
Tuesday,the 23rd. we spent the day getting her BYU ID and Sports Pass and did some shopping for the dorm and bought some BYU clothes for the others back home.
Wednesday, the 24th, she moved into the dorms.
Making a trip to campus to get her ID and Sports Pass.
Glad we went before everyone got there the next day to get into the dorms, we totally missed the crowds.

The Bell Tower

Brittney's car is loaded and headed to unload at the dorms


Got the bed made with the quilt that Grandma Brink made her

Computer up and running!

Welcome to BYU Brittney

Brittney with her friend Chantel from home

Marti(aka proud mom) and Brittney


Brittney with her roommate Julia Hatfield
Watch out Provo, Texas girls are in the house!


Brittney's first day of classes.
Thank you Brittney for the picture!


Utah Peeps

Outfit Carolyn bought for baby Ezra 


Cousins
Nicky, Kyle and Brittney


More Cousins
Jessica, Jordan, Kristen, Brittney and Baby Ezra

The newest family member.... Ezra Meraz

Shaylee all ready to cheer on her Aunt at the BYU soccer game


Kristen and Brittney's "I want a cookie" face 

Shaylee wants a cookie too

.....but a balloon will do

Dale's niece Ashlee and her husband Tyler  and daughter Shaylee.
Tyler's sister is the Goalie for BYU' Soccer Team

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hurricane Irene lashes Dominican Republic north coast

Here is an article I found about Hurricane Irene. The eye came about 50 miles of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. This is where Matthew currently is. We are assuming he is ok. We are suppose to get an email from him tomorrow assuming he has power to do so.


Hurricane Irene lashes Dominican Republic north coast



Santo Domingo.- Hurricane Irene, 80kms NNW of Puerto Plata, remains a category 2 hurricane and is moving north-northwestwards with sustained maximum wind speeds of 160kph. A hurricane warning means that in 36 hours or less, at least two of the three effects associated with Hurricane Irene - strong winds, high tides and heavy rains - may occur in the areas under alert.
This morning the Puerto Plata authorities reported that more than 100 families have been moved from the neighborhoods of Aguas Negras and Playas del Oeste, because their homes are at risk from the strong sea wave activity.

The Civil Defense, together with members of the Armed Forces has been taking people to stay with friends and family or improvised shelters.
Some 14 houses in these areas have been destroyed by the sea. Heavy rains and strong winds continue to affect the area.

Maximum wind speed has been registered at 160kph with stronger gusts, and it is likely that this will increase in the next 24 hours.

Storm force winds, and in some cases hurricane force winds are forecast for the provinces of Montecristi, Valverde Mao, Santiago Rodríguez, San Juan de la Maguana, Santiago, La Vega, Monseñor Nouel, Puerto Plata, Espaillat, Maria Trinidad Sánchez, Samaná, Hato Mayor and Monte Plata. Puerto Plata reported sustained wind speeds of 93kph.

Maritime conditions in all coastal areas remain perilous while Irene moves north-northwestwards, and the Emergency Operations Center (COE) is advising all craft to stay in port.
Coastal flooding risk warnings are in place for residents in low-lying coastal areas on the north and northeast coast like Nagua, Río San Juan and Cabrera.

The forecast for the National District and Santo Domingo North, East and West is torrential rains and wind gusts.


Picture with the article

Coast of Puerto Plata

Aftermath in Puerto Plata

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Colorado Peeps

Marti, Becky and Jerry
The "younger" 3 kids

Buffalo Ears
This is for you Dad!

Princess Jyl

My Great Nephew Isaac

Great nieces, Avery and Emersyn

Brittney and her cousin Nathan

Cousins
Jyl, Brittney and Nathan


Sister and Brother

Great Nephew's
Ethan, Evan and Eli

Adrian

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Reliving Childhood

Fun times with Brittney,my niece, Jyl and her daughters




Emersyn

Amryn



Dressing the boys trophies up in Barbie clothes 

Friday, August 19, 2011

We're Not in Texas Anymore


While driving to Colorado on our way to take Brittney to school there were a couple of things that reminded us we weren't in Texas anymore. By the time we got to my niece, Jyl's house, it was 60 degrees and raining. It was cold, at least by Texas standards.

Temps in the 60's. Haven't seen those in a long time.

RAIN!!  Haven't seen that in a long time either

Sunset in the mountains. No mountains in Texas

Thursday, August 18, 2011