Friday, July 31, 2009

Andrew Golden Hale

The pictures from this post are borrowed from Amy and Scott Hale's (his parent's) blog, but I can't help it. I gotta post!

Andrew Golden Hale, was born to Amy and Scott Hale, living in Seattle. He was 9 lbs, 14 oz, and 20 inches. He was born during a heat wave, reported to be the hottest day on record for Seattle. But, here he is!

Uncle Rob mentioned the Beatles song, "Golden Slumbers," which has always been one of my favorites, so I include the second verse.

Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullabye

Like me, you might like the verse even better when you sing it.

We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and to witness such exciting events, like Andrew's arrival, like that of his cousin Milo earlier this summer. I can't wait to get to know them and see where they are going. Look out world! Another generation is coming! I thank my Heavenly Father for the chance to be around to see them.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 24

What a great holiday weekend! We started out on a hike in our beloved foothills, confirming Brother Brigham's earlier view, and the proof is in our beautiful city below.

Not wasting a minute, Melanie was on the line touching bases with the kids across the country on the trail.

Later that day we had a breakfast at Emigration Market with the kids that are here, Rachel and Ben, and then, the next day, had a wonderful breakfast up the canyon, but have no pictures. Jacob and Mike were celebrated in the traditional great pancakes cooked on an unpredictable propane stove.

The barn at the ranch is apparently in its last days, so Melanie showed us some of the remains of the pool from the site of the old house, now gone many years, and where the barn may go soon. She rang the dinner bell, and we showed Rachel, Maria, Piper and Lucy how to swing on the porch.

Sunday night we got to see our friend of many years "Tommy" here to visit from Japan. We compared notes, how we had all aged, and enjoyed pictures of his family. Fun memories!