Thursday, April 22, 2010


I happen to LOVE tulips. They are my 2nd favorite flower, first being lilacs. Last fall, mom came over and helped me plant 270 tulips and then I planted 90 more myself to total 360 bulbs planted. I have really enjoyed watching them come up, bud, bloom. The tulips have probably been blooming for 3 weeks or so and last night I counted 47 more buds! I am really excited that there will be more tulips. I am already planning to plant more - just where? :)

Another trip to Bend

The weekend after Grandpa and Grandma came to visit, we headed to Bend again - because Jon and Tamara were coming to Bend. It was their first time back to Bend since their move to Boise. Their schedule was very tight, but we are happy that they had a little time to share with family.

Beautiful mountains

Deer we saw on our way into town

Dennis and dad spending time together

Jon came over his 29th birthday. Is this a mickey mouse pancake, or a bear?

Jon with his birthday pancake

Jon blowing out his candle

Tamara in her pedicure chair

Laura in her pedicure chair

Mom in her pedicure chair

My wonderful mom treated us to Starbucks!

Tamara, mom and me

While us girls were getting pampered, the boys were out shooting some new guns and having guy-fun!

Enough gun for everyone?

What used to be a fire extingersher

Phone book that took a bullet!

Video of Dennis shooting - fun!

Mom using the apple peeler that Grandpa J got for her birthday

The apple is getting peeled!

The apple is all peeled

Mom making yummy apple pie

Tamara was really hungry!

Dad, Mom, Dennis, Jen, Jon and Tamara

Laura and Tamara

Grandpa and Grandma Jensen visit

Grandpa and Grandma Jensen came into Portland to visit a nursery and then came to see us! They came to our house and then we went out for Mexican food. We had good food, great visits and a wonderful time. I feel so lucky that my grandparents are still living and I appreciate them so much. We only took one picture but know that memories last a lifetime and we wont forget their visit anytime soon!

Trip to Seattle

The weekend after we went to Bend we went to Seattle to visit Uncle Jerry and Rick and Julia too. We had a great time there. Rick, Julia, Dennis and I went to the Bodies Exhibit in Seattle and had a great time. Then we went on a marathon shopping trip with Julia where she got some loot! We celebrated Julia's birthday with 5 couples total. Great time had by all! Here are some pictures of our weekend.

Rick & Julia

Julia and myself

Julia and me again

Gorgeous tulips - so many so bright so beautiful!

Husbands being goofs

Husbands with great smiles!

Original Starbucks - so busy outside!

Rick bought Julia flowers! (with money she handed him)

Dennis and I

Rick & Julia at Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub

Gang - Rick, Julia, Mitra, Rheinhart, Steve, Candy, Carla & Brian

Mitra and Rheinhart

Mitra and Rheinhart again

Carla and Brian!
Dennis and Jen

Julia all embarrasssed because we sang Happy Birthday!

The whole gang

Uncle Jerry

Rick, Julia, Dennis, Jen

Uncle Jerry, Julie Lynn, Jen, Dennis, Julia, Rick