Monday, October 18, 2010

4 Years Old!
4 of my favorite things about Bronson:

1. He's the family's comic relief without even trying
2. He's mastered the art of batting eyelashes to get his way
3. He finds excitement in the smallest things
4. He's just so dang kissable!

Happy Birthday B-Man!
We love you!!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Labor Day Weekend in Greer, AZ
Okay, it was an extra LONG weekend, but who's counting days...
Grandpa Merrill rented a great cabin in the woods and invited the whole Merrill crew to come along.

(Notice at the bottom of this sign it says that the population is 181 in winter.)

Grandpa brought the Jeep and took the grandkids for endless rides to and from the "downtown" area. He also found out that you really do need working headlights to drive at night.

Golden and Bri brought supplies for making marshmallow blow guns...

It was an all-out marshmallow war.
Take no prisoners!!

We happened to be there at the best wildflower season...

We gave fly-fishing a shot.

Golden made it look easy...
And Grandpa caught the most fish.

You couldn't keep the kids off the Jeep. Definitely a hit!

The Tin Star became our hotspot to get... you know... like ice cream and stuff.

On our way home we stopped by the Tonto Natural Bridge. If you haven't gone there, you should. Spectacular!

We loved this trip. A major stress-reliever.
The cousins could just play in the forest and pretend,
And the adults could just hang out and relax. (Well, for the most part)
And the Jeep is a must.
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!
Let's do this again!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

1976 Corvette For Sale
It's finally come to it.
Time to part with the classic that Ben never thought he would ever sell.
The car we took on our first date.
The car that we peeled out in as we drove away on our wedding night.
The car Ben thought he would work on with a teenage Bronson.

Now it's looking for its next good home.
Ben is asking $6000 for now but he would probably take $5000.
It's an amazing deal for a cool piece of history.

Here's the text from the Craigslist ad:
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Modified L82. New 350 5.7L Engine w/ Comp. Cams Camshaft, 94,000 miles on car, 2,000 on engine, 4spd Manual Trans, Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold and Carburetor, K&N Air Cleaner, Flowmaster True Dual Exhaust, White exterior, dark green interior. Removable T-tops with a second mirrored glass set. Mechanically sound, runs great. No rust or major damage. Rear bumper cracked, paint a little faded. Have original heads, intake manifold, carburetor, air cleaner, other misc. parts.
We're sorry to see this car go, but it's time for it to move on.
If you know anybody that might be interested, please let them know. Thanks.