Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunset at Guadalupe Beach

Here is a recent sunset at Guadalupe beach. I think most of you have been at this beach.I love going out to see the sun set here. There is usually not very many people and there are no buildings to see, just beach and ocean. We have a lot of fog right now so we will have to wait until June gloom is over to see some more  :-( Hope you all enjoy..     KevinW


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Katie

We, the people of the blog, would like to wish Katie a very Happy Birthday on June 30th! So, what is this...32? You look 22! Celebrate your wonderful life...good health, an intelligent career, spectacular family, a 'friend' who loves you, and a home in heaven!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What a look!

Can you BELIEVE this face? I just had to post it! Saundra Hoffert(Nana) took this picture of Travis in the nursery last Sunday morning. He really looks like he's getting away w/something and enjoying every minute of it, doesn't he? :) These dedicated ladies...Nana, Beth and others work in the nursery EVERY Sunday morning. It wears me out just working my one Sunday night a month nursery duty! Travis, I'm gonna kiss those lips!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Picture of the week...... Meradeth loves ice cream  :-)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

An answer to prayer

For us to find another little puddle jumper(as Grandaddy calls it) has been on the family prayer list for a while. I have been looking daily at the city papers, Penny Saver, craigslist, and people's yards for a little gas saver car. We've been interested in a few cars, but it just didn't work out. And now w/gas hitting $4 and costing Kevin over $100 a month to drive the truck to work, we were hoping something would turn up soon. Saturday, we were going to go test drive a car that I found in the paper, and Kevin had called about. We did, and the car didn't pass our personal inspections on the test drive. :) Then we drove up the rode a ways and past a used car place w/the car pictured above parked in the lot...Acura Integra. The vin # history record and our personal test drive inspection of the car checked out fine. We hope it will last as Kevin's work car for many moons to come! If anyone wants to know the specs and other info about the car, feel free to give me a call and I'll share.

bike ride

Meradeth loves doing things outside


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Saturday at the lake

Allyson is throwing the football w/Daddy and Uncle Brandon at Lake McBride camp ground. We came out to see Papa who's camping out here for the weekend. Papa served us some fried chicken, chips and chocolate chip cookies. That's Travis over there exploring the territory. Kaleb stayed busy looking for things to throw into the fire.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I did some adjustments to give more focus on the face and instrument with a little light.
I would actually like to go retake this picture because we were walking by and I just pointed the camera to take the shot, so it's not as sharp as i would like .Oh well!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer day...

Allyson, Kaleb and Travis are officially opening up the summer season that begins tomorrow. It's not really that hot here...83 degrees, but we are enjoying it. What other environmental friendly ways {don't ya love it! :-) } is everyone using to stay cool this summer?

Picture of the week "The Fiddler"-KevinW

I took this picture of a man that plays by this ice cream parlor in San Luis Obisbo. I snapped it while walking by. I will try to put one of my favorite pictures that I have taken up every week for you all to give me tips on.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday drive

I fixed it! I'm so excited I had to post this again...please put your comments up again! Thanks!

This is about five miles east of our house. We were try to go biking on the bike trail in Amana, but the highway was closed due to high waters. Allyson and I thought we could find an alternate route on a side gravel rode...this is the road...didn't work out quite as planned. That is a farm house you see in the distance.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cute Tatoo

Eric said he might have this put on his scalp. Juuust Joking!


We finally made it to The Reef. This is a wonderful casual dining restaurant in Vilano Beach that Candace gave us a gift card for. This is some of the most beautiful beach I have seen around here. There was hardly anyone here and the restaurant was very quiet. We got a table inside looking at the water because it was too hot to eat ouside on the patio. After lunch we walked on the beach and played in the water a little. It was a wonderfully, fun afternoon. Thank you, Candace!!
Eric & Katie
*** I have posted more pictures on shutterfly. ***

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

I would like to wish...Daddy, Kevin Whitley, Bestefar and Kevin Hanna...the four father's involved in this blog, a very Happy Father's Day! Hope your day is special with warm memories and the happiness you deserve. Thank you for being steady, sturdy and true fathers. We love you! :)


Sandi, Kevin's mom, sent this picture to me. It was taken at a Scout Camp in Blencoe IA. The small town of Blencoe, population 300, is in western Iowa almost on the Nebraska line.

You missed this ugly mug?

Hey, everyone! I missed viewing the blog and keeping up w/everybody too! Kevin bought these roses(my favorite flower) for me...I thought the colors were just outstanding. There will be pics of our going-ons on tomorrow night. Thanks for keeping the riddles going, Katie. Caleb, you need to get more about sharing some golfing pics or stories w/us? And how about a pic of you in your kayak, Mama? I love you all!

Friday, June 6, 2008


Dear Candace....


Grandaddy, Grandmother, Katie, and Kristin

P.S. The blog is falling apart with out you. I am giving everyone points for the riddles even if they did not get the answer. I don't want people who aren't as smart as others to get discouraged from trying. Just Joking!!!