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Laundry Day

We were going to go to Utah today but the lights on the trailer needed to be fixed. We are borrowing the one that belongs to Logan and Tommy spent the morning fixing the lights. He got them working but we don't like to drive thru Salt Lake at rush hour time so we are going tomorrow. I can't wait to see my other grandkids. Maybe someone will have a ball game I can go to.
Bailee did all her laundry today and Austin did his. I supervised making sure the washer and dryer kept on going. We had to stop in the afternoon because the plumber was finishing up and we were melting everything under the house and making a mess for him to work in. I told him he should have told us earlier. We would have stopped.
The kids didn't have school today so Bailee and I made Banana Nut Bread with the bananas that were getting too ripe and I made Potato Soup for dinner. It was yummy. It's probably one of my favorite soups. I'm so glad my dad taught me how to make it and gave me his recipe…

Back Home from Island Park

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Bailee all ready for the Birthday Party. We left this morning and came home. Of course the sun was shining and it was gorgeous. But we were all glad to get home to our own beds. Janna, Scott and the kids went to Scott's granddaughters birthday party and I stayed home. I'd had enough visiting for a while. Tommy was working on the house when we got home so I hung out with him for a while until it got too cold. Now we are watching TV and I am getting ready to go to bed.
Grateful Statement: Today I am grateful for the New Testament. I love to read it and see what I can find that will help me in this life.
Luke 22 - Luke 23  In verse 43 it says "And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him." I'm glad Jesus had an angel to strengthen him.

Last Day at Island Park

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Harley, Scott and Janna  Harley and Janna Gene took these picturs of Janna and Harley from the back of a snow machine.  Isn't this Moose picture wonderful that Gene took. I have again sat around and did nothing all day. My camera won't take pictures anymore so I'll have to get it fixed. It was -20 degrees this morning so I was not about to go outside. Scott made breakfast and Janna made dinner. Gene took these pictures for me of Janna, Scott and Harley snowmobiling. The kids have had so much fun riding on the snow mobiles. I've had fun hearing how much fun they have had. Grateful Statement: I am grateful for my family. I love them all so very much.

Winter Wonderland in Island Park

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Tiny kitchen and seating for 30 people...  Ron and Harley ready to go.  Janna, Scott and Scott "Hump". It truly is a winter wonderland up here. Janna and Scott rented a snow machine yesterday and they all went riding. Janna was a frozen Popscicle when they got here. She had to hug the stove for a long time. Harley learned how to run one and she was off and running.
I spent the day hanging out, taking pictures, talking and scrapbooking the Island Park pictures from the Summer. What a fun place this is. If only I was younger I'd be out on a snow machine flying through the snow. These are the times I miss my youth. I was game for anything when I was young. Now I'm a sissy and don't like the cold.
Gene and Kim made Prime Rib last night with salad and mashed potatoes. It was delish... We sat around and talked all evening and then I went to bed. I am sleeping so good up here.
Grateful Statement: Today I am grateful for good people, fun times and the beauty of God's cr…

Island Park in The Winter

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The snow is as tall as the door. BJ is sick so we are keeping a good eye on her. Scott, Beth and Hump are helping Ron back the snow machines into a parking place Look at the huge hunk of snow on the top of our cabin. Gene is taking a picture of me taking a picture of him. We made it to Island Park. What a ride. The snow was the same height as the car. It felt like we were going through a tunnel to find our cabin. But we finally made it. After figuring out the parking in the back we came inside to a huge cabin that sleeps about 20 people.
They hauled all the groceries in and put them away. You'd think we were going to be here for a week instead of a weekend. And we have the internet. What's is better than that. I can keep up with my blog. I'm in heaven. And I must admit it is beautiful up here. But very cold. I do believe I'll be spending all my time in the cabin. Maybe I can get some scrapping done. We had tacos for dinner and now we are watching TV. It's been a good …

Lazy Tired Day

I could hardly stay awake this morning. I just kept falling asleep. But I finally got up and took my shower which helped wake me up. Garth came over and cut my hair. It's all spikey. I will see what I can do with it. He is very good. He cuts Harley's hair and it's just tooooo cute. Of course I think it might have something to do with Harley's beautiful face.
Then I got an addendum to sign from Dean. We will be closing on March 31. I just knew that if I had faith this would all work out. Now I have more time to get the house ready and find John an apartment.
I also did more laundry and made Mac and Cheese for dinner. That's all I could muster up.
The plumbers were here all day again and the guy came out and installed the glass in my front door. Logan worked on the siding and went with Tommy to get the soffet metal and screws. He will be working on that tomorrow.
I am still so tired I'm going to bed early.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for Faith. I am grat…

Doing Laundry

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Grandpa and the dog taking a nap. What a life!!  Austin playing his DS. We had mountains of laundry today. My sheets and towels and all Janna's stuff was a lot but I'm almost through. I did my finances and balanced everything and I'm making Barbeque Chicken and Baked Potatoes for dinner. Tommy went to lunch with Logan today and that gave him a boost. He's taking a nap on the couch because it's very cold and windy outside. I love retirement. We get to take naps and don't have to feel guilty about it. Austin came home from school and helped me make brownies for dinner and took out the garbage can and is now playing his DS. The plumber is here putting the heating ducting in and banging under the house. I'll be glad when he's done. After lunch Logan came back to finish the siding but the wind was blowing too hard to put it up. I took pictures with my Ipod and they were grainy and awful. So back to my Coolpix and Nikon. I do like listening to the Tabernacle Ch…

Shopping with Janna

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Today we took the extra beds and some other stuff to storage and took the truck back to the Uhaul place. Then Janna, Bailee and I went shopping. I found a cute skirt and top at Kohl's and Bailee got 2 outfits at JC Penney's. I also got my new IPOD. I used the money from selling my stuff to buy it and now I just have to get the Itunes store working. Janna tried to get it working but couldn't and neither could their support service. So Janna sent them an Email and maybe they will tell me how to do this. I think something is wrong with my account. It won't let me buy any songs. I also bought a pair of boots for the snow. I only had tennis shoes and they just get wet in the snow.
We came home and I made dinner and we watch Secretariat. It was a good movie. Now we are watching Alpha and Omega. Funny show especially when they take the wolves to Idaho from Canada.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful today for my Tommy. He is trying so hard to help with all this stuff. I love h…

Put in Storage

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Garth and Austin carrying Food Storage.  Harley Ann with two boxes at a time. Must be from lifting those 100 lb hay bales.  Here we all are minus "Hump", Scott's best friend. I think he's hiding somewhere.  We got up and started rearranging bedrooms. Bailee is letting Grandma and Grandpa have her room and she is sleeping in Austin's room on the bunk beds from my downstairs kids room. Tommy set up our comfy bed in Bailee's room. It just looked so inviting I wanted to get in. LOL.. But too much to do still. We went over at the storage unit at 1pm and Garth and Scott Humphrey's "Hump" showed up and we had the whole thing unloaded in about an hour. It's so much easier to unload than load. And I felt better because I really don't have so much stuff. My food storage is the biggest thing and I decided I wasn't going to be without it. It's the end of a long day and we are all very tired. Scott made us dinner and we watch the Aero Alaska ser…

Made It To Idaho

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Molly laid on the seat beside me the whole way with only 2 potty stops.  Tommy up ahead going through South County construction. Yikes!  Just ate lunch at Denny's in Tremonton and we're on our way again. So many wonderful people showed up this morning to help us pack up the moving van and all my food storage. Harrison, Hayden and Hannah packed up food storage for me. I wish I would have gotten pictures. They worked really hard pulling a dolly with boxes stacked on it up my sidewalk. We got the bulk of it done and we still have a few things to finish. We aren't closing on the 4th of March so I have a couple more weeks which helps tons to get the rest of this done. We left at noon and started out. Janna drove the moving van, Tommy drove Janna's excursion with a big trailer behind and I brought up the rear in Tommy's truck pulling a little trailer. I had to stay behind Tommy because the trailer lights quit working. It was hard getting through South County because it was…

No More Boxes to Pack

Janna and I finally finished packing boxes. It was such a relief to have it all done. Ann and her hubby came by to visit with us. She has been a good friend of Janna for a long time. They are going to come and help us tomorrow. Hopefully we will have lots of help with packing the truck. Now it's bed time so we can be up early and ready to start.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the years I have spent in this ward. I have met amazing people and made amazing friends. I have been truly blessed.
Luke 9 - Luke 10  How hard for Jesus to know what was to come and have people reject him.

More Packing

We only have part of the kitchen left and the bathroom and we are packed up. Janna and I took a trailer to the dump and a trailer to DI. We packed up my office with all my pictures. Now that's a lot of pictures. We are now ready for tomorrow. It is so freeing to be getting rid of so much stuff. I am not taking on anymore hobbies in this life time. If I get my genealogy done and my pictures scrapped I'll be doing good. Now I must go to bed. I am TIRED!
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for DI and that they will use the stuff I don't want anymore.
Luke 8 - Luke 9  As I read this verse it made me wonder if I have enough faith, "And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him."

Janna to the Rescue

Janna arrived at about 9am and we started packing up and sorting. We did the scrap room and the storage room and my sewing room. So much stuff. But we did it. My entire basement is packed up and bags ready for DI and the dump. We are on a roll. Of course we have to have a storm right in the middle of all this. We sold the dining room set, power sewing machine, cutting table, book cases, two TV's and my knitting machine with all the yarn. Wahoo, less to move. It went so fast with my daughters help.
Grateful Statement: Today I am truly grateful for my dear daughter who came to work so hard for me. She is the best.

More Packing and Janna is Coming

I spent the day packing more boxes and getting rid of tons of stuff and shredding check and bank records and I now have 100 cases of food storage ready to go to Idaho. I think we may have to make another trip. Janna is coming down after work to help me. I so need her to make decisions about stuff. Especially the scrap room. So tomorrow should be a good day.
I talked with Amie and Harrison went to school today. The day went well for him. He checked his blood and gave himself his insulin. He has this down pat. What a smart boy. I just love him to pieces.
Janna called at 7pm and said she was getting up early and heading down. She was just too tired and didn't want to drive in the dark. Bedtime now!
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for a sore back and aching muscles. It means I'm working hard.
Luke 7 - Luke 8  I love verse 22 "Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers a…

Happy Valentines Day

Packing, Packing, Packing... Only 12 cases of food storage left to box up. Dining room all done. Mom's bedroom all done. Sold my computer desk, Mom's lift chair and a twin bed. We are on a roll. Pizza for dinner and fall into bed.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for all my friends that called to offer help. They are the best. And I'm calling them when I get to the kitchen.
Luke 5 - Luke 7 Lots of teaching packed into this chapter. We are to love those that don't like us and do things for them. Now that's a hard one. But we need to strive to be like the Savior.

Back in Utah

We stopped by the hospital on the way home to visit Harrison. He is doing good and can give himself shots. He knows how to count his carbs and adjust his insulin. What a smart boy. And Hayden knows all about it to. I think it's wonderful that the whole family gets all the information to keep him on track.
We came home and I packed up some boxes and then to bed.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for the doctors and nurses that are taking such good care of Harrison and I'm especially grateful for Amie for being such a good mom. She has been with Harrison this whole time. He is blessed to have such a good mom.
Luke 4 - Luke 5  What an honor to be chosen by Jesus to be the 12 Apostles.

Hauling Hay

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I went with Janna and Scott to pick up 3 tons of hay. They had to load 66 bales of hay. Janna is one tired lady sitting up there. And how about Scott up on the top of the pile pushing them down. It was a lot of work. We came home and I did laundry and Janna and Scott burned the scraps of lumber and trash from construction. Scott made dinner for us and we all spent the evening watching TV. The kids are still with Ron so the house is too quiet. I'm signing off and going to read my scriptures. Good Night Journal! Grateful Statement: As I thought about what I have been grateful for today it has to be the sunshine. It was pretty warm today and the sun was shining all day long. And everyone knows how I feel about sunshine. Luke 3 - Luke 4 I had forgot that John the Baptist and Jesus were cousins.

Lunch at Applebee's

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Janna taking picture of me taking a picture of her in Applebee's. Janna and I ran errands today. We went to the U-Haul store and bought boxes, to the cannery for boxes and pancake mix, Walmart for groceries and Applebee's for lunch. I love their Oriental Salad. So yummy good. I got a text from Dean telling me they were admitting Harrison to the hospital because they think he has diabetes. I've been waiting all day for more information but so far nothing. I hope I hear something soon. I tried to call Dean but it went to voice mail. I'm sure they are busy and can't talk. I just hope everything is okay. I wish I was there to go down and see him. One more day and we are coming home. Tommy called Dean and he said that they probably would keep Harrison overnight just for observation but that he was doing okay. I need to talk to Amie to get the details. I'm just relieved he is okay.
I got a text from Amie and Harrison does have diabetes. He will be in the hospital unti…

First Window In

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We have our first window in. This is the front and it's my living room window. It just keeps getting better. We are waiting for the window insert for the front door. It has beveled glass so I think it will be pretty. Looks lots like my window in Elk Ridge.
Today I went to the Temple. I went to Rexburg and found out it was closed so I went to Idaho Falls. I was bound and determined to show Heavenly Father that I would make it to the Temple today and I did. When I got through doing the Initiatories for 10 women I left and got on Hwy 20 going home and realized that I had left the cards in the Recorders Office. You have to pick up your cards as you leave and I'm didn't think about that. So, back to the Temple to pick up the cards. I was just delighted to do it. I took this picture out my window while driving by. I can multi-task... I spent the rest of the day just hanging out. I seem to still have a earache and a sore throat so I'm taking it easy. Janna and Scott went bowlin…

Plumbing and Hurricane Ties

They are still working on plumbing and Logan put up all the Hurricane ties and the outside door knobs so we can keep the doors closed. It's a tad bit cold up here so I just stay in the house. Tommy ordered the siding today so Logan can put it up.
I made dinner for Scott's son Jeremy and his wife Leslie and their cute little daughter Jersey. I made the Chicken and Rice one with a green salad and garlic toast and Chocolate Lush for dessert. It seemed like I cooked all day. But it turned out yummy. I have a hard time cooking in Janna's kitchen because I don't have my own stuff, but I'm getting used to it. And she only has one oven and I'm used to two. It's amazing what an extra oven can do.
I cleaned up the kitchen about 10 times it seemed. I'm sure it wasn't that many but it sure seemed like it. I also went out to my little house a couple of time just to picture how wonderful it will be when it is all done. I will be able to clean it in no time at all…

1 Year and 9 Months

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Grandpa and Bailee doing the dishes. What a team!  Harley's Birthday cake. Mom's helping blow out the candles. My house has been up for sale for 1 year and 9 months and tonight Tommy and I accepted an offer. If all goes well we will close March 4th. It's been a long road with lots of bumps. But we are finally able to move on with our lives. So now the hard work begins.
I was sick last night so I didn't do anything today but make dinner. I did go to the store with Tommy to get Harley a birthday cake. It's one day late but she didn't mind. I also went with Janna to pick up Austin from his school at 8:30 pm. I think it's so good that the school takes these kids skiing once a week. They ride a bus up to the ski slopes and back when they are done. Austin loves to snow board.
Now it's bed time for me. I bought some Sominex and I'm taking one so I can get some sleep.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful that my house finally sold. I always prayed to Heavenl…

Happy Birthday to Harley

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Harley got a mommy Llama and her baby for her Birthday. Does she look excited!  She got a camera too. And a cover and light for her Nook. Tommy and I got up early and took off for Idaho. I slept a lot because I'm now in the 3am mode. Every morning I wake up at 3am and can't get back to sleep so if you get me in a car I can snooze away. I have always been able to sleep well when someone is driving me. When I was a little girl and we would travel from Arizona to California I would stretch out across the back seat and just sleep. My brother Poly (Alfred) would sit on the edge of the seat and let me lay across. This was in the days before seat belts were invented. It has served me well throughout my life because I have always been able to take good naps in a car.
Tommy and I went to Home Depot and got the knobs for our three doors so we can keep the wind out. Our windows are supposed to be here on Wednesday. They are about a week late. Good old construction. Speaking of construction …

Wonderful Sabbath Day

I have had a wonderful, fabulous day. Church was very uplifting for me. I just felt so peaceful. Susan's lesson in Relief Society was so good. I love to hear her teach. I'm glad she did it and not me. It was on the History of Relief Society and she brought in biography books that made me think of the history of those people. It was just so good.
After church we went down to Dean and Amie's for the Super Bowl game but I only stayed for a little while. I just kept thinking of what I had to do. So I came home and looked around and realized I need boxes to organize all this stuff. So that's what I'll get next.
I had to go to Provo to pick up John as he ran the work truck (GNC) out of fuel and you just can't get a gas can and fill it up. Tony was going to help him but he had a bunch of people coming over for the Super Bowl so he couldn't. I also met Quemby, a friend of John's. I instantly liked her. Mainly because we were both wearing our slippers. She was…

Bailee's School Page

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I got up this morning and cleaned so they could show my house. Then Molly and I went for our ride. I ended up at the Elk Ridge Park and read my scriptures off my Nook. So that was very productive. Then I came home and took a nap. For some reason today I was exhausted. I hope I'm not getting anything.
After my wonderful nap I made this page of Bailee. This is her school picture and I don't have one of her sibling so no page will be coming for those two.
For dinner I open up a bottle of Bean with Ham soup I had canned with Kaylyn 3 or 4 years ago. It is really pretty good and easy fix and today I was in to easy. So that's been my day. I think I was a little bored and maybe that's what made me so tired.
Grateful Statement: Today I am grateful for scrapbooking. I love looking at my pictures as I scrap them and remembering when I took them. It makes me happy!
Mark 8 - Mark 9  I am amazed at how many times Jesus tells the people not to tell anyone and yet they all do.

Boxing up White Wheat

I decided to box up my white wheat today. It was cold in the food storage room so I'm glad I only had 10 boxes to pack up. I'll have to get more from the cannery but I was able to fit all my loose cans in these boxes. They are pretty heavy when you have six cans in a box. I also started going through my sewing room and my laundry room down stairs. I've got cupboards in there that I haven't opened in a long time. I really feel like I made some progress today. There is just too much room in this house for me to put stuff. You just always seem to fill up every spot with something.
Tommy made dinner for me tonight. He made scrambled eggs and toast. It was yummy and just hit the spot. Reminds me of my Grandma Petersen. She always had toast for dinner. I loved to stay with her because she always had lemon drops and peppermint candies in her drawers and she would always let me have some.
Well that's been my day and now it's time to rest my bones and watch something du…

Saving Freckles Page

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I finished this page today. How about that for finally scrapping. It was fun. I had gotten discouraged because I thought all my pages were looking the same. I finally realized it's better that they all look alike and be done that not so I'm on a roll.
I also clean all my master bathroom drawers. I threw away a ton of stuff that I never use. I must have had 12+ hair brushes and all kinds of makeup that I never use so it's all gone and my drawers and cupboard under the sink are all organized and clutter free. After that feat I made chicken, baked potatoes and carmelized carrots for dinner. Now I'm going to go cuddle my pillow and watch TV.
Grateful Statement: Today I am grateful for the sunshine I enjoyed all day long. It really lifted my spirits and made me happy.
Mark 6 - Mark 8  I hated reading where John the Baptist was beheaded because of someone just saying she wanted it to be done. It must have been a cruel world in their day.

Shopping

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Tommy and I went to Home Depot and Sears today. We were looking at appliances and Tommy got some paint for signs he's doing for Dean. I found this color scheme for my house. I needed somewhere to start to make sure everything went together. I may change my mind before we get to paint, cabinet, carpets etc. but as of today I love this.
After we got home I went grocery shopping for a few things. I am always amazed at how much you spend to just pick up a few things. I made beef stew for dinner and watch taped episodes of American Idol and then went to bed.
Grateful Statement: Today I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father. I know he is there. I know he cares for me and loves me. I know he knows what trials I have and tries to help me as much as he can without taking someone's else's agency away. I love Him and my Savior with all my heart.
Mark 3 - Mark 6  As I read these verses about Jesus and his parables and miracles I wonder how they did crowd control. Everyone must have w…

Home to Utah

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Tommy and I cleaned up Janna's house and washed the sheets and took off. It was so cold up there. Tommy missed the rest area at Tremonton so we were in the car for 4 hours straight. I don't know who it was harder on, us or the dog. When I got home I finished this page of my sweet niece when she came to see mom. It's very hard for me to see pictures of mom. It just makes me miss her so much and I just want to go to the nursing home and give her big hugs and tell her I love her and hear her say, "I'm glad you do." or "I don't know what I would do without you." The time will come. This grieving process seems to go on forever.
Dean and Amie took Tommy to Magleby's Fresh for his birthday. So of course, I had to take pictures. Aren't they just the cutest. I had a pulled pork sandwich and a salad but I couldn't eat it all. I just wasn't hungry. Miracle of miracles.


Grateful Statement: Today I am grateful for this wonderful family. They a…