Monday, December 31, 2012

Catching Up Again


On December 8th I let Bailee drive my car around the driveway and then we went over to the church and she drove around the parking lot. Now she thinks she is a driver. Can't believe she is this old.
John came and spent two weeks with me at Christmas. We had such a good time. I baked and baked and baked some more for all my neighbor gifts and family gifts. I had to make John his Mexican Wedding Cakes. John did tons of dishes for me. We had Christmas dinner with Ron and all of us. I got Elements 11 for Christmas. I just love it. I have decided that I am going to start doing the things I love again. And I do love scrapbooking.
Heather called me to tell me that I am going to be a Great Grandma. I am happy for her and hope this is what she needs to give purpose to her life. I just love her to pieces.
The day after Christmas Tommy, Austin, Bailee, Harley and John went to Utah to spend time with Dean and Amie and kids. We dropped John off at his apartment and went up to Elk Ridge for Christmas Dinner with the Ingram's. Amie made a delicious Ham dinner for us. Austin thinks she is such a good cook. Of course his favorite was her delicious rolls.

Money Tree

 This is the money tree Amie gave me. Isn't it just the cutest thing ever. She is so creative, I'm going to steal this idea. I gave the kids their slippers I made for them and they all got an old silver dollar of their great grandma's. A couple of the kids actually got one that was one hundred years before they were born.


 Hayden playing on his Ipod. These boys love to play games. It took me awhile to get him to look at me. He is just so darn cute.


 Harley spent the three days we were there reading her Nook and putting together Aunt Amie's puzzle. I was amazed that she left the farm to come with us.


 Bailee spent one night with Meagan and the rest with her cousins. They sledded and watched scary movies and just had fun. We went out to dinner with Dean and Family for his birthday to Ruby River. It was fun and thank goodness he drove us home through the fog. Tommy and I don't see too well at night anymore. How I love getting old. We had a marvelous time.
I went to lunch with Heather and John and the next day I went with Gerri and Heather. I love my friends and family. It snowed the entire time we were there. Austin loved it because he could to sledding with his cousins.
We left on Saturday and drove home so I could be back for Church on Sunday. The Young Women's Presidency talked and did a wonderful job. Really made me think about what I need to be doing.

Green Bags

Today Austin and I went to Winco at 8am. Two hours later and $500 and now I have to put a date on everything and put it away. Janna made a menu for me so I got all the meat and most of the things for a month. Thank goodness I don't have to do this very often. It is so much work.
I came home and put the perishables away and took Bailee and Marissa to Wal-mart so Bailee could take her sweat shirt back that her other grandma bought her. What a mess that was. So many people but we finally go it done. I came home and proceeded to put all my groceries away.  Took me forever. Now it's time to go to bed so I can get up and make a Ham dinner for New Year's Day.

Happy Birthday to my wonderful son Dean. I left him a birthday wish on facebook. He is so special to me.

Grateful Statement: I am grateful for this wonderful Christmas Season. I'm grateful that I was able to see my entire family except Malachi. I am blessed to have the kids and grandkids I have.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Calendar Pages for 2013

 My Cute John

Four Generations

One of John's School Pictures 

 I wonder where Hailey got her curls from.

 Handsome Boy 

Always the best of friends.

John, Heather, Harley and Hailey. 

My Adorable John.

Janna and I at riding lessons.

  Dean just being cute.

 Janna jumping at a horse show.

 Dean on his motocross bike.

There you have it. My calendar for 2013. It was fun making these. I am going to make new ones at our scrapping weekend in January. I also found out if I type something on the bottom of the picture when I print my journal out it will keep them in order. Learning new things everyday.
I went to the Temple yesterday with Sue again. We went to the Rexburg Temple and decided we like it better because it has more space to move around in. It was fun.
I went to the Temple tonight with the Bishop and his wife. We were going to have a couple of other ladies with us but one got sick and the other had to watch grandkids so it was just me. I got answer to a prayer for one of my counselors. I know now what I need to do. The Temple is such a reverent, peaceful place so full of the Spirit.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the Temple and the answers I get when attending. It brings me such peace and calms my mind. That's when I know it's the right thing to do.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tithing Settlement

Look who came to my house collecting fast offerings. Isn't he just the cutest. 

I wasn't feeling very well today. My stomach was giving me fits and I wasn't sure I would be able to go to church. I just kept praying that I would be feeling better so I could go to Tithing Settlement with the kids. And wouldn't you just know it, I did start feeling better. All through my meetings when I started feeling not so good I would pray to feel good and it would go away. Now that's the power of prayer. I made it all through the Sabbath with flying colors. And Austin got up and bore his testimony. Next fast Sunday I am going to bear mine. I love being led by the a child to do better.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for the power of prayer today. I absolutely love that I know Heavenly Father will answer them. How I love the gospel and all it entails.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

 Austin, Bailee and Mom (behind the tree).

 A live tree. It smells soooo good.

 Christmas cheer has arrived.

Cute polar bear ornament.

We went to Walmart today to get 2 gifts for families in the community that need a little help. Janna, Austin and Bailee were good sports for braving Walmart on a Saturday for me. But we got it done so I can give them to the Bishop tomorrow.
Next on the list was a Christmas Tree. I decided we needed some Christmas Spirit around here so off we all went to Scotty's to buy a real tree. We found this cute one and the smell was heavenly. While everyone decorated the tree I made baked potatoes from the potatoe the man on the corner that drives truck for a potato farm brought to us. They are huge so we had to have a potato bar.
Next on the list was a batch of fudge for the busy decorators next door and Janna whipped out her Kitchen Aid and made a batch of divinity. Yummy good!!
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this season and the celebration of the birth of my Savior. I am grateful for his life and the example He set for me to follow. "Love one another as I have loved you" is my favorite.

Saturday Duties

I made bread today because I was out. I love using Kamut. It is such a soft flour that when I mix it with Spelt and Wheat flour my bread is ...