Thursday, October 30, 2014


I got sick and went to bed for 2 days and couldn't wake up. I couldn't even watch Gracie on Tuesday for Heather. On Thursday Janna came home from work and told me she was taking me to the Doctor. I was so out of it I couldn't even walk straight. They got a wheel chair to get me into the doctor's office. They sent me to the ER. So Janna and Bailee took me. Tommy met us there. I don't really remember a lot of it. I know they took Xrays and a Cat Scan. I had an IV in my arm and I couldn't tell them what month it was or what pills I was taking. All my levels were way off and my Potassium was really low. They said I had an infection somewhere but they couldn't tell where it was. They let me go home around 1 am with an antibiotic and replacement Potassium.
I was sick for another 3 days until I finally started feeling better. It was so good to finally feel like my old self.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for doctors that can make me feel better. I know I am blessed to have a hospital close by. I am blessed.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gracie Riding Red

 Harley and Janna taking Gracie for a ride.

Gracie loves to ride Red.

Gracie can't wait for Aunt Janna to take her for a ride on Red. She always pitches a fit when Janna takes her off. What a fun little girl this is.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for a kind and loving daughter that does so much for others. I am blessed to have her for my daughter.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Trunk or Treat

 Gracie 1

 Gracie 2

 Gracie 3

After Heather got off work on Thursday we went to the church for Trunk of Treat. There was a ton of people there. We were late so we started almost at the end so Gracie could get a little candy. She had so much fun going around to everyone and putting candy in her sack. Her little ghost costume was so cute. 
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for all the joy this little girl brings into my life. I do believe she has made me stronger as I pick her up all the time. I am blessed!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

John Came to VIsit

 Harley and John checking out the farm.

 Grandpa loves his Gracie May.


The real deal.

I had the nicest surprise last night. I was in the bathroom and Heather came in and told me to come out. When I went in the kitchen there was my John. How fun. He came up to take Heather to Utah for her final and very last court date ever. We had a wonderful visit. He helped Tommy work on the chicken coop and cleaned my kitchen up spic and span. Heather and John left about 4pm on Sunday to drive to Utah. I am so glad he came.
Heather was gone for 3 days and I had Gracie. I slept with her and finally figured it out just in time for her mom to come home. Heather had to work Thursday and Friday so I took care of Gracie. I love that cute little girl.
Grateful Statement: I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to have John in my life. He has taught me the power of prayer and patience. I am blessed to be his mom.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Going to Phyllis' Funeral

Tommy and I left early this morning for Arizona to attend Phyllis' Funeral. She had been in the hospital and wasn't doing well. Shelly called me on Friday and said she had passed away that day around 2pm.  My dear brother was devastated. They were having the funeral on Wednesday so we left today to get there for the funeral.
We traveled to Kanab the first day and spent the night. We got up and took off for Snowflake the next morning. We were pretty tired by the time we got to Snowflake. We went over and visited with John. He was trying so hard to hold it together but if he talked about Phyllis he would break down and cry.
The funeral was Wednesday and it was packed. Tons of people. Julene and Kenny talked and did such a good job. She was buried in Pinedale beside her sister Carma.
We went back to the church and had a wonderful luncheon where I was able to visit with Ethel, Ruth, Jake and Priscella. Then Tommy and I took off to go to Kanab to spend the night. We got as far as Page and decided to stay. It was getting dark and there are tons of Deer between Page and Kanab.
We got up the next morning and headed home. It was a long drive but we made it home safe and sound.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the plan of salvation so that we know where our loved ones go when they die. Phyllis is in Paradise with her family just waiting for my brother to come join her. What a blessing to know this.

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 ...