Sunday, December 28, 2014

Beautiful Sabbath

I left for church at 7:15 am to go to ward council before church. There was tons of snow and of course I didn't have any boots. My next purchase, thank you very much. I waded through snow to get into the church. My shoes were filled with snow. I had to dump the snow out before I went in.
Dean and Amie sent me a gift certificate to JC Penney's my boots are on the list to purchase with my gift certificate.
I came home from church and Janna made spaghetti and then I laid down on the couch and slept until 5:45. I guess I was tired. I finished this page. I just keep plugging along. Hopefully I will get 2012 done soon.

Rafting

Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the members of our ward I get to serve with. I love their dedication and hard work. I am so blessed!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Do Nothing Day

Today was a do nothing day. I did manage to scrapbook and fold my clothes. I made Hamburgers for dinner and that was it.

 Cousins

Canning

Here are the two pages I got done. I'm working hard to get 2012 done so I can start on 2013. How in the world did I get so far behind.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for my ability to Scrapbook and relive all these wonderful memories. I am blessed to own a wonderful camera and to know how to digitally do this.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sledding

 Around the Neighborhood

 Oops

Rooster Tail of Snow

I have had the most restful, peaceful day. I took a nap, scrapbooked, read my scriptures, played games on my ipad and watch them load up our chicken coop and take it away. SOLD!
It's been a great day and I also was able to take pictures of the kids and the new sled Harley gave Austin and Bailey. What a good big sister. They are crazy with Harley pulling them all over the neighborhood. What Fun!
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful this day for my life. I live on a mini farm that I love, I am retired and don't have to work. And I get to serve all the sisters in my ward as the Relief Society President. I am blessed.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day

 Opening Presents

 Eating Dinner

Crazy Kulow Girls

We opened presents at Janna's this morning. Ronnie had spent the night so he would be here for Christmas morning. It's a good tradition for the kids to have mom and dad on Christmas day. The kids liked what Santa brought them. 
I made Turkey and Ham that Janna and Harley had gotten for Christmas. It was pretty good. Everyone liked it so I guess it was okay. The Turkey was smoked and it's not my favorite. But the Ham was delish. I spent the rest of the day scrap booking and watching television.
John called to wish me a Merry Christmas. Then my brother Johnnie called and then Dean. So I heard for all my loved ones today. I got a picture of Gracie. Just made me miss her tons.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my family and the wonderful holidays celebrating baby Jesus' birth. I am bless to know these things through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Pajamas

Christmas Pajamas

I went to Winco this morning and finished my food shopping. It was a little crowded but not bad.
Next on my list was wrapping the rest of Janna's gifts.
Then it was time to make a Chicken Noodle Casserole for dinner.
Time to go take pictures of the kids opening their Christmas Pajamas.
Then I made Chocolate Lush for tomorrow.
In between I actually scrapped a page.

Ordinary Day

Now it's time for bed because I know the kids will be up early to see what Santa brought them.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the scriptures. I am reading the Old Testament and using the Institute Guide to understand it. So many new things I have learned. Hopefully I can finish it before I die. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Visiting

Today was my day to visit.
Verla came over to bring me a gift and chat a moment. She is just so sweet.
Then my Home teachers came over and visited.
Next I went to Mary Studebaker's and visited with her.
Austin and I finished giving out my Pumpkin Bread I made.
What a busy day.
Now it's time for bed.
Grateful Statement: I am truly grateful for my calling. I am so blessed to know the sisters in our ward. I love each one of them. Just comes with the calling and I am so glad for this blessing.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winco, Ugh!

Helping Grandma

I got up at 6 this morning and left to go shopping at 6:30. It was not a smart move. They were stocking merchandise in every aisle. What a mess. But I got it done and was home by 8:30.
I watched Gracie today and dated all my groceries and put them away in my pantry with help from this little girl. She gets the stuff out of the bags and gives them to me to put away. One day she will get rid of her Binkie.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the ability to go shopping and the finances to feed my sweet family. I am so blessed.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Temple, Shopping and Heather's Birthday

Sue picked me up this morning and we went to Rexburg to the Temple. It was wonderful. I always find something that I need to think about.
After the Temple Heather, Gracie and I went Christmas Shopping. I got it all done. Just have to go to the bank and wrap it all up. Thank goodness. Now I can relax and enjoy the holidays.
We went out to dinner for Heather's Birthday to Los Albertos. We gave her an electric blanket to stay toasty warm underneath. I bought her a cake from Dairy Queen so we could have cake. She said it was a good birthday.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my wonderful granddaughter Heather. She is just so awesome and I am so proud of the choices she is making now. I am blessed to have her in my life.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Caroling by the YW/YM


I got my hair cut by Amber today. It was so long I couldn't do a thing with it. So it was such a relief to finally get it cut. I was sick for one appointment and then forgot another one. Old age is so much fun. Harley watched Gracie for me so I could go. Gracie proceeded to fall asleep on the couch next to her.
Tonight my doorbell rang and it was all the youth in the ward. We all squeezed into my living room and they sang Christmas carols. It was the first time Heather had ever been caroled. She really liked it and little Gracie sang along. It was very nice. I love the youth of our ward. I wish I would have taken a picture.
Grateful Statement: I am so blessed to be in this Ward. The members are so very nice. I am blessed to belong to the Rigby 16th Ward.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Heather Has Her Drivers License

 Taking Gracie to Janna's Work

 Her first drivers license ever!

She's off and running...

Today was a big day for Heather. We went to the DMV and she got her drivers license. She was so excited to get it. She said she feels like an adult now. We came home and she took off to take Janna's jacket to her at work that I forgot to bring to her. She met me at the DMV to get Austin ready for driver's ed. How in the world did he grow up so fast. He is 5' 11" tall.
I made two batches of chocolate fudge this morning. I am on a roll. Tomorrow is cookie maybe. I babysit Gracie so it all depends on her.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for this granddaughter of mine and how far she has come in the last two years. I am blessed!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lesson Taught

We all know how much I love teaching Relief Society. NOT!!! So I showed the Women's Conference talk by President Uchdorf called " Live the Gospel Joyful". I love this talk and have listened to it numerous times. The message is wonderful. God loves us, today and always. It makes my heart warm to know this. We bore testimony after and then dismissed. Easy lesson to give.
I went with Austin to his board of review at Sister Wilmont's after I watched the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. They are mapping out what he has to do to earn his Eagle.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ and I am so glad we have this season to celebrate his birth. I am blessed to be loved by him.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Calendar Pages Made

 January

 February

 March

 April

 May

 June

 July

 August

 September

 October

 November

December

I decided to make my calendar pages for next year today. It was so fun to scrap again. I love these premade pages for Scrap N Pieces. Just put the picture behind and shrink it or expand it and you are done. 
I also called my long lost friend Debbie to chat with her. It was so good to hear her voice. We have been friends since she was 14 and I was 24. Wow, where did the time go. I must plan a trip to see her.
Grateful Statement: So grateful for long time friends that I have in my life. It's good to have friends that you have a history with. I am blessed to have known her for so many years.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Presidency Meeting and Tithing Settlement

My wonderful presidency!

We had our presidency meeting today and figured out birthday gifts for next year. Symphony Candy Bars with a cute wrapper, found on Sugar Doodle. Then it was on to visiting teaching as always, there is changes weekly it seems. Can't wait for January when I can make all the changes from my computer at home.
I went for Tithing Settlement at 8:30 and finally got in at 9:45.  Bishop was with a couple that never come to tithing settlement. So it was a good thing. Lots of changes coming into their lives. I had a good time talking with Brother Neville. He is one funny man.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for these women I work with. They are the cream of the crop and I am blessed to be working with them.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Today was our 49th anniversary so Janna sent us out to dinner. We went to the New Star Chinese restaurant. I love Sweet and Sour Chicken. The kids loved the doggie bags we brought home to them. It was fun to celebrate the with my Hubby. We have truly grown old together. I wish I would have thought to get a picture.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my wonderful husband. All the ups and downs and we are still holding strong. I am blessed...