Saturday, October 31, 2015


Her Doctor Costume

Cha Cha sent her earrings and a crown

Bailee and Gracie with a cheesy smile

Off to trick or treat

Janna, Bailee and I took Gracie trick or treating. She had tons of fun going to doors and collecting candy. Janna finally went and got my car so we could go to another subdivision. Bailee would take her up to the doors while Janna and I waited in the car. It was pretty cold.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this little girl that brings so much fun and laughter in our lives. I am so blessed to be able to take care of her.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Going to Church with Gracie

 Ready for Church

Eating her Cheerios

Gracie and went to church today. She did so good and actually went into the nursery. Crystal stayed with her for moral support but she did very good. By the time we came home it was almost 3pm and Gracie was exhausted. She went to sleep for 2 hours and so did I.
My class was so cute and fun. They are pretty smart. My cute little Carter tried hard today and was very good in opening exercises. He just had a little issue with his tie but he is getting so much  better.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Crystal and how willing she is to help me with Gracie. I am blessed to have her be able to help.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Rough Night

Cleaning house with her vacuum and my dust mop.

I got so sick in the middle of the night. And it continued the next day. I will get up in the morning and feel great. I was pretty tired all day. I just hate how often I get sick anymore. I was always so healthy. Old age is so fun. I was going to try to go to Walmart but I couldn't muster up the strength. Enough of health issues. I had a good time with my Gracie. She just makes this household happy.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. What a blessing it has always been in my life.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rexburg Temple

Sue and I went to the Rexburg Temple. When we drove up we heard this funny noise and looked up and a drone came in and hovered over the Temple. We think they must have been taking pictures. Pretty awesome to see. We did sealings so I can get them all done. It was so good to hear the names of my ancestors being sealed. It was a fabulous time.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the Temple. I am grateful that I am worthy to go. I am grateful for all I learn every time I go. What a blessing and to have Sue to go with me was wonderful.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Blood Test

I got up early this morning and took my shower and went to get my blood drawn. Gracie went to Lolo's so I had tons of time to get my house in order. What fun it is to have energy. Gracie will be going full time to now so I will have my morning and afternoon everyday.
Dr. Harper's nurse called me to let my know my Cholesterol is high so he is changing my medication. And then I go back in two months to have it all checked again.
I am tired and going to bed. I want to hug my pillow.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my wonderful daughter that could see that I just couldn't keep watching Gracie all day long. She is such a blessing in my life.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Going to the Doctor

Baker Austin

I watched Gracie yesterday and today. She still had a little cough. She made messes and I scrapbooked. I also went to the doctor and I am glad I waited for Dr. Harper. He is such a pleasant man and knows his stuff.
I tried to roast two whole chickens and it took forever to cook. I am cooking one every  week until I can figure it out.
That's been my day. Now it's time for bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Dr. Harper. I feel so good when I wait for an appt with him. I am blessed.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Back Home Again

 Gracie May

We got up and packed our stuff and took off. We went by John's and said goodbye and then picked up Gracie from Tommie's and off we went. We got all the way to West Valley before I started to find the M & M's that I had gotten for scrapping. I was going to give a couple to Gracie so she would be content. Then I realized I couldn't find my purse. Tommy stopped at a gas station and I searched the car. No purse. So we had to go back to Dean and Amie's and by the time we got back it was noon. My purse was sitting right by the chair where I left it. So instead of being in Tremonton we were just leaving Elk Ridge at noon. 2 hours of wasted time. But we got on the road and before I knew it Gracie had finally conked out. It was a little hard for her to remain a happy camper in her car seat but we got home around 4pm. We stopped at a rest stop so I could change Gracie's diaper and let her chase Papa around the grass. Then we were off for the last leg of our journey. I was so glad to have finally made it home. Janna took Gracie for a ride on Red. The wind was blowing so hard it was a very short ride. I made White Chicken Chili for dinner with my bottled beans and chicken. Super fast and easy. Then it was time for bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for an understanding hubby that didn't give me one moment of grief even though it was my fault. I am blessed to have him as my eternal companion.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Scrapping Again


Island Park

 Costa Vida with Gerri and Gang

Blake, Megan, Me and Heather

I made two more pages today. We had Sloppy Joe's for lunch and went to dinner at Costa Vida in Payson. We had some good laughs and Megan brought her two year old Blake to hang out with us. He is so cute and the same age as Gracie. After we got through our yummy dinner we went to Walmart so I could get some things I needed. Then it was back to Heather's so I could finish my Island Park Page. We really had a fun time. Our next one will be in St George in January. I finally left around 10 to go home and go to bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful that I can do these fun things. I am truly blessed.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Zupa's With My Friends

 Gerri and Heather



 Pizza Time

Here we are scrapping. And these are the two pages I made today. We are just missing Megan. She had to pick up kids from school. We really had so much fun scrapping and talking. We had Chicken Salad on Croissants for lunch. It was so yummy. We went to Zupa's for dinner. Such good food. I had Cauliflower Cheese Soup for the first time. It was so delicious. I lasted until almost 10 and then had to go to Dean and Amie's and go to sleep. I get to do this again tomorrow.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for these wonderful friends. They are a blessing in my life.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Going to Utah

 Gracie and her Sucker

We headed out to Utah so I could scrapbook and Tommy could play golf with Dean. And of course, Gracie needed to visit her mom and Cha Cha. Two minutes after I gave her this sucker she gave it back and said, "Yuck". Such a funny girl. She definitely has likes and dislikes.
I took John to an appointment he had and then we went grocery shopping for the stuff I needed for scrapping weekend. Then we went and had a hamburger. It was good to see him. How I love my kids.
I came home and chopped up all the stuff for our veggie tray for tomorrow. Then I scrapped a little and played games and went to bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my kids, warts and all. I am so blessed that they all love me. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Conference Again

I was able to listen to both sessions of Conference today. I was moved by the Spirit so many times. I just love all the talks and I love that I am getting to know all the Apostles. I really am so glad for the Gospel. What a special thing it is to me that I was born into the church and didn't have to take the chance that I wouldn't find it.
Gracie watched with me off and on. She played the organ on my window sill again today and sang with the choir. What a sweet voice as the sing gibberish with her cute little face.
I made pizza's for dinner. I have finally got it down to a science. The family liked them and it was easy to make and serve.
I read Hannah letter on her blog. What an awesome missionary she is. So full of faith. I pray every day that she will get the gift of tongues so she can understand and speak the language. I know she will get it. It's just a matter of time.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for General Conference. To be fed by the Apostles is such a privilege. I am blessed beyond measure.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Conference Saturday Sessions


 Gracie and her notebook.

I watched conference today. How powerful it was. So many things that I needed to hear. I came away feeling good about how I am doing and not guilty that I wasn't doing enough. 
Little Gracie watched it with me. I only had to pause once and play with her. She got her notebook out to take notes like grandma. She sang with the choir and put her notebook in the window sill and played the organ with her fingers like the man played the organ. She kept saying "I am going to church". So cute. When they would pray I would say fold your arms and she would the whole time they prayed.
I made a double batch of Chocolate Chip cookies for the bigger kiddos around here. It's been a good day.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the messages shared in conference. I always find ones that seem to be just for me. What a blessing.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Rainy Day

Weird House




It was a gray and rainy day. I loved the sound of the rain. And I fond a bunch of earth worms huddled together in 4 piles in my garage. So I scooped them up in my dust pan and put them in my garden. Gracie wasn't a fan of worms especially when they wiggled.
I spent the day organizing my pages and getting them ready for scrapping weekend next Friday and Saturday. I also organized some pictures I needed to sort. I am glad I keep them pretty much up to date so it's not such a huge chore.
I made Chicken Fingers for dinner with mashed potatoes and corn. Everyone loves chicken fingers around here.
Gracie felt pretty good off and on. We had a good day and she only drove me bonkers a couple of times. I truly love this little munchkin,
Here are some pages I have finished in the last couple of weeks. I am finally getting around to posting them.
Grateful Statement: I am truly grateful for all my many blessings. I know that each and every day I receive so many. Too many to count.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sick Gracie



Gracie is trying to get sick today. I was going to the Temple but had to cancel again. Last Thursday it was me who was sick. She was happy one moment and crabby the next. Hopefully she will do better tomorrow.
I spent the day sorting pictures and catching up on my blog. I made beans and corn bread for dinner and brownies for desert.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful today for my scriptures. I am still studying the Old Testament. I am learning so much.

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 ...