Saturday, December 31, 2016

Celebrating Dean's Birthday

 Family Pic with Hayden

 Austin, Harrison and Hayden


 Janna and AJ

Family Pic #2

Dean, Amie, Harrison and Hayden came up to celebrate Dean's birthday with the family. It was a quick overnight visit that made me so happy. It was good to see them all.
Dean took us all out to Outback Restaurant. It was delicious and so much fun. I have the best kids in the whole wide world.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the wonderful man Dean has become. He is kind, thoughtful and generous. He truly is a man of God.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

John, Gina and Heather Have Arrived

 Gracie and Grandpa John

 Rummy Tournament
Austin with a Beard

 What a cute Couple

Heather and Gracie

John and Gina brought Heather up to see Gracie. I love when they come. And I love the Rummy games we always play. We love it when Gina or I win. It makes the boys mad. It doesn't happen very often for me so I really rub it in. Austin was playing with us. He loves his Uncle John. Always has.
Gracie had a wonderful time with her mom. Sometimes she couldn't get her to wake up when she wanted to play but she dealt with it. 
We went to Cafe Rio for dinner with Janna, AJ and the kids. I love their food. It was a wonderful visit.They came on Saturday and stayed Sunday and left on Monday to go home.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful that John has found Gina. It makes me so happy to know he has someone. What a blessing she is in his life and mine.

Sunday, December 18, 2016


 What a cute smile!

 Austin the Sled Puller

Austin pulled Gracie all around the farm on the sled. She loved it. She fell off once but just got up and climbed back on. Austin is so patient with her. Everytime it snows he takes her sledding.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Austin and how sweet he is. I am blessed to have him as my grandson.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Visiting Teaching

Today I went visiting teaching and took Christmas Goodies to our ladies. I couldn't visit Jessica as she cancelled this morning but I will run a treat over to her sometime this week.
I did go to the bank in the snow and to King's and then it was home for the rest of the day. It's been cold and snowy all day.
Gracie is still sick so she just hung out with me today.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Visiting Teaching. I love the sisters I teach and my partner Karen Wilmont. It is such an inspired program so we can take care of each other. What a blessing in my life.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Gracie in her Snow Suit

 Cute Little Gracie

Gracie's Cute Hat

Gracie is ready to go play in the snow and go sledding. Austin loves to pull her behind the 4 wheeler on a sled. She had to come and show me what Nana had bought her. Janna takes pretty good care of her.
Grateful Statement: I am so blessed to have this little girl in my life. She keeps me young and makes me happy. I am truly blessed to help raise this little one.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Canning Quinoa

Canning Quinoa

Today I bought Quinoa from Winco and canned it using my Food Saver and quart jars. How slick is that. Now it won't get rancid or go bad, It was fun. I love to find fun thing to do. It always seems to involve cooking or canning. I am trying to learn how to use different grains that are really healthy.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my love of learning new things. I think it is a gift from Heavenly Father. I am blessed to be able to do these things.

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 ...