Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gracie Gets Two Fillings

 Janna and Gracie brushing the Dinosaurs Teeth

Dr. Baker Filling Gracie's Teeth

This has got to be the best patient ever. She never fights it, just does what they ask. They gave her gas and she fell asleep as Dr. Baker was drilling her teeth. It was a wonderful experience for her and not scary at all. Of course having Janna hand to hold helped tons.
On the way home her tooth started to hurt so when we got home I gave her Tylenol and she watch a little TV and then she was out. She had a long nap and woke up with no pain. The Dentist actually called to check on her. I really like him.
I worked on more books and learned some more things. I make Mac N Cheese for dinner and my home teacher Brother Olson came over. He always challenges Tommy do better. So far Tommy still lets him in so I guess that is good.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for a home teacher that isn't afraid to teach Tommy the Gospel.
I love him and his little family. I am blessed.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Gracie's New Castle

 Gracie's New Swingset

AJ and Austin at Work

AJ took the day off work to build Gracie's swing set so she could play on it. It was a cold and windy day but they worked all day until it started to sprinkle. 92 pages of instructions!
Gracie spent the day outside and come in only to take her nap. She loves it outside.
I spent the day doing bookwork. I am finally getting it. I am so glad. Lots of prayers and internet until I could figure it out. Now I just have to figure out employer payroll taxes and I am ready.
I made meatballs for dinner and brown rice. I love these with a barbecue glaze sauce to go over the top. 
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for AJ and his willingness to do so much around here. He truly is a good man. And Gracie loves him.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bouquet of Roses and a Gift Card

Bouquet of Roses

John and Gina sent me this bouquet for Mother's Day. They are so pretty. Dean and Amie sent me a sweet card and a gift card. I'm going to try to find an outfit Wednesday.
I took Gracie to Lolo's this morning. She just loves it there and loves all her friends. I am so glad she goes willingly and really WANTS to go. 
I spent the day making baked chicken, mashed potatoes and corn and doing book work. I am working on the payroll taxes and setting that all up. So far so good.
I am tired and need to go to bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my ability to cook and that I really love to. What a blessing this has been feeding my family. I am blessed!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

 My Favorite Daughter

 AJ  Cooking Hamburgers

 Janna and Gracie

 AJ and Gracie

Finishing the Deck

I had the most wonderful Mother's Day. John called me and told me he loved me, Janna and AJ barbecued for me and Dean called to tell me Happy Mother's day. All my life I just always wanted my kids to love me like me and my siblings loved my mom. I think I did it.
Gracie and I went to Church this morning and she sang "Mother I Love" with the primary kids in Sacrament. She loves going up there and doing that. She sang that song all day long.
Tommy was sick and didn't go to church so it was just Gracie and me. I went to Relief Society while the youth taught for us. It was nice to be in Relief Society but Primary is where my heart is.
Came home and ate dinner and watch them put the Trex on the patio. I didn't do much the rest of the day.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my 3 kids and how loved they made me feel. I am so blessed to be their mother.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rainy Day In Idaho

 So Much for Building the Patio

Wheat, Spelt and Kamut Bread

Today has been a lazy day for me. I love sunshine so when it doesn't happen I tend to sit in my chair and watch TV. I did get this bread made this morning for the house next door. And I got all the meat I bought yesterday divided up and put in the freezer. And I washed and cut up my Romaine for my salads so I guess I did do a few things today. 
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my ability to make bread. I am blessed to have a grinder and a mixer. Blessing abound in my life!!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Winco Again and More Pages

 Gracie Drink From Sprinkler

 Heather, Gracie and I taking a drive.

 Heather and Gracie

 At the Zoo pg 1

 At the Zoo pg 2

Making a Mess

I took Gracie to Lolo's and headed to Idaho Falls to Winco. I did my shopping and packed it all up in bags and loaded it into my car. Then I was off to Rigby. I went to the cleaners to put my new dress in I got for Hailey wedding. Then I went to the bank to cash my check. Then home.
Tommy was just leaving when I got home so he helped me carry everything into the house. I put the parishable stuff away and say down to watch a episode of Criminal Minds. I needed to rest after that ordeal.
I paid all my bills including the rest of Tommie's medical bills and caught up on my check book. That was a relief not to have to think about them anymore.
I made Pinto Beans for dinner in my pressure cooker and Cornbread with Honey Butter for dinner. Janna came home with a Ace Bandage on her foot. I guess she was texting and going down the stairs at work and fell down them. Her ankle is swollen but they didn't say it was broken.
We made her sit down and keep her foot up.
Here are some more pictures that I have done. 2 Books down, working on #3.
I do believe it's time for me to hug my pillow.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my life. I have been super happy all day. What a blessing it is to feel this way. I am blessed.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gracie and the Kitty

 Gracie riding on the mower.

Gracit and the Kitty

I looked outside in the front yard and here was Gracie on the mower with Papa. There is a little deck on the front that she sits on. Papa keeps her safe.
The I heard a meowing in the craft room in the garage. I went to investigate and found this little baby kitty in a kennel. Gracie fell in love and lugged it around the house all day. Bailee finally went to work and took the cat so I didn't have to worry about Gracie mauling it to death.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the critters that Heavenly Father created fot us to enjoy. What a blessing they are to a little girl that truly loves animals.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Outfits

 Outfit 1 back

 Outfit 1 front

 Outfit 2 front

 Outfit 2 back

This little girl has out grown all her clothes. Janna went to the mall and got her 2 new ones. She loves them and can't wait to wear them to Lolo's. 
I need to get her a new bathing suit and shorts. She is getting tall. Where oh Where did the little baby go!
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for a caring, giving daughter that takes such good care of all of us.I am blessed!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Gracie and her Chips

What a Cutie

I got Gracie this outfit when I was in Arizona and Janna bought her new sandals. She has outgrown all her clothes so we are replacing them. Janna also bought her a big box of chips so she could have snacks that didn't have sugar in them. She loves to go in the pantry and get a box out.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my dear brother Johnnie. He is so good to talk to and visit. I am blessed to have such a wonderful older brother. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Back To Work

My Make Shift Office

Janna bought a laptop for my house and installed QuickbooksPro and I am doing her books. It is all coming back slowly but surely. I bought an on-line tutorial and that has helped a ton. The best thing about this job is that I can do it at home. I set up a table to work on and it is working good. I can just put it away. Eventually I will have all the data in and it will just be paying bill, recording deposits, doing payroll and paying her taxes. This has always been my most favorite job. I love bookkeeping.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to have a job doing what I love and getting paid for it. Blessing just keep coming.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Papa and Gracie

Just hanging out together.

Gracie loves to hang out with her Papa. We are extending our deck so Tommy is surveying the job. It will be nice when we have it all done. Gracie didn't go to Lolo's today so she hung out with Papa all day. Papa moved her sandbox so we can do the deck. It will be so fun when it is done.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this cute little girl. Every day I am amazed that she gets to live with Janna and I. I am so blessed to have her sweet little Spirit in my life.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jammies and Bunny Ears

Check out the outfit.

Gracie loves the bunny ears that ChaCha gave her for Easter. She is wearing a necklace her mommie got her in Utah. And her Jammie's that Kathy Porterfield got her. She has so many people that love her. Janna and AJ are eating dinner in the background.
Gracie went to Lolo's and had so much fun playing with her friends. She really loves it. And I love it so I can get lots done.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my Testimony of the Scriptures. I am grateful for a desire to read them. Blessing abound.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Papa and Gracie Mowing

Papa and Gracie

Gracie loves to help Papa mow the lawn. She sits on his lap and just rides around and around. I think Papa likes it too. He always lets her ride with him. And that cute building in the back is our chicken coop that Papa made for us when we outgrew the first one. Tommy keeps our lawn green and weed free. He's pretty handy. I think I will keep him.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this man of mine. We have been through a lot and are still going strong. What a blessing he is to me.

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Gracie and my Sunglasses

I couldn't tell you what I have done this week. Obviously not blogging. After we came home from church Gracie found my sunglasses in my car and had to wear them. She loves to wear sunglasses. She does have fun in Sunbeams. But she always want to say the prayer and gets upset when it's not her turn. Tommy went to church again and stayed for all his meetings. 
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for this little lady that I get to take care of. Sometimes it's hard but always worth it. I am blessed and I believe that with all my heart.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday Miracle

 Look whose going to Church.

Gracie and her Easter Basket

Hunting Eggs

 Found One!

Gracie, Tommy and I got up and went to church. I taught the Sunbeams the lesson about the Resurrection. Tommy made an appt. with the Bishop. Miracles happen all the time. 
Gracie loved having Papa in church with her. We went to Primary and Tommy went home. I felt so blessed that he was there with me.
We came home and Gracie found all the eggs Harley had hid for her. She loved it and wore her bunny ears and outfit that Cha Cha gave her for Easter.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful that Tommy is coming back to church. I will have faith that he will stay. I am blessed beyond measure.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Coloring Easter Eggs

 Harley and Gracie are coloring Easter Eggs.

Job Well Done

Harley bought 4 eighteen pack eggs. I boiled them so they would be ready when Harley got off work. Her and Gracie colored all these eggs. They had so much fun. Cha Cha called Gracie in the middle of all this and Gracie said, "I have to get back to work now". She just keeps us laughing. Now she is all ready for hiding eggs tomorrow.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my Savior and that he Died for me. I am grateful that I will live again after I leave this world. What a wonderful plan. I am blessed!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gracie and the Goats

 Gracie and the Goats

 She really loves them.

 She can't catch this one.

 Gracie and Bailee
 Bailee's Senior Picture

Bailee and Harley

Bailee asked me to take her pictures for her graduation announcement. We went out to the barn and on the haystack and on her truck and on the fence. We got some pretty cute ones. This on of her and Harley is so cute. These two really get along now.
Gracie of course had to chase the goats and try to catch them. She can't be around them and not chase them. It was fun taking all these pictures of Bailee. Such a cute girl.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for these grandkids. I have loved watching them grow. Blessing abound!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Homeward Bound

I got on the road early this morning. I woke up to snow on my car and I had on flip flops and no coat or sweater. I started my car remotely and waited for it to thaw out. I had to scrap ice off my windshield. Then it was off and running to Idaho. Bye Bye Beaver, Rigby here I come. I can't believe my almost 3 week vacation is over with. Now back to the grind.
I got home around 3pm and sat in my chair. I was a little tired but so happy to see everyone, especially my little Gracie. She told me she missed me so much. It's good to be home.
Grateful Statement: Again I am grateful for a safe drive home. I know I am watched over.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Beaver Here I Come

Comfort Inn

I got on the road about 7am this morning and headed to Beaver, Utah. I went the Flagstaff way because I know the way so well. I got out and walked around 3 or 4 times so my legs wouldn't cramp. It really helped. I made it here about 4pm and checked in. 
I wanted to get something to eat so I went to Dairy Queen for a Hamburger and came back to my room. I put my robe on and settled in. I helped Ruth try to download the Quick Pages she bought yesterday. But it just doesn't work. I bought one and downloaded it just fine. I don't know what the problem is. She will have to call the store and find out.
Now I'm catching up on my blog.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my safe travel here. Heavenly Father watches out for me.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Taking Stuff Back

 Torrid's - Good Store

Today Ethel and I took some of the stuff she bought back to the stores. We went to Zuppa's for lunch and then to Fry's for stuff for my trip tomorrow. I have such a good time with her.
Ruth came over tonight and we worked on a page of Denton. She is getting the hang of this stuff. I told her she had to keep it up. I am really tired so I'm going to bed. Tomorrow will be a long day.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the opportunity to visit my cousins and my brought. Family is so important to me. I am blessed!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Gilbert Temple

 Gilbert Temple

My Sweet Cousin

Here we are.

Ethel and I went to the Temple today. She works in the laundry so I did a session. It was WONDERFUL. Just what I needed. Time to pray and meditate in the Lord's house. I just love that Ethel lives right down the street from the Temple. We found some lady sitting on a bench and got her to take a picture of us.
We went to lunch at Kneaders after we were done and then it was back to the house. Ruth came over and we scrapbooked and just had fun.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Temples and the knowledge we receive inside. I always learn something new.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Going Back to Gilbert

Page 1

Page 2

 Page 1

Page 2

Ethel and Ruth came and got me so we could stop by and visited Della and Jake on the way down the mountain. I will dearly miss my sweet brother.
When we got home we sat around and talked (the thing we do the best). I am loving this wonderful time with my cousins. Ruth and I worked on making pages.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for cousins. I love each and every one of them. I am blessed to have them in my life.