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.