Thursday, June 29, 2017

Birthday Celebration Begins

 Idaho Falls

Birthday Celebration Begins

Yesterday all the big people went zip lining and Gracie and I stayed home. Kathy and Becca took a picture by this horse. We promised Gracie we would take her to the movies. So today we went to see Cars. After the movie was over we went to Cafe Rio for lunch and then next door to the cupcake place. Gracie got her own cupcake with a candle on it and we sang Happy Birthday to her. She had a good day and loved the movie.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for the wonderful time I have had with Kathy. She is dear to me. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Kathy and Becca Have Arrived

 They are HERE!

We picked up Kathy and Becca at the airport and brought them home. We had dinner and spent the evening talking and catching up. Becca has been really sick and had to drop out of school in her last year. She is gluten intolerant and lactose also. It was fun trying to figure out what to make for her to eat. Tomorrow we will be going to the market to find foods for her.
Craig's level are up so he has to go back to the doctor. He is pretty discouraged. I can't say I would be any different.
Matthew is going to a Prep School to do Ice Hockey back east. Lexie has a summer job so she couldn't come either. I am just glad to get who I get.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this wonderful niece that comes to see me each year. What a blessing she is in my life.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Winco with Gracie and Austin

Gracie and my Shopping List

Austin and I took Gracie and went to Winco to do the shopping. Gracie checked off the groceries when we put them in the cart. She had such a good time helping Gramma. What a cute little face.
I love to have Austin go with me because he is so neat and organized. My groceries are all sorted and bagged so when I get home it is easy to put them away.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful that we have a Winco in Idaho Falls. What a blessing it is to be able to buy bulk groceries. I am blessed!

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Gracie May

These are the things that make me laugh everyday. Gracie is always doing something that makes me laugh. She is a delight and such a love. She must tell me she loves me 10 times each day. Her favorite thing is to dress up and play with her babies.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful that Heavenly Father put this little one in my life. I am so blessed to get to watch her grow.

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Couches and Chairs

 AJ and Janna Relaxing

 My Electric Recliner


Tommy's Family

Janna and AJ met me at Furniture Row store. I needed her help to choose the right one. I was going to charge it and pay it off in 6 months. But Janna put it on her account and wouldn't let me pay her back. What a fabulous daughter she is. So I will do lots of book work for her to pay her back.
Janna and AJ found these massage chairs in the furniture store and had to try them out. I don't think that they ever wanted to get out. 
I also got Tommy a new chair just like mine so he can get out of it easy. And I framed the pages I made of Tommy's family and hung them up. Finally!!
Grateful Statement: I am so blessed to be able to have new couches and chairs. What a blessing my generous daughter is. I am truly blessed!

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Connie and our Sunbeams

I love that I get to team teach with this wonderful lady. She is so awesome. We go out to breakfast once a month just to have a some girl time.
We so love these little Sunbeams. They are cute and crazy and a bundle of joy. Sometimes they stay in their seats and sometimes they don't. Sometimes they won't fold their arms and bow their heads and sometimes they don't. Going to the bathroom with this bunch is like taking a bunch of animals to the zoo. But it's alright because each week they get better and better.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the calling I have in the ward. Teaching these little munchkins is the best. I am blessed!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Austin Getting His Wisdon Teeth Out

John came up to visit so he took Austin to the Dentist to have his wisdom teeth out. I went up and met them so I could take Gracie home and make sure Austin was alright. And he was. He didn't even have any pain. Dr Machen is the best dentist ever. She was only able to take out the bottom ones as the top ones weren't grown out enough.
Gracie found some friends to watch a movie with. She loves to play with kids.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Dentist's that can fix our teeth for us. What a blessing in our lives to have healthy teeth.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Reception at Thanksgiving Point

 My Hubby and I

 My Kids All Together

 Janna, AJ and Gracie

Harley, Bailee, Gracie, Janna and Austin

When we got back to the Hotel after the wedding Janna and her family came to go to the Reception. She is staying in the hotel tonight. We drove to Thanksgiving Point and it took Tommy and I forever to find the right venue. But finally we found it. It was so beautiful. They have tons of gardens.
It was so good to see everyone. Amie's mom and her brother and sisters were here. It was good to see them again. 
They took another million pictures before it started. It was so sweet to see how wonderful Hailey and Tanner are together. He is such an awesome person. Hailey found a keeper for sure.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this event. Blessed beyond measure to see such a special union between Hailey and Tanner.

Hailey's Wedding

 Hailey and Tanner Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Tanner Jones


What a wonderful morning watching Tanner and Hailey get married for Time and all Eternity. It was so  special to witness the sealer talk to the bride and groom about what they should do as they go through this life. I learned a thing or two. 
It was so good to be seated by my hubby in the sealing room. Such wonderful blessings.
When we came out we hung out with Hannah, Harrison, Amie's dad and Melissa and Hannah's "special friend" Stockton. 
They took a million pictures. Can't wait to see them.
Grateful Statement: What a blessing to see this wedding. Heavenly Father gives me such wonderful experiences to enjoy in this life.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Harrison's To The Temple

Payson Temple

Harrison decided he wanted to get his endowments so he could go to the Temple with Hailey. He is trying to get his A1C levels down so he can turn in his papers to go on his mission.  His diabetes is pretty sever. He has two pumps to regulate his blood sugars and give insulin when he needs it. 
It was wonderful to see him in the Temple getting his Endowments. Hannah and Hailey came to support their brother. What a wonderful family.
After we were left the Temple we went to lunch and back to the Hotel. We have to be up in Salt Lake for a dinner with Tanner's family. Thank goodness for GPS so we can find our way.
I didn't get a single picture of the dinner. It was really fun and good to get to know Tanner's family.
Then it was back to Provo to get some rest for tomorrow morning. 
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Temples. What wonderful blessing and covenants we make within the walls of these Holy houses. I am so grateful that Harrison wanted to go. I am blessed to witness this wonderful experience.

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 ...