Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cheer Camp

Gracie and Madie

Gracie was so excited today to go to Cheer Camp with Madie in Idaho Falls. Austin took her to Janna's work and so she could go with Janna. She had such a good time. 
I am feeling much better today. Just have this cough but it will get better each day. This is one happy little girl.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the opportunities for Gracie to enjoy this life. She is so special and fun. Truly a gift from Heavenly Father to me.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Play Date with Alice

 Cute Little Kitty Cats

 Best Friends


I woke up with a sore throat and felt terrible. Alice was supposed to come to our house for a play date but I had to call Tiffany and cancel. I didn't want Alice to get my cold and spread it to all her siblings. So Tiffany came and got Gracie to go to her house. It was so good to just be able to rest and not have to do anything. Austin went and got her for me about 12:30. She had such a good time and came home with the cutest hair do ever.
I spent the day in my chair sleeping off and on all day. I hope I get over this stuff soon. I had a dentist appt. that I had to cancel. One day I will get there to have my teeth cleaned.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for my wonderful neighbor Tiffany that is so caring. She is always thoughtful and does so much for everyone. I am blessed to know her.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunbeams Again

Playing a Temple Game

I love teaching with Connie. The kids absolutely love the game she played with them about the Temple. The loved to throw the dice and move their marker. I think I am going to figure out a generic game for when I teach.
Gracie and I went to church alone. Tommy has to have hip replacement so he stayed home in his chair. After church Brothe Olson and a friend of his came to Home teach us. They gave Tommy a blessing and shared a Gospel message.
I have been working hard getting caught up on my blog. I am determined I am going to keep doing it. It's my journal and I have been good about doing it for years so I just have to do it.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for our Sunbeam Class. They are the cutest little kids ever. I am blessed to be able to teach in Primary.

Friday, July 21, 2017

My Life

 Stir Fry

Gracie's Mess

Today was a good day. I stayed on Weight Watchers all day. I think it is better for me than Adkins. 
Gracie played with her toys and my metal bowls all day long. My house is always a mess now. But I do believe this little munchkin is worth it.
I made a Stir Fry lunch and Tacos for dinner. I love to chop up veggies and stir fry them. Plus it's no points so I can eat all I want.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the Scriptures. I am still trying to read the Old Testament. I am getting to the end. It is so interesting to read the Institute Manual and then read the Scripture. I am blessed to have a love of learning, 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

New Fit Bit

My New Fitbit

Today Gracie and I went to Best Buy and I got a new Fitbit. My old one broke and I decided I needed a new one to track my steps. It tracks my steps on Weight Watchers and gives me extra points. Pretty fun. It also reminds me to move if I have sat too long.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the ability I have to purchase fun stuff. I am blessed to have sufficient for my needs.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gerri is Leaving

I said goodbye to Gerri this morning. We had a great time talking and laughing. She is on her way back to Rexburg to pick up something from Heather and then she will be off to Payson.
I wish I had taken some pictures. I don't know what I was thinking.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful this day for Sunshine, Friends and especially the Gospel. Blessing abound.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Heather Came for Megan's Graduation

Gerri came with Heather to go to Megan's graduation. She stayed at my house so we had a great time visiting. Heather came over to my house after the graduation and made dinner for everyone. Megan's apartment is being packed up so they didn't have any place to have it. It was fun, especially because I didn't have to do anything.
Grateful Statement: I am so blessed with wonderful friends. They are truly straight from Heavenly Father to me.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Play Date For Gracie


Friends Are The Best

Gracie had her first play date with Alice. Tiffany came down and got her. She had so much fun watching a movie and playing with toys. Alice is a sweet little girl and I am glad she is Gracie's friend. 
Tiffany is Janna's visiting teacher and she is so willing to help with anything. I love our wonderful neighbors. They are the best.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for these two little girls. Gracie is blessed to have such a good friend. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Final Celebration of Gracie's Birthday

 Birthday Dinner

 New Swimming Pool 

 Opening Presents

 More Presents

Pool and Alligator

We had our last Birthday Celebration for Gracie. All Janna's friends came to celebrate and have a barbecue with us. She got lots of toys and a new Birthday Dress. She especially loved the Barbie's that Harley gave her. I am sure that she felt very special by the time the party was over. And she got another birthday cake.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this little munchkin. She is a lot of work but so worth every minute of my time. I am blessed to be her Bamma.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Slip and Slide for the 4th


 Austin and Gracie


 Gracie and her Alligator

This is how we celebrate the 4th. More slip and sliding for Gracie, a barbecue for dinner and Fireworks at night. We had a great time. I do so love my family.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful to live in the land of the free. America is the best and I am so blessed to live here.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Slip and Slide, Redneck Style

 Filling Up More Balloons

 Slip and Slide

Her Alligator from AJ

And the celebration keeps on going. John and Austin make her a slip and slide with a roll of black plastic. She loved it. She used the Alligator to slide down the water slide. She had so much fun. I didn't think she would ever want to stop. 
Austin was so good to play with her all day long. And her Grandpa John. She is having a wonderful birthday. I can't believe we have had her for 2 years. Where did the time go.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my family. They are such a blessing to me.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

4th Birthday Cake on her Birthday

Gracie and her Soccer Ball

 Water Balloons Galore

 Her Birthday Cake

John Came To Help Celebrate

We all went to church today. They sang Happy Birthday to Gracie in Primary. She was so excited. Then we came home to continue her celebration. It is officially her birthday. So she got to open the package that Cha Cha sent her.
John helped her fill all the water balloons and put them on the tramp that Cha Cha sent in her birthday box. It was filled with stuff. Harley bought her a soccer ball (which she loves) and AJ bought her Squirt Guns and a Bubble Maker. She got clothes from Gramma which she didn't like so well because it wasn't toys. Too Bad little girl.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for this little 4 year old. I am blessed to get to help raise her.

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 ...