Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Peer Pressure

So I have finally caved. I have given in to peer pressure. I have started my very own blog where I go off on tangents on any subject that happens to cross my little pea brain at that particular moment. Visit me if you'd like.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Big 5-0 on 10-10-10

I honestly cannot believe I am 50 years old! 50! Do you know how old that is? WOW!

AnnDee decided I needed a surprise birthday party which was also a funeral. The house was decorated with black balloons, black streamers, and complete with a tombstone birthday cake and crying guests. There were so many friends and family members there--I am very overwhelmed and feel extremely blessed. I was VERY surprised!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of my life!
I am so blessed!

My AMAZING Uncle Ron models my old lady glasses!
My wonderful Aunt Zina and I pose for a picture. I lOVE this lady!

AnnDee made this wonderful cake for me!

This is the real me in the 'coffin' next to the skeleton me!

Grammy with her boy. LOVE this kid!

Lennis watches over the crazy kids! AnnDee, Lyndsie, and Micah.

TERRIFIC neighbors! Brent, Dave, Dean, Cecilia, and Dena!

Yep, 50 years old....am I wise yet?

Monday, September 27, 2010

The FINAL Countdown is on!

Almost 2 years ago, I made this chart in the hope that it would help time to go a little faster while Ian was gone on his mission to Brazil. Each month as fast sunday came, our family would take turns crossing off the month.
Yesterday, Lyndsie, Micah and I each took a swipe at the last month of the chart. Do you have any idea what a great feeling that was?

The chart is now complete, every month meticuliously crossed off. In 3 weeks I board a plane to Brazil to see my son who I haven't seen for 2 years!
Do you know how long 2 years is?
And NO it did not go fast!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yes, I'm ready for some FOOTBALL!

FINALLY! Football season is here! I couldn't be happier!

This is a perfect picture. This is Micah's common stance--notice football in hand!

Jones hands off to Romney!

Jones goes back for a pass!

Checking out the team.

The Freshman Viking football team played their first game last Saturday against Timpanogos. The result....Vikings win 51-0!

Yes, my friends...the only reason to LOVE fall is FOOTBALL!! (Oh and that Ian comes home this fall is a GREAT reason too!)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, Lennis!

Yes, it's true. Lennis turned 50 recently. We had a special family birthday dinner for him--fried chicken, his favorite!

There are really 50 candles on this cake!

Pup, Lennis and Eli. I love this picture because this is their most natural state...pup sitting next to Lennis, Lennis with his camera, and Eli investigating stuff!

Gotta love Code's hat! I LOVE these two!

Moo and Lou, fighting over the hammock.

Aunt Louise and Mr. Eli

Mommy is helping Eli water the flowers!

Eli can't decide between the doggies and the wading pool!

Eli 'riding' Blue!

This was such a fun day! We had yummy food. We sat around in the yard and talked, and laughed at Eli. Lennis took pictures, Micah and Lyndsie wrestled in the hammock, Eli played naked in the wading pool...I LOVE MY LIFE!

Happy Birthday, Lennis! Can I keep you?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thoughts on Being a Grandma

I turn 50 years old this year, which is only fitting since I am now a Grandma!

One of the most amazing things ever was watching as my firstborn grew a new life within her, and became a mother, and Devon became a father. Elijah, what a gift from God!

AnnDee is an amazing mom!

And this little man grew.....

...and he began to smile...

...and he began to laugh...

...and he began to crawl...

...and daily he discovers the wonders of God's creations...

...and now he walks...

...and brings unspeakable joy to his Grammy!

Yep, being Grammy is just about the best thing EVER!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Fireworks last 4th of July!

I LOVE summer! I think it is just about the best time of year.

Here is the 'short' list of what I love about summer:

*Swimming Pools
*Strawberry Days
*Finally being warm!

*Fresh fruit
*REAL tomatoes from my garden
*Green grass
*flowers in my yard
*4th of July
*24th of July
*Camping Trips
*Family Reunions
*Micah and his friends partying at my house
*Sitting in the porch swing

And that's just the 'short' list! I LOVE SUMMER!