Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Summer

We've had so many happy moments this summer with all the little grandkids. It's been very busy but so much fun with everyone.

David and family left this morning. We were sad to have them go. We just keep falling in love with all the kids.

Gillian threw a cute little birthday party for McKay's 1st birthday. He is a happy, calm little boy.

 Just look at that pose!
 McKay took the new clothes he got and threw them right over his head.
Kathrynne was all decked out for the party.
 Cool dude and dudette.
 Cool mule.

 I just need pictures of Adam's kids and Lance's kids now and my wall will be complete. I took a few pictures of David's girls so I can hang them on the wall.  These are a few but probably not the ones that will go on the wall.

Friday, July 25, 2014

David & Family

This has been a busy summer. So busy I can't keep up with everybody's schedules and all the comings and goings. It's been a great blessing to see so many different family members that live far away. David & Tana have been here since Wednesday and it's been really fun to get to know their little girls better.

 Above, Ansleigh with Baby K..... that's my nickname for her. Below, Kathrynne is pretty adorable.
 Ammon wanted to take a "selfie" but he couldn't hold the camera so I took the selfie for him. :)
 Tana is as beautiful as usual.
Lucy - so absolutely adorable!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fire & Sunsets

I have to admit that sunsets are pretty spectacular when there's smoke in the air. My eyes look just like the sun did tonight. With the dry wind and all the smoke, everybody out here that have allergies are really suffering right now.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


I finally got the drapes made on Saturday. I love them.

Friday, July 11, 2014


Jim finally got our new microwave installed last night. It looks pretty darn good.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Where is the Summer Going?!

This summer has flown! I don't want school to start again. It's been so fun to have family members here. This morning Lindsey and her family left. Jared left and Brenden came back from Youth Conference. It's been a whirlwind of activity and we've been swept up by all these wonderful little kids.

I am slowly getting photographs of all the grandkids. By summer's end, Lance and Adam's kids are the only ones I will need to have sent to me. I took a few of Gillian's kids last night.

 I hate goodbyes but I was wonderful to see Jared go with his host to enter the MTC and to go forth to serve the Lord. We dropped him off at 12:40 today.

 Just as we were getting into the car to leave I heard the host missionary ask Jared what his name is. Jared said, "Jared." He answered, "Not any more. Not for two years. So what's your real name?" Jared smiled and said, "Elder Clark." And that was the last we heard from him as they walked off.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Busy Week

We've been very busy this past week.  Kaitlin, Chad & Kathrynne came to visit us last night. We watched all the fireworks in the entire valley from the church wall. It was peaceful and beautiful. The entire valley was filled with musket-sounds. I imagined that's how Gettysburg must have sounded from afar and it was a sobering thought. I am so grateful for all those who have helped keep this country safe and free.

 Gas or not, it doesn't matter. We now know what this little girl looks like when she smiles.
 Look at that cute little swirl of hair!
 We finally bought drapery for the living room.  The sheers were too long but that's a standard size from IKEA so I cut them to size and re-hemmed them. I used the left overs to make a small valance over the kitchen sink.

 We decided that Emma needed her husband by her side so Jim took a 1"x1" genealogy picture and blew it up. It's very pixalated when seen up close, but it's the only picture he has of his grandfather. We decided to hang it anyway. So now husband and wife are up on the wall. Jim made the mat and showed me how  to do it. (I was totally lost through the whole thing.)
 This is the fabric I bought to make drapes. They will be simple with loops.
 Detail of the sheers.
It's been a busy but good week. We also bought the microwave that will go over the stove. All LDS church members have access to a GE discount so we used that and bought it through GE. We will have to wait a few days before we can pick it up but it's bought!  We're plugging along, trying to get all this done.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Photo Session

I need to update and add grandchildren's photos on our wall downstairs so while the kids are here, I'll take a few pictures. Now I just have to decide which are my favorite.

Top picture won't go on a wall, but it's a memorable pictures of two sisters having a good laugh together.

 Gorgeous, gorgeous Cecily.

 Beautiful Eva

 Handsome and fun Gabe.

  Silly kids.

Eva has a great imagination where she is the princess and she always has Gabe play the prince.