Monday, May 30, 2011

Can you believe snow this low on May 30th?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Rich and I made the rounds to eight cemeteries placing 18 flowers on the graves of ancestors on the Friday before Memorial Day. (For a more in depth look at our annual Memorial Day trip, check out my blog post from 2008)


Sheep on the road on the way from Levan to Silver City

Silver City

On the west side of Utah Lake heading to Salt Lake

You can barely see Rich by the shortest tree - how we tell where Nanna's parents are

My sister's little guy buried in Orem

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Scripture Mastery

I posted recently about how I got the scripture mastery cards to use when I'm standing at the temple so I can memorize these great scriptures. Well, I got a new assignment: assistant initiatory coordinator and I no longer have time while I'm at the temple to memorize scriptures. (plus I get to arrive at 4 am instead of 5 am) But I've been studying these great doctrinal scriptures and marked them in my personal scriptures. I thought I would now send the cards to Michael on his mission because each one has a missionary application and it would help him in his study and teaching of the gospel.

(sorry, won't rotate)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Updated Grandkiddies Wall

I finally got Hannah added to the grandkiddies wall! It was more complicated than I had hoped. I really like the 5x5 frames because it shows just their cute faces. But I couldn't find more (I only had six) except at Rod Works, where they only came in black. So I bought those and then spray painted them red. Then I wanted to try doing their names on my cricut machine, which was also more complicated than I anticipated. You have to cut each letter and then arrange them on transfer tape to attach to the wall. But I did it and I love the results!

the cute cause for the new grandkiddie wall!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pretty Flowers in SLC

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

It was a different Mother's Day for me this year. Laura and Todd in New York, Brian in Florida, Michael in the MTC and it was the year for Jenny and Mary to be with their other families. It enjoyed a pleasant Sunday morning and Church and then (gasp!) we went out to dinner with my parents. Rich has always felt that mothers shouldn't have to cook on Mother's Day and since we had no one coming for dinner we just went out. It was a nice change. Jenny and Trevor stopped by on their way home from Layton in the evening and it was great to see them.

I'm thankful for my mother who has always been a wonderful example of dedicating herself to her family and the gospel. I'm thankful to have received kind texts and facebook messages and blog posts from each of my children, even Michael sent me a special Mother's Day letter.

it's all good!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend with Laura

Papa with Hannah

It was great to have Laura and Hannah here this weekend as we celebrated Jenny's graduation from UVU.

the graduate with Ayden and Sophie


the proud parents

cute Jenny

Jenny and Trevor

Laura and Mary put on a spread of treats after the graduation

Sunday night we went to the cabin ~ just the girls: Laura, Mary, Jenny, Hannah and Myla and me. We enjoyed some girl time together, it was just too short since Laura went home today :(

sisters at the cabin