Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 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)
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
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
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!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 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.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Laura and Mary put on a spread of treats after the graduation