Here's what she wrote on the back:
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Here's what she wrote on the back:
Friday, December 30, 2011
Since my birthday is December 31st, I always like to take Christmas down and have the house clean for the New Year. Jenny and Brian helped me get Christmas put away and Jenny cleaned the house for me. While Jenny was cleaning I organized. Today I stayed in my pajamas all day and just organized. I love living in a clean and organized home! This is what I did today:
1. Finished reading the December Ensign and read the first SS lesson.
2. Organized the linen closet - throwing away old medicine.
3. Organized under my bed
4. Went through the Christmas cards, sorting the missionary ones and put them in their binder pages.
5. Worked on the finances.
6. Put some quotes in evernote.
7. Cleaned out my purses, giving some to the DI pile.
8. Ironed Rich's new handkerchiefs and pants.
9. I cleaned my bipap machine.
10. I blogged!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday Jenny and I went to Layton. Mary generously offered to watch Connor, Abby and Andrew while Laura and Alan went to Buenos Aires. Jenny and I went to help Mary take care of the kids. We weren't much help but we were company. Mary is a good mother and Jenny is a good aunt. It's a joy to watch my daughters become mothers. I can't help much any more since I can't talk and my hands don't work much. But I taught Sophie on my ipad that I can write and she can read messages from me. It's nice to be able to communicate with my grandchildren that way. I got lots of nice love notes from the kids!
Monday, December 26, 2011
We have a tradition of going shopping on boxing day (the day after Christmas). Jenny was sick so she didn't go and Laura only came to Target because of her trip to Buenos Aires that morning. So it was Mary, Rich and I. After Target we went to Taipan and Kohls, where I got new barstools. I have been looking for new barstools for awhile now and when I saw these I knew they were "it." Not only do they have gothic arches, but they were only $36 each! After we went to IHop for breakfast.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Hillary brought a gift from her and Michael - a video of him that she prepared. It was awesome! We were crying even before his call. It was so great to see him and know that he is healthy and happy.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
As promised we went with the whole family to Orem HCT's "A Christmas Carol." Unfortunately, my Mom had shoulder surgery last Thursday, so she wasn't able to join us. We loved it!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Twenty-seven years ago we moved to Seoul Korea, Melissa Sonksen was already living there. Her husband worked for a bank and we were moving there for Rich to be a "foreign legal consultant." I remember well the day that Melissa took me the grocery store and showed me the how to buy sugar and salt and which was which! We were great friends, getting together often to have dinner and play games. Craig Sonksen was our branch president and when they moved, Rich took over as branch president.
Anyway, Melissa was coming to town and came a day early to visit me! It is wonderful when you have friends where the years just pass away and you are just as comfortable as years ago. Melissa is a great person with a lovely personality. We had just a great time together!
Friday, December 16, 2011
We love Janet and we love to sew! This quilt created and sewn by AnnaRae McAllister and Elise Larsen, cam about because of our friendship, love of quilting, love for Janet and AnnaRae's trip to Alaska. Janet loves the forget-me-not flower because of the many spiritual and loving meanings associated with it . The forget-me-not fabric came from Alaska and became the focal point for our quilt. (Alaska's state flower is the forget-me-not) All three of us love "all things blue and white." We wanted each block to represent Janet in some way and show what she loves.
Block #1 janet loves the mountains, cross country skiing, hiking and being in nature. She loves MIA Camp Shalom
Block #2 Cathedral windows and the cathedral shape are part of Janet's home decor.
Block #3 Janet's home and yard abound in beauty and flowers and beautiful colors. In addition to all things blue and white, Janet loves the color red.
Block #4 Each year at girl's camp Janet loves to look and the stars. She loves all things heavenly.
Block #5 Janet loves hiking to Lone Pine at Camp Shalom every year.
Block #6 The blue and white traditional log cabin quilting block represents Janet's cabin in Heber and our love for quilting and "all things blue and white."
Block #7 Janet loves the Savior and has a Jim Shore nativity similar to the one pictures in this block.
Block #8 Friends love Janet and Janet loves firends--lots of them! This block is a friendship star.
Block #9 The blue and white heart represents Janet's beautiful spiritual heart. We have both learned so many wonderful things from Janet.
Block #10 The "forget-me-not" block is for the Savior, family, and friends, and Elder Uctdorf's talk in RS 2011
Block #11 AnnaRae, Elise and Janet at Shalom 2011 "I Believe."
Block #12 All three of us love working i Young Women and love the YW values.
Block #13Janet loved visiting the Sacred Grove and tries to have a Sacred Grove experience each day of her life.
"Forget-me-not" quilt created and given December 2011. We love you!
Signed: AnnaRae and Elise
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
#1. We went to The Forgotten Carols on December 1st. Just Rich and I. We went last year and really enjoyed it, so we went again. It's a little cheesy, but that's what I like about it. I love all the forgotten carols! Michael McLean's shameless self-promoting is exceeded by his love of the Savior and the fact that he ends the show without applause and the true Christmas spirit.
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