Saturday, March 31, 2012

MDA Muscle Walk for ALS Research

our whole team

We participated in the MDA muscle walk, in fact we raised $6000 for ALS research. I'm touched by all the people who gave to my team and came to support this worthy cause. Laura and Alan designed these cool sweatshirts for our team.  Thank you so much!

walking for jpr

us with the Buchanans

Jenny, Hillary, Laura, Hannah, Janet, Kiersten, Mary

balloon fun

I'll post more pictures when I get them.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Michael's Hump Day!

One year ago today we took Michael to the MTC.  It seems like a long time since I've seen him!  Last week at the ward party, several people told me that this year has gone by fast for them.  I feel like it has gone so slowly, partly due to my illness.  I'm so grateful to be on the downward slope for Michael's mission.  I feel bad that Michael is not coming home to the same mother he left.

Cross-country Skiing

Kathy arranged for Sam at Sundance to take me up to the level ground (Elk Meadows).  So  Heather and Kathy rode in the back and I rode in the front of the cat and drove up to the level ground.  I snapped into my skiis and took off on the tracks.  The snow was rather slushy.  When I got to a downhill I fell down, my legs are too weak to do a decent snowplow.  I was scared of doing permanent damage.  My friends abandoned their skiis and walked me down the hill in my skiis.  So Heather and I just sat on a picnic table and waited for Kathy to go around Elk Meadows.  We just walked down the hill and back to the Yurt with my friends on each side of me.  I'm sad that my skiing days are over, but I have such good friends that helped me try.

I love the periwinkle sky

last time on skiis

Heather and I enjoying the beauty of Elk Meadows

it was a cloudy day but the blue sky was peeking through

Kathy and me at the yurt

I hope that there's skiing in heaven; it won't be heaven without skiing.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Yesterday my dear friends, Heather and Kathy, took me snowshoeing. I thought my adventure days were over, but I did it!  I was able to snowshoe for quite a ways.  Thankfully, my friends let me decide when to turn around.  We went up South Fork to Big Springs.  We didn't make it all the way to the springs, but I had an adventure!

Heather and me

Kathy and me

fluffy white clouds

we snowshoed through these trees, just beautiful

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to Myla and Hannah

Laura made these cute banners

On Sunday we celebrated Myla's second birthday and Hannah's first birthday.  A good time was had by all!  Myla's birthday is March 10th, and Hannah's is March 21st.

the birthday girls under the piano

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Jammie-clad Gkiddies!

Nanajan and Myla

matching shirts

Friday, March 2, 2012

Dr. Suess Birthday

Laura  had a party for Dr. Suess Birthday.  We had green eggs and ham and read Dr. Suess books and made "Cat in the Hat" hats.  Plus it's Laura's half birthday!