Sunday, May 22, 2016


A couple of the kids (and grandkids) came home for a short visit.

To wish dad a Happy Birthday.
And have some fun.

Shenanigans ensued.

And it was fun. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Resulted in a torn Rotator Cuff. 
{insert swear word}

I don't have time for this. 

Surgery scheduled for Wednesday. 

Eight weeks off work. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Had a great fall. 
Yup me. 
Nice sunshiny day. 
I was trying to clean up the debris from winter. 
I tripped over the shop vac hose down here.....
I landed hard on my right arm. 
I thought for sure I had broken my humerus. 
But nope. 
Good news. 

Bad news. 
The doc thinks I may have torn my rotator cuff. 
I can't raise my right arm. 
Really obnoxious. 

I will wait and see if it improves. 

And I was in a mood. So Candice cut my  hair off. 
And it feels good. 

Friday, April 8, 2016


I have missed having Lexi around 24 hours a day. 
Having her and her mom live with us for two and a half years was such a blessing. 

I got so used to Lexi singing and dancing and generally keeping us all in our toes. 

This week I've had such a blast being in her world. They have been back in Denver for almost a year now. 

I got to take her to school. 
And pick her up. 
She's busy with ballet and Young Voices. 
I've had lots and lots of private concerts. 
We have played and snuggled. 
And of course, we had to do some hair each morning. 
She liked it "fluffy"

And I have been in heaven. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lexi's Baptism

This little sweetheart was baptized on Saturday.
She was so darling in her little dress. 
They are loving Denver and have such a great ward and supportive friends. 
There were more than 75 people that came to show love and support for them. 
Matt and family came as well as Guen and the boys. 

This is a pile of grandkids!!!!
We had fun swimming at the hotel. 
Driving to Denver was fine right till we got the the city. 
I'm not that confident of driving in the big city. 

Howie had been in Florida all week and flew in to Denver to meet us there. 

All the family left on Sunday morning. 

I'm staying in Denver for the week and flying home. 
I get to have lots of time with this girl.
Waking up to snuggles. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016


.....and then there are days.

This last year has been filled with days. 

Of joy. 

And gut wrenching heartache. 

And endurance. 

And joy. 

Today was a day of joy. 
All of my grandchildren. 

11 of them. 

Nick and Lynsey's
Lexi 8

Matt and Tara's
Josh 16
Jaren 14
Justin 11
Jessica 10

Nate and Sara's
Krew 9
Kendrix 7
Locklyn 1
Leighton 3 months

Cameron and Guen's
Teddy 3
Timmy 8 months

My heart is filled. 

We gathered for a blessing of Leighton who made her entrance 2 months early. 
But today she thrives. 

And cousins became fast friends.

And this week we are babysitting for parents who need some help and a break.

Krew     Kendrix   Lexi

They didn't last long in the car ride home.
Tomorrow two more come.

I think Uncle Matt is pretty taken by this girl. 

My kids have grown into wonderful humans.  

And I'm proud of them everyday.

Today was a best day. 

A day of joy.