Thursday, November 1, 2018

Denver AGAIN

Because I needed some of this

And this!

And while we were there we went to the Outlets in Castle Rock

Bras hanging from the Breast Cancer Awareness banner.
I laughed.

And then this......
We've come a long way baby to get here!


Monday, October 1, 2018


My son and his wife had an opportunity to go to Cancun for a week.
Who would want to turn that down?
They asked if I could babysit for a week.

Who would want to turn that down?

So I took some time off work and hung out with these grands.

Every day I was entertained by the antics of this one.
He loves to pose in body building poses.

He says he watches his dad do the same thing!

And I believe it.
Because his dad DID do this at this age too.

Krew is the little sister whisperer.
They love their big brother. 

My daughter in law bought about 8 gallons of strawberries before I arrived.
Hoping that I would make some jam.

So I did.

All ready for the freezer.

After our "jamming session" these helpers needed a nap.
And I needed them to need a nap.

One thing I haven't babysat before was this girl.
A Labradoodle.
Pretty cute furry bear.

Howie came during the middle of my stay there to help out for a couple of days.
He is the best grandpa.
And the girls just screamed and of course thought he was the best.

They played for hours.

The furbaby thought he was pretty awesome too.

Lots of  horsey rides. 

And finally they are all worn out.

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Cameron and Guen came a couple of weeks ago and we took a little hike up past Kelly Canyon.
Teddy was thrilled to find a big feather.
Timmy was happy with sticks.

Uncle Nate got to hold the twins.
We went to Denver over Labor Day Weekend to bless them.

Little Leighton LOVED holding beebees.

All of the family that could come came.
We brought my parents as well. 
Matt and Tara and family came from Utah,
Nate and Sara and family came from Twin Falls.
It was a full house and completely enjoyable.

Locklyn was acting shy.
Good act, because she is definitely not shy.

Lucy and Lilly!
We even got a little smile out of Lilly.

They are 5 months old now!
But are 7 pounds and 8 pounds.
They are like 6 week old babies.

Mommy took a minute to hold them before we took them out of the dresses.
Lucy wasn't enjoying all the lace.
Lilly wore Lexi's blessing dress from 10 years ago.
Lucy wore Aunt Candice's blessing dress from 27 years ago.

Grandpa was holding Nick's little nephew that is 4 months old.
He was born at term.

Matt and Tara 

My mom and dad.

Grandpa Howie and Matt and Nate.
Some of the favorite men in my life.
We missed having Cameron and family and Candice and Tyler.
It would have been so great to be all together.

They are growing so fast and I wish I lived closer.

Lexi is such a great big sister!
She dances and hops around to entertain them.

Lilly's eyelashes!

Sometimes I think they look a little bit alike.
And sometime I don't think they look related!

It is such a blessing to see my family grow.
These humans have turned out good.
And our family isn't done growing yet.
Guen and Cameron will add another in February!

We are blessed beyond measure.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Annnnd ANOTHER trip to Denver!

Lucy came home so now it’s game on! 

I took a few days off work and flew to Denver. 
Who could resist a $39.00 ticket from Jackson Hole airport?
Not me. 

I’ve been here for about 10 days and will go home Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. 

It’s been fun to be with all of them and I love watching Lexi fulfill her big sister role. 

Saturday we got to go to a LaCrosse game that our Utah grandson was playing in  
He came over after and had dinner with us and held the babies. 

It was fun to get a close up with both of them awake. 
Lilly on the left and Lucy on the right. 

Another treat was seeing Howard’s youngest sister. 
Her and her friend Annette were

It has been pure deliciousness!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

ANOTHER trip to Denver

After we got back from our family reunion last week, I immediately had to work for 3 12 hour shifts.
It made for a long week.
I had to look at this picture frequently to remind myself that we 
did have some together time at the reunion.

I finished my shift on Thursday evening.

On Friday early morning I picked up Candice and we drove to Denver.
10 long hours in the car.

But it was completely worth it.

Lucy is still in the NICU.
She's still having trouble getting enough nourishment so she has a feeding tube through her nose.
They will have her drink what she will, then they finish putting the rest through the tube.

She's still an itty bitty mite, but almost 6 pounds!

Here Candice is holding her little niece while Lynsey finishes the feeding.

Little Miss Lilly has been home for about 2 weeks.

Big yawn!

Candice loved holding them both!
We all wish they lived closer so we could snuggle and spoil to our hearts content!

Lynsey called me today and told me that the doctor was going to let Lucy come home tomorrow!!!
85 days!
Now I wish I were there all over again.