Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ThE MoSt WoNdErFul TiMe Of ThE YeAr!

Christmas came and went,
everyone got what they wanted.

Chels got clothes

and a CD autographed by David Archuletta.
N8 got his letterman's jacket

and some pretty snazzy pajamas.

Craig got a vest.
(Okay, so the guy never wants anything but is always happy anyway.)

And the dog got a banana split costume.
(Oh the things, Chels finds on sale.)

Wasn't it great to have Christmas on a Sunday?
(I think I loved that best of all!)

Monday, December 19, 2011

CoUnTdOwN tO ChRiStMaS!

So, we've just ended 12 days of swinging,






and partying!

Now, it's time to get back to the more serious stuff
...like sleep!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

AlIvE, aStIr, At WoRk, BuStLiNg, MoBiLe, ShIfTiNg, ReStLeSs = TiReD!

It's been a busy week.

We celebrated the birthday of F.D.
Der came!
(He had an audit in Carson City.)

(Oh, he is the love of my life!)

3 grandchildren have come to visit.
(Their mom and dad have gone to the Guatemala Temple dedication.)

We put on the Clinic Christmas Party.
The dryer quit last Friday.
(The repairman can't come until next Monday.)

'Yep, it's busy around here...
but everything seems to quiet down around 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


 It's December....
and Craig and the dog are sporting matching outfits.

N8 and Chels are getting XC letters.
(This is an actual height size.)

(This pic is where the coach stood on his toes and N8 scrunched down.)

The cat is in disguise.
(Ooooh, love the mustache!)

And, we're decorating...
with Mary and Joseph and the Christ Child,
wise men,

and a few stockings!
('Just love the Christmas Season!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ThE HaPpiEsT PlAcE oN EaRtH!

Thanksgiving came,
and we got to go to
F.D. Mom's....

where you can play all manner of games,

get lots of rest,

and try out your culinary skills!

You can watch a movie or two on her super-sized t.v.,

be a part of the blessing of a new niecie,

or chat with other charter members of the "Girls' Club".

You can write a secret message in her living room carpet,


or play with favorite, darling grandchildren.

You can roast marshmallows and make smores in the backyard,

eat some more,

or just cuddle!

'Yep, being at F.D. Grandma's home

is the happiest place on earth!

('Don't know what Disneyland was ever thinking!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


This week has been a
week of excellence!

The dog got an excellent new hoodie.

We are excellent BYU fans
(from head....

to tail!)

Chels had her Young Women Evening of Excellence.

She put together an excellent notebook
filled with family history stories of faith.

Modeling excellent "beehive" hats

Chels spent her "Seminary Bucks" for these excellent gifts.
(She has an excellent teacher--Brother Hyde.)

We got to hang out as a family
(which is always excellent!)

We traveled to Tahoe in an excellent blizzard.
N8 and I hiked to the Zephyr Library
(which was also excellent).

We attended the ward's FHE

where our ward donated somewhere around 56 meals for needy families.
It always feels excellent when you do service for others.
(Be certain to have an excellent Thanksgiving Day!)