Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jeds Surgury

When we went to the Hospital yesterday they gave Jed some white tights to put on. I was sad I didn't take my camera :) He didn't want me to take a picture of him so I am sharing the pictures they took during the surgery. It is so amazing what they can do.
You can see where the shoulder has torn away from the rotater cup in these pictures.

You can see where they went in to sew it together.

Now it is all fixed.
Jed is doing good. He hates the narcotics and sitting around. He is ready to go to the gym. Yea, right. He only thinks he is ready.
Tim and Desi came over last night and made us a yummy dinner and brought Jed some candy and a soft blanket. These two are amazing. I don't know what we would do with out them. They are always so thoughtful. Thank you so much. I must have done something good before coming down to earth to be so so blessed.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Another Christmas come and gone

I love Christmas. I love being with family. I love playing games, puzzles, eating, etc.... That is the highlight of the season for me. Presents I have a hard time with.

I was talking with Zoee one night and she said: "Grandma, if Christmas is Jesus birthday, why do 'we' get presents"? Good question.

There is nothing more special than homemade presents. For someone to use there time and talents for someone else is the best. This Christmas my friend Carrie made me this blanket.
I love it. She had taken pictures off my blog and put them on this quilt. I love the pictures, I love the blanket. So did I tell you that I love it!

We were so glad to have the Jones come over for Christmas Eve. We were so glad for there company. Christmas is so much more fun when kids are around.

Desi and Tim let Zoee and Evva open one gift up for Christmas Eve.
When ever we asked Evva what she was getting for Christmas, she would say "I'm going to be a butterfly". Isn't she a cute butterfly! Doesn't Zoee look so grown up. They are both so cute.

Christmas morning we go to the Jones for breakfast. So did you see the snow? You should have seen backus highway. Yea, it wasn't good. When we finally got to the Jones, the power went out so we came back to our house. Thank goodness for power.

Jeddy and Adrianne joined us too.

Jeddy had asked me for a picture of him and Desi together. I could only find one so I took one for future.

And believe it or is the whole family thanks to Desi knowing how to set the timer on my camera to take a picture. I think this is the first family picture in the past 6 years.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Week Before Christmas

And all through the house....
Busy, but isn't that what it is all about?
Last week of school for two weeks :)
Lot's of Christmas parties, which means 10 lbs here I come. 3 dinners this week.
And trying to get into the Christmas spirit. I will have to say that it has been hard this year. Sometimes I feel that I don't have the inspiration that I need. Funny thing I learned this week is when Heavenly Father prompts you to do something, don't put it off. I worried all week about something that would have been taken care of if I would have just listened to my prompting and acted upon it. How blessed I am to have knowledge of my Heavenly Father and his love for me.

We had all of the leaders from my Stake, who work so hard all year round, come to dinner. I never know what to do to thank them so this was something that I felt I could do to show them my appreciation. We have got such a great Stake Presidency. That includes our amazing Relief Society, Primary, YM, High Councilors, and Gerald Ludwig who is an amazing cook. He should have a special calling of Stake Chef.
Pres Rushton is so good to work with. I am sure I drive him crazy with all my calls and whining.

Our Stake clerk who pays all of my bills. I am sure sometime he wonders what I am doing and who is this BJ Sign company (Thanks Tracy for all your help this year) I should have included you in this dinner too. Next year, kay!

I have no idea where I would be without these great ladies that I am so blessed to serve beside. (including Melissa who is not in this picture). They are such hard workers, spiritual, loving etc. I could go on forever. I have been so blessed.

I am so grateful for all who came. Thank you for your service. More goes on behind the scene than some people know. A lot of prayers, fasting, and thought for each member of our stake. Thank you all.

Last night was our ward Christmas party. They did such a great job. So many people showed up that they had to add more tables. People that I didn't even know were there. Man....we must have a great ward mission leader....Thanks Santa!

Jed was at the Temple so I called on my two girls to come with me to the party. I just don't like going alone. I know I wouldn't be alone once I got there but, I like company.

And who doesn't like to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.

Thanks girls for always being there for me. You are the best!
It was fun to see everyone out having fun.

The girls were even brave enough to go up with the primary and sing with them.

It was a great party.

Friday, December 19, 2008

One word only

Here is the rule:

you have to answer all of these with one word (except on the list 4 things).

1. Where is your cell phone? Derrik

2. Your significant other? Jed

3. Your hair? wet

4. Your mother? Heaven

5. Your father? Heaven

6. Your favorite thing? Family

7. Your dream last night? none

8. Your favorite drink? Water

9. Your dream/goal? Eternal Family (I know, one word)

10. The room you're in? office

11. Your fear? failure

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy

13. Where were you last night? church

14. What you're not? rich

15. Muffins? Yes!
16. One of your wish list items? carpet

17. Where you grew up? Provo

18. The last thing you did? work

19. What are you wearing? sweats

20. Your TV? off

21. Your pet? nope

22. Your computer? yes

23. Your Life? blessed

24. Your mood? relaxed

25. Missing someone? Family

26. Your car? Loveit (I never knew how to follow rules)

27. Something you're not wearing? earrings

28. Your favorite store? Dillards

29. Your summer? over

30. Your favorite color? multi

31. When is the last time you laughed? today

32. Last time you cried? morning

33. Four places you go often? work, Smith's, church, Wal Mart

34. Four of your favorite foods? chocolate, chips, salsa, cheese,

35. Four Places you would rather be right now? Right here where I am. I know I am boring:)

36. Four people you tag? Anyone that would like.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Dancers

Last week we got to go watch my girls dance. I was so proud of them as each one of them performed. They all looked so cute and did such a good job. It was fun to be there and to watch them.

This is Zoee

This is Evva

And yup....even my Desi danced. It was so much fun to watch her do what she loves to do.
I got the opportunity to help back stage with her instructor who praised her. She was amazed that she was only 25 because she was the most mature of any of the girls in her group (not the oldest). She said that it wasn't fare that she always had to dance in the back because of her height so she put her up front for one of the numbers to show her off.

Good job girls. I love you!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Catching up

For some reason it is always easier to talk about my birthday after the fact than around my birthday. I just don't like my birthday. I can't even tell you why, I just don't like it. The worst one was when I turned 30. I locked myself in my house and wouldn't answer the phone or the door for a couple of days. I must say I am getting better.

Just think, one more year and I can start going backwards. That is how it goes, right?

I have such a great family. Even if I don't want to celebrate, they do it anyways. Tim came over and cooked us dinner on Sunday. That is always a treat in its self. Then came out the cup cakes. I guess they needed more space for more candles? Can you believe all those candles? Ya, me neither. Just ask Evva, she will tell you I am still 21.It took me a few times with the help of the kids to blow them all out.

For Family Night we did the family tradition of Gingerbread houses. I wonder if mom knew what she was doing when she started this tradition. Can you (family) even imagine how happy she would be to see the easy assemble kits that you can buy now. She wouldn't have to spend days in the kitchen getting ready for that night. Okay, she would still do it from scratch. That was just her.

As you can tell my mind has been on my mom a lot lately. Her Christmas, tree, gingerbread house and then the cute booties that she use to make. Chuck you are amazing! When I saw those booties, I started all over again in missing mom.....
Look how cute!

Today we got to go to Orem to watch my niece and nephew bless their beautiful baby Savanna. What a beautiful little girl. Just like her mom.

Kodak moment....

It was so fun to hear that they had named her Savanna Colleen, after my sister Colleen.

Ohhhhhh, isn't she cute!

Matt, the blessing was beautiful. Thank you for honoring my sister in the blessing. It touched my heart to feel your love for her. We are so glad you guys are apart of our family. Thank you for the invitation to be with you on your special day. What a beautiful family you are.
So here is just a part of the support group that was there today.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

So this is not the best picture but this is my mom at Christmas time. I sure do miss her.
Mom always had a beautiful flocked tree.


We are daughters of our Heavenly Father,
who loves us, and we love Him.
We will “stand as witnesses of God
at all times and in all things, and in all places”
as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are:

Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works
Integrity and

We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values,
we will be prepared to strengthen home and family,
make and keep sacred covenants,
receive the ordinances of the temple,
and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.

• We invite Young Women leaders to immediately include this addition as they
repeat the Young Women theme.
• “Virtue” will be added to the Personal Progress value experiences and projects.
Instructions on how to implement this change in Personal Progress will be

Monday, December 1, 2008

This is what life is all about!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I am so thankful:
to be living in a free country where I can choose what I do, where I do and how I do it.
For my home where I have carpet, running water, flushing toilets, heater, air conditioner!! All the luxuries that I take for granite each and everyday.
For my husband that is always there for me. He is amazing! He serves and serves and never complains. (I need a little more of him in me).

He loves his grand kids and our family.

so grateful for the abundance of food, shelter and love that he works so hard for.

I am so grateful for my grand kids and in laws who I love so much. They make our family complete.

For my Children who make life worth living. Who stuck by my side even during the hard times.
For how they love and care for each other.

They always seem to stick up for each other and give each other attention when needed.

For the love that we have in our home.

Times may get hard but we always have each other.

I am most grateful for a kind and loving Heavenly Father that has watched over our little family and has his hands in our lives. I know that without his guidance in our lives we would not be where we are today. He truly is my life and my light. I have so much to be thankful for.
I hope you all had a great thanksgiving too.