Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mom's Birthday Lunch

Every year we get together for my Mom's birthday. We always go to the same restaurant and they are so good to let us stay as long as we would like. With our family, that would be around 3 hours.

This year Janet brought some letters that she had that Mom and Dad had kept. It was so much fun to listen to these letters from back in like 1950. To see Dad's log of extra money that he had made from the band he played in and the tithing that he paid on the money he had made. One letter was from Dru and Chris when they adopted Jennifer. How fun for Jennifer to hear how excited they were to finally get her in their family. It is always so nice to have them with us.

We laughed and we cryed. 'Pete started it!' It was so nice. I can never express how grateful I am to be a part of this great family. I love being with them.

We missed Colleen this year and hope she is up and feeling better soon.
As I looked at this picture of our family, I realized that the empty chair by Jed was meant for Colleen.
I am now looking forward to my Aunts '100' birthday party next month. I love to be with my family.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

When Doris passed away, we had a SBO come and ask if Kennecott would light the C in remembrance of her. They said they would do it the 1st 2 days and then again on her viewing and funeral nights. I was going to go take a picture of it and kept forgetting to take my camera in. I asked my cute daughter if she would take a picture of it for me. I was thinking that she would just step outside her house and take it but she went out of her way to get a good picture for me. Thanks Des!
This past week has been hard. I didn't realize just how much Doris's death was going to affect me. It did. I feel like I have dealt with death a lot in my life-no, I have dealt with death a lot in my life. It doesn't seem to get any easier. I know they are all in a better place and that I will see them again one day. Some day's that just doesn't sooth the pain.
Past that......I realized on Monday night that Doris funeral was on my moms birthday. I thought about how my mom passed away and compared it to how quick Doris passed away. Many things that were talked about at the funeral reminded me of my mom. All the grand kids knew that my mom loved them. I walked away wondering if my grand kids knew how much I loved them. Thank you Zoee for reinforcing that for me today. Cause I love them tons! My mom had tons of energy and so did Doris. My mom had her hair done, maybe not every week like Doris but she always went to Jan to have her hair done often. Okay so Doris was a little more overboard on the hair.....Nobody touched her hair! That's funny!! I felt so much peace from going to that funeral. I even could picture my mom going up and putter her arms around Doris and telling her thank you for being such a good friend to me. I liked that thought.
I know that there will be many more deaths in my life time and I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have of our Savior, for the plan of Salvation, for Temples, temple sealings, for a husband that had better not leave before me!! I am grateful to know that I am sealed to my sweet husband, eternal families. For my family.
Life is so short that I hope in this short period of time, those around me will know that I really do love and care about each one of them.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cyprus 34/Granger 31

Tiana Sandoval and Erica Scott scored 10 points apiece in the Pirates first win of the season.

The past 2 games I have not attended the games. Tuesday was they day that Doris passed away and Coach Adams was very kind to let me go home. Friday, well of course I would go to my Granddaughters very 1st piano recital. My grand kids will always come 1st hands down!
We have had a tough year. Most of our girls are sophomores and it's a new team. Yes we have lost all of our games. The girls are good. They work very hard and I am so proud of them all.
Well on Friday.......Yes, THEY WON!!

First off, this is my 'almost adopted' daughter. (No paper work done yet). Her alias she goes by is Labradorable Richardson. I keep thinking now that she is 18, we don't have to do the paper work-you know $$ ;) This is one that I will really miss next year when she has graduated. Maybe I should do the paper work.
She called me on the phone as soon as the game was over to let me know that they had won.

Erica scored 10 points.
Tia scored 10 point and Lori scored 7
Kelly scored 7 points

These girls have worked so hard. They so deserved to win. Way to go Lady Pirates! I am so proud of you.

Zoees very 1st Piano Recital

Friday night we got to go to Zoees very first piano recital. It was so much fun to watch her and listen to how well she is learning to play the piano. Actually all those kids did such a good job even her teacher Nicole. She told the kids that if they practiced real hard that she would play a new song too.

I think she was the youngest one. I was so proud of her.

It was fun to just hang with the Jones family. They all looked so nice. They always do.

Here she is with her teacher .... and may I add, she is only 16. I am so impressed! She also plays the organ on Sundays for her ward. Sharon should be such a proud mom.

Zoee, you did a great job. You keep up with it and one day you will be better than that lady on TV you were telling me about. lol "Desperate House wives"
I love you!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Friend Doris......

This has been a very hard day. Last night as I was coming home from Desi and Tim's home, I talked to my friend Doris. She and her husband Jud had gone down to Las Vegas for the long weekend. They were having fun and she wanted to stay one more day so that she could visit with a good friend of hers. I told her not to worry about work and have a good time. Who would have known that it would be the last time that I would talk to her.
I started work at Cyprus in the spring of 2008. We have worked side by side ever since. People either really liked her or they didn't. Those that didn't-did not really know her. She is an amazing lady that had a special talent of making those around her feel like she really cared about them.
Cyprus will never be the same without her. She will be missed by so many. I am just thankful that our paths crossed in this life and hope that she knows just how much I love her and appreciate all that she taught me and did for me. May she rest in peace-safely embraced by our Father in Heaven.
So for those of you that live in Magna-as you look out your windows tonight and see the "C" all lit up on the mountain, those lights are for her. We will always remember her.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Angelina

I don't know how in the world Timmy was lucky enough to find this girl but she sure is one amazing lady. We are so lucky to have her close to us. She is such a good mother.
Tomorrow is her birthday and she came over to Desi and Tim's, with all the kids tonight so that we could be a part of her birthday.

See that cake...oh yea, have you ever heard of 'better than sex cake'. Yep, that's what it's called.

We got her some new clothes so that she can dress up tomorrow and feel good. New clothes always does that for me.

All the kids just hung out and played together.
Thanks Tim and Desi for letting us all come hang out-once again.
Happy Birthday Ang! We sure are blessed to have you a part of our family!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

We just spent the last day and a half with these two cute boys. Before taking them home I asked Ron,
"Are you ready to go home"?
Ron "YES"
me "Why? Are we really that boring"?
Ron "YES"
Got to love them!
Just look how handsome they are all ready to go to church.
When we met Ang to drop of the boys, Ron cried and held on to us. So many things are going through my head. I have a hard time understanding how any mom could turn her back on them. How in the world could you justify it?
What in the world would go on in their little heads?
Do they know just how much I love them? (you know I'm not very patient sometimes)
How could you drop in for 20 minutes and then just leave again?
I just don't get it.

but now on a good note....How blessed these boy's are to have someone like Ang in their lives. We are so blessed to have her close to our family. Thank you so much Ang for caring a huge weight on your shoulders. I know that those kids are not the weight, but some of the struggles that go along with them are. Sometimes I wonder why you do it but, I do thank Heavenly Father that you do. Thank you!

These boy's are very special...all 3

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I have not ever really enjoyed listening to music on blogs. If someone has downloaded a video I have to go turn it off so that I can listen to the video. Some music I like and some I don't ... but, I will have to admit, I had to steal this song off of my nieces blog because I LOVE IT!
You know those butterflies that you get in your stomach when you are in love...this song gives me those butterfly feelings again.

It reminds me all over again how 'LUCKY' I am to be married to this man. He is so amazing!!!

I have been sick the past couple of day's and he has taken such good care of me. He is such a good husband, dad, grandpa etc. etc.

Just one more reason for me to believe just how much my Heavenly Father loves me.
Thanks Jessica for sharing your song.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Where has the time gone? I have enjoyed the past two weeks off. It's hard to believe that it's over. I think the next few months are the longest.....we only have like one or two day's off. That means that I am really going to have to work.

We started our vacation with being sick. So glad it didn't last too long.
The best part of my time off is defiantly spending time with family. I really didn't do anything else.
We did have a couple of games that I went in for but they were both at home. I don't mind home games even if we don't win. We still have some very good players that give it there all. I am very proud of them all.

This last week I had Zoee over night and then Evva. It's nice to have a little one on one time with them. They are so cute! I really don't know what I would ever do with out them. I am so glad they like to come visit even though there is not a lot for them to do.
Jed got a bob cat for the week. He was working on my Honey Do list. All of the Jones kids came and spent Friday night with us and got to go ride on the bob cat the next morning. We thought that Briggs would be so excited to get on it. Ummmmm NO! He didn't want anything to do with it until.......

He saw Evva riding with Grandpa.
He was still a little hesitant but did it anyways.

Then Zoee got to ride and drive it. They had fun doing that. Then of course we had to build a fire in the fire pit for S'mores. That will most likely be the thing they remember the most.

Jed got a lot done. He finished taring down the back deck.

Pulled out those ugly bushes that I so hated. I told him that the house no longer looked so haunted. It looks so much better even if we have to re-do our lawn in the spring. That is once that stinkin tree gets cut down. I keep telling Jed that it needs to come down and for some reason he doesn't want to do it. We have had offers from our sweet family to cut it down....but he said no. Kay, we all know that it will come down .. right? It might take me some time to convince him but it will come down ;)
Love you Jed!

He even started on where our garden will go. We still have so much to do but it is coming-little by little.

Jed got a new calling as Gospel Doctrine teacher. Today was his first day of teaching. He did such a good job. I am so glad that he is the one teaching that class. I would be way too intimidated.
Well, I guess it's back to a regular routine in the morning.
Hope you all had a good holiday.