Saturday, October 28, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Eliza's Activities

 Eliza and I have been busy since the other kids have been in school. She is good at learning and that makes it so fun. Pouring, transferring, stacking, and building. Puzzles too. She has a baby doll that she is sweet with. I hope to do more!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

 The sprinklers were left on.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

John's Baptism

 John's Baptism was so nice. We had been excited about it for a long time. It was nice to be supported by so much family. We missed those who weren't there. John is such a good boy. He is kind, smart and capable. One of John's friends, Carson had to be dunked three time. that was memorable.  But the spirit really was strong when Kelly, Clara and John did a musical number before the conformations. It was "Savior, Redemer of my Soul." Kelly was on the guitar. Clara the violin and John the cello. It was the best John had ever played. It really was nice. We are so proud of John and expect great things from him. Glad he has started on his covenant road.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017


It was darling to watch Eliza when we place the two tower ice cream sandwich in front of her. We sang Happy Birthday. She didn't need any prompting. She just blew the candles out on cue. We got her some cute little gifts. She has enjoyed them. Eliza is a dear heart that we are always glad to have around. She talks so much more and is learning everyday. We love her. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017


 Kelly and I have been canning a lot together. Spaghetti sauce, salsa, apple sauce, raspberry jam and jalapeño jelly. Clara has had a good time gathering eggs everyday. She made this lovely pattern. It has been a exciting year.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Friday, September 08, 2017


My dear little girl is so fun to be around. She gets into everything. My make-up, food, Dvd's, kitty food. Bad news! But I have never been so happy. She says "whatyadoingmom?" 200 times a day. I try to answer but I am afraid most of them go unanswered. She loves baby dolls and cats. She runs and tries her best to keep up with the big kids. She loves them very much. On the first day of school she asked "where Margaret go?" It will be an adjustment but I am glad to have her alone for a few hours of the day. I am so happy she is ours!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

First Day of School

 Looking forward to the best year ever! Great school, great teachers, and the best children!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

City of Rocks!

The best place to climb on rocks bar none. We had a great time meeting the Mayos! When Clara and Ashtyn saw each other the looked like they were going to run and hug, but just before they stopped and looked at each other and said "Hey, we are both wearing popsicle shirts." Darling. I love when these two get together. Looking forward to the next time.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017


 The worst picture of the most incredible thing I have ever seen. We were so happy to be at Carl and Julie's home. Right in the path of blackout. I was excited and thought it would be amazing, but it defiantly exceeded my expectations. I have heard that some people were quiet and solemn, we were not. We were happy and giddy and so loud. It didn't last long. but I guess that is why it was so special. I enjoyed seeing a 360 degree sunset. I loved seeing the diamond ring. I missed the cool lines on the ground. Shucks. The drive home took double the time there was so much traffic. but all so worth it. Carl and Julie were incredible host. I hope we weren't to much of a burden. WE are hopping to go to the next one!

Monday, September 04, 2017

8 is Great!

 He is Eight. He has finally pulled out his two front teeth! He is kinder, smarter, taller, and accountable. We have such love and high hopes for John. He succeeds every day. The next year is going to be great!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Thank you!

Peas, sunflowers, and caterpillars. Thank you summer!