Thursday, October 3, 2013

It's been awhile

He's a quick update. Aubrey moved to Provo in August. :(. I know she needs to live her own life, but I miss her. I still see her about once a week thankfully.
Laura and her littles were here while her husband was on a business trip. It was a long one and I know it was hard on them, but I loved having them here. Laura and Joseph ran a 5k together which was awesome. Unfortunately that same weekend little Jack broke his arm and Joseph was rear ended. So now things are mending. It broke my heart to see my little buddy so sad.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ahhh... That's not a tan line

Scout camp

My two scouters

A couple of lasts

Charming and I are entering a new part of parenthood. All our first generation are grown up- legal adults. I guess we'll see how this goes--
We did have two lasts recently.
Our last graduation from Lehi High School was on the 30th. In many ways I'm happy to leave high school drama behind, but I know I'll miss lots of things about having high school students.
Just yesterday Jacob and Charming came home from Jacobs last scout camp out. Jacob got to be the senior patrol leader for timberline this year. Timberline is a leadership camp that both Joseph and Jacob have been involved in. (Charming is already on board for another timberline in 2014.)

Today is Jacobs birthday. He gets the pink slip on his life.
It's really odd to think of the future and the change ahead. Yet it's all progressing as it should, and for that I am thankful.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I did that wrong!! sorry its back wards . What we've been up to!

Time for a catch up! Here's a bit of what we've been up to. I've started a tshirt quilt for Jacobs drama shows shirts. It may be done soon-- ish. Then I'll start one with little E. (Eryn)!!!

The first of three family graduates

Brig graduated today, becomes an elder tonight and goes to the temple tomorrow. In two weeks he will be in the MTC then headed to TEXAS for his mission!

Snow cones. Well this one was for four

A visit to TG point.

We found a little corner that we love. So close to the big waterfall and kind of private. So beautiful.

Planting a sorry little garden

Some of our starts got ignored too long... Very sad

A little physical therapy

Roses for Mother's Day

The death stare lives

Every time I say something to Joseph that he does not want to do, I get the death stare. Ill ask him things like to make the kitties a play land--- death stare...
My part of the game is to say as many rhyming words to stare. Hair stair chair fair pear dare care lair rare mare. Silly jojo

Monday, April 15, 2013

We got Mongolian BBQ

It's been a hard day. I can't imagine what pain others are feeling. 
Some in my family are out trying help. The whole day breaks my heart. 
So!
What I am thankful for today-
Valiant selfless family members in Provo willing to help goodness beat evil

3 Skype sessions with my good husband. 

My 17 yr old texting me to see if I wanted to "hang out"- we went to lunch 

Simple goodness of others

Two early returned missionaries strengthening and supporting each other. 

A darling girl from our Lehi ward is home from her mission and so so happy. 

A grandson of one of my bosom friends turned one!! His mama was told early in her life she would never have children- but she does!!

A chance to sew for someone that needs an extra hand

Faith to know that amid evil good WILL prevail

I'm so thankful for love and goodness in my life



Connie

Friday, April 5, 2013

April 5

Today we woke up very early to a call letting is know that David's father had passed away. We knew he was having a hard time, but the news came as a bit of a shock. David was scheduled to leave for a business trip to Norway tomorrow-- for about 2 weeks. With just those circumstances the early morning news got all sorts of plans spinning. (Thankfully, it ends up that Charming does not have to go to Norway)

Tonight we had a little family time and went to Thanksgiving Point. We got to walk and talk with each other and Joseph and Aubrey came too. It was wonderful. We came across a new part of TG point. There are a few larger than life statues of Christs life. There are about a dozen more model size. They were so wonderful and well done. The statues will all be larger than life and spread through the gardens. It was really really great to see them and be with a few of our kids at this tender time.

Because of love

Joseph

A favorite

Thursday, April 4, 2013

What am I excited about these days

I just read a blog that asked what we were excited about-- well let me tell you
This book- I got it for fhe. It is awesome! It's all about showing kindness and love. It uses the word "dipper" which happens to be a favorite word of my 2 sons.
Being a Find a Grave volunteer
There's a family history web site where I've volunteered to go to near by cemeteries and take pictures by request. I took my first assignment on Wednesday and I went seeking on Thursday. It is incredibly satisfying to help someone do family history work. I was really happy to do it.
Planting peas
Stitching during conference
Stake president visit for Joseph
Family vacation in June!
And of course a visit from my two favorite littles maybe next month!!