Category Archives: Family

canada-trip

Trip to Canada

I feel like I have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride these last three weeks.  It started off with our girls retreat, then I was home for a week, but it was a very busy week, then my husband and I took a whirlwind Trip to Canada!  So I have been quite a bum ever since school started and I have had a little more free time!canada-trip Continue reading

fall leaves 2016

Happy Labor Day!

Hope you are all having a

Happy Labor Day!  

I had a great weekend.  My husband and I went up to our cabin, the leaves along the way were breathtaking as we drove up the canyon!fall leaves 2016I could not believe all the beautiful colors…everywhere we looked!fall leaves 2016

I went to Swiss Days in MidwaySwiss DaysIt was a crazy mad house like always, but my daughter joined me and we did a little shopping!  I was able to meet the cute lady behind the Mormon Mom Planner!  I did not get my planner yet because she told me they are coming out with a new one that is perfect for empty nesters…like me!  :)  I can’t wait to see it!  If you love a good planner like I do, check out  the Mormon Mom Planner.  She also has one that is a general planner for those that do not want the “Mormon” part!  :)  They are very reasonably priced, they have lots of room to write and organize your day and they are darling!  Check them out!

After I got back home, I did some laundry and cleaned things up a bit then I went to the Dixie Chicks Concert with my daughter and granddaughter that night!  We went to dinner first and then to a fun concert!  It was outdoors and the weather was beautiful!Dixie Chicks

So that is what I did last weekend…I hope that you were able to do something fun with the ones that you love too!

Happy Labor Day!

July 2016-003

Pioneer Days Celebration

Here in Utah it is a holiday weekend…it is Pioneer Days, our state holiday!  Celebrating when the pioneers first arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.  We had our Pioneer Days Celebration by spending a couple of days at our cabin and then up at our hunting property!  We have added a pavilion on the property with a fire pit, so of course we had to roast hot dogs and make smores!July 2016-003 Continue reading

90th  birthday party

90th Birthday Party

This last weekend we had my Dad’s 90th Birthday Party!  My dad is Amazing…he is still independent and lives on his own.  He does his own cooking, cleaning, laundry and garden!  He is a great inspiration and friend to all.  He is a wonderful example to all of his family and everyone loves him!Dad's 90th invite picture1-001 Continue reading

Waco, TX trip 2016

40th Anniversary Trip

My husband and I just got back from a 40th Anniversary Trip!  Our main destination was not to a tropical island, or a romantic European adventure, or some other world-wide spot, but rather it was to Waco, Texas…yes you heard me right…Waco, Texas and Magnolia Farms!

I love the show “Fixer Upper” and this was a dream trip for me!  I loved the family atmosphere and ALL of the people/employees were so friendly and helpful!  I was amazed at how friendly and kind everyone was no matter where we went in Texas!

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mason hands

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Hats off to all you wonderful dad’s, husbands, uncles, and sons!

Father’s Day Clip Art – Victorian Family – Dad

(image from The Graphics Fairy)

I am a very lucky girl because I have the best dad in the world!  He is kind and never says anything bad about anyone!  He has been a wonderful example to me.  He is a very hard worker…he was a brick mason for his profession…and he taught me the value of work.mason hands

(I took this picture a few years ago for a photography class that I was taking and it is one of my favorites!)

He thinks of others and he has a soft heart.   He still grows a garden and shares with everyone, he lives on his own and does his own cooking, cleaning, laundry and yard work!  He is amazing!  He will be celebrating his 90th birthday this week and I think that is quite an accomplishment!dad

Happy Father’s Day Dad!  I Love You!

I am double lucky because my kids also have the best dad!  I am married to my best friend… he also is a very hard worker, he is very driven and he thinks of others!  He has been the kids #1 fan and supporter in all their sports, scouting and school.  He loves his children and grandchildren and would defend them in any situation that needed defending!  He is a great example and leader and we all love him!

I know that some of you do not have ideal situations with your fathers or husbands and that Father’s day is a difficult day…I hope that you can find joy and happiness in a friend, uncle or brother and celebrate the good men in your lives!

 I hope we can all give the good men in our lives a big hug today and wish them a very Happy Father’s Day!

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St. George Weekend Feb

St. George Get-Away

Before I tell you about my St. George Get-Away I need to explain my spelling problem from the Visiting teaching post.  I was sick last week when I was trying to get it posted and I worked on it in the middle of the night, apparently I was not thinking straight because I misspelled two words!!!  Ha Ha!   I corrected it…but not until we got back from our fun weekend!St. George Weekend Feb Continue reading

July 24, 2015

Our 24th of July Family Party

We had a fun 24th of July family party last weekend.  It was great because we had our entire family!  That does not seem to happen as much as it used to when the kids were all smaller…funny how that happens!

We went up to our family property for a little fishing, 4-wheeling, games and a great time being with one another.July 24th,2015 Continue reading