Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I am wishing everyone a Happy Easter a few days early. I will be celebrating the Spring break and Easter weekend in beautiful Kanab, Utah with my brother and his family. I will have lots of pictures to post when I get back. And I am sure lots of stories to tell.
I am still busy, busy doing lots of crafty and sewing projects. I am showing you just a couple of them as I wish you a Happy Easter. Someday I hope to have the picture taking down. My pictures don't look very good. Some of the bloggs I follow show their projects and they look so nice. Mine projects are prettier in real life. I don't get the lighting right or something. I will just keep practicing. They say practice makes perfect.
I love Easter! Without Easter the world would be so bleak and without hope. Easter reminds me of newness of life and the great message of life after death. And a glorious life it will be. It reminds me that those I love are watching over me, and cheering for my success in life. All of my hopes and dreams will be fulfilled on that beautiful Easter morning when I meet my Savior and He wipes away my tears and allows me to be with my loved ones. The Great Redeemer, Jesus Christ gives freely to eveyone Resurrection. . . and eternal life.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Things Turn Out The Way God Plans

I spent the day at the emergency room and the operating room waiting room today. My middle son Blake had a kidney stone. . . Many people have experienced this. The course of action was different for Blake, because we found that he only has one kidney! He was born that way and we never knew it. Because he only has one kidney the doctors had to immediately go in and surgically remove the stone. Then they put stints in the "tube" from his kidney to his bladder. He is doing ok right now, with lots of pain med and tender care from Gina and Brissa. Mathew came to the hospital and gave him a blessing of both healing and comfort. It was scary for a while but we knew that everything would be ok. . . . . Gina is doing ok and so am I. Now knowing that he has one kidney he will have to be careful in the things he does. And hopfully he will not have another stone.
As I reflected on the events of the day and finding he only has one kidney, I realized it is good I didn't know when he was a baby and a little boy and young teenager. I would have raised Blake in a glass jar, and never let him experience the activities and experiences that all boys want to experience. I would have never let him play contact sports, and rode horses, and hiked and climbed mountains. I would have been overly protective of him. He would have never developed into the great man that he is today, because I would have wanted to keep a close eye on him at all times. Things turn out the way the Lord has planned. Now Blake will need to be more cautious and more careful but he can still live a full and abundant life.
I thank my Heavenly Father for His tender mercies towards me and my family. His protecting Eye is ever upon us. My prayers are answered, when I ask that my children will be protected and watched over by angels. I ask that my children will accomplish the things on this earth that the Lord has planned for them. I stand all amazed at His blessings!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some of my busy work

Some of my counted cross stitch work!
Just a few of the things I have been working on these past few weeks. It feels good to again have the creative energy flowing through me. I have been very busy. . . . Hopefully this week me and my daughter Emily will be making our annual trip to Scrapbook USA. It is a fun day filled with working on our picture albums, snacking, laughing and just having fun. Love it, love it. Most of all I love being with my daughter doing something we both like to do.

Some Useful Thoughts

Jared's Baptism Day
In February I failed to post pictures of my Jared's baptism. He is such a sweet boy. I get such a kick out of him. He makes me laugh. I am proud of how Mat and Melanie are raising their children. They are trying to be good parents and to have a good home for their little ones.

I have been busy this past week with many things. Nothing spectacular, but nonetheless interesting little vinettes of my life. I am now feeling much better mentally and spiritually and it feels good to be enjoying life again. Problems are never far away from any of us, but it is in how we look at them and how we handle them that makes the difference in whether we have a positive outlook on life or a negative outlook. No matter how dark and dreary the winter, spring always comes. Isn't that true, it always comes. After a storm, the sun always shines. So it is with life. There are always going to be hard times, but soon they are followed with happy times. I came across this little saying. I have it posted where I can see it every day. It reads:

Sometimes we think there's been a huge mistake,
That something's gone dreadfully wrong,
that we'll never be able to compensate for a tragedy,
that we'll never be able to accomplish what we should
have or could have, if it wasn't for this thing, this problem. . .
Don't we think God knows what He's doing?
Sometimes He wants us to learn to TRUST HIM.

There is never mistakes in living life. . . Everything has a purpose. We are to learn from our mistakes and they will work to our advantage. Trust the Lord He knows what He is doing!
I journied to Payson this week with my good friend Vickie. We had lunch with two other friends Cristie and Caren. It was good. Cristie is going through a very difficult time right now. My heart goes out to her, but she is strong and she will turn things around and learn from this time in her life. The Lord is mindful of her and will bless her as she makes her journey.
We also visited with my two Aunt's Diane and Carol. I love them so much. My Aunt Carol is getting very old. She is still such a sweetheart. I miss her very much.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Well Helloooooo MARCH

As I am writing this post it is snowing in Tooele. There is about 6-8 inches of beautiful wet spring snow on the ground. It has been a blizzard. . . You just never know what the weather is going to be like in March when you live in Utah. One day it is a warm 55 and the next it is snowing like crazy. You have to love it. Be it mother nature at her best.
Just came back from having lunch with two of my dear friends Marcie and Kathy. It was so good to see them and visit. It has been several months since we got together. I use to work with them at USU Tooele Campus. They were so kind and nice to me. Unlike some of the other people in the office who where so mean spirited. Me and Kathy and Marcie stayed together trying to shield each other from the harshness of others. Why do some people have to be so mean and miserable? It is much easier to be nice and kind. I just don't understand. But it is sure good to have yourself surrounded by good people and positive energy.
I have been very busy these past few weeks. Although I do miss going to my grandson's wrestling matches. I will post another day on my feeling about Joel growing up and moving forward. He has been such a fun child to watch and be with. I love my life as his Grandma.
I have been doing a lot of things around my house, trying to get it to look like me. For several months I just didn't feel like doing anything. It feels good to come back to Life and enjoy being Me, and doing the things that have always brought me so much happiness.
I have kept my hands busy doing "handwork" I was going to show you pictures of my work, BUT I can't find my cord that goes from my camera to my computer. Hummm, wonder where it is. Since I moved I can't find anything! Anyway I have been doing some counted cross-stitch things and they have turned out so cute. I am also reading two books right now, "Agent Bishop" and "Zoo Keepers Wife". Both books are very good. I will report on them in another posting. Went to "Alice In Wonderland" the movie last night. It was good. . . not that great but ok good. I think I need to re-read "Alice In Wonderland" the book by Lewis Carroll. I read it when I was a little girl. I don't think the movie was anything like it. Anyway not how I remembered it.
I am looking forward to Easter weekend. I am going to be with my brother Alan and his family. I look so forward to that. I haven't been to Kanab for a few years. Mat and Melanie and kids are going with me. I am also looking forward to Easter because it will be General Conference. Oh how I look forward to hearing from the Prophet and the Apostles. I am spiritually refreshed after hearing from them.
I love being retired! I love the freedom and time it gives me. At first I had a hard time adjusting to it. But, oh boy, how I adjusted. . . . I love it. I like being available for my kids and grandkids, I like doing my own thing, I really like not having the pressures of work and dealing with the hassle of the workplace. It is just nice to be home and enjoy my home and my surrounding and my own timetable. I stay very busy and don't know how I found the time to work. There truly is a time and a season for everything. I like my time as it is right NOW.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Long Needed New Post

I have really neglected my blogspot. I am going to do much better from now on. I guess I got too absorbed in myself and how crappy I was feeling and I didn't feel like sharing anything with my blog friends. Hopefully this will be a better year for me. I feel much better and I am again enjoying my life and the many blessing I have. My children and grandchildren keep me really busy. I had even stopped doing my crafts and my handwork, but I am back onboard with life and enjoying the simple things I can create with my own hands. I have found it is the simple things that are the spice of my life. I enjoy the beautiful world I live in. I am surrounded by beautiful positive things. My home is simple, but filled with happiness and children's laughter. I love having the grandchildren they bring cheerfulness and excitment to another wise quiet place. I love to hear them laugh and chatter. I have been greatly blessed with wonderful friends who are there for me and cheer me when I am down. My children are a huge blessing. They fill my life with happiness. . . there is no where I would rather be than with my children! I have great faith in a living God, who hears and answers my prayers. He knows me by name and knows my needs. He wants me to be happy. I can't let Him down.
All that I am. . . All that I have. . . The Great God of The Universe has given me.


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