Saturday, December 26, 2009








Every Christmas is the best. We do exactly the same things every year. Christmas Eve we have a full blown turkey dinner and Seth makes home made ice cream. Then we have a white elephant gift game, then a spiritual program with lots of singing, the I read Christmas at Grandmothers that my dad wrote and I always cry, then we play games, with Gestures being my favorite, then we end off the evening with "It's a Wonderful Life." Christmas day we have a big late breakfast with Salmon and waffles with strawberries and whip cream, eggs and juice. the kids play games and they usually go on the four wheeler. Family is pricless and we have been lucky enough to always have some kids around, which is my favorite part of Christmas. Ahhhh, such wonderful memories. video

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here's another video of the game lightening. video

Monday, November 30, 2009






Here's some pictures of our Thanksgiving. We have the pie pig out, playing lightening at the church, Braden feeling sick, Mycah and Dejah making pies and the ladies crocheting. video

Sunday, November 22, 2009



Okay, so here's the finished products.
This shows the difference in Keaton and Kelsey. Keaton is enjoying decorating by throwing his tree together and Kelsey is taking great pains to make hers perfect.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009





Today's a typical Saturday. Seth is remodeling the t.v. area so we can put in a bigger screen t.v. Keaton is the puzzle master. He's really enjoying some down time, while waiting for his date. Kelsey is fixing her hair getting ready for her Saddie Hawkins date and I am studying my Sunday School lesson. What a peaceful day!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Gabe and Christy bought us a new dog. Why, I'll never know as we already have a dog but he sure is cute and we are getting attached to him. His name is Buster. video

Wednesday, October 21, 2009














We just went on a nine day trip to New York etc. We went on the train to Nauvoo and this was the highlight of the trip. We went to the temple, Cathage jail, horse and wagon ride to see all the old pioneer homes and then took in a play that night. It was a priceless day. Next on to Chicago and the Sears towers then the next day to Palmyra New York. This was also a treasured day. We saw the two houses that Joseph Smith grew up in and the sacred grove where he saw God the father and his son Jesus Christ. It was a glorious place. We saw the hill Cumorah and I was surprised at how steep it is. Then we went to Niagra Falls. Next day on the train we encountered a group of people that SMELLED! Truly I almost died. I enjoyed the lush foliage and red leaves on the drive. We got in New York and were fortunate to not have any rain even though it was cold and cloudy. We spent two days on the bus tours and seeing all the sights. We flew home and truly there's no place like home!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009






Last week was homecoming and Kelsey got third attendant to the queen and Keaton was her escort.

Friday, September 11, 2009






We had a surprise visit from Gabe and his family Sunday. On Labor day we all decided to go up to Elbow canyon and cook Dutch oven potatoes, bacon, eggs and some juice. Then we rode the four wheelers up to the medow. I enjoyed the glories of nature more than I can express. It was such a fun little outing.

Sunday, August 9, 2009



Keaton and Kelsley had some serious fun shooting guns yesterday.

Monday, July 27, 2009




We made our annual trip up to Redfish lake last week for four days. I thought, this is as close to heaven as it gets. Here are my daughters and daughters in law. We are "the ladies of the lake." The picture of my six sons was taken two years ago and also all of us with our bikes. My camera didn't work.

We ate like pigs, rode bikes all over morning and evening, laughed around the campfire till midnight, and I got in a swimming suit for the first time in 10 years and we played frisby football in the lake in the hot afternoon. Great times were had by all.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009





Our windows wouldn't open and shut so we had to replace 10 windows in our house. Here are the before and after. The old ones looked better but the new one sure work better.