Monday, February 27, 2012

As time flies

We are quickly coming up on Joshua and Katie's wedding and I wanted to post some photos from Joseph and Sarah's wedding.
(before the baby gets here)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Family Photos from Last Fall

We had some great Photos taken last fall by Earth Momma Photography,
She is great and the kids love when she takes the pictures because she does stuff they want to try.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Guess who is home

Jordan arrived home this evening from Hawaii.
The pictures are of his last day on Kauai, sunrise, bright sunny day and sunset.
The sign the girls and Mark made to welcome him home.

Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow!

See these BOYS. They are mine.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Joseph is engaged.

This last month Joseph has been working on getting engaged to the love of his life Sarah Pennell.
She is from Allen TX and is a beautiful girl.
We all love her and are looking forward to her being a part of out family.
They will be getting married on August 8th in the Dallas Temple.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cousins Breakfast

This last month while I was in Utah I went out to breakfast with some of My cousins.
My cousin Jen and Sister Ben set it up for us to meet in Salt Lake for breakfast and a visit.
It was fun to see cousins I hadn't seen in 20 years and catch up.

Friday, April 3, 2009


I was recently in the company of my Mother and 2 Sisters for an exciting week of sisterly love and enjoyment in the big state of Idaho. (Lava Hot Springs population 512 to be exact)
I must admit it was a wonderful week of relaxation and fun.
We have started trying to get together for a visit of just us every 2 years and this is our second trip. We had to fit it in while my sister Ben is still on leave before she starts her job in Provo at BYU in 2 weeks.It's fun to just be the girls all grown up. My baby sister is 10 years younger than I am and was only 8 when I left home and moved to Texas.
It has been years since I was up in Lava and I'm not even sure if I was remembering it correctly.
We rented a house The Strawberry Fields Home a few blocks from the main hot pools. We had purchased big fluffy robes and went down to the pools once or twice a day while we were there.
When we weren't at the pools we were watching all of our favorite movies (Jane Austin, and Elizabeth Gaskell) and playing games and reading entertaining books. I think I finished 4
We didn't watch TV or hear the news for a whole week.
We visited and talked story, diets, and families for 7 days.
My darling husband sent us some of the most beautiful roses. We watched them open and most thoroughly enjoyed them. Thanks Mark from Mom, Ben, Holly and I.
It rained the sun came out and temperature rose to a balmy 78 one day and down into the 30's the next. It snowed and stuck (not something I have seen much of these last 25 years)It is an amazing feeling to be sitting in a hot pool 112 degrees and watch the snow fall and feel it land on your back just to sizzle away. Then to feel the steam rise as the temperature outside falls and the breeze blows across the pool.

We also took a short trip into Pocatello to Walmart for supplies, I want you to know I didn't go find my missionary that happens to be in Pocatello right now, but we did get some groceries for him and dropped them off at the Mission office. We were able to meet the Sweats serving in the mission office and hear that he bore his testimony just an hour before at a meeting they had been attending. We also got to see the mission board and amazing amount of information on the mission board. My Sister noticed there were a lot of missionaries from Texas.

One night we went into Soda Springs which boasts the largest captive geyser in the world and was featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not." The geyser, in downtown Soda Springs, erupts every hour on the hour and is kinda smelly.

All in all the scenery was beautiful, the weather was beautiful, and the company very enjoyable. The pools were hot, the snow cold, the people nice and helpful, the sisters and mother fun, and the family home sick. Sorry Mark

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Most of the people that check my blog know that I have a missionary serving the Lord in a far off state.
He is doing great and loves the people.
This is a bit about his week and what he is doing.

We had a way cool experience this last week! We went on splits with the zone leaders so we could pick up a referral they had for us, and so that we could cover another appointment at the same time, I went and had a great lesson with this guy who had his sister get baptized a little while ago, and promised her that he would talk to the first missionaries that he saw, and so he was excited to see us, in the past 2 days had already started reading the Book Of Mormon and liked it (although he said that he had a little bit a of a problem understanding the language of the scriptures). We have another appointment tonight and will probably get him out to church this week.
While we were doing this the other 2 went to another referral that we had and the guy pulled them in and said that he had been waiting for us to show up. He had gone down to the Draper Temple open house and had really felt the spirit, he said he felt like he had been waisting the first 25 years of his life without the gospel and wanted to get baptized, he had grown up catholic but had never felt right about it and had always wondered why we would go through life married to someone but then have it be only "to death do you part". They tried to set a baptism for April 11th but he asked if he could do it before then, and so he has a baptism date for the
21st of March!
In December he wrote home about the food he was getting.
This is one day of that week.
On Saturday we were fed a big lunch and went to talk to some people in the ward they gave us hot chocolate (it was almost a blizzard out side)We then went and talked to someone else they gave us more hot chocolate and some snacks. then we went and helped someone shovel their driveway and guess what!?! they gave us hot chocolate! We went to dinner and ate a big dinner chocolate, then off to help someone move stuff around in their house and they gave us another dinner and....MORE hot chocolate! ha ha.


Friday, February 27, 2009


I have decided to give a quick update and try harder this next year.
We had a very good year and would like to share the highlights.
Jordan came home for a visit, Skylar turned 1, Aunt Ben came for a quick visit, Joseph came home from his mission in New York, Eliza and Joseph went to Kauai to visit Jordan, Mark and Joseph went on a canoeing trip, we had cousins come and visit us, we went to Utah to visit cousins, Mark and I went to Kauai to be apart of Jordan becoming an Elder, Marks parents came to be apart of him becoming a high priest, Jordan came to see Joshua off and we had all our children together for the first time, And Joshua left for his mission in Pocatello Idaho.