Saturday, December 24, 2011

Little Touches

We're in Utah for the holidays. Kristin's home is beautiful with so many special little "touches." Here are some of her fun Christmas pillows.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Believe it or not, I'm old enough to remember when there were only 7 operating temples in the world, and I had seen them all. Recently, our primary asked people to submit a list of all the temples they had visited and they marked them on a big world map on the bulletin board at church. Randy and I have quite a list -- certainly nowhere close to all of them, but some pretty fun ones -- New Zealand, Hong Kong, Switzerland, London, Sweden, Hawaii, Cardston, Kirtland, Palmyra, Nauvoo, Winter Quarters, and lots of others in the USA. Now that our kids are in Kennewick we just added another. It's beautiful!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Can too many cooks spoil the soup (salad)? Not when the combination includes Rob, the favorite uncle. Wherever we go, it's always better when Uncle Rob is there. Who else would get up at the crack of dawn and play Power Rangers until the adults want to get up? Who else would spend hours playing computer games or making Boys in the Kitchen a fun and successful activity. We're always happy when you're with us, Rob!

Christmas Attitude?

One of the bishops' wives gave me this refrigerator magnet. I thought it was quite clever. I've never been part of the "Inn" crowd. Sure hope I'm one of the Stable few.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Luncheon

I had my annual Christmas luncheon for the bishops' wives today. I don't think it was the nicest luncheon I've ever hosted, but my table looked pretty, and I made a personalized journal for each of the sisters. Checked that right off my "To Do" list. I only have one week at home during this entire month, and it seems like I will never get everything done. I had my classic "stress dream" last night. It's always the same dream. I'm trying to clean a friend's house. I've been there for hours and have only cleaned the living room and one bathroom. I'm working as fast as I can, but just can't seem to get anything done. Help!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baby Blessing

Life events seem to get in the way of my blogging. We recently returned from a wonderful life event -- the blessing of our nineteenth grandchild -- Blakelyn Kamille. With four brothers around her, she is really treated as a princess. These are the little shoes I made for her blessing.