Here's our 4 year old granddaughter Scarlett teaching us
about Martin Luther King Day.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
At bookclub on Thursday, my friend Kristi asked me....
"Your granddaughter, Juliet's her name, right? I saw her at
church. Uh.... was she wearing part of a spider man costume on
"Yep, that was our Juliet."
"And was that her saying AMEN real loud after the prayer?
She must be two, right?"
"I could tell"
Kristi really pays attention.
But then, some things one cannot miss.
Christmas Eve morning all ready for church.
She's "borrowing" it from her cousin Jonas.
She wore it the night before to Cafe Rio.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
While looking on the computer today, sometime around noon, I
noticed the main CNN story was the horrific weather in
That's where McKay and McKenna live.
Something about a bomb cyclone and blizzard conditions.
That's when I got on my phone. First I called McKay. No answer.
Then McKenna. No answer.
Then I sent McKenna a text, and and said I was worried and asked
if they were okay. She texted right back with, "Yes!!"
Then she called me. She said the kids were playing in the snow.
That they were all home and planning to stay there.
Part way through our conversation, McKenna started to laugh and
said Scarlett had just walked in the door and she tried to explain her
head to me. Then she sent me a picture.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Later that night after the Rozier party was all over,
we all went back to our house
(Richie and his family had been with us since Dec 20th.)
I showed Richie the video of the nativity he sadly missed out on.
He quickly noticed his 2nd cousin Ben (my sister Robin's grandson) playing his shepherd part and said,
"Oh look! That boy took my place!"
Except for falling over the angel, and few other incidences,
Ben did a great job! And with no rehearsal!
Monday, January 1, 2018
I have been missing in action, but please don't give up on me.
More on that later,
but for now, here is the book list for one of the THREE bookclubs
I belong to.
Book Club List 2018
*One of the other bookclubs I belong too will release their list later. And my 3rd bookclub, we just choose the books each month as we go along. It's kind of fun actually, being surprised each month with a new title.
Monday, December 11, 2017
A new young couple to our ward spoke yesterday at church. He’s
24 and she’s 23, and they have a little 9 month old baby boy.
Her topic given to speak on was: "how to forgive especially when
the person does not apologize."
She lifted up one arm and showed how she was born with no
fingers on her right hand. She said from the minute she started
school until the minute she finished, she was made fun of about it,
She would often come home from school and cry to her Mom, and
tell her she was angry at God for making her this way.
When she would cry and pray about it almost immediately she
would get the strong impression that she was chosen by Heavenly
Father to carry this burden.
She said her trial has proven over the years to be a huge
blessing to her.
She learned that she needed to forgive those who made fun of her.
She would just tell herself that what they did was between them
and God, and her job was to forgive. She learned how to do this
well through the years.
Next her husband got up to give his talk and before he did, he said
that his wife is the sweetest person with the biggest heart. He said
when she is in a room she is forever looking around to make sure
everyone there is comfortable and happy. She has a gift for making
others feel good.
Of course I could not help but think that this gift of loving others as
she does, came from her own pain and struggles.
I also believe her happiness now is her added bonus for learning to
forgive others, even when some of those others did not care about
And her parents, can you imagine what they went through too...we
suffer right along with our kids.
PS Sometimes life is crazy in sync, because just after I pressed
publish, a friend sent me this... saying it's her motto for getting
through the holidays...
I think it also goes perfect with the story above.