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More wedding pictures

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I have the best daughters in law!  
Within the same hour this afternoon,Erin brought over a big cd of pictures from my Dad's 80th birthday party from 2 days ago (I'll share those later)....and Karen emailed me the pictures below from the Mc-Wedding.


My 4 sons, plus Karen, got to stay in this fun house (good friends of McKenna's parents) the night before the wedding. Next morning, McKay leaves for the temple

Video below was taken BEFORE the wedding.
He looks a bit nervous in this one.  Unlike after they were just married, showing sheer happiness.


And look at the nieces McKay has now inherited! Anna, Hannah (Hannah is a cousin to the other 3), Jane, and Elizabeth (plus a cute 2 year old nephew Nathan, who I heard did not want to be in this picture) First dance together.
Thank you sweet Karen for taking all these pictures for me!!!
And speaking of daughters in law.  
Our Amy spent several hours today at ER with back pain.  
She is home now, but they still don't know what is causing …

Mr. and Mrs. coming out of the temple

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Yesterday minutes after McKay and McKenna walked out of here:
They called me on the phone!
Dennis heard someone say,  "Why are they talking on the phone now?"  
(They probably thought...can't they wait on the cell phone, they just got married!)


But I will never forget the sweetness of the moment of including me.  
I had just barely walked in the door from being at the temple here.  

Watch them make their entrance.
Isn't she beautiful!



Why I won't be at my son's wedding tomorrow

I'm sorry this is so long. 
I don't know if anyone will even read it, but I had to write it.  I may change my mind, and pull it off later.



This is a post I never thought I would write.
Because I don't want to.


I know some use their blogs to tell it all. I'm not like that.  But I feel prompted to share this, so I will.


When I was 19 years old I was working at JC Penneys, I was teaching the 12-13 year old girls at our church, I was attending our local college fulltime, and I was dating a wonderful man who I loved.  Busy and happy is what I was.


That August I had just returned from a week long camping trip with my family.  I woke up that next morning with my neck very swollen.  Very noticeably swollen, but no other symptoms.  I remember going into my parents' bedroom and finding my Mom.  She was awake but just lying there. I asked her to look at my neck.  What's wrong with me?  She sat up, looked at it and said I needed to make a dr appt.


Later that day I was in the …

Google Reader

I need some advice.

I've seen some very moody posts on Google.  Obviously someone was mad or upset when they wrote them.  Later I can tell they've change their mind because when I attempt to comment on their actual blog, the post has disappeared...yet, it's still on Google Reader for all to see!


So here is my big question, and the only reason I don't have my blog on Google Reader:  
Tell me if I'm wrong, but the way I understand it....if I write a blog post and then press "publish post"...but then later decide I want to pull that post off,I can't...Is this correct??



I can take it off my actual blog, but it will still remain on Google Reader once I post it, right?  OR does this only happen because people do not know how to delete a post from Google Reader??
Does anyone know?

Update on Amy and Logan's family

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Look at Laurynn jump!  She is really good at this.
Just a  10 second clip.




Also, thanks to Allyson, I have a picture of Chandler getting his Tenderfoot award! AND, Kylie got glasses!
And not only that, but Chandler got glasses too!

Elora worrying about her friend.

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I was introducing her to my favorite childhood movie, "Pollyanna"
While I was driving her to my house after school on Wednesday, she started by telling me about her little friend Nebula.

Elora:  "Nebula had to go to the eye doctor today.  She has a problem.  Every time she blinks her eyes her glasses fall off."
Grandma Honey: "Why would blinking make her glasses fall off?"
"Because her eyes are very very pale."
(Oh of course, that explains it.)

"I think the doctor is going to tell her that she needs someone to just hold her hand really tight and that will make her glasses stay on."
"Why would that help?"
completely ignoring my question continuing....
"If Alexandria holds her hand she will hold it too tight.  Victoria will be too embarrassed to hold her hand   And Izzy will hold her hand too softly.  But I will hold her hand just right."
"Oh, This sounds like The Three Bears"
"No, it doesn't.  There are 4 …

What goes around, comes around

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While looking through 1973 pictures for my last post, I also found these:

Life is so interesting the way it turns out. My brother Richard and his friend Steve in 1973, with my Mom. December 22, 1973 So here we are 37 years later and In less than 3 months, Richard's nephew will marry Steve's daughter.  Who would have thought back then.

I took this video last December.
McKay, Katie Cleveland, and Jake

My sons' parents

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McKay asked me to put this picture on my blog.  


It was taken the summer of 1973.  Before we were married.


This picture always bothered me because you could see through my blouse.  
I didn't know my blouse was like that until I saw it in a picture, and then I threw the blouse away.  


But I finally found a way to edit it, so here is is:
This reminds of that summer of 1973.
Bill and I use to sit in his little orange convertible in front of my house because we had the hardest time saying goodbye each night.
This was 'our song.' He would often sing it to me under the dark sky:
(which I thought of having someone sing at his funeral, but that day was hard enough as it was)

Go to 5:24 for the song 

This is the way I was raised

I can remember my Dad waving and smiling to people who would cut him off on the freeway. I can remember my Mom pointing out all the good in someone who had hurt me.



When I was a little kid I couldn't figure out why the Golden Rule didn't just say,  "Do unto others as they have done unto you."  That just seemed more fair to me.  Boy, did I ever have a lot to learn!

Well that's one way to clean the fridge!

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Amy said,  "I couldn't make them stop because they were having such a good time." 




He looked sick

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So yesterday before seeing The Last Song, we stopped at Subway to pick up 2 sandwiches to go with our bottled water.  We like to sit on the very top seats at the theater and eat our dinner.

It would have been rude to take pictures, but the guy making our sandwiches did not look very well.  Glassy eyes, flushed face, and not very happy.  He was wearing gloves, but still, sort of gave me the creeps that he was the one making our food.

If Dennis had not been with me I would have told the sandwich maker he didn't look well and needed to go home.  But that sort of thing really embarrasses Den, so I kept quiet.  (Den thanked me later)

So as soon as we get out of there I ask Den to take me to the next Subway.  He says,  "All the people in Subway look like that."  I told him that no, I didn't think so.  Please keep driving.

He waited in the car while I hurried in and had the next Subway make me a quick sandwich. again.  Den insisted the one made by the sick guy, was good eno…

The Last Song

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Have you seen this movie?
We just did.  Wondering if anyone feels the way I did about it.
So we walk in, sit down and Den says,  "I am the only male here.  What kind of movie is this anyway?"  I said,  "I really don't know. I just read that if you feel like crying, this is the movie to go to." Good thing I couldn't see his face. It was dark in there.
I liked it. However, it sort of dragged along about this teenage fluffy no substance romance.  It was nearly half over when Den leans over and says,  "Where are we going with this?" I had a hard time getting past the fact that Miley Cyrus' boyfriend in the movie looked nearly identical toBrad Kennington (my son Logan's friend).  That's all I could see.  I can't even remember his name.  When Den and I talk about the movie we just call him Brad. Really, they looked that much alike.  Both very good looking. 
And the guy who played the father...he reminded me so much of Verne Woolley (my DIL Amy's Da…

2 little kids

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Don't they look like a match?
McKenna     McKay





















Just 15 days to go!

Naming a baby was not easy for me

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Logan holding McKay 1984
Last Friday Den and I went to downtown Fresno to get McKay's birth certificate, so he and McKenna could get a marriage license.  That's a must for Montana.

Wish I had my camera with me because oh what an historical building.  So after waiting in the short line I went up to the counter and requested my son's birth certificate.  She searched on her computer, the screen in view to me, and said,  "No...there is no McKay.  Just Brock, Logan, and Tyler.  Could there have been an adoption?"

Just hearing her say that made me want to say,  "NO, I did not adopt him out!"  Instead I calmly said,  "No" 

"Well there is no McKay."  

I gave birth to him just a few blocks from this building. I know I did.  And I raised him.  He's been gone for 7 years, but I am still his mother and I know I did raise him.  But I did not say this.
Instead I said,  "Well he's on there somewhere."  

So she put in a search under…

Before my first Mother's Day

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Yesterday I was thinking back to when I was pregnant with my first son.
These were taken at my baby shower.
You may (depending on who you are of course) recognize a few of the people in these photos.

This is back a few years. December 2, 1976:

My Mom to the left of course, and then to the right is Debbie Freeman who was Debbie Findlay back then....I was her Beehive advisor at church a few years before this.
Interestingly, here we are 34 years later and I've asked Debbie's daughter Stacey,
to come talk to our Young Women about temple marriage tomorrow night. 

Just past my stomach is Nancy Hix (I took care of her baby Kari for nearly 2 years and we loved her dearly....I have since lost touch.
I would love to see Kari as an adult since she would be about 35 now!...but have not been able to find her) Then my Grandma Slinkard, my mom, and my sister in law Wendy Rozier.

Sonja Kland..she was and still is always at the important moments in my life. I learned so much from her growing up.  Defin…

Our little tutu girl is walking!

She's practicing her walking, and her new word. 

Things aren't always as they appear

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Hold on, let me explain.

Being Wednesday and all, I picked up Elora from school today.   After explaining to her friend Victoria that her Grandma Honey goes crazy with the camera....
They both headed for the tree together, Victoria leading the way.  Until a bystander child told them it was against the school rules for them to be climbing.  At that announcement, they practically flew out of the tree.  
On our way to the mall to find gifts for 5 upcoming birthdays...
Elora and I had this conversation in the car.

Elora: "I think I know how Victoria got her name."

"Really?  Tell me."
"Well, I think her Mom was shopping at Victoria's Secret when she was pregnant.  Then suddenly she felt a pain and I think she fell to the ground and gave birth to her baby on the floor.  The manager probably came running over to ask what the baby's name was and she said,  "I'm going to name her Victoria since she was born in your store." 
"Oh wow."
"I th…

Marriage, or ones that don't make it

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I have not read this book:
So I can't comment on it.

However, today I found a list of things, taken from this book, that correlate with divorce:



Your parents are divorced
You are alcoholic
You are mentally ill
You cheat on your spouse
You gamble compulsively
You are violent
You are younger than 25
You have not gone to college (especially the woman)
You have children
You lived with your spouse before marriage
You have different racial backgrounds
You are different ages
You have different religions
You have different ethnic backgrounds
You have different cultural backgrounds
You have different careers
You don’t know your neighbors
You don’t belong to social clubs
You don’t live near your families
You are not religious
The man does not do housework

So, I am intrigued by #9.  Does this mean a marriage is more likely to survive if they do not have children?  
That one doesn't make sense to me.

And how about #16.  How many couples do you know who share the same career??   

BTW, I found this on my friend Darl…

Missing a few hairs

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Yesterday after church Dennis reached into his suit pocket and gave me this.
He said he meant to give it to me the day he got home from Utah. Katie drew a picture of herself with Grandpa.
Her brother Jacob informed her that she forgot to include the few hairs he has on top of his head!  

I told Den when we were dating that I love his head.  I still do.   Sometimes he will look at pictures I take and he will say,  "That picture makes me look bald."  Well honey, you are.  And you are perfect.

Around the dinner table

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So I would not be so lonely without Dennis last Sunday, Amy and Logan invited me over for dinner.
I got to watch as they asked their nightly question.
I think this is such a great idea.



Here's where she gets her questions, but you certainly could make up your own.
And now, for a few recent pictures:

All ready for the Taylor Swift concert!