Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Weeds, weeds and more weeds

I pulled weeds over the weekend and today I'm pulling more. I love flowers and flower beds but man are they ever alot of work. I think if we ever build another house it will certianly have a much SMALLER flower bed. Oh well learn as you go.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thanks to our Military

I want to thank for who have served in the armed forces. I am thankful to all those who put their lives on the line for our freedoms. So often we go about our daily lives and don't think twice about all of our freedoms, to work where we want, eat what we want say what we want do to the movies or go out to dinner or do just nothing. On Friday at work I was talking with a man who has not been home for 1 year. Thanks a long time to bee in Iraq and away from your family. I appreciate all they have done to allow us the freedoms to live our lives and worship how wee feel.
Thanks to all.

Happy Birthday Terri

Today is my sisters 51st birthday. She is in a nursing home and about 2 weeks ago she broke her femur. Terri had gone to Dallas with her friend Rita. While they were there Terri slide out of her electric wheelchair going down a steep incline at the hospital. Needless to say she is in a lot of pain. It is on her leg that has been amputated at the knee. They have taken several x-rays and there is nothing they can do. If your like me "why" can't they. Normally they immobilize your whole leg, but she only has a half leg there. Terri does really well, she never complains, she hurts really bad, but just keeps going. Happy Birthday Terri, I wish I could change it for you. These are my sisters. Diane is the the oldest on the left me in the middle and Terri on the right. Terri hair has always been dark like my mom's, me I'm the odd ball, they always told me I came from the cabbage patch. Gotta love the short dresses.

Friday, May 22, 2009


As a stake young women's presidency we are getting ready for girls camp. We are so excited about the new place we found this past year. We have 90 plus girls
(levels 1-4) and 53 YCL's hard to believe. I guess the had a good time with us last year, they wanted to come back. We did have a good time. We are hoping this year will be even better. There is lots to do, swimming, horses, rock wall, ropes course, we are even trying to find more fun things for them to do.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Who does this look like

Isn't this a cute little girl at the age of 2. Last night I was looking for picture of girls camp and came across this one. They look alike. I sure love them both.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


On friday my mom went to the dentist and I watched Dusty my great nephew and Haylee. I had been cleaning and found this flower that Rachel had bought her a year or so ago. As her and Dusty were playing with this flower I heard her tell him the flower is for Aunt Mer Mer. Over the last couple of weeks she has gone out to the cementary several times. Rachel took her, Uncle Brett took her, and then she went with us on the 12 of May. Meridith was so excited to be an Aunt. She so loved Haylee. Meridith always took the pictures so the ones we have of her holding Haylee are priceless. I sure miss her.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

So many thoughts

Lately I have had so many thoughts rambling around in my head. I got the Ensign with the conference talks in it and I have been reading them. They have had such meaning lately. Learning the Lessons of the Past by M Russell Ballard, One of the things is said is "Now there is a powerful lesson for all of you in this experience. When you are willing to listen and learn, some of life's most meaningful teachings come from those who have gone before you. They have walked where you are walking and have experiences many of the things you re experiencing. If you listen and respond to their counsel, they can help guide you toward choices that will be for your benefit and blessing and steer you away from decisions that can destroy you. As you look to your parents and others who have gone before you, you will find examples of faith, commitment, hard work, dedication, and sacrifice that you should strive to duplicate." There are many good points in this talk. I am thankful for the ensign for the leaders who spoke to us, for their thoughts and testimony. I have so many blessings, I am very thankful for them. What joy the knowledge of the gospel brings to me.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Driving from Colorado

SO Wednesday night Brett told us that we should drive to Texas. He thought he might be ale to turn his truck in a get a car if the numbers worked out right. But it doesn't look like it will. So Brittany, Calan and I started out trip.. It went really well. Calan was a trooper. Funny thing that happened we decided at about 1130pm that we would stop for the night, we had considered driving the rest of the way. Hey it was only 4 More hours. SO we stopped in Clarendon, Tx and stayed at the Best Western there, got there about midnight. We went to sleep got up the morning and went to get in the truck and guess who's truck was right beside ours....Uncle Gary. He is driving back to Co. I thought he was staying in Wichita Falls, but he said when he got there he felt fine and decided to make it to Clarendon. He saw Brett's truck and thought "this is sure a popular truck in Texas" He was quite surprised when I told him we were at the same hotel. We had a nice drive. We arrived safe and sound. Thankful for our many blessings.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I'm in Colorado with Brittany and Calan Baby. Its great. I sure miss them. I got to see Brett for a short whole before I hopped on the plane to fly out here. We are having a great time. Tonight the family is coming over for dinner. Hope its good. We are trying recipes that we haven't tried before.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Rick and I went to the cannery in Dallas to do some food storage. We had a good time. It brought back many memories for me. Many years ago we as sisters in our ward went to the cannery every month faithfully. It didn't matter how much or how little you wanted to do, we just worked together and had a great time. I think about those sisters often. I was thinking about Susan Nelson who use to go with us, what a great lady she was. She has since passed away but her legacy and spirit live on, she taught me alot. For awhile I was blessed to be her visiting teacher, how I loved her and really enjoyed our visits. Her youngest son was in between Brett and Meridith, we had Joy School together with Brian, Spencer, Darrell and Meridith, what joy those memories bring back, and now all those kids are grown, some even have families of their own. I am so thankful to have lived in a ward with so many wonderful friends and great memories.